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Brief of company

We are proud to be a Japan- specialist travel company with the head office in Tokyo and branch offices in Osaka, Takayama and Nagano- Hakuba. Offshore office in Hanoi, Vietnam services as a support office in undertaking efficient business operations in Marketing, IT and FIT enquiry. Our company is headed by 2 young, dynamic industry experts with true passion for Japan, who genuinely believes in cultivating sustainable business practice. We are passionate about what we do and our mission is to spread the “Beauty of Japan” to the world and bring an extraordinary experience of Japanese culture in a responsible way. 

We hope to share our genuine local experience, and our everyday inspiration to live and breathe Japan by crafting a rewarding journey for you. Flawless nationwide network with local stake-holders, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, coupled with a passionate internal team, we believe you'll have a unforgettable travel experience while traveling with Beauty of Japan Tours.

We look forward to making your trip very personal and truly inspirational!

Meet Our Team

Takahiro Noguchi
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

After spending a total of 12 years in North America and with travel experience of over 20 countries, he noticed that local culture and tradition, which he calls “beauty”, were mostly found in local region and this also applies to Japan.  
His passion is to share Japanese unique and beautiful culture and tradition to the world and provide opportunity of "experience" to the travelers to Japan.
 
Graduated from Canada and obtained a honors bachelor degree with major in marketing and entrepreneurial management.
 
After he came back to Japan, he joined global sales and marketing department at Sony.  He was transferred to Sony Electronics in the US for 3.5 years to lead a mobile electronics (car audio) business group and achieved major sales and market share growth.  After deeper brand marketing and management experience at Unicharm and Energizer in Japan, he established BOJ, Inc in 2014. 
Taka also spends his leisure time consulting and advising the local government in the areas of Tourism/ Product development in the grassroots level.
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Takahiro Noguchi
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

After spending a total of 12 years in North America and with travel experience of over 20 countries, he noticed that local culture and tradition, which he calls “beauty”, were mostly found in local region and this also applies to Japan.  
His passion is to share Japanese unique and beautiful culture and tradition to the world and provide opportunity of "experience" to the travelers to Japan.
 
Graduated from Canada and obtained a honors bachelor degree with major in marketing and entrepreneurial management.
 
After he came back to Japan, he joined global sales and marketing department at Sony.  He was transferred to Sony Electronics in the US for 3.5 years to lead a mobile electronics (car audio) business group and achieved major sales and market share growth.  After deeper brand marketing and management experience at Unicharm and Energizer in Japan, he established BOJ, Inc in 2014. 
Taka also spends his leisure time consulting and advising the local government in the areas of Tourism/ Product development in the grassroots level.
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Pankaj Pradhan
Co- Founder/ Executive Director

15 years of hands on experience in Tourism industry in Asia. Started the humble beginning as a Tour Leader for a British Adventure Travel and walked organically way up to Executive Management positions with reputed Tour Companies. Over the years he specialized in setting up successful Destination Management Companies across Asia.

Pankaj has embraced the changing technological dynamics, customer needs, operating environment in travel business over the years. One of the thing which still embeds since working as a Tour Leader and until now is the genuine passion of show-casing and sharing the local culture and experience to the clients. He strongly believes travel is not only visiting the country, it is about connecting and experiencing what the country has to offer.

 After spending sometime in Japan, traveling across the country, working with the locals, and being part of day to day life, he is thrilled to have discovered the real beauty of Japan and her stunning diverse culture. And, very excited to share this passion with our partners and travelers.

Pankaj is partly responsible to oversee the satellite office in Vietnam which serves FIT sales centre/ Marketing/ IT service, besides, shutting to Japan regularly to check product and work with operational team and dedicated guides/ leaders.

Shinichi Hakuta
Executive Advisor

Mr. Hakuta is one of the prominent figure and well respected Tourism professionals in Japan. He had served in various position for JTB from Branch Manager to President of Asia Pacific from 1974 to 2010. After retiring from JTB, he is working as a Professor at Meikai University. He appreciates the dynamism, passion and can do attitude that has been cultivated at Beauty of Japan and actively sits on a board as a Executive Advisor, providing valuable support from the background. His wealth of experience, connection in the industry with the stake-holders, government agencies, tourism bureau has been instrumental in the growth of the company in short period of time.

Takayuki Ono
Product Research Associate

Thirteen years of experience in international marketing research agencies in the management positions. Joined Beauty of Japan in Jan 2015 as a Product Research Associate. His expertise are in finding the unique and exclusive cultural experience to connect the customers and locals directly to enhance the customer service experience in our product offerings. In our ongoing endeavour to work directly with local community in promoting community based tourism and new areas outside the main tourist circuit, Ono-san, plays instrumental role in making this happen by working hand in hand with the management team.

Sam Yokobori
Senior Adventure Tour Guide

Sam leads our guiding team and is in charge of quality control. He went to university in Canada majoring the environmental studies. After his graduation, he polished his mountaineering skills in the mountaineering school in the Canadian Rockies and began his career as a hiking & caving guide at Mt. Fuji. He further developed his guiding skills in the Canadian Rockies and Japanese mountains to guide English speaking tourists. In addition to his deep guiding experience, he is a Wilderness First Aid specialist and established Wilderness Medical Associates Japan to instruct wilderness medicine courses in Japan. He sees the beauty in Japanese cultural histories and subtle changes within transience of nature.
 
 

Kota Utashiro
Operations and Customer Care Executive

Kota graduated in English communication from the university. His passion is to share the beautiful culture to everyone who is interested in Japan. As a Operations and Customer Care Executive, he is committed to provide our guest with impeccable service and the best part is, this comes naturally to Kota. 
Kota spends time equally at the office and outside meeting guest and checking the services to ensure they meet and exceed our standard.
 
During his leisure time, he is indulged in practising kick boxing and watching sumo practice.

Kenta Sasajima
Product and Purchasing: Assistant Manager

After graduating in 2014, majoring in sport and medical science, Kenta-san, realised his enthusiasm was about finding the authentic travel experience and connecting with the local community all across Japan. He is often seen out on the road inspecting the boutique hotels, ryokans for our guest, alongside, building lasting relations with our pool of local partners, who are very keen to showcase their unique products.

Kenta, is the man behind crafting our first home-stay program, which is purely along the community based tourism approach, working with local fisherman&;s community, north of Tokyo in Sendai region. Kenta admires the arts and crafts and during this leisure time, he packs his bags and boots to go off for hiking up in the mountains.

OUR OFFICES

 
Address in Japan
#Shintomicho 1-chome bldg. 5F, 1-3-2 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041
TEL
+81 3 6779 9659
FAX
+81 3 6740 1880
E-mail
inquiry@beautyofjapantours.com
Address in Vietnam
# 11F, 169 Nguyen Ngoc Vu Str., Hanoi, Vietnam (Support Office)
TEL
+84 24 6027 8433
 

Why Travel With Us

Effective response to your request in 24 hours

Customize the program according to your interest and budget

24/ 7 customer service support on the ground

Simple and smooth booking process

Flexible cancellation/ amendment policy

 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL 

Every single members at Beauty of Japan is passionate in practicing the basics of Responsible travel principle. It maybe small steps such as being mindful not to waste the energy at the office, using public and eco friendly transport that reflects in our itinerary suggestion, working alongside with the locals, promoting community based experience and many more.

We like to keep things fairly simple, easy to understand and practiced by us, partners and our guest alike. That is why, we believe in working hand to hand with hands on approach instead of creating multiple pages of policy and principles, which seems to be getting trendier in the Industry. Below is our illustration in how we embrace and translate Responsible travel at Beauty of Japan Tours.

HOW WE WORK