Here at Kichi Japan we are travelers at heart. Our staff combined have lived on four different continents, before ending up calling Japan home, and we’ve been exploring this amazing nation for over a decade. We’ve studied here, we’ve created families here, we’ve worked here, and Japan has really shaped us in many ways.
We work together on everything as a team here. Japan has such a unique and rich history. There are so many facets to it that if you asked people who have visited what they enjoyed most, the answers are likely to be completely different. Some will say that they enjoyed Japan’s futuristic sites like Odaiba; some will say they enjoyed the anime and video game mecca that is Akihabara; and some will say that they enjoyed the elaborately decorated temples and shrines, and the history behind them most of all. Although we have separate roles here at Kichi Japan, we rely on each others’ varied backgrounds and history within Japan to create what we would consider the most diverse and well-rounded itineraries for our guests. In addition to that, we rely on the regional knowledge that each person brings to make the best of the experiences that can only be had in the smaller communities within Japan.
After spending years working in the tour industry here, we realized that there was a gap. A need to provide an alternative to the well-worn, recycled itineraries most tourists experience when they come here. It became evident that Japan, although home for us, has merely been the next market on the list for some of the ever-expanding tour companies that operate here – companies which cart you from one shoulder-to-shoulder hotspot to the next. And so our desire to introduce the real and rarely-seen side of the country of the rising sun, was born as Kichi Japan.