Who we are

a bit about us

Bespoke itineraries
& memorable experiences

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Our goal is to provide the most authentic experiences possible; and while we do frequent the popular destinations, we specialize in delivering the unique, under-the-radar encounters that many visitors may miss out on. Even when it comes to smaller things that most may be unaware of: the places we stay, the towns we’ve built connections with, and even taking seasonal conditions into consideration when crafting your trip.  
So whatever your needs are, there’s no doubt that our Kichi Japan team can cater to them. Whether that be following a foodie trail of the best restaurants around Japan; a restorative retreat with mountain mystics; or a luxurious tour of some of Japan’s most important cultural centers – we’ve got you covered. And we’ll be sure to introduce you to the lesser known treasures along the way!
Tailor-made experiences for you. That’s what we do. And we’re looking forward to helping you plan your next travel adventure.
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.

*”Kichi” by the way means good fortune, or good luck and the kanji character (吉) is what we use in our logo! When you visit shrines or temples in Japan, you can have your fortune told on tiny scrolls called omikuji. Kichi is the good one 😉 

Why choose us?


We're different

In a very good way. It’s good to have a team of people from diverse backgrounds and interests, all working together to bring you the best possible itinerary. Multiple outlooks also makes for itinerary choices that are distinct.


We pay attention to the details

We plan your trip, but we also fully support you while you’re here. We are fully committed to offering up the omotenashi treatment to our guests. We also try our best to think about the small things so you can relax. Whatever your needs, we are a phone call away.


We are a team of passionate people.

And we actually really enjoy what we do. We like the challenge of coming up with something unique. We really like hearing the excitement in the voices of our guests who have just experienced something brand new.