Why book with Japan Holidays ?

Japan Holidays’ goal is to provide our customers with the best  possible Japan Experience…

How do we do this?

Our team of travel specialists have expert knowledge on the country which is unsurpassed by many travel companies. They hold a strong bond with Japan having either lived there or visited many times.  Having specialists proficient in the language will make you feel confident in the having your travel plans managed thoroughly.

Japan Holidays is supported by an office in Japan staffed with local experts who are available to assist you in case of need whilst touring the country.

Our itineraries are tailor-made to include your interests, tastes and budget. Through consulting with you we are able to create an individual itinerary within your budget with an absolute commitment to quality. Key to this commitment is using locally-owned services wherever possible and therefore supporting the local people and providing more insightful and enjoyable experiences.

Japan

Official representative office

Japan Holidays Pty. Ltd.
ID Tours South Pacific Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Authorised Travel Service Operator No.20079
Room 803 MFShinbashi | 24-3 Shinbashi 4- Chome,
Minato-ku | Tokyo 105 | Japan

Tel 81 3 3433 1377

Personalized Your holiday itinerary is designed in consultation with you Experiences and interests enjoyed at your own leisure Accommodation to suit your style Specialist support throughout Specialists Our staff have lived in Japan or travelled extensively throughout. Local office in Japan staffed by experts who are available to support your travel Itineraries are designed to make the most efficient use of time and budget Specialist staff who not only plan your holiday but welcome your feedback on return Guides Japan Holidays Guides have been specifically chosen for their knowledge and experience Japan Holidays guides cover all regions of Japan from major centres to the most remote regions Guides for special interest activities including trekking, cycling and various creative experiences. Gain insights from Guides that know real authentic facts and can convey knowledge in a way that will ensure you the most efficient use of time and budget.

Meet our team

Tony Luxton
Tony LuxtonOwner | Director
Japan Holidays was established by Anthony (Tony) Luxton with the support of the travel industry in Japan.
Tony lived and worked in Japan for many years and established relationships that have been invaluable in placing Japan Holidays at the forefront of Specialists Agents dealing with Japan in such a short time.

Complimented by a strong Travel Industry background in destination marketing with Tourism Australia, Tourism Queensland and Air New Zealand and Ansett International,Tony commenced Japan Holidays in 2007.

Judy Luxton
Judy LuxtonOwner | Director
Judy has been travelling internationally since 1972 when she was the youngest member of the Australian Olympic Swim Team to the Munich Olympics (Dual Olympian 1972 & 1976).

Since that time Judy has travelled extensively with sport, business and holidays.

Bachelor- degree-qualified in Sports Science with a Graduate Diploma in Education, Judy has been invited on several occasions to Japan to assist in sport, business and international relations.

Judy joined Japan Holidays after 15 years in executive recruitment and has been passionate and well-travelled throughout Japan since the 70’s.

Special interest areas are snow skiing, golfing, food and culture.

Our consultants

Juliane Suzuki
Juliane Suzuki Senior Travel Consultant
Juliane brings a wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of Japan, having lived and worked in the country for many years.

During her time in Japan, she and her Japanese husband raised two children and lived in both large cities and rural parts of Japan, giving her an insight into the varied customs in different regions of Japan.

In her role as a Senior Travel Consultant, Juliane provides quality service with unique itinerary inclusions exclusive to Japan Holidays. As well as handling bookings on behalf of retail travel agents and clients she is responsible for developing new programs and escorting tours.

Lawson Dibb
Lawson DibbWholesale Travel Consultant
Lawson Dibb’s fluency in Japanese language as well as his extensive background in creating custom-tailored travel packages makes him an ideal Destination Specialist for Japan Holidays.

In particular, Lawson’s professional experience covers the entire range of custom trip planning, from flights to accommodations to itinerary recommendations tailored to our customers’ needs.
From an early age, Lawson has always had a keen interest in all things Japanese, primarily stemming from his passion for Japan’s pop culture and martial arts. Lawson has parlayed his interests into a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business with a major in Japanese language studies.
He has lived and worked in Japan for several years, and is comfortable and conversant in Japanese language and culture – an asset for English-speaking travellers who want to travel there. Lawson has served as the Gold Coast “ambassador” to its sister city in Japan, where he not only taught English, but was active in promotional and PR events there on behalf of the Gold Coast.
As our Destination Specialist, Lawson is responsible for planning itineraries to any destination in Japan. He maintains close relationships with our suppliers in Japan to ensure a positive experience for our travellers. His broad knowledge of Japan’s unique national treasures makes it easy for him to create the perfect, memorable holiday trip.

Staff

Debbie Coleman
Debbie ColemanBookkeeper
Debbie has more than 12 years’ experience in accounts/bookkeeping. She has degrees in both Accounting and Hospitality Management and has worked more than 15 years in the food & beverage and conference & banqueting industries.

Debbie’s extensive background in the hospitality industry has enabled her to specialize in working with boutique owner-operated businesses. She brings a wealth of knowledge to Japan Holidays, and has been integral to developing systems and streamlining procedures for all accounts-related travel matters for our team.

Debbie’s work experience spans hotels and venues in both the UK and Australia as well as contract positions. .

Japan Consultant

Teddy Yamaishi
Teddy YamaishiJapan Consultant
Teddy is originally from Nagano pref. and worked with Matsumoto Tourism Association to promote Matsumoto area to Japan Travelers.

In 1989 he started to escort groups all over Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa however he now mainly covers Matsumoto and surroundings such as WASABI farm, Snow Monkey Park, Takayama & Shirakawago, Kanazawa as an English-Speaking guide.
If you are outdoor person, Teddy strongly suggests you to come to Matsumoto. Matsumoto is the base for Nakasendo Tsumago-Magome walking, Japan Alps Kamikochi walking and even the spectacular Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route.
With many years of travel industry experience Teddy knows the MUST visit places and local people who would entertain you.
He guarantees to make your trip even more enjoyable.

Japan Consultant

Ken Takenaga
Ken TakenagaJapan Consultant
Ken was born in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, but grew up in the United States.

After spending some years with the U. S. Marines, Ken has served as a marketing manager for the airlines, held senior managing positions with the Australian Tourist Commission, Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Victoria.
Ken served as a contracted destination marketing manager over 10 years for the Kumamoto Prefectural Government and Yatsushiro City where he guided University professors, medical doctors, Australian school groups and American University groups.
He is profoundly knowledgable on Japanese history.

Our Japan Holidays Official Guides

All Japan Holidays Tour Guides are professional, bilingual ,nationally-certified Guides in Japan.

Enhance your travel in Japan with a Tour Guide who will be able to explain the local culture and traditions, give you other local insights, and even take you to off the beaten path spots.

Only the most experienced Tour Guides will show you around.

Our Guides who’ve been chosen by us or our local travel suppliers specialize in Japanese cuisine, flower arrangement, tea ceremony or other cultural aspects. They strive to offer a real insight into their country or region.

Make the difference between a real trip and an outstanding one.

In addition to regular sightseeing tours, Japan Holidays offers many experimental style tours and in order to get a deeper understanding and a ‘hands-on’ experience as opposed to simply looking at an attraction, our Guides will provide a genuine cultural experience. Check out our Tour Programs catering from individuals to small groups.

Hand picked by us or our local partners as the best available our Guides cover not only the major metropolitan cities but also all regions of Japan.
Offering more than just dates and names, Japan Holidays Guides are passionate about their country and want to share it with you.

What our clients have said :-

“The Guides in Kyoto and Tokyo were excellent, particularly Yuriko in Tokyo. We really enjoyed being with her and she made the Tours interesting for everyone.”

“Our Guide and Driver in Kyushu were not only entertaining but extremely knowledgeable and could not do enough for us”