InsideAsia Tours is a select team of Japan , Vietnam & Burma experts dedicated to offering the very best travel experience to our customers. Founded in 2000, we pride ourselves on opening Japan up to anyone who wants to explore this fascinating country, and on creating the perfect travel experience, whatever your interests and whatever your budget.
Member since: 16 Jul 2012
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
In 2011 we raised over £25,000 for Civic Force, a Japanese NGO at the forefront of aid relief in Japanís Tohoku region which was devastated after the March 11th 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Part of this money was raised through a charity half marathon run by 9 members of staff.
We recycle paper, cardboard, tins, cans and plastic in all three offices (Bristol, Boulder, Nagoya). Staff are actively encouraged to print double-sided using the toner saver setting. 95% of staff walk or cycle to work and we use public transport (mostly trains to London) for business trips.
All customers receive a detailed Info-Pack which includes: Japanese language and etiquette tips e.g. how to use a Japanese hot spring bath, when to remove your shoes, tipping
Three years teaching English in Japan were enough for Alastair and Simon to develop a deep admiration for the country's culture. They founded this company in 2000, and have expanded across Asia, with experts who have all lived or travelled thoroughly in each country.