Founder / CEO
Hello everyone from around the world!
While I am the CEO/ Founder of Team Travel Kuramoto, I am but one member of the Team.
I was fascinated by travel ever since I was a child, longing to see the sights and sounds of my homeland, as well as those in foreign countries. So I decided to make travel my chosen profession and have been dedicated to this industry since graduating from tourism college over 30 years ago.
I have found that when I travel, I not only have an enjoyable time, but I grow as a person, having discovered new cultures and ways of thinking. One of my guiding principles is to help connect you to the type of experiences I have had.
My passion has extended to my two daughters who attend an international school. They also have a dream that they will work overseas in the future.
Distances between the countries have become smaller and there is a new door for you here in Japan. Through your Japan trip with our service, it would be great if you share the differences between your own country and Japan.
As a native of Osaka, I have been in the travel business for almost 10 years.
My passion for exploring was inspired by my two-years journey through Australia, Asia and Europe, as well as my home country. During my travels, I experienced the warmth and kindness of local people who helped me in each destination.
“I’m excited to help you explore and enjoy Japan like a local.”
These memories are kept alive today and put a smile on my face when I reflect on those times. I want you to share that same feeling when I plan your trip in Japan. It should be stress-free, seamless and tailored to your personal preferences. My interest in photography will also help create picture-perfect memories.
I particularly love helping couples plan blissful honeymoons; managing trips for handicapped individuals, as well as taking clients Izakaya hopping to sample the best of Japanese sakes.
‘One closed door leads to another door opening’ can best describe my career since graduating university. While I tried a number of professions, my love of travel led to a job as a tour escort. Fifteen years and 50 countries later, including exploring virtually all of Japan, I couldn’t enjoy my work more. During my travels, I visited many World Heritage Sites, magnificent landscapes and scenic spots, many right here in Japan.
“Even if I visit the same place many times, I still can feel the joy and excitement as if it were the first time. Let me share that excitement with you.”
I have another secret passion and that’s Spanish culture. I learned Spanish as a second language in school, travelled throughout Spain and am an accomplished flamenco dancer.
I’m also addicted to staying fit, training with yoga, pilates, cycling and running. I get up every morning, rain or shine, and run 8kms. To date, I have even completed 15 marathons. So, come running or cycling with me all over Japan!
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When I was in school, I was a member of the handball team. My whole life revolved around that sport, but it also taught me a valuable lesson for later life. It was not just to win individual matches, but to aim to win as one TEAM. That philosophy stayed with me as I started pursuing my work opportunities.
“I’m looking forward to helping you as your teammate.”
I was immediately drawn to the company’s name, as it was my dream to become part of a TEAM effort. If you are looking for having some special experiences in Japan, my TEAM will do our best to help you realize your dreams.
Personally, I like to escape to the quietude of Nara and eating Takoyaki, Ramen and Yakitori. But I will also take you bar hopping to my favorite places in Osaka!
I first came to Japan about 20 years ago without any knowledge of the country and it was a life-changing experience for me. About 13 years ago, I decided to make it my forever home. What I like most about Japan is definitely its people and their warm hospitality.
“As a foreigner and travel agent living here, I am a bridge between the country and overseas travelers.”
Even after years of living in Japan, I still discover something new and wonderful every day, and I’m thrilled to be able to share my experience with others.
If you are looking for an adventure full of encounters, off the beaten tracks or simply a fun and different way to visit Japan, I would love to help you!
Favorite place in Japan:
Definitively Osaka! The city will provoke strong reactions for sure. You love it or hate it. This is my home away from home, and I couldn’t imagine living somewhere else.