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About Unique Japan Tours

Our Story

Unique Japan Tours is a global Japan travel specialist company, registered with Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and a member of The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust ABTOT.  . Our Managing Director, Darina Slattery, is an Alumni of University of Ulster and the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin. She holds an MA in International Marketing and a BA in Business with Japanese. After studying in Japan, Darina developed an expertise in Japanese culture, language and traditions. She has lived and travelled extensively throughout Japan. Darina has forged strong cultural relationships and is the current Chairperson of the Ireland Japan Association.

Combining both theory and practice, Darina created Unique Japan Tours. She has built an international diverse team around her. Their sole purpose is to help you enjoy the attractive, mysterious and adventurous destination that is Japan.

Darina and her team have spent the past twenty years researching and designing exciting adventurous routes throughout Japan. The itineraries are personally designed to embrace Japan’s highlights as well as some hidden gems. The company’s head office is based in Dublin with another office in Tokyo.

Our Crew

We have a long list of others who help us all across Japan (local guides, drivers, assistants at the airport, and so on). Each one of these individuals contribute to making each and every tour unique and personal in its own way. Our wonderful team of local Japanese staff are what make our tours so unique. They bring expert knowledge and a lovely friendly approach to touring Japan. We hope you get to know our team well, while you enjoy your trip with us!

  • Darina Slattery
    Managing Director
  • Karen Abe
    Japan Travel Specialist
  • Michiko Ishimoto
    Japan Travel Specialist
  • Yaqin Rozi
    Accounts Administrator
  • Andrew Clarke
    Digital Marketing Manager
  • Tomohiko Moritani
    Japan/Ireland Tour Guide
  • Kumiko Breen
    Japan Travel Specialist

Our Promise

The core values of our company are customer service and customer safety.

We promise to provide first class customer service in assisting you to choose one of our small group or self-guided tours or design a tailor-made tour to match your dreams. When you contact our company your personal travel consultant will be appointed to manage your travel plans.

We promise while you are in Japan that your safety is our number one priority. In the unlikely event of an emergency, or should something of an unforeseen nature occur, our local staff will respond to your every need. This 24/7 customer support will deal with anything from lost luggage to rescheduling itineraries.

We promise that our private guides will assist you in exploring the treats that Japan has in store. Our knowledge and in-depth experience will ensure you are exposed to the wide and diverse culture of Japan. This will make choosing Unique Japan Tours a memorable lifetime experience.


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