About Your Japan Private Tours Ltd: Japan travel specialist since 1990. We love Japan!

Specialist in Japan private tours and custom travel, anywhere in Japan, since 1990. Founded and operated by Ian Ropke (Canadian), Your Japan Private Tours Ltd has nearly 30 years of experience in the Japanese tourism industry.

Ian Ropke Founder and Owner of Your Japan Private ToursIan (Martin) Ropke, Canadian, created Your Japan Private Tours in 1990. He has been active in the Japanese travel and tourism industry for more than 25 years. In addition to working with his small team of great guides (tour guides are freelancers by definition), Ian has guided many families and groups in Kyoto and Tokyo as a qualified lecturer on Japanese history, culture and art. Ian has given presentations at many business and cultural seminars over the years, and has worked for Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Prudential Life Insurance, leading executives (and their families) of many international corporations, a few VIPs and celebrities.

From 1994 to 2009, Ian served as the editor-in-chief of the Kyoto Visitor's Guide. He was also the executive editor of the Osaka Visitor's Guide from 1993 to 1997. As KVG's editor-in-chief, Ian wrote and took photographs for thousands of articles and interviews all over Kyoto.

Historical Dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto by Ian RopkeIan Ropke is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto. This book is widely cited, including in the Wikipedia bibliography for Kyoto, Osaka, and Japan. The book is a standard reference item on both cities in university and large libraries around the world (still available on Amazon).

Beyond Ian's expertise as a Japan travel and tourism destination specialist, Ian is also an expert in international tourism and travel. He is the founder and creator of tripGaea a global private travel industry disruption startup.

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For creative professional Japan tours & vacations and Japan travel experiences contact us today!

  • yourjapanprivatetours@gmail.com
  • Tel: +1 415-230-0579 USA
  • Tel: +81 (0)50-5534-4372 Japan
  • Fax: +81 (0)?75-320-2793
  • Postal address: 115-8 Jodoji Nishidacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 6068417, Japan
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