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Oku Japan is a team of people who love Japan, and who love working in the travel industry, using their enthusiasm for Japan in their daily job. We are a small but expanding company, always happy to hear from those who would like to share in our passion and join our team.

Our main office is in Kyoto, so if you are considering a career in the travel industry, and have experience of living, working or travelling in Japan, do get in touch.


CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

 

Agent Sales Executive

Oku Japan is a small but growing inbound tour operator specialising in off-the-beaten-track guided and self-guided trips around Japan. We believe in a sustainable tourism that can benefit the places we visit. We are looking for an Agent Sales Executive to work in our Kyoto office as part of our Agent Sales team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Developing bespoke proposals and pricing for one-off group departure requests.
2. Manage a selection of B2B accounts, including quality control, and seeking to grow business within these accounts
3. Assist with creating sales proposals for FIT itineraries
4. Work with other departments internally for successful operation of departures.
5. Support Agent Sales Manager tasks when Agent Sales Manager is out of office

Supervision Received:
Supervision is provided by the Agent Sales Manager

Supervision Exercised:
None exercised

Qualifications & Skills required:
• A knowledge of the industry
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Domestic travel is required for research and staff training, international travel may be required for attending trade shows
• Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment

Apply today, and include a brief cover letter to describe yourself.
Contact details: [email protected]


Sales Representative

Oku Japan is a small but growing inbound tour operator specialising in off-the-beaten-track guided and self-guided trips around Japan. We believe in a sustainable tourism that can benefit the places we visit. We are looking for a fluent English speaker to work in our Kyoto office as part of our Sales team.


You will be helping clients from around the world choose the right trip for them, using your knowledge of and passion for travelling in Japan.

This is a full-time position, in our office in a quiet area of central Kyoto.

Your duties will include:
- dealing with enquiries and bookings from clients and agents
- helping to create customised itineraries
- liaising with our Operations team to ensure the smooth running of tours
- occasional trip research
- help with marketing and PR

This position will suit someone who is flexible and able to work in a small team with a variety of pressures. Your English level should be fluent - TOEIC 865 or above - as you will be dealing with clients from around the world.

You should have a passion for Japan. The ability to empathise with clients who have never been to Japan and explain to them the unique marvels of the country is very important. Previous experience in the travel industry is an advantage but not a requirement. The most important quality is a good knowledge of Japan and a talent for sales.

There is ample scope to further your career, and we are particularly looking for those with ambition who want work with a growing company.
Apply today, and include a brief cover letter to describe yourself.
Contact details: [email protected]

 

Tour Guide Positions 

We are currently recruiting professional English and Spanish speaking licensed guides who are able to lead multi-day tours in Japan.

If you have a deep knowledge and passion for Japan's people, culture and history, we would like to welcome you joining Oku Japan team. 

Basic Japanese conversation skills are required.

Please contact us at info[at]okujapan[dot]com

 

現在奥ジャパンでは、長期ツアー(1~2週間程度)の英語、フランス語とスペイン語の通訳案内士を募集しています。当社の独特の視点で日本の本当に良い場所を紹介しており、もっと日本の奥地を知ってもらいたいというガイドさん、ご応募お待ちしています。