Join the team
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.
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.
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