About Us​

Aerial view of Shibuya Crossing in Japan

Experience Japan is operated by Mihoko Hirashima .Mihoko has many years experience in the Travel Industry – Product Co-Ordinator and Product Executive at NRMA Tourism & Leisure Sydney, Business Development Manager at HIS Travel Sydney and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and Linguistics. She has run her own Company now for over 10 years and is held in very high esteem both in the Tourism Industry in Australia and also in Japan.


Japan is such a diverse destination mixed with old and modern, tranquil and adventurous, it caters for every taste. It is one of the places Australian tourists go as a once in a lifetime holiday but end up returning for a second or third visit. In fact, many of our clients have returned for this very reason.


No matter, if it is your first time or 10th time, we can always recommend something new and exciting. Japan is so much more than big city and temples. Let us share our passion for this great destination with you!


As of 1 July 2014, our industry has been deregulated with the abolishment of both Travel Agents’ licensing and TCF (Travel Compensation Fund). This means that the travelling public can be exposed to start up “travel businesses” without experience, knowledge and duty of care for their travelling clientele. They may not have a client trust account to provide protection for your payment funds, they may not have sufficient financial resources to run their business.

A new body has been set up called The AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) which is an industry accreditation scheme that sets the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.

Experience Japan hold membership with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). We operate a dedicated client trust account to protect our clients’ payments.

We have joined this scheme to ensure we continue giving our clients peace of mind that they are dealing with a professional travel agent who operate within the guidelines of ATAS.

Abolishment of the TCF now means that the protection of consumer funds is the responsibility of every Travel Agency and is not mandatory.  Be assured that extra protection is offered by your travel agent with consumer protection insurance which will cover your funds in case of the collapse of the travel agency and or their suppliers.

ABN: 67 495 013 347
ATAS: A14283

Officially recognised by the Japan National Tourism Oganization as Japan Travel Specialist