Richard Amin

Davis, CA
An independent agent with Going Places / Davisville Travel, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency

Independent Travel & Japan Specialist

Kinkaku-ji - Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Kinkaku-ji - Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Omotenashi. According to the Michelin Guide, this Japanese word means "taking pride in anticipating and fulfilling people's needs in advance" of being asked. Omotenashi is why Japan is world famous for its superlative customer service. And it is something that I — as a travel agent who specializes in Japan and creating customized itineraries — pride myself on providing for my clients.

My specialty is booking dream trips to Japan for my clients. I have had a passion for Japanese culture since I was five years old and have spent my life learning as much as I can about this amazing country. Because of my knowledge and expertise, I can offer journeys to Japan that go beyond just visiting the standard tourist attractions. For example, I recently booked an itinerary to Japan for a client that included the following:

  • Shopping in Akihabara.
  • A concert in Shibuya.
  • Tours of temples in Kyoto.

But it's important to note that Japan is not the only destination I book. I also love planning and creating customized itineraries for destinations all over the world. Whether you want to swim with penguins in the Galapagos or float in a balloon over the Great Migration in Kenya, I will always strive to create the perfect, seamless itinerary for your needs.

And because travel gremlins love to rear their ugly heads, I will also be available to help you when things don't go as expected. For example, a client contacted me after a hotel employee accidentally double booked their room. I immediately contacted the hotel's manager. And after all was said and done, the hotel manager agreed to give my client his first night free.

I believe that traveling is not just about exploring new destinations. It is also an important way for my clients to learn about other cultures and, thus, get a better understanding of the world as a whole. Traveling is, in fact, a bridge that connects us all.

So are you ready to go exploring? Then please contact me so that I can help you plan your dream vacation today.

Destination Expert:

  • Japan
  • East and Southeast Asia

Travel Specialist:

  • Global Travel
  • Adventure
  • Independent Travel
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