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Kaori Shimoto

Kaori is Journey to the East’s very own Superwoman! Married with three children under 10, she deftly manages a full-time job with us and is the definitive ‘go to’ person. 

Based in Fukuoka, Kaori looks after our local operations, managing our relationships with local suppliers and organising the bookings for accommodation, restaurants and guides. Her proactive and resourceful approach, combined with her natural efficiency and precision, make her a very valuable member of our team.

Kaori gets great satisfaction from reading the happy and positive comments in our customer feedback forms and knowing she played a part behind the scenes. When she has time, Kaori loves exploring the history of local towns and discovering old temples with her goshuincho in hand– a special book for collecting the vermillion-red stamps available at temples in Japan.