At JANESCO Travel, we offer a range of luxury Japan tour options for both the experienced Japan traveller and those visiting for the first time. Fully escorted, small group tours are our specialty. We use our intimate knowledge of Japan to create a unique experience complete with famous destinations and some not-so-famous but just as fascinating destinations, found only through our years of experience.

We know Japan best

Having conducted many tours to Japan over the years and worked in the Japan tour industry, we know Japan far better than most. We work with local Japan escorts and guides to provide you with a unique holiday experience no other tour company offers.

Our small group tours of up to 18 persons means we can offer a personalised and personable experience that’s value for money. It’s the right group size to connect with like-minded travellers and interact with your guide.

Affordable luxury Japan tours

We deliver the most competitive prices because we deal directly with suppliers in Japan and cut out the middle men. Dealing directly with suppliers means that we can be more flexible and more creative both in designing our tours and in responding to a group’s specific needs.

Special deals for PROBUS members

We are proud members of the PROBUS Members Benefit Scheme. We have been taking Probus members to Japan for more than 10 years, both on Club organised group tours and on JANESCO’s own tours. When Probus travellers join one of our tours, we offer a special discount as part of the Probus Members Benefit Scheme. Please mention your Probus membership when you contact us to receive your discount.

A lifetime of Japan tour industry experience

Satoko Franks established JANESCO Travel in 2006 to pursue her passion to provide the best Japan tour experience available.

Satoko is Japanese born, from the historical and cultural capital of Kyoto. She has been working in the tour industry within Japan and Australia for more than 25 years including Japan Airlines for more than 12 years, with international hotels and travel agents. Satoko takes great pride in her Japanese heritage and it is her pleasure to show you the real and hidden Japan.

Your Japan travel service

We don’t sit on our laurels. We are happy to say that we have quite a number of repeat customers, with several having been to Japan with us more than 10 times. That keeps us on our toes and drives us to continually develop new itineraries and activities.

Our experienced Japanese and Australian staff are happy to work with you to find the tour that is just right for you. If we don’t have a tour which meets your needs, we are happy to design one for you (you may even like to design your own group tour).

Take a look at our seasonal Japan tours to find one that’s right for you.