Extraordinary access to the parts of Japan,
that remain hidden to even the most elite travellers…

We Understand_

That for international guests, the purveyors of Japan's rarest, cultural experiences exist in a realm of unattainability. We have the know-how and connections to bridge that gap and unlock the doors that had, until now, remained closed for so long.

Our Approach_

Complementary references to enrich the Story, Experience and Shop

Designed to guide guests through a carefully curated library of original, insightful, and inspirational stories about contemporary Japan; connect luxury travellers with unique and exclusive experiences and itineraries; and share limited edition art, craft and design pieces that can be shipped globally.

Introducing Taro_

Meet Taro

With knowledge, first-hand experience, and trusted network connections within the tourism, hospitality, luxury and lifestyle industries locally and abroad, TARO's team knows what it takes to create an unforgettable holiday in Japan.

  • Sam Ohta


    Sam is the President and Publisher of Ohta Publications, the leading hospitality publisher in Japan, and the force behind Hoteres Magazine, key reference for managers & decision makers. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America NY, Sam worked in hotels and restaurants in the US, Switzerland and Tokyo, gathering a vast wealth of first-hand experiences. He brings his knowledge, wide-reaching network of industry connections and unparalleled hospitality experience to TARO as the company’s CEO.

  • Nana A. Kinno


    Nana has extensive work and travel experience worldwide, as a Communication & Marketing Consultant for luxury lifestyle and service industry brands. Her background as an interpreter have paved the way to building VIP and celebrity clientele. Nana studied hospitality management at Golden Gate University, and also utilizes her background as a broadcast journalist, to produce, write and host industry related media shows including TARO segments.

  • Mizuki Hamamoto


    With an international background, two decades of experience as a broadcaster, and ownership of an inbound tourism and hospitality business in Japan, Mizuki knows both how to communicate effectively and navigate the ins and outs of the tourism world. She brings her unique selection of skills and experience, plus her knowledge of all things tech, communication, and marketing, to her role as CTO of Digital Marketing at TARO.

  • Andrew Thacker

    Brand Advisor & UK Contact

    Andrew is the Managing Director of a London based branding and creative agency Katana, specializing in the luxury lifestyle and travel sector -- including top industry brands such as SLH, One&Only Resorts, Soho House, Diageo, and Goop. Having spent extensive time in Asia, the UK, he is also currently TARO’s point of contact in Europe, and China.