Amy Tadehara


Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Amy Tadehara
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Tadehara considers Japan a lifelong passion — she lived there for four years and speaks the language fluently.

"My clients love to splurge on those little touches that can turn a normal vacation to a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime journey," says Tadehara, who has spent nearly a decade planning trips to Japan. Examples of her personal flourish include a private special-occasion dinner on top of the Tokyo Skytree and an overnight stay in Ninna-ji, a UNESCO-recognized ninth-century Buddhist temple in Kyoto that is not ordinarily open to the public.

"My clients are also increasingly asking about our sustainable practices and how they can make a positive difference in the areas they visit," Tadehara says. "I always recommend ways to support local communities via traditional inns, family-run restaurants serving locally-grown produce, and visiting rural regions suffering from depopulation to help sustain their economies and way of life."

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: South Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand

Languages Spoken: English and Japanese

Minimum Daily Spend: $500 per person per night

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 303-242-5506 | Boulder, Colo.


"Amy made our family trip to Japan an absolute delight. We enjoyed planning everything with her, as she listens to what you are looking for and then works to make the experience extra special and tailored to you. We love to sample the best local food when we travel, so Amy went out of her way to get us bookings at restaurants we would never have been able to get into on our own. I highly recommend Amy if you are looking for a smart, understanding, well-connected partner to plan a trip to Japan." - Toby S.

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