Why Rediscover Tours?

Who is Rediscover Tours?

Rediscover Tours is a travel company that focuses on cultural experiences for travelers to Japan. Jeff and Yoshimi Aasgaard started their first travel business in Japan in October 2000 with Japanese Guest Houses a ryokan inn reservation service for English speaking travelers wishing to experience a ryokan (Japanese inn). They found that travelers want to experience Japan but did not always have the time to make all of the arrangements themselves so Rediscover Tours was formed to arrange tours for these travelers. They now have offices in the US and Japan. With the vision of everyone loving Japan as they do.

Rediscover Tours offers visitors a rare chance to truly get to know the Japanese people and to intimately experience the Japanese culture.

Japan Experts

Our Japan travel experts are here to answer all your questions and to make your tour just as you want it.

Japan Office

We are in Japan to support you during your tour and are just a phone call away. 

Rediscover Tours is “People and Culture”

Our mission at Rediscover Tours is to provide a culturally-enriching experience by meeting and getting to know the Japanese people and discovering Japan’s rich cultural heritage.

Our Office in Japan

Slow-paced and In-depth

Rediscover Tours focuses on slow-paced tours, rather than offering you the typical Japanese package tour, where you visit two cities in one day. While the number of destinations is fewer, our tours offer the chance and time to get to know the Japanese people and to experience the Japanese culture in-depth. In addition, our tours will take you off the beaten track, to discover places most visitors would never see.

Tea Ceremony

Varied Japanese-style Accommodations

Japan offers an array of accommodations. These accommodations include ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn), minshuku (a smaller Japanese inn), shukubo temple lodging and Western hotels. By carefully choosing a variety of accommodations for your tour, Rediscover Tours aims to give you a deeper insight into life in Japan. Furthermore, the intimate accommodations will allow you to have close personal contact with the owners and staff of these inns.

Genmyoan in Amanohashidate

Varied Japanese Cuisine

Food is an essential part of Japanese culture. Rediscover Tours offer you the chance to sample a large variety in types of food: from eating with the local Japanese in small diners and trying homemade Japanese meals to sampling full course seafood dinners or some of the refined traditional Japanese cuisine.

Okonomiyaki restaurant