WORK WITH US

 

We are seeking people who are fun, hardworking and passionate about travel to join our small but growing team at our Tokyo office. If you love Japan and its culture and you want to help create experiences for others to share in the same love, we want to hear from you. 

 
 
See our current job openings below, and if you think you'd be a great fit, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected] 
 

TRAVEL PLANNER

Description

People Make Places (PMP Japan Co. Ltd.), Japan's most exciting inbound travel specialist, is looking for an experienced Travel Planner to design and organize amazing holidays for clients. The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for Japan and exploring the culture.
  • A genuine desire to help people and create wonderful experiences for them.
  • Advanced English and Japanese language skills.
  • Proven experience working in hospitality. 
  • Detailed knowledge Japan's travel infrastructure: good places to visit, stay, eat, learn, hike, etc. and how to get from A to B efficiently. 
  • Familiarity with the world of luxury travel and high net worth customers. 
  • A warm and professional communication style, both written and verbal. 
  • Confidence speaking on the phone to make, change and cancel travel arrangements in Japanese.
  • A willingness to work flexibly, for example on weekends when customers are here.

Requirements

  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Computer proficiency (Mac computers, Google docs)
  • Visa sponsorship available

Other information

PMP Japan's office in Daikanyama is bright and welcoming. We are a diverse team of Japanese and foreign nationals and we treasure our atmosphere of non-prejudice and mutual respect.

The position is initially offered as a 6-month contract (travel expenses included) with the option of becoming full-time after that, if successful. Working hours are 9am to 6pm. We offer generous holiday allowances and opportunities to travel around Japan for full-time staff. 

PMP Japan is a licensed travel agency (3-7368, Tokyo).

FREELANCE TOUR GUIDE

Description

People Make Places (PMP Japan Co. Ltd.), Japan's most exciting inbound travel specialist, is looking for experienced freelance tour guides to lead clients around Tokyo, Kyoto, or other areas of Japan. Successful candidates will have:

  • A passion for Japan and exploring the culture.
  • A genuine desire to help people and provide them with wonderful experiences.
  • An intimate knowledge of their city and its best spots, from major sights to little-known places.
  • Advanced English and Japanese language skills.
  • Familiarity with the world of luxury travel and high net worth customers. 
  • A warm and professional demeanor and friendly personality. 
  • The ability to make changes at the last minute when necessary.
  • The ability to easily engage in conversation with different types of people.

Requirements

  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Willingness to research

Other information

Tour guides must be available to attend customers both during regular business hours, as well as on some evenings, weekends and holidays. Prior experience in luxury hospitality and a flexible attitude are extremely important.

FREELANCE WRITER

Description

People Make Places (PMP Japan Co. Ltd.), an exciting inbound travel specialist, is looking for experienced writers to help us tell the stories of interesting and unique people in Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. Content will be published online and on our beautifully designed iPhone app. The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for Japan and its culture.
  • A genuine love of hearing people’s stories and sharing them with the world.
  • Advanced English writing skills.
  • Proven experience conducting interviews with people from diverse backgrounds. 

Requirements

  • English: Native level
  • Experience interviewing people from a variety of backgrounds and writing story-driven articles in English
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Computer proficiency (Mac computers, Google docs)
  • A flexible schedule and the ability to write remotely.

Other information

Writers must be available to conduct interviews during daytime hours on weekdays. Japanese ability is not required but is extremely beneficial. Please provide recent writing samples with your application.