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JapanQuest Journeys Announces the Addition of Eight New Exciting and Distinguished Partners

Posted on February 15, 2011 within Press

(Washington, DC and Tokyo, Japan, February 15, 2011)

JapanQuest Journeys, the premier destination management company for Japan, is pleased to announce the addition of eight new exciting and distinguished Partners to our exclusive list of ‘organizations that embody our ideals by adhering to the highest standards of excellence’. We are delighted to be associated with companies and institutions that have an undeniably top global reputation; complementing JapanQuest Journeys’ bespoke “tailor-made” luxury journeys and unique access to the very best Japan has to offer. Our new Partners span the arts, luxury transportation and accommodation sectors that reflect the finest of Japan.

JapanQuest Journeys works directly with high-end individuals and serves top travel consultants and institutions worldwide. Our in-country presence ensures immediate access to local resources to service client needs.

ANA (All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.) is a leading Japanese provider of air transportation services, the tenth largest airline in the world by passenger load, the largest domestic carrier in Japan and a member of the Star Alliance. ANA offers a variety of premium member services and benefits targeted to high-end travelers.

Benesse House is the central feature of Benesse Art Site Naoshima and combines multiple functions – museum, hotel, restaurant and spa. Benesse House comprises four buildings all designed by Tadao Ando and was conceived as a coexistence of nature, art, and architecture. The property is located on the southern end of Naoshima Island and has a panoramic view of the Inland Sea.

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is located in Nihonbashi, the literal center of the city, and is a tower of contemporary luxury. The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo offers 178 splendidly appointed guest rooms, spectacular restaurants and bars and an extravagantly sumptuous spa. The hotel is frequently acknowledged as the top luxury hotel in Japan including being rated the World’s Best Hotel by Institutional Investor magazine in 2010.

Miho Museum designed by I.M.Pei, contains an extraordinary collection of ancient Near Eastern art and sculpture and Japanese art including ceramics, Buddhist art, lacquer ware, calligraphy and paintings. Nestled among the verdant Shigaraki Mountains approximately one hour outside of Kyoto, 80% of the museum’s structure is beneath the earth so as to preserve its natural environment and to assimilate it into the surrounding scenery.

Kodo Cultural Foundation has a mission to not only preserve Sado Island’s cultural and environmental treasures, but to also develop unique ways for visitors to experience them directly. Kodo, based on Sado Island, is the world’s premier Japanese drumming and traditional performing arts group, delivering over 3,300 performances on five continents.

Kyo-Shin-An Arts is an American organization dedicated to the integration of Japanese classical instruments – specifically shakuhachi, koto and shamisen – into Western classical music. It is commissioning, developing and producing new works and concerts, working with great composers to bring forth the outstanding virtuosity of these instruments within the context of chamber ensembles and orchestras on an international scale.

TAI Gallery located in Santa Fe New Mexico, is one of the world’s finest galleries featuring Japanese bamboo art, contemporary photography and museum-quality textiles from Indonesia, India, Japan and Africa. Since 1978, gallery founders Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland have hosted this selective gallery, combining her renowned knowledge in the field of textiles with his contemporary art sensibility to offer visually dazzling textiles and Japanese bamboo baskets and sculptures.

IATAN (international Airlines Travel Agent Network) is the American arm of IATA, the global community of officially accredited travel professionals and travel business entities. IATAN endorses bona fide travel sales professionals and travel business entities that are engaged in the sale or brokerage of travel-related services to the general public. Its mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost effective products, services and educational programs that benefit the travel industry.

To contact JapanQuest Journeys, please visit its web site at https://www.japanquestjourneys.com, call us at 202-455-0095 (Washington, DC) or email us at info@japanquestjourneys.com.

About JapanQuest Journeys

JapanQuest Journeys is a boutique firm specializing in bespoke “tailor-made” luxury journeys to Japan with an unparalleled and undiluted single-country focus. With offices in the US and Japan, we deliver a wealth of unique Japanese expertise based upon decades of first-hand experiences and an intimate understanding of the cultural, historic and modern landscape. We will share extraordinary experiences and insider access — making available the “real”Japan through an extensive network of locally cultivated relationships.

Source: JapanQuest Journeys

Scott Gilman
Philip Rosenfeld
Phone: 202-455-0095