Why Book Your Ryokan Stay with JGH?

Our office is located near Osaka, in Kawanishi-Noseguchi. Because we are living in Japan, having a daily contact with ryokans; we are able to give you the best service to reserve your stay at a Japanese Ryokan or traditional Inn. To help discover the beauty of Japan, our staff is publishing Japanese Guest Houses Blog, with travel reports.. Before, during and after your stay we will be here to help you. We don’t know everything about Japan, but we can find any information you need.

We will listen to you and if needed give you some advice. We will inform the ryokans about your requests and answer all your questions.

Our Team of Japan Experts

Jeff Aasgaard

Jeff Aasgaard, President

Jeff Aasgaard is the President of Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd. (Japanese Guest Houses). He was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for about 14 years. He now lives in Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. His hobbies include playing with his kids, traveling, reading, scouts, Aikido, and Iaido.

His suggestion: Amanohashidate for its excellent seafood and beautiful scenery.

Michiyo Kakiuchi

Michiyo, Japan Office Manager

Michiyo Kakiuchi was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture. She currently living in Takarazuka in Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passion in life is traveling all around the world.

Her suggestions: Shuzenji, Ishinoya and the Kii Peninsula.

Misaki Sawada

Misaki, Ryokan Relations Leader

Misaki Sawada was born in Osaka which is known as “the Kitchen of Japan”. She now lives in the mountains that surround Osaka. Misaki graduated from Otani University. During her studies, she was able to visit the USA (Seattle, Los Angeles) and Canada. Her hobbies are reading Japanese Manga and watching movies.

Her suggestion is: Keishokan Sazanamitei

Fukiko Teramachi

Fukiko Teramachi, Ryokan Relations

Fukiko Teramachi works in the Ryokan Relations section at Japanese Guest Houses. Fukiko loves to travel both around Japan and overseas in Asia and Europe. She enjoys meeting the local people and exploring the “off-the-beaten-track” places. Her interests are Japanese, Thai, and German cuisine. Fukiko knows a lot about Japanese kimonos and she loves hunting for rare, old kimonos.

She also provides a great rural cultural experience: Fukiko Stay