About Us


Cool Japan Oita is a company that is established to provide a cultural immersion experience in Japan.  Japan has a unique history and culture that has a lot to offer the rest of the world by opening a window into unexpected perspectives.  In order to access this culture and perspective, meer sightseeing will only provide limited insight. What is needed is hands-on, personalized experiences.  It is our aim to provide these opportunities. Our model is to have the visitor tell us their interest and then we will provide a person that has specific knowledge and skills in a related field.  As the visitor and the expert share the experience face to face, a true understanding of a portion of Japanese culture can be understood. Where passions align and one-on-one explorations occur, friends are made, relationships are forged and cultural bridges are built.


Jason is one of our founding members from the USA.  He has experienced this type of bridge-building. Currently, he is taking iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) lessons and learning a great deal about the Japanese samurai spirit.

Currently, we are drafting a contract for a building that will be used as an office and guest room for visitors.  The building is over 100 years old and served as a residence and a factory for making miso (a Japanese food made from soybeans in a process similar to making soy sauce). This building will also be a touchstone of traditional Japanese culture.

Our plan is to have tours available starting spring 2020 in time for the cherry blossom season.  We are excited to share Japan with you through this web site as well as in-person to those who can visit Japan.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Please note that the website is currently under construction.  We will be posting blogs before the end of the year on a weekly basis.  We hope to be able to begin tours spring 2020 around the cherry blossom season.


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