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Pathways to Global Friendship

SHOJI AUSTRALIA has been operating as an accredited travel agent, education agent and tour operator, specialising in travel to and from Japan since 1985. Shoji Australia is focused on coordinating educational and cultural programs for Japanese & Australian students and adult travelers, catering for both individuals and groups. Shoji staff includes both native Japanese and English speakers who have backgrounds in business, education and the travel industry with both local and international knowledge and experience. Our motto is “Pathways to Global Friendships” and we are committed to providing experiences to nurture cultural awareness and positive relationships.

Escorted Tours to Japan

picJoin one of our escorted tours to Japan which blend professional planning with personal attention, local knowledge and cultural insight.  Or create your own escorted tour plan to suit your group.
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"Travelling with someone who spoke Japanese removed the stress of not being able to communicate.  It was also great having someone who knew what food to order so as not to over tax the western palate (the food was yummy and I tried things I never thought I never would).  The accommodation was conveniently located to transport and the sights and I loved the experience of staying in a ryokan.  All in all, an experience I hope to repeat."
- Noeleen Sprigg

Create your own Japan experience

picWhether travelling independently, with friends or family, or for business, we can custom design a self-guided itinerary to suit your budget and offer you a unique experience of Japan.  No obligation quote.
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"What a magical way to tour Japan!  With Shoji's insight and knowledge of where to go, what to see, how to get there and where to stay, we explored more of Japan than we thought possible.  We went to places we didn't know existed and we had a REAL Japanese experience.  Loved it all - thank you Shoji. "
- Wendy Wheatley

School Tours to Japan

picPlan your primary or high school tour to Japan with experienced educational travel coordinators.   We can support your existing program or create a tour for you that offers school and cultural experiences.
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"I was very impressed with the attention to detail, and the high level of planning which ultimately allowed me to enjoy Japan, rather than have to worry about day to day organisation and logistical matters."
- Patrick Laidler, Japanese teacher


Opportunities for schools to host visiting Japanese groups

picSchools that host international programs are fostering cultural awareness and international friendship.  We can take the burden off teachers through supporting an existing program and we offer fully supported hosting programs to all schools with or without Japanese language programs.
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“This was a great experience for our students…. Great support from Shoji … the kids loved it and I loved seeing them interact and grow.”
- Jemma van de Nes, Japanese teacher


Host a Japanese student or adult visitor

picWhile helping your guest realise their Australian dream you will experience friendship and cultural insight that will enrich your own life. 
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“The most enjoyable times were the quiet moments at home where Ruichi was able to share with us what his life at home was like…The bond we have created in such a short period of time, I am sure will continue… All in all a fantastic enriching experience I would highly recommend to any family.”
- Davidovic family

Feature Program

Host family application

For School Programs, please use
School Host Application HERE.