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InsideJapan Tours - Travel Consultant Application Form

Please fill in the application form below in English. Please be sure to complete ALL the sections.

Advice for completing the application

1/ Make sure that all information provided is accurate
2/ Take time to answer the questions thoughtfully.
3/ We recommend you first write your answers in MS Word and paste them into the application form.

You must also email us a copy of your C.V. to jobs@insidejapantours.com.

I wish to apply for:

Please note that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for positions in the UK, Australia and the USA. You MUST have the right to work in the UK, Australia or US to apply for positions in those offices.

SECTION 1: Personal Details


Date of Birth:

Telephone number:

E-mail addresss:

What is your current employment?:

What date would you be available to start work?




Please complete the declaration / statement relevant to the position being applied for.

UK Position Declaration: I am a UK citizen OR have the right to work in the UK. Please tick to confirm this.

USA Position Declaration: I am a USA citizen OR have the right to work in the USA. Please tick to confirm this.

AUS Position Declaration: I am a AUS citizen OR have the right to work in the AUS. Please tick to confirm this.

Criminal Convictions

Do you have any unspent criminal convictions?

If, yes please provide details of date, offence and sentence

Declaration: You must disclose all unspent convictions of any offence. You do not have to tell us about any convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974).

SECTION 2 - Education Record

Please select your level of education from the drop down list

Please tell us about your qualifications:

Please tell us about your Japanese language ability:

Please tell us about any other professional skills you can bring to this position:

SECTION 3 - Job Application

The following section is so you can tell us why you feel this position is particularly suitable for you. Please think carefully about your answers and provide us with as much information as you think is relevant.

A) Your Motivation

Please state your reasons for applying for this position

Please tell us what attracted you to the travel industry

What motivates you at work?

What opportunities do you hope this job will offer?

B) About the job

The vast majority of our customers are from the USA, the UK and Australia. Why do you think tourists from these countries wish to visit Japan?

What do you think people find challenging about visiting Japan?

What do you think the role of a Travel Consultant is?

We pride ourselves on the honest, friendly and helpful rapport we build with our customers whilst planning their holidays. However as a business it is vital that we increase sales and ensure that as many enquiries as possible are converted into sales. How can we achieve a successful blend of sales and top level customer service?

Design a Holiday

In the following section we would like you to design a tailor made trip to Japan. You may choose who the trip is aimed at and everything that is included. You can choose the destinations, the accommodation, the modes of transport and the included activities/recommended things to do. Please think about the selling points of your trip that make it stand out. You should explain the reasons for the choices you have made and do your best to show your knowledge of travel in Japan.

C) Your Japan Experience

Which of the following destinations have you visited in Japan? Please select all that apply). Please be aware that we will not be judging candidates purely on the places they have and have not been to, but it is important for us to have an idea of how widely you have traveled in Japan.



Hokkaido (Please state)
Shikoku (Please state)

Kyushu (Please state)
Tohoku (Please state)

Okinawa (Please state)
Honshu (in addition to the above)

Please could you also answer the following questions, related to your time in Japan.

Have you ever stayed in a ryokan?

Have you ever stayed in a minshuku?

Have you ever stayed in a cheap/mid range business hotel?

Have you ever stayed in a 5-star hotel?

Have you ever been to one of the 6 big sumo tournaments?

Have you ever been to a performance of kabuki, noh or similar?

Have you ever been skiiing or snowboarding in Japan?

Have you ever seen/taken part in a tea ceremony?

Have you ever taken part in any other traditional cultural activity -
ikebana, taiko drumming, calligraphy etc? (please state which)

D) About you

Please tell us about any general life experience you have which you feel is relevant to this position. For example, any travelling overseas you may have done, or any other job positions you may have held.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that you feel may be relevant to this application?

Tell us about your interests; we work closely as a team and are most interested in what you would be like as a colleague!

E) About Us

Have you seen our website and brochure? What is your impression about InsideJapan Tours?

Do you have any questions you would like to ask us about this position or InsideJapan Tours?

Please tell us where you heard about this position with InsideJapan Tours

That's all! Many thanks for taking the time to fill out this application. We very much appreciate your hard work. All you need to do now is click SEND. We will be in touch after the closing date to let you know whether we would like to invite you to interview for the position you have applied for.

Have you sent your C.V. yet? Make sure you email a copy to jobs@insidejapantours.com.