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JTB began in 1912 as Japan Tourist Bureau, Japan’s first travel agency.
It became an independent company, JTB Inc., in 1963. In the following year – the year of the Tokyo Olympics – JTB introduced English guided tours within Japan for foreign visitors: “Sunrise Tours”. This brand still offers one of the most popular and highly-regarded range of tours for overseas visitors to Japan.
The JTB Group of companies now numbers around 150 enterprises operating in various travel-related businesses, from tour operation to insurance, travel-related supplies and publishing.
JTB Corp. remains the largest travel agency in Japan, with its head office in Tokyo, over 300 branches throughout Japan and around 70 offices overseas.
JTB Corp. Head Office: JTB Bldg., 2-3-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan


The UK office of JTB was established in London in 1982, and handles travel to Japan and the Far East for business, group incentive and leisure.
Based in Hammersmith, London W6, JTB Europe is a major Japan specialist tour operator and travel agent for the UK market.
JTB Europe Ltd.is a member of ABTA with membership number A1288 and V8637.
ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London S1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com.
Our business address:
No.1 Farriers Yard, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road London W6 8JA, UK
Tel: 020 8237 1600
Company registration: 1727868
VAT number: GB 577 3889 71
JTB Europe: statement for UK Tax (HMRC)

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