The founder of Takumi Holidays, Wyne, has been in the travel industry for more than 20years and has being crafting trips for international travelers to all over Japan.
Over the years, he notices new age travelers are no longer 100% interested in just visiting touristic sights. Some of the best reviews given were whenever there were opportunities to interact with the locals. There is a desire shift from being a tourist to being a traveler. To Wyne, a REAL local experience is not something the locals changing their identifies to entertain travelers, but the travelers changing theirs to walk into the lives of the REAL locals.
Thus the Idea of Takumi is born. “What if we could just connect the locals directly these new age travelers, easily?” It can be as simple as bringing travelers to their favourite local market. This is already special to travelers as it is what the locals do in their daily lives. With the growing emphasis of travel industry in Japan, especially towards Tokyo 2020, the Takumi eco system will benefit both travelers and locals directly.