We bring rural experiences alive for non Japanese speakers - This page is about introducing Ieyama Village to the English speaking world -

Who are we ?

Chikae and Graham Sayer .....

In 2013 we were awarded a Shizuoka Prefectural award for small business progress in the field of Eco tourism and related `machi Okoshi` rejuvenation of rural townships. We achieved this by successfully matching our kayaks, the natural beauty of the Kawane Honcho area and the determination of local people to want to make a difference and attract visitors to the area.

We at J-Concepts are determined to assist with Machi Okoshi (rejuvenation of rural townships) and at the same time expand our business to help the local community, local NPO`s,  tour operators, accommodation and restaurant owners and our own shareholders. 

 We will achieve this by promoting inbound tourism and re focusing a number of tours and activities targeted at domestic tourist so that they can cater to foreign non-Japanese speaking visitors combined with using under utilised buildings and natural assets (lakes, rivers, mountains etc) and presenting them to a new fresh audience.