Discover Shikoku, Shikoku's premier DMC, is the bespoke experiential inbound division of Anabuki Travel, one of Shikoku’s oldest and most trusted companies. As the name implies, Discover Shikoku focuses on Shikoku Island, the surrounding islands of the Seto Inland Sea and neighboring coastal regions.
We offer bespoke experiential travel to Shikoku and the surrounding islands and coastal plains of the Seto Inland Sea. From locally guided tours along Shikoku's famed 88 temple pilgrimage to instructional photography tours, we don't hold back. From one-of-a-kind chartered trains to private luxury cars, catamarans, and even chartered helicopters and sea planes, we'll provide you the experience of a lifetime. Come join us on Shikoku and find YOUR journey within.
Keiko Tada - Art Islands Advisor
Keiko completed her university studies in Boston and spent nearly a decade working for multi-national advertising firms in Tokyo before returning home to the Setouchi area and establishing YUI, two amazing rental properties on the art island of Teshima. Queen of Teshima or just plane Keiko, call her what you will... if it's happening in the Art Islands she is either directly involved or closely connected to those who are! Her cross cultural skillset and keen business savvy are a highly valued addition to our team.
Yuka Abe - Anabuki Travel - President
President of our parent company, Anabuki Travel, Yuka-san was the driving force behind the vision to bring luxury inbound travel to the island of Shikoku and the Setouchi region. Despite her propensity for scheduling 30 hours of activities into any 24 hour day, we think she's a pretty good president.
Lauren Scharf - Nippon Discovery Consulting
Lauren Scharf works as our in-house luxury travel consultant. She has lived in Japan on and off since 1993. In late 2010, she co-founded a Japanese-American DMC (destination management company) to introduce international travelers to the authentic arts and culture of Japan. In early 2016, she became an independent consultant, developing and promoting destinations and experiences around Japan to the media, international travelers, and travel agents. Lauren can at times be found strolling the backstreets of the Noto peninsula balancing cats on her head.