Tim graduated from the University of Warwick in 2006 and promptly decided an adventure was in order. After successfully applying to an international teaching programme, he found himself in a tiny mountain town in southern Japan, a country he'd never lived in, doing a job he'd never done.
It didn't take long for him to fall in love with Japan, its amazing people, unique scenery and weird and wonderful food; a lifelong passion for Japan was forged. Following ten years as a professional fundraiser back in the UK, the call of Japan and a love of travel generally, remained strong. Tim embarked on a life and career change in late 2015 and after discovering Audley through a friend, he made it his mission to join the Japan team.
Tim now works as a Japan Specialist and gets to share his passion, insight and anecdotes of Japan on a daily basis. He firmly believes that everyone should experience this vibrant, incredible country and cannot wait to make this a reality for Audley clients.
I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience was travelling round the Hakone Loop.
'Loopers' start the day on a train which winds up a beautiful mountain, then hop over to a funicular (keep going up!) before joining a cable car. As you ascend into the clouds the world below disappears. Before long, Mount Hakone, an active volcano, appears and you realise the cloud is actually steam rising up from the bubbling sulphur vents below. After snapping photos at the summit, you descend via cable car to a replica pirate ship which takes you across the stunning Lake Ashi, before hopping on a bus through the mountains back to Hakone.
Only in Japan can you have this kind of adventure in a single day. I absolutely loved it.