I am Lionel Dersot, a French national in Tokyo since 1985.
Food and terroir discovery, comfort, the slow and good life, and above all people encounters are my raison d'être when on a leisure trip. Nextaroma is the sharing of this travel concept.
I design custom and private only itineraries based on real knowledge of Japan, visited destinations and people encounters inside. Custom design means the exact opposite of packaged touristic offers. I only bring you to and recommend destinations of value where we go ourselves privately, with family or friends. Planning starts with dialogue, inviting you to evoke what Japan inspires you, how Japan speaks to you and the style of travel you favor first. My task is to build around your wishes. I do the planning and the leading. Implementation is performed through an expert local travel agency.
Planning based on real knowledge is nimble enough to be able to suggest and design for example a lovely day tour away from urban Tokyo, into the capital city countryside on short-notice. This competence applies to farther than Tokyo destinations.
My expert territories are the wonderful Western green and huge countryside of Tokyo that allow to disengage from the urban grind for a day of discovery, gastronomy, relaxation and beauty, day trip territories nearby Tokyo, but also food bountiful territories like Shikoku island.
I am also much into citrus growing and the darling yuzu. Japan is a citrus paradise and citrus, like wine grapes elsewhere, is an original and in seasons valid entry point into the discovery of rural Japan.
Food, elating landscapes, the good life are the main axis of itineraries made for pleasure and enchantment.
I also plan expert study tours for professionals in citrus, fruits, food and the attached industries, technologies, agriculture know-how and the associated culinary culture.
I am a certified tour manager at the Japan Tourism Agency, license number 13-16-0179.
Contact me at email@example.com
Tokyo: +81 80 2083 1812
A philosophy of travel
Philosophy is a big name, but in an industry where mass tourism is the rule, Nextaroma is never inspired by what travel agencies deliver, nor by any guidebooks diktats, nor even by the media obsession forcing travelers with the cool de rigueur to focus on compulsory destinations and experiences where crowds are a standard feature. Travel here is inspired by the world of villégiature (villeggiatura in Italian) and encounters, not the accumulation of destinations. What only matters by the end of a single day, or a string of lovely days is your contentment.
Nextaroma is also supported by Martin Esposito in Europe for advising at large, communication and strategy.
Martin is a bilingual language specialist providing support to individuals and organizations wishing their content to be fully localized and come to perfect fruition. The advice he provides is not industry-specific, but pertains rather to language and cultural form, be it British English or Italian. His service offering is completed through a range of interpreting and text creation and management ability.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org