About us

Saiyu Travel Co., Ltd. is a premier travel company that offering tours to some of the most remote places in the world. Since 1973, we have been specializing in Himalayan hiking and climbing expeditions to India and Nepal as well as adventure-filled trips along the ancient Silk Road.

We boast a long list of firsts in the Japan travel industry, particularly with our Silk Road packages. We were the first to offer a 6,000-kilometer bus tour from Istanbul to Delhi, travel the entirety of the North and Central silk routes in Afghanistan, visit Pakistan’s historical Hunza and Kafiristan regions, go to Ladakh in India, and offer trips to Bhutan.

We have since added an extensive variety of additional destinations to our lineup, all of them the first group tours of their kind in Japan. Our clients can experience tours to the North Pole, Tajikistan, the Wakhan Corridor, and the Pamir Mountains. They can follow the salt caravan route from Bilma, Niger to Taoudenni, Mali or travel deep into the Sahara Desert in Chad. For decades, Saiyu Travel has been the most trusted name in innovative travel packages to the most remote corners of the globe.

We are currently expanding our travel centers to include several key overseas locations. In doing so, we aim to provide an even better array of services while collecting up-to-the-minute information about each locale.


1973 Saiyu Kikaku Co., Ltd., Saiyu Travel's predecessor, is founded and begins operations as a travel consultancy.
1975 Head office is set up at Udagawa-cho 12-3, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and Saiyu Travel Co., Ltd. is established.
1977 Head office moves to Koraku 1 Chome-1-17, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
1980 Osaka office opens
1981 Increases capital to 40 million yen.
1982 License as general travel agency (No. 607) is obtained from ministry of Transportation
1983 Kathmandu liaison office established in Nepal
1984 Head office moves to 5F Shinsekai bldg, Jimbocho 2-2, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
1985 Establishes a customer membership organisation, the "Saiyu Kumo no Kai"
1987 Opens the Mandala Indian restaurant in Jimbocho
1989 Opens the Caravan Desk, a specialized individual travel and airline ticket consultation service
1989 Opens the Mae Nam no Hotori Thai restaurant in Jimbocho
1990 Saiyu Indo Co., Ltd., and Mae Nam Co., Ltd. set up to take over operations from the restaurant division
1991 Restaurant division opens the Muan Thai Nabe restaurant serving Thai Suki in Jimbocho
1993 Restaurant division opens the Brazilian restaurant Muito Bom in Jimbocho
2003 Saiyu Travel celebrates its 30th anniversary
2006 Delhi liaison office established in India
2007 Opens a hotel in Afghanistan under the name Hotel SilkRoad Bamiyan
2007 Establishes SAIYHA, a local subsidiary in Pakistan
2009 The Delhi liason office closes and a local subsidiary, SAIYUINDIA Pvt.Ltd. is established.
2010 Head office moves to Jimbocho 2 Chome 13-1, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2010 The Osaka office is renamed the Osaka Branch Agency and moves to Taiyuji 5 Chome 15, Kita-ku, Osaka
2013 Establishes Saiyu Nepal Trekking & Expedition Pvt.Ltd., a local subsidiary in Nepal
2013 Saiyu Travel celebrates its 40th anniversary
2015 Establishes Nature Explore Lanka, a local subsidiary in Sri Lanka
2018 Opens the Shiretoko Serai guest house in Rausu, Hokkaido


Group tours

Explore Japan or get out and see the world. We offer a premium line of themed tour packages, including Silk Road trips, remote destinations, hiking/climbing, and more.

Japan tours

In addition to the standard tour offerings, you can explore other unique tours with memorable themes including nature observation and climbing tours to more remote destinations like the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, where one of our branches is located, or hiking along old pilgrimage routes.

Custom packages

Take advantage of our expertise in a variety of far-flung locations and let us put together a custom travel package of your dreams. Whether you’re a single explorer or part of a large group, we’ll handle every detail of the process—from securing visas and hotel accommodations to hiring transportation and guides. Choose your own travel theme, take a tour of World Heritage sites, go on a climbing expedition, visit an acquaintance on the other side of the world, or put together a trip for professional training, academic research, or journalistic goals. Get creative! We’re here to make it happen.

Flight arrangements

日We’ll handle all the international flight arrangements you need to get from Japan to anywhere in the world. Whether you’re looking for a direct flight, connecting flights, stops in multiple countries, or a one-way ticket, our professional staff will plan your journey as carefully as if they were taking it themselves.

Visa arrangements

Free yourself from the headache of complicated visa procedures. The experienced staff at Saiyu Travel have got you covered.

Company Overview

Company name Saiyu Travel Co,.Ltd.
Address Saiyu Bldg., 2-13-1, Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
※Note: We will be relocating to a new office on July 7, 2018.
Tel (+81)3-3237-1391
Office hours Monday to Friday:10:00 to 18:30

** Closed on every Satday & Sunday & public holidays

Established December, 1973
Business Description Travel business
Insurance agency
Registered number Travel agency No. 607, licensed by Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency
Director CHAIRMAN / Yuhei Tonoike
PRESIDENT / Mariko Takahashi
DIRECTOR / Kengo Yonetani
Alliance Groups

Full Member of Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
Himalayan Adventure Trust of Japan(HAT-J)
World Wide Fund for Nature Japan(WWF Japan)

Our Offices

Other Office
Saiyu Travel
Company Group

Japan - Saiyu Travel Co.,Ltd. (Saiyu Travel Company Group – Head office)

Adventurous or special interest outbound tours! We also arrange inbound tours for our Indian customers.
web : http://www.saiyu.co.jp/
[Tokyo Head Office]
Saiyu Bldg., 2-13-1, Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Tel :(+81)3-3237-1391

[Osaka Branch Office]
4th floor, Umeda East Bldg., 5-15, Taiyujicho, Kita, Osaka
Tel : (+81)6-6367-1391

[Hokkaido Branch Office]
41-5 Rebuncho Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido
web : http://shiretokoserai.com/
※open in the summer of 2018.

Nepal - Saiyu Nepal (Tour Operator)

Inbound services to Nepal for trekking/summiting and other sightseeing programs.
web : http://www.saiyunepal.com/
[Kathmandu Office]
Naxal Nagpokhari Ward No.1 Dhurga Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4430967

Pakistan - SAIYAH (Tour Operator)

Inbound services to Pakistan for sightseeing and trekking tours to the Himalayas,
the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush. We also arrange outbound tours for our Pakistani customers
web : http://www.saiyah.com.pk/
[Islamabad Office]
Office # 3, Ground Floor, Plaza 2000, I-8 Markaz,Islamabad,Pakistan
[Lahore Office]
Office #09, 16-M International Market, Model Town Extension, Lahore, Pakistan

Sri Lanka - Nature Explorer Lanka (Tour Operator)

Inbound services to Sri Lanka specializing in sightseeing and nature tours.
web : http://www.nature-explore.com.lk/
[Colombo Office]
290, Orex City Shopping Complex, Ekala, Ja-ela, Sri Lanka,
Tel:(+94) 11 222 8450, (+94) 11 222 8451, (+94) 11 222 8452

Japan - Shiretoko Serai (Hotel&Dining)

Saiyu Travel, managing trips to unexplored regions, will open a lodging facility, Shiretoko Serai, in Rausu in the Shiretoko peninsula in summer 2018.
[Siretoko Serai]
41-5 Rebuncho Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
web : http://shiretokoserai.com/


Saiyu Travel Co.,Ltd. / Since1973