Paola Naomi Antonelli - Japanspecialist

Paola Naomi Antonelli

Hi, I'm Paola, one of the members of the Japanspecialist European Team. I'm deeply connected to the country, having lived in Tokyo for 11 years.

I love travelling around Japan: you never stop discovering new aspects of the country's immense culture. It is, therefore, a joy to see customers booking our services, because thanks to you I can rediscover and relive everything about Japan through your journeys!

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About me

I have been working for JTB/Japanspecialist for three years, after working for a long time in Japan. Entering the office was almost love at first sight: the official catalogue, the guides of Japan, the posters of Japan on the walls! So much of what I had seen in Japan and studied (I graduated in Japanese Language and Literature at Venice University) I felt I could share with the world.

My selling point is Tokyo, with its immense neighbourhoods, museums, and hidden corners. Still, I also know the Kamakura-Enoshima area well from having visited them since I was a child and the Kyoto area. I have been to Okinawa four times for pleasure and business and have travelled the country far and wide.

While on the one hand I recommend visiting the most iconic locations of Japan, I'd say don't forget to continue further. There's plenty of opportunities to explore the country's less-travelled destinations, visiting sacred sites, staying in a typical ryokan and fully enjoying the Japanese hospitality spirit of omotenashi. Also, participating, especially in the summer, in local festivals, is unforgettable. I could go on forever! Contact us for details!

What I love about Japan

  • Japanese cuisine
  • Religious places
  • Japanese history
  • Museums
  • Photography
  • Japanese music

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