Founded in 2013 by American Scott Brills (pictured above, lower left), Eat Japan was created to introduce the casual traveler to off-the-beaten-track experiences in the country he has called home on numerous occasions throughout his life.
Having studied in Japan in 2001 during his university days, he quickly fell in love with the country, which would lead to him returning every year ever since.
Beginning with a few stints working as a waiter and bartender at hotels and restaurants in the west of the country, he went on to have a stint DJ’ing in Kyoto, worked at a ski lodge in Nagano, and even co-founded a hospitality industry consulting firm in Tokyo in 2006, AssistINT.
Over the ensuing years, Scott focused on building up his culinary knowledge through a series of experiences and courses in Japan, the U.S., and Canada. He currently has status as a:
- SSI Shochu Adviser
- SSI Sake Adviser
- WSET Level 1 Sake Adviser
- WSET Level 1 Wine Adviser
- Canadian Tea Institute Tea Sommelier (in progress)
- Shizuoka Tea Study Program Alumnus
Because of his love for Japan, Scott started leading small group tours around the country in 2014, introducing guests to why Japan is such a special place.
Knowing that he couldn’t always be there to show Japan off himself, he founded Eat Japan to assist others in making their bucket list trips to Japan come to fruition.
Nowadays Scott is assisted by a small team that helps out with itinerary planning and reservations for our guests. Together, the Eat Japan team has assisted with dozens of trips around the country, for groups of all ages and sizes, as well as put together yearly small group tours through Japan since 2014.
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