A joint travel service customized
by two Japanese expert companies

ALPINE, the absolute pioneer and leading company of mountaineering trips in Japan, and GLOBAL, which offers a collection of unique tours specialized in music, culture, and history, have launched the website “ACT JAPAN” dedicated to small-group travelers.



Who We Are

ALPINE and GLOBAL, both companies have a history of more than 50 years in Japan’s travel industry and have played a major role in their respective fields of expertise.

Our Aim

Our aim, as ACT JAPAN, is to introduce the beautiful nature and traditional culture of Japan to our valued customers through offering exclusive travel activities and experiences.

To meet a broad range of our customers’ interests, ALPINE will mainly cover unique adventure & trekking tours, and GLOBAL will operate cultural and luxury travels for small groups and individuals.

Find your bucket list.

Tailor-Made Itineraries

Youth is not a time of life.

It is a state of mind. It is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees. 

It is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions.

It is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

– Samuel Ullman –

We, “Global Youth Bureau” adhere to Samuel Ullman’s perspective by providing “YOUTH” to our customers.

We work closely with our partner companies around the world to fulfill our customers’ wishes and ensure their satisfaction.

Key Strategies

We are committed to the excellence in tourism

・Each staff is active in all processes of making tours including planning, inspecting, arranging, making brochures and escorting tours. We guarantee the highest standard of service and warmhearted tours.

・Tour leaders are specialists. We keep expanding our knowledge and interest.

・Our itineraries are flexible. Enjoy your leisure time at hotel or going for a stroll.

・We emphasize on discovering authentic restaurants which serve regional and artful dishes.

・We are happy to custom itineraries as you wish. Feel free to ask for arranging tickets, restaurants, a guide, a private car, or you can also upgrade your room and flights

・We coordinate tours by considering guests’ background and personal information. We make sure that your needs will be well taken care of.


・For your preparation, we will inform you of the present situation of locals, what-to-bring, latest updates on weather, currency, and any other conditions.

・We use an earphone receiver which helps you to hear bilingual guide’s explanation regardless of distance.

・In case of an emergency, we operate twenty-four hours a day.

business Lineup

GLOBAL Is No Longer Just A Travel Agency

Senior Life Design

“Sun City” is a luxury retirement residence designed for seniors. We have expanded our business into a new platform.​

Online Contents

We provide chef’s recommendation and hard-to-find ingredients for home cooks through our online store.

We have received heart-felt Messages from all over the world.

Messages from our Partners

When Foreign Countries Still Literally Meant Lands Far Away Across The Ocean.

Global has been one of Japan’s leading specialists in overseas travel for almost 55 years. In just two years after the deregulation of overseas travel in 1964, our predecessor “Europe Cultural Studies Association” was established in Kagoshima. 

long establish tour company in Japan

beginning of Today's tailored tours.

long established tour

With the special brand of know-how and long years of experience, we offer overseas tours not only in Europe but also featuring a wide scope of destinations including Egypt, Greece, Morocco, and Tunisia. We also used to arrange some onsite training and home-stay programs such as agricultural study tours to learn the local dairy in Holland.

New and innovative approaches to travel as a means of
cultural edification.

Ever since our inaugural European tour in 1966, our primary focus is providing the means to fulfill the objectives expressed in our philosophy. A philosophy that defines travel as an ongoing process of discovery aimed at promoting a greater appreciation of other people, cultures, and ways of thinking as an important first step on the road to international understanding and goodwill. Now and then, Global’s tour is designed to let travelers experience the unique flavor of the destinations at its very best.

Uyuni salt flat
Our tour group at the Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia.

2020 is the Age of Innovation.

Japan travel agency

Today, Global is no longer just a travel agency. We are to expand our business into a platform of the “Hospitality Industry” by forming a partnership with “Sun City” which provides the high-end retirement residence for seniors.

Under the current situation, we moved our headquarter to a brand-new office which is designed to avoid airborne infection so that we can secure a safe and clean workplace.