About Us

Meet Our Team

Trips, experiences, and places. All in one service.

Nanami Granger

Founder & CEO

Born in Tokyo. After graduating from Keio University (SFC), Nanami entered a major brokerage firm. She then worked as a management consultant in America and Japan, and later as an executive in an artificial intelligence startup, after which she founded Eighty Days.

Shoji Kasugai

Tour Planner

As a travel journalist familiar with the deep and hidden aspects of Japan, Shoji has worked to create travel plans in Eighty Days. He also writes photo-based articles and interview pieces for news outlets including the Sunday Mainichi and the Weekly Economist.

Ciara Blount

Travel Designer & Tour Guide

Born in rural Vermont and raised in New York City. Graduated from Fordham University and moved to Japan where she developed dual careers in voice work and tourism. Announcer for West Japan Railway and enthusiastic promoter of rural Japan’s undeniable charms.

Jennifer Gregory

Travel Designer

Born in the United Kingdom. She moved to Japan to complete her Master’s degree at Nagoya University Graduate School, and after graduating, worked as a technical translator for Mitsubishi Electric. Now a member at Eighty Days, she is excited to promote Japan’s most scenic areas and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Hiroyuki Nakamura

IT Manager

Developed web services during his university days. Engaged in R&D, network establishment, as well as the development of internal services in a local bioinformatics venture company, after graduating with a Master degree in Bioinformatics.

Yuri Yano

Travel Designer

Born in Tokyo. After getting Master’s degree from Kyoto University, Yuri started working as a youth worker to connect local people and places. Now she is owning her English school to organize workshops for local tour guides. Enthusiastic for connecting people to unforgettable experiences in Japan.

Giovanna Aversa

Senior Travel Designer

Born in Italy. Graduated from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Japanese Language, she moved to Japan in 2015. Passionate about travel, she has being working in the industry for few years now and wants to use her experience to plan the best trip for Eighty Days’ customers.

Gonzague Gay-Bouchery

Videographer & Web Designer

Born in France, recieved in 2008 the Power50 Award, as the 50 most influential people in technology alongside Steve Jobs, Steve Balmer… Gonzague fully embrace his passion for filmaking and documentary making since 2015 as a professional videographer aiming to promote Japan one video at a time!

Our Story

Inspired & Passionate Travelers

As the world population reaches 7.6 billion, the problems brought forth by overpopulation are coming to a head. Meanwhile, economically advanced countries are experiencing declining populations and birth rates, with Japan standing at the forefront of this trend.

Japan’s ancient streetscapes and natural environment have managed to maintain their beauty to the present day by coexisting with their inhabitants. But this ancient coexistence is beginning to fray. The Japanese country side is now dotted with abandoned houses, and without young people to pass them down to, it’s cultural traditions face a crisis of succession.

At the same time as Japan’s population has continued to fall, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan has increased five-fold in the last six years. We here at Eighty Days saw this as an opportunity to harness the power of Japan’s growing number of tourists to make a contribution to Japan’s regional revitalization efforts.

In 2017 we were accredited as a Yunus Social Business Company.

Our Vision

Journeys worth taking

We envision a world in which tourism can promote positive change for both travellers coming from afar and the locals who welcome them.


We aim to develop tourism in impoverished regions of Japan to help stimulate economic activity and promote exchange of culture and ideas.


– We’ll guide you through the beautiful yet rarely visited countryside of Japan
– Encounter wonderful traditions and culture that should never be lost
– Meet many people living lives that may seem unusual to you
– We offer a story (journey) that you will talk about for the rest of your life

See our vision for sustainable travel.


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