What is K-Tours?
K-Tours Osaka came to be as a cooperation of a group of like-minded businesses, to provide a tour service like no other. Based on the south-side of Osaka, a part of the greater Kansai region of Japan, K-Tours specialises in the Japanese performance car industry, predominately with car dress-up, drifting, and racing.
The staff of K-Tours all work together for the same reason, to share our experience, knowledge and secrets of Japan’s performance car industry to the world! Our aim is to eliminate the guess-work of Japan by providing translated, easy to navigate tours with experienced guides on a conventional budget.
Who is K-Tours?
From Capalaba City, Queensland Australia, JDM Garage is a workshop that specialises in the sales of performance used cars and parts. Erin has been coming to Japan for both business and pleasure since 2005, on the look-out for the best deals to pass onto his customers. From the beginning of parcels to pallets, Erin now regularly exports full load containers of parts from Japan, for his clients as well as stock for his workshop.
‘The mouth of K-Tours’
Erin is the front line of K-Tours, with the most experience with handling customers directly, he is responsible for customer relations and generally making sure the customers get from the tour exactly what they are expecting and more!
Shane on left and Erin on far right, pictured here at B West
From Izumiotsu City in Osaka, Japan, S&S Auto is a sister company of ACACE, a major vehicle related export company trading out of Osaka City, Japan. Originating from Shane’s hobby of car building and tuning in Australia and then Japan from 2004, S&S Auto began with the support of his wife Satoco, after seeing a need to supply a knowledgeable export service specifically to performance car related customers around the world.
‘The eyes of K-Tours’
Rely on Shane for scheduling, decisions, and generally getting the tour underway. The most experienced with tuning, he is also responsible for making sure the cars used in K-Tours are setup and working no matter what!
From Kaizuka City in Osaka, Japan, AP Connection is a mail order new parts supplier, buying discounted parts directly from Japanese suppliers and exporting worldwide. Ai began AP Connection when she turned her hobby of ordering parts for friends, into a profitable business. AP Connection now has many connections with famous tuning shops and wholesale suppliers throughout Japan.
‘The ears of K-Tours’
Ai listens out for interesting things going on, she brings the latest updates and the freshest news to K-Tours. With the broadest connections, Ai makes sure K-Tours isn’t left behind!
Seen here with Nakamura from Team Burst
From Nagoya City in Nagoya, Japan, Hayatonka is an export company trading in both cars and parts for supply to customers worldwide. Ewan started Hayatonka as a family business from his home in Nagoya, originally exporting performance parts to friends back in New Zealand. Now-days Hayatonka exports containers and cars to customers all over the world. In case you didn’t know Haya means fast in Japanese, and Tonka… we think you can get the rest!
‘The hands of K-Tours’
Ewan is the machine for getting the job done, the most experienced member for labour tasks, he is the mechanic on hand to make sure everything is working. If there is something not functioning correctly expect him to be the first to find and fix the issue!
Yes, he didnt spin!
From Sakai City in Osaka, Japan, Jesse Streeter is a household name for fast mail order supply of new and used parts. Jesse started the company with his wife Akemi, priding themselves on reliability and being the most cost efficient possible.
‘The crash-king of K-Tours’
Jesse is the resident drifter, with years of experience behind the wheel, he is internationally renowned for his consistant backwards entries. Jesse’s down-to-earth attitude makes him the ideal teaching aid!