Company History


Sep.HANATOUR JAPAN(Co., Ltd.) founded

Sep.Joined Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)

Nov.Registered as Tourism Agency Travel Industry Type 1

Dec.Selected for Japan Council of Travel Agents for Chinese Visitors

Dec.Started services for inbound travelers from overseas other than Korea

Dec.Start of service for outbound travelers


Sep.Opened Kyushu sales office


Feb.Relocated head office to Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Apr.Acquired official passenger agency license from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

May.Acquired YUAI KANKO BUS (Ltd.) as a subsidiary


Jul.Opened Osaka sales office

Jul.Opened special site for Japanese inn reservations (


Aug.Relocated head office to Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Oct.Opened Haneda Airport Information Counter


Jun.Opened Hokkaido sales office


Mar.Opened a Korean sales office

May.Founded AllegroxTM Hotel Management (Co., Ltd.)

Jun.Absorbed Hanatour International Japan (Co., Ltd.) in a merger


Jan.Started operating Kurukuru Bus

Mar.STARSHOP&LINE (Ltd.) founded as a subsidiary

May.Opened STAR SHOP Fukuoka store

Dec.Opened Okinawa sales office

Dec.Started operating Kurukuru Car Rental


Jan.Opened Kansai Airport counter

Apr.Opened Tmark City Hotel Sapporo



Apr.Opened STAR SHOP Osaka store

Apr.Opened YUAI KANKO BUS Hokkaido sales office

Nov.Opened YUAI KANKO BUS Kyushu sales office


Jan.Opened YUAI KANKO BUS Okinawa sales office

Jan.Founded Hanatour Japan System Vietnam (Co., Ltd.)

Feb.Opened India liaison office

Apr.Opened STAR SHOP Sapporo store

Sep.YUAI KANKO BUS (Ltd.) The Japan Bus Association "Safety Evaluation" Certification

Dec.HANATOUR JAPAN (Co., Ltd.) listed on the TSE's Mothers market (Currently, Growth market)


Jan.Opened a reservation management system for hotel of B to B (JAPAN TOMARU)

Jan.Opened ticket sales site (

Mar.YUAI KANKO BUS (Co., Ltd.) has been reorganized from a limited company to a stock company.

Jul.Opened Tmark City Hotel Tokyo Omori


Feb.Opened Indonesia liaison office

Jul.Opened a travel services sales site integrated with Japan Topken and Japan Tomaru (Gorilla)

Dec.Opened Tmark City Hotel Sapporo Odori


Feb.Transferred Kurukuru Rental Car business as part of business structure reform

Apr.Local sales offices (Osaka, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Okinawa) integrated into Tokyo head office


Mar.Opened Hotel Senren Kyoto Higashiyama Kiyomizu

Apr.Acquired Tour Operato Quality Certification

May.Relocated head office to Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Aug.Liquidated STARSHOP & LINE as part of business structure reform

Aug.Acquired Privacy Mark Certification

Nov.Increased capital to 1.771 billion yen


Mar.Opened Tmark City Hotel Kanazawa

Apr.Transistion to Growth market, Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nov.Closed "Hotel Senren Kyoto Higashiyama Kiyomizu" by agreement to terminate the lease contract


May.Decreased capital to 100 million yen

May.Re-opened Kyushu Office by rebound in inbound travel demand

Jul.Re-opened Hokkaido Office by rebound in inbound travel demand