Japan


Meet the team


Jarrod Stenhouse

Managing Director

Jarrod Stenhouse’s passion for travel has developed from a pastime into a profession and he now heads up our operations in Japan as the Managing Director of Destination Asia Japan. After studying business in his native Australia, Jarrod set off for Japan in 2003 and promptly fell in love with the country.

He spent three years as a tour leader – the perfect position to combine his love of travel and Asia – leading small groups through China, Mongolia, and of course Japan. During this time, Jarrod was able to travel extensively throughout the country’s lesser visited regions, ranging from the arctic wilderness of the Shiretoko Peninsula in Eastern Hokkaido, down to remote Yakushima Island in Southern Kyushu. This experience opened his eyes to the untapped tourism potential the country had to offer.


Theo Dunkley

Director of Cruise Operations

Theo brings to Destination Asia Japan over 20 years of solid work history in the hospitality and tourism industry, encompassing airline, cruise and hotel sectors. Coupled with his ‘no problem, all is possible’ Jamaican mentality, it has enabled him to hone a highly versatile skill-set. This allows for an in-depth understanding of the various components required to deliver an exceptional guest experience at every phase of their journey. This is topped off with the belief that, ‘diversity & inclusion mines the best of humanity’ – thus making established goals easier to attain and surpass!

A former onboard Shore Excursion Manager for over 12 years, he was one of the pioneers assisting with the development of Asia as a cruise destination when cruising was in its infancy in the region. A passionate traveler, Theo has visited more than 60% of the world in addition to living and working in multiple countries, including: Jamaica, USA, Italy, Norway and Sweden.


Yumiko Kuzuhara

Cruise Manager

Yumiko has an extensive background in the cruise industry both within Japan and internationally. Yumiko joins us from a major outbound agency where, for the past five years she organized experiences and worked as a tour leader within Mediterranean and Caribbean destinations.

Yumiko has an extensive background in the cruise industry both within Japan and internationally. Yumiko joins us from a major outbound agency where, for the past five years she organized experiences and worked as a tour leader within Mediterranean and Caribbean destinations.