Yamato Travel Bureau - History


 For more information, please call: 

250 East First Street, Suite 1112
L.A., CA 90012

(213) 680-0333

(213) 680-2825

E-mail: info@yamatotravel.com


Yamato Travel Bureau® was founded in 1957 by Eddie K. Yamato.
Eddie was born in Hawaii and he ventured to California to find there was a part
of the population that required help in immigration, accounting, insurance and
many other service matters. He started the Yamato Service Bureau in 1923 to
meet these needs. With various departments in his company, Mr. Yamato strived
to provide service to anyone who needed assistance. The travel division was an
outgrowth of the employment division. After his passing in 1960, Peggy Yamato Mikuni, the oldest daughter, having been with Yamato Travel Bureau® since its inception, has carried on the business.
Yamato Travel Bureau® was established with the motto, "Our reputation is built on courteous service." All sales agents are trained to handle each request courteously
with clients' special requests and desires in mind.  Many satisfied and repeat clients
give us the gratification and incentive to continue servicing our valued clients. 
Along with the necessary ARC and IATAN business, bonding and insurance qualifications,  Yamato Travel Bureau® is a long-standing member of the American Society of Travel  Agents, Pacific Area Travel Association, Cruise Lines International Association, as well as a member of the nation-wide consortium, Vacation.com.

What we do

Yamato Travel Bureau® is a full-service travel agency handling all phases of
individual, group, and corporate travel. Not only do we package our own tours,
we sell all nationally-advertised programs with companies such as Abercrombie
and Kent, Collette Vacations, Disney Vacations, General Tours, Globus Tours, Maupintour, Pleasant Holidays, Tauck Tours, to name a few. As an official agency member of the Cruise Lines International Association, we sell all the major cruise companies, a few of which are Carnival, Crystal, Cunard, Disney, Holland-America,
NCL, Princess, Regent Seven Seas. As a member of a national consortium, Yamato
Travel Bureau® can offer very attractive prices on many cruise sailings and tours.
With our experienced and knowledgeable staff, we feel we can be of service in helping
select the right tour or cruise for you.
Yamato Travel Bureau® will continue to offer our selection of  in-house tours,
which are escorted by a Yamato Travel Bureau® representative. We are very
proud of the success of our tours and the wonderful following we have maintained throughout the years.  We hope one or more of our tours will be of interest to you.
Please take advantage of the many services Yamato Travel Bureau® can provide.
We look forward to hearing from you!

President:                                                               Peggy T. Mikuni

Leisure and Corporate Department:    Masako Kakimoto, Japanese Division
                                                                                Sandy Abe, Sales Agent 

Group and Incentive Department:        Noreen Tanamachi-Liu,  Manager
                                                                                Sharon Seto, Sales Agent & Tour Escort 
Operations, Tour development & Tour Director:  Philippe Theriault
Accounting Department:                          Shari Masuda, Manager