Another great trip with Koitrips this year. This has been my 3rd consecutive Autumn Harvest and it just gets better and better. I bought a really nice Nisai last year and left it to grow in Japan. I actually harvested it myself this trip and she was much bigger, and much better. I have already […]

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Japan buying trip October 2018

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

The All Japan Koi Show buying trip and the Spring buying trip to Japan are now over. Lets hope the summer is a great time for Koi keepers all over the world. Coming up next is the Autumn harvest trip. We are posting this early because we already have names down for the trip and […]

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Spring Trip Update

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

The Spring trip is half way through now. Some excellent Koi to be had around the mountains. The dealers who are with us are finding the fish they need to take back to their shops and sell to their clients. The weather has been brilliant, 15-20C every day so far, its wonderful in the mountains. […]

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Japan trip – Spring 2018

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

The time is here again – Japan trip – Spring 2018. Koitrips will be leaving to Japan in the next 24 hours for our second trip of 2018. We will of course be joined by 2 other clients, one returning customer and a new customer. The clients are both dealers who are taking time to […]

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Koitrips update – March 2018

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

Just a quick update from Koitrips. The Spring Koi buying trip to Japan is now fast approaching. We will be back in the beautiful mountains of Yamakoshi with clients in the next week. We will be looking at the best Jumbo Tosai Japan has to offer, Koi from all the main breeders. We will be […]

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Koitrips.com at the BKKS National Koi Show

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

Koitrips will have a stand at the 2018 BKKS National Koi Show. This is the first time we have done a show since starting up Koitrips.com There will be nothing for sale at the show but we will be joined with many of the clients who have actually been to Japan with us and bought […]

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What does Japan cost?

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

I get many emails regarding the actual price of a trip to Japan. Obviously the costs are different depending where you are flying from but I can do a rough guide to pricing from the UK. Flights are not too different from anywhere else. I will base my example on a 1 week trip to […]

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Quick Japan update…

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

Yesterday we visited Isawa Nishikigoi Centre, the home of Matsunosuke. Decided to drive which on the way was great, we shook off the snow and drove into the beautiful sunshine. Then today we got the clients with us their quota of Tosai. Its been a very busy trip!

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Update from Niigata

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

Its snowing!! The snow is really heavy, some of the worst snowfall we have seen at this time of year, crazy! We still managed to get out and find Koi though, the Japanese are very efficient when it comes to things like this so we could get to the breeders.

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A vist to Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

By Tim Waddington,
Filed in Japan

This morning before the All Japan Koi Show we visited the world famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. This is one of the largest fish markets where everything is imported to from all over the world. Amazing to see the range of Fish there for sale…to eat! Here are a few pics from this morning.

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