About Us

Access Inc. is a locally owned and independent tourism marketing and sales company based in Tokyo with over 40 years of experience providing a broad range of tourism marketing and sales services, building awareness and appeal within the Japan market.

Access Inc. represented “Dollar Rent A Car” as its Japan GSA over 30 years through March 2016 and we handled over 30,000 Japanese customer bookings annually. With the reorganization of global rental car brands, we shifted in April 2016 to represent a rental car meta search and booking engine, “Rentingcarz” (B2C) and “Agentcars” (B2B) who offers car rental products from all the major car rental brands and guarantee customer satisfaction with the easiest way to search and select your car rental at the best price.


Along with representing “Dollar Rent A Car”, “Rentingcarz” and “Agentcars”, we have represented B2C and B2B tourism marketing services for various destinations and brands.

Company NameAccess Inc.
Type of ServiceTourism marketing and sales company
FoundedFebruary 1984
PresidentTakashi Ichikura
Address Access Inc.
Kyodo Building 6F #65
2-3-15 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023


Access Inc. along with its advisor and partner is uniquely qualified to deliver outstanding representation, sales, promotional and public relations services for clients. Access Inc. is located in Nihombashi (which translates as Bridge of Japan), one of Tokyo’s most populated, high-end district. Access Inc. maintains the proper infrastructure, staffing and administrative ability necessary to manage daily marketing responsibilities.

  • Direct involvement of Takashi Ichikura bringing his experience, knowledge and industry network to its clients
  • Dedication geared to small number of clients in providing the best work possible in a personalized manner, ensuring quality and value.
  • Experience in achieving sales, brand awareness, appeal and positive results. Its hardworking and multilingual staff offer market insight, diverse networks, and strategic and innovative solutions.
  • Relations with extensive network of partners across Japan, including travel trade (airlines, travel companies, corporate/incentive buyers, hotels, retail and activity companies, industry organizations), consumer and trade media, event organizers and other private tourism and non-tourism brands.
  • Capabilities for fulfilling and surpassing marketing needs. Despite being a small company, Access Inc., in conjunction with its affiliates, can provide high-quality, full-service, integrated marketing solutions and one-on-one attention.


Takashi Ichikura, President

Ichikura started his professional career in 1983 at Dentsu Inc https://www.dentsu.co.jp/en/ Japan’s #1 advertising and marketing agency. During his 20 years at Dentsu, he was responsible for managing operations in the agency’s international offices in Korea, the United Kingdom and Japan.

His key clients with the agency were All Nippon Airways (ANA) and ANA group companies including ANA Hotels. Ichikura was in charge of overseeing the development, coordination and execution of product launches for ANA’s inaugural flights to 8 international destinations and new ANA Hotels both domestically and internationally.

In 2004, he turned himself into destination management business and headed Hawaii Tourism Japan for 8 years (January 2004 – December 2011), won Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority contract and most recently represented Marianas Visitors Authority for 7 years (October 2016 – January 2024).


With over four decades of marketing and management experience, Ichikura as the company principal provides industry insight and strategic counsel for destination marketing in Japan. Ichikura was featured in New York Times’ “Next Era Leaders”