The City of 10,000 Shrines awaits your corporate event. With a backdrop of the cultural center of Japan, it is a great place to get your employees to have an appreciation for Japanese culture and to show your own dedication to utilizing Japan for its culture rather than trying to replace it with your own.



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team building


We help your teams remove the borders that separate them from one another. We help them bridge the cultural divides and work together toward common goals.

meetings and incentives


We can entertain your celebratory getaways to exotic destinations throughout the Land of the Rising Sun. There are rewards for achieving goals that are quite worthwhile!

business consulting


We provide a variety of business consulting services to better identify the causes of problems to root out the difficulties and come up with innovative ways to enhance the culture and processes that will enable your company to become stronger.

corporate event


We can provide improv comedy, game shows, magic shows, and murder mystery dinners to entertain your company party for milestone events that will help your employees bond and feel appreciated.

private parties


For families and friends getting together, we have private party entertainment that can help make your special occasions even more special. We consult with you to come up with the best options for your group.

keynote speaker


We can bring a wide range of keynote speakers to liven up your events and to help bring to light subjects that you would like to address. These can be experts, people who have experienced amazing adventures, authors, or comedic characters.

A Bonding Workshop is a great way to bring employees together and get them to see each other as individuals rather than job titles. These workshops can be used to teach a variety of other lessons including presentation skills, sales, communication, electronic communication, conflict resolution, and mental agility. Ask us today how a bonding workshop can help you accomplish your goals!

Consult with us to better determine how to achieve your corporate goals without anyone knowing that you are doing anything other than providing entertainment. Our Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, Game Shows, Teambuilding Workshops, Scavenger Hunts, or Improv Comedy Shows can all be used for bonding your employees to provide team buliding throughout the area covered by the city. Whether around one of the many institutions of higher learning in the city, at one of the many corporations that headquarter here, such as Nintendo, or simply at one of the thousands of temples and shrines, we can help you get to know the area better and can bring people together with fun and laughter. It is our goal to help our clients while facilitating understanding between our clients and their Japanese partners and employees.

food venue

We do not have our own venues. We come to any restaurant, hotel, resort, club, or home. We can work with groups of any size in whatever location you want. Some of the great locations include The Four Seasons, The Hotel Granvia, Hotel Okura, The Westin Miyako, the Prince Kyoto Takaragaike, The Hyatt Regency, The Tower, The Ritz-Carlton, The Suiran, The Crown Plaza, The Nikko Princess, and numerous others. Of course, we can also serve at locations throughout Honshu. The specific location may impact the cost and we will discuss this with you.

We can now consult for our clients throughout the Japanese islands, though there may be legal hurdles in some locations. These should not prove that difficult to surmount. Hiring THEY improv allows the best that the US has to offer for our American multi-national companies working within Japan and to help companies understand and respect the cultural differences of their hosts. This allows for familiar programs to be brought to their locations at potentially a fraction of the cost of some other more expensive options while saving very costly situations that a cultural faux pas may cause.

We lead the way, providing murder mystery shows to get people to bond as they work together in groups, solving a series of problems. By doing so, they develop relationships with coworkers while determining the culprit. We have versions with our actors, and others using your executives as the suspects. This can also be done virtually to allow interrogations to occur overseas and in several locations at the same time. Contact us to determine how we can help you to bond your employees and partners without them even knowing! Likewise, we have mysteries that do not involve a murder.


We can help to get to know the city better by having participants search the area in a scavenger hunt. These low-tech adventures get teams collaborating while disovering interesting things and taking photographs of tourist locations. This can be done in different areas depending on your desire and every scavenger hunt is customized to the group and to the locations, including changes that might occur just a few days before the event.

kyoto scavenger hunt

Improvisational comedy is a great way to have an ensemble entertain your group. Catching the lightning in a bottle, you experience moments that can never be repeated because everything is made up in the moment. The audience shares the creative process and can be active participants in the fun. We are quite congnizant of the need to maintain the dignity of your employees and executives during the process. Simply put, we make them look like stars!

Game shows invite your group to participate more directly through actually coming up on stage, and being put through TV Show-styled game shows to compete for not-very-expensive prizes (we wouldn't want anyone unhappy that they didn't win). This includes many of television's more popular shows along with more customized shows for your group. Truth Be Told is an offshoot of a popular import. This involves your people defending statements about their past which may or may not be true. Trivia Nights, similar to the popular pub games, gets teams to bond with one another and find out more about their coworkers outside of work. Our Audience Olympiads splits your group into two or three teams and have them compete in simple and fun feats of bravado. This can be Human Horseshoes or Face the Cookie, as examples. And if you don't know what those are, we look forward to a fun conversation!


WE CARE FOR YOU! We care for you and your guests. We will discuss your desires for safety measures regarding Covid-19 and want you to feel secure in the knowledge that we are looking out for you, our client.

If you want to have a high-quality show for your friends and family, we can help you with unique performance options. These can give you a private party that your guests will remember! Talk to us and we can come up with ideas that you may never have been able to think of.

The people of Kyoto are very proud of their city and all of the great places that there are to do practically anything. Different areas lend themselves to different interests and activities. We can go to the various locations and bring a variety of options for your entertainment and team building needs. This can include the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the museums, sports facilities, or the office buildings and conference spaces throughout the city. Simply reach out to find out how we can help your Kyoto corporate event succeed beyond your expectations!


We Can Literally Speak Your Language



Most of THEY improv events are conducted in English. English tends to be the shared common language of our clients, though we may need to make some adjustments for varying cultures and backgrounds. Pop culture, for instance, might not be as shared. We will be happy to discuss your needs and adjust.



We can operate corporate events in a bilingual environment. Let us know your concerns and we will adapt our approach to address your needs in our program. This will likely be Japanese. We will go over rates and fees and determine the best approach.



We do have facilitators from all over the world who can operate for your group remotely or in-person in a variety of languages. Simply reach out and ask and we can work on developing options for your needs.

We serve Kyoto with Team Building options to enhance employees through our processes. This includes the entire city area. As the Cultural Heart of Japan, we can bring the entertainment to your group rather than you having to come to us and show respect to the sites along the way. Let us bond employees to reduce turnover while bridging the cultural divides between transplanted workers and local hires. Simply contact us to find out how we can help!


We service the entire region from the THEY improv HQ in the United States. The best way to contact us is by email at Later, we can set up Zoom or Teams meetings or phone calls.

Some of Our Clients

Our clients include a Who's Who of international business and feature major players including over half of the Fortune 500. These are just a few of our high-profile clients whose companies have been improved by hiring THEY improv to enhance their businesses with our programs.



Tokyo is the capital of the country and is both the political and economic cetner. It is where people most often come to do business from around the world.



The City of 10,000 Shrines is the cultural center of the country. Having events here is a great way to show respect for Japanese culture and to instill that respect in those visiting to work.



Osaka is a major financial hub for the country and often serves as a backdrop for the financing behind major business decisions that are made.



Japan's Port City is the second most populous in the country. With the shipping industry, the focus is on international comerce and its impact locally.



The city is a major port and has over 100 international corporations with regional headquarters located here. There are many facilities for holding events, including in Arima Onsen for their Hot Springs.



A major hub for the automobile and aeronatics industries, the city has become known as a center for meetings & incentives events, conferences and exhibitions.