Japan Koi Export (JKX) is a well-established company based in Ojiya City, Niigata, which is in the very heartland of Japanese Koi. JKX specializes in supplying koi, whether personally selected by you here in Japan or via this website or the spring Console price list , to around the world from the leading breeders here in Niigata and other areas of Japan. Buying trips can be arranged for you to personally select koi from the breeders or come on one of our tours. JKX work closely with the breeders to promote koi from here in Niigata to around the world. One such way JKX does this is by Koi Master Class, which is now in its 15th year.
Martin Symonds formed JKX to bring the very best Niigata koi to people at the very lowest possible prices, or “farm prices” as he calls it. For 33 years he has been buying and shipping Japanese koi around the world. JKX are not agents, or “middle men” who visit this area a couple of times a year, but are working in Ojiya, Niigata on a daily basis – working side by side with many of the breeders. This long-term close friendship and business relationship with the breeders gives a unique inside knowledge to the best koi available. Over the years, customers of JKX have come to appreciate this close relationship, and many therefore return year after year. For you to be satisfied is something we strive for – something that is certainly also the “Japanese Way”.
“Whether you come with us for 1 day, 1 week or longer at JKX to buy Koi, Bonsai, Antiques or take one of our tours, you will quickly realise why JKX can be the best partner for you as a hobbyisit or for your business. In Japan we call it “Yukuri, yukuri,” which means “slowly, slowly”. I want our association to grow slowly and for a long time with us at JKX. I look forward to welcoming you to Japan.” Martin Symonds