The Best Guides for Your Tour to Japan
I was born and raised in Kyoto and spent my career as a travel advisor for both international and domestic travel as well as being a tour guide. I live in my father’s family home in a traditional village near Kyoto called Kameoka. Here I welcome travelers from all over the world to show them rural Japan and authentic Japanese activities. My motto as a tour guide is to not only show travelers famous sights but too also present authentic experiences and opportunities to connect with people and local festivals. This helps them to better understand Japan. My hobbies are to visit new countries to see how the people there live and organic gardening using traditional Japanese methods.
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I was born and raised in Kyoto and have been showing travelers Japan as a certified national tour guide for over 10 years. I lived and studied in the United States for 2 years and love international travel. I mainly guide around Tokyo as it is a fantastic city with a lot of charm. One of the best parts of Tokyo is its diversity where you can enjoy art, architecture, food, history, gardens, and other aspects of this dynamic metropolis. I can also guide in Nikko, Kamakura, and Hakone. Your sighting itinerary will be created just for you so let me know what interests you about Japan and I will create a very special day for you.
I am an A grade guide of the JAPAN GUIDE ASSOCIATION and certified Japanese Sake sommelier so let me know if you want to try sake. I have guided travelers all over Japan including 35 different prefectures. My main focus is guiding travelers in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, and my hometown of Osaka. I have a lot of information about these cities from a local perspective. I love to show my travelers the hidden gems that not all tourists get to experience.
In addition to non-traditional tourist attractions, I will also guide you to top-rated tourist attractions, such as World Heritage Sites, iconic landmarks, picturesque Japanese gardens, historic spots, and Japanese restaurants. These experiences can also include a mixture of hidden secret places where only locals visit. Depending on how much time you have in Japan, I can advise you on how to get around and provide options for exploring on your own. I am able to customize the tour experience as you want, whether this is your first time in Japan or your tenth trip.
I have an enthusiastic and warm personality. I also pride myself on having an engaging sense of humor. I deliver high quality customized sightseeing to meet your needs and share my knowledge and passion about the charm of Japan. I love touring and meeting guests from all walks of life, sharing who I am, and sharing my country with travelers. It is my experience and belief that your smile is of the utmost priority. I work hard to make every tour fun and interesting.
I am a native resident of Kanazawa and a nationally licensed tour guide. I specialize in guiding travelers around Kanazawa and its surrounding area like Hokuriku Region and Gifu Prefecture. My work experience in Walt Disney World Florida has helped me develop a deep respect for the understanding of cultural differences. While touring in Kanazawa and other sights, I would like to assist visitors to help them feel comfortable with my warm hospitality. After my tour, I want guests to love Japan even more. Some of my interests in Japanese culture are in art, calligraphy, and especially tea ceremony. For example, I like to visit museums and art festivals such as the “Oku-Noto Triennale” which is held in Ishikawa Prefecture. It would be my pleasure to guide you and I look forward to meeting you.
I was born and brought up in Sapporo which is the capital of Hokkaido prefecture, Japan’s northernmost island. I’m an experienced guide around Hokkaido and Tohoku. If you are interested in another aspect of Japan, untouched nature, beautiful mountains and mysterious blue lakes, tasting fresh seafood then Hokkaido is one of the best destinations. Especially in the winter season, you will be able to enjoy plenty of snow activities, skiing, snowboarding or riding snowmobiles in wild snowfields.
I currently live in Gero Onsen City, which is famous for its hot springs. I used to be a high school PE teacher in Takayama City. So, I know these cities like the back of my hand. I also visit Matsumoto, Kanazawa, and Toyama, quite often. Occasionally, I guide in Kanto and Kansai area, too. After retirement, I studied English and medicine and am now acting as a medical interpreter and volunteer for various sport events as well.
A very warm welcome to Japan! I have been a tour guide licensed since 1997. Japan has a lot of different faces. There are modern skyscrapers as well as historical sites like shrines, temples and castles. Beautiful views of the mountains and lakes also attract our hearts. This harmony of modernity, tradition and nature is the charm of this country. I would love to travel with you to show various attractive aspects of Japan. I spent thirty years working in a major bank as an executive. I also worked for more than ten years at a listed food service company as a member of the board. In the past, I lived in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Indonesia on business. I travelled around 35 countries including frequent visits to the United States. I also stayed in Brazil when I was a schoolboy where I went to an American School. I can guide you in English or French in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt Fuji area, Nikko, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara or Hiroshima.
A very warm welcome to Japan! I will be glad to guide you around Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko, and other areas in Japan. I hope you are living in peace and when the right time comes, please visit Japan. I am, from all my heart, looking forward to showing you around this beautiful country.
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It was our first trip to Japan. Working with Jeff was a pleasure. His knowledge of the country and local contacts were very helpful. Choice...
Working with Jeff at Rediscover Tours was a wonderful experience. He helped me plan a 10 day trip of a lifetime to Japan with my mother...
I would like to take this opportunity to commend and thank you for the marvelous vacation we recently enjoyed in Japan. The entire experience exceeded...
Years after years we have selected the best specialists about Japan. They have at least lived a minimum of 10 years in the country. They are here to answer all your questions and to make your tour just the way you want it.
Jeff was born in a south suburb of Chicago named South Holland and lived in Japan for 14 years. He now lives in Commerce Township, Michigan with his wife Yoshimi, son Shota, and daughter Mina. He enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering with his daughter’s marching band, cycling and training & teaching Aikido.
Michiyo was born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture though currently lives in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Her main passions in life is traveling all around the world and enjoying their cultures.
Noriko was born in Nagoya. During her childhood she moved around Japan following her father’s office transfer. She especially liked her time in Shizuoka, facing Mt Fuji. She now lives in Minoo (in the suburb of Osaka). Noriko graduated from Hiroshima university. She’s been to Malaysia, Thailand and Europe (Germany and Bulgaria). Her hobbies are hiking, reading and surfing.
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