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Some of Our Guides

Rediscover Tours only hire the best guides for your tour. They will make the difference between a good day and an experience that you will never forget. Years after years we have selected the best specialists around Japan. Hiring a great guide will add a whole new depth to your time in Japan and the destination you are exploring. All of our guides are extremely professional and knowledgeable. They will meet you at your hotel, listen to your travel style, and will suggest a sightseeing itinerary that is specifically designed for you.
Fukiko Teramachi

Fukiko Teramachi

I was born and raised in Kyoto. I have long worked as a domestic and international travel advisor, besides being a tourist guide. I now live in my father's family home in a traditional village near Kyoto, where I open to foreign guests. My motto as a tourist guide is not only to show famous tourist destinations, but also try to give an experience of authentic, and still alive village festivals, or people's life to understand a bit more about Japan. My hobbies are visiting unknown countries and experiencing the lives of people there, and here at home I enjoy organic gardening by a traditional Japanese method.
Find out more about Fukiko: The Hospitality of Rural Kyoto

Junko Dogauchi

Junko Dogauchi

I have been working as a certified national tour guide for about 10 years. I lived in the United states for 2 years over 30 years ago. I love traveling inside and outside of Japan. I’m mainly guiding in Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura and Hakone.. So, it is a great pleasure for me to introduce the best part of this country to foreign visitors. Tokyo is a fantastic city. It has a lot of charms such as art, architecture, food, history, garden,and many more. According to your request, let’s create a tour only for you!

Miichi Yoshiro

Miichi Yoshiro

I am an A grade guide of the JAPAN GUIDE ASSOCIATION, certified Sake sommelier and have guided visitors around many areas in 35 Prefectures of Japan. I am especially experienced in guiding tours of Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji and my hometown of Osaka. I have a lot of information about these cities from the local perspective. I'd love to show my guests 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 cuisine 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 to 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 tours 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 guests. It is my experience and belief that your smile is of the utmost priority. I work hard to make every tour fun and interesting.

Junko Shinoda

Junko Shinoda

I am a native resident of Kanazawa and a national licensed guide. I'm specialized in guiding travelers around Kanazawa and its environs (Hokuriku Region and Gifu Prefecture). My work experience in Disney World, Florida has helped me develop hospitality and a deep respect for the understanding of cultural differences. While touring in Kanazawa City and other sights, I would like to assist visitors to help them feel comfortable with my warm hospitality. After my tour, I want guests of Kanazawa City 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. It would be my pleasure to guide you there. I look forward to seeing you.

Kenji Yokoyama

Kenji Yokoyama

I was born and brought up in Sapporo city, capital of Hokkaido prefecture, northern island of Japan. 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, 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 a wild snow field.

Makoto Tagami

Makoto Tagami

I currently live in Gero City, which is famous for its hot springs. I used to be a high school PE teacher in the same region but in Takayama City. So, I know these cities like the back of my hand. I also go to Matsumoto, Kanazawa, and Toyama, quite often. Occasionally, I guide in Kanto and Kansai area, too. After retirement, I learned English and medicine in depth. Now I am acting as a medical interpreter and a volunteer for various sport events as well.

Michio Saito

Michio Saito

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.

Junko Arai

Junko Arai

I will be glad to guide you around Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko and other areas nearby. Because of the spread of coronavirus infection, many of you may have cancelled or gave up the idea of travelling. 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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