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Super GuruGuru Guides

Top rated guides as recommended by us.

  • Visual artist, Senbero lover/Freelancer

    Yumikio Sameshima
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Freelancers
    • Drinkers
  • Master of Sento (Japanese public baths)

    Takanao Miyake
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Dancers
    • Skiers
    • Families
    • Music
    • Youtubers
    • Instagramers
    • Actor
    • Lazy people
    • Architects
    • Bloggers
    • Editor
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Happy person
    • Sports
    • Crazy
    • Professional guides
  • Super Chilled-out Professional Tour Guide

    Yo Nemoto
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Sports
    • Professional guides
    • Soccer
    • Freelancers
    • Nomad workers
    • Coffee
    • Sailing
  • Food Master in HOKKAIDO

    Haruka Takashima
    • Travelers
    • Happy person
    • Sports
    • Cooks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers
  • Le Japon en français !

    Toshi Watanabe
    • Art
    • Dancers
    • Music

    Free-SpiritedFoodie & Drinker

    Yukino Mikami
    • Art
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Music
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers
  • BBQ Photographer telling about his dreams

    Naoki Mizokuchi
    • Art
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Families
    • Happy person
    • Cooks
    • BBQ instructor
    • Camper
    • Kimono

    Smiling Princess Mononoke

    Saika Matsuzaki
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Farmer
    • Engineers
  • Good Vibes Naturalist

    TKY Kawaguchi
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Surfer
  • Dramatic Instagrammer and Photographer!

    Tama
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Instagramers
    • Surfer
    • Swimmer
    • Adventurer

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  • Bar-hopping in the local street of Osaka

    If you visit Osaka, you mustn't miss out the night life! There are bunch of drinker paradises in Osaka such as Dotombori, Shinsekai and Ura Namba but it's not easy to find local ones. ※※ ※※ Our unique GuruGuru Guide will take you to 2 Japanese local style Izakaya bars which they highly recommend. Let's discover Osaka's hidden nightlife alleys and enjoy drinking and eating as the locals do! Our GuruGuru Guide inspire unique encounters with the locals. ※※ ※※ Don't forget to get some travel tips for Japan! Our guides are themselves all travellers. Feel free to contact your favourite guide and request the area as per your preferences!

    • 2 hours and a half
    • 3 dishes + 4 drinks or 4 dishes + 3 drinks
    • By foot
    • 1~4
    • Osaka

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 13,650

    Travel concierge by our unique GuruGuru Guides!

    Our guides at GuruGuru Guide are themselves all travellers. We're curious (and sometimes kooky) bunch of people! ※※ ※※ We have animators, foodies, yogis, dancers, magicians, chefs, sculptors, vegans, train-enthusiasts, film makers, musicians, writers, hikers, beer lovers and a whole lot more. No two guides are the same because no two travellers are the same. ※※ ※※ Our GuruGuru Guide will share some of the best travel tips about Japan or their hometown while having coffee in some cafe. As many would say, Local-Knowledge is Gold! Feel free to contact your favorite guide and join us!!

    • By foot
    • 1~4
    • 1 hour and a half
    • All over Japan

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 4,410

  • Drive around the beautiful nature spot in Hokkaido

    If you are a nature lover then Hokkaido is the place that you must visit! From Sapporo, the main gateway of Hokkaido, let's start to explore the beautiful countrysides! ※※ ※※ There are a bunch of beautiful nature spots and the land spreads out vastly so it's sometimes it's difficult choose the best place especially the local one. ※※ ※※ In this tour, our unique GuruGuru Guide will take you to the recommended places by car! You have a chance to visit some hidden local spots there. While driving, don't forget to ask about some local travel tips in Hokkaido or throughout Japan! Magnificent landscape in Hokkaido will be waiting for you!

    • 6 hours
    • 1~3
    • By car
    • Hokkaido
    • Designated driver
    • Lunch

    Can guide up to 2 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 19,320

  • Bar-hopping in the street of Nippori, Tokyo

    Let's discover one of the cosiest drinking paradises in Tokyo! Our GuruGuru Guide will take you to Izakaya bars in Nippori area. It is located in the east of Tokyo and a neighbourhood of Ueno. Nippori has various charming Japanese old style bars where you may enjoy eating & drinking in a relaxed atmosphere. ※※ ※※ We will take you 2 Izakaya bars which are highly recommended by GuruGuru Guide . It's also a good opportunity to get some local travel tips in Japan!

    • 2 hours and a half
    • 3 dishes + 4 drinks or 4 dishes + 3 drinks
    • By foot
    • Nippori
    • 1~3

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 12,600

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  • Visual artist, Senbero lover/Freelancer

    Yumikio Sameshima
    There are 3 things that I am really into i.e art, traveling and drinking. I am a Tokyo-based artist, doing sculptures and installation art. To see my artworks, please visit my website(https://sameshimayumikio.com/). I love traveling too. I like to stay in a country for a while and see or experience the culture quite deeply. For example:Thailand which one of my favorite countries, I stayed there for 8 months and visited 50 towns(or I would rather say the villages). I could even speak Thai well then. There are some photos of my trip on my facebook(https://www.facebook.com/yumikio.sameshima). I also love to drink in small local Japanese style bars and am interested in fetish culture. I would say that I can take the fellow travellers to places they could never be able to find or get in by themselves, such as artist’s home, studios, reception parties, very tiny hidden bars and some crazy events in Tokyo.
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Freelancers
    • Drinkers
  • Master of Sento (Japanese public baths)

    Takanao Miyake
    I am working on “ The Mobile Sento” which is basically a sento remodeling truck . This Sento will definitely gonna be the blockbuster of this year. ~Coming soon~ ~Follow for the updates!~
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Dancers
    • Skiers
    • Families
    • Music
    • Youtubers
    • Instagramers
    • Actor
    • Lazy people
    • Architects
    • Bloggers
    • Editor
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Happy person
    • Sports
    • Crazy
    • Professional guides
  • Super Chilled-out Professional Tour Guide

    Yo Nemoto
    Hi, my name is Yo !! I have a strong Aussie accent since I have lived in Sydney, Australia for a while. “Hey mate!” lol Isn’t it hard to travel here in Japan!? I know, right! Crazy trains, many rules, taboos, etc OMG! Then, call me out! I can show and teach you some basics of Japan which probably won’t get taught but if you know them, it’s gonna make the rest of your trip much easier. My profession is a tour guide, and I take a group of overseas travellers to many places in Japan. I know well aware with Japan’s culture, traditions, customs,etc. Let’s hangout together and have a chilled-out and memorable the trip! I would like to share one of my recommended local spots in Japan i.e. Izu Peninsula where I used to live. Izu Peninsula is surrounded by the beautiful nature and its atmosphere is quite different from the metro cities.
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Sports
    • Professional guides
    • Soccer
    • Freelancers
    • Nomad workers
    • Coffee
    • Sailing
  • Food Master in HOKKAIDO

    Haruka Takashima
    I love cooking and I’m working at a food manufacturing company in Hokkaido! I also love nature and travel! So I can show you around the beautiful scenery and make you try the delicious local cuisine of Hokkaido. My English is not that good but I would like to converse in English with you!
    • Travelers
    • Happy person
    • Sports
    • Cooks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers
  • Le Japon en français !

    Toshi Watanabe
    Grand passionné de musique et de salsa, je peux vous emmener écouter ou jouer de la musique et aller danser ou prendre des cours de salsa On2 ou Bachata. Étant également guide professionnel, je saurai vous guider dans tout le Japon et vous faire découvrir la gastronomie, la culture, la tradition japonaises. I'm a French-Japanese guy who loves music, salsa, traveling and meeting people. I'll be glad if I can make you love Japan and make you come again for a deeper experience. Also, life is full of discovery so I'll be happy to discover your world and share our knowledge.
    • Art
    • Dancers
    • Music

    Free-SpiritedFoodie & Drinker

    Yukino Mikami
    I am interested in a lot of things so I can suggest a wide range plans depending on guest's likes and wishes. I love eating and drinking. I enjoy cheap & tasty local bar-hopping at least 2 to 3 times a week, rarely it continues to the next day. I choose my drinks depending on the dish.The people around me say that my stomach is a ‘black hole’, so do not worry if you are a big eater! I often go to traditional and provincial restaurants. In addition to the above mentioned, I also have a keen interest in music, art, history, movies, comics, etc… Feel free to contact me for your wonderful stay!
    • Art
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Music
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers
  • BBQ Photographer telling about his dreams

    Naoki Mizokuchi
    Hello guys!! I am a photographer who loves barbecue. I live in a small house in Kyoto with my wife and daughter. During the holidays, I go to places surrounded by nature with my family to enjoy camping and have a barbecue. The ingredients we use to barbecue are carefully made by Japanese farmers. It is a luxurious time to eat while enjoying the feel of the earth, wind and the sound of the flowing river. I like setting up the bonfire when it gets chilly. People are said to speak more honestly when surrounded by a bonfire. Let us sit around the bonfire and share our experiences. I usually take the photos as a reminder of that irreplaceable time. In addition, I have worked as a location photographer at a kimono shop for three years. Please contact me if you are interested as I can arrange a photoshoot for you in a few of my favourite shooting spots in Kyoto.. Let's enjoy our time together!
    • Art
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Families
    • Happy person
    • Cooks
    • BBQ instructor
    • Camper
    • Kimono

    Smiling Princess Mononoke

    Saika Matsuzaki
    I’m a Japanese illustrator/designer, a nice mix of Frenchie-Japonaise :) I spent my childhood in a small town in France and just moved to Tamba - a pretty little town in Hyogo about 100km from Kyoto & Osaka. I’m very excited to explore and share the local life close to nature. Nature and emotions give me beautiful inspiration all the time. Just the feeling is such a gift in itself. I believe in things that we don’t see, but I’m not really into “energy” or “reading” stuff. Japan has such a great connection with nature, unfortunately we preserve less and less of these stories. I have a keen interest in learning and drawing these. It would be a pleasure to share these with you. Come visit to feel the beautiful countryside of Japan, you may get to see some spirits ☆
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Farmer
    • Engineers
  • Good Vibes Naturalist

    TKY Kawaguchi
    Hello World ! I'm a pro skier, licensed by Mountain Guide Association , and a travel surfer in Japan. I usually like to spend my time around nature and travelling all around the world . I am well aware of the identity and originality of Japan’s nature . You will find the traditional constructions and classical culture surrounded by nature ! I would like to show you how much beautiful that is ! Can't wait to catch up with you !! Let’s go explore the mesmerising nature!!
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Surfer
  • Dramatic Instagrammer and Photographer!

    Tama
    I want to travel all around the world and explore all of the Japanese islands. My action range is the earth. I also like taking beautiful pictures. I will take instagramable pictures for you.
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Instagramers
    • Surfer
    • Swimmer
    • Adventurer

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GuruGuru Guide concept

GuruGuru Guide is a Japanese, local guide matching service.
We’re here to inspire unique and quirky encounters between travellers and locals.
GuruGuru Guides are themselves all travellers.
We’re a curious (and sometimes kooky) bunch of people.
We have animators, foodies, yogis, dancers, magicians, chefs, sculptors, vegans, train-enthusiasts, film makers, musicians, writers, hikers, beer drinkers and a whole lot more. No two guides are the same because no two travellers are the same.

Taking it’s playful Japanese name from the word guru guru which means to spin, exchange or roam, all of our guides curate their own local tours which they reveal to other like-minded travellers. So come and explore the authentic, share in the unexpected and experience Japan with a GuruGuru Guide !

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