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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 streets of the world-famous Shibuya, Tokyo

    Want to try the hippest Izakaya bars in Shibuya but don't know where to start? The world-famous Shibuya is one the most lively districts in Tokyo. It is also known as a cool night spot with various types of Izakaya bars. Our GuruGuru guides will show you how to enjoy Japanese Izakaya bars and give you some travel tips throughout Japan, too!

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

    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

  • Dive into contemporary art in Tokyo with local artist!

    There are hundreds of art galleries in Tokyo, and quite interesting exhibitions are going on everyday. A Tokyo-based visual artist from our GuruGuru Guide takes you to some recommended art spots. You will definitely have special experiences with the artist! ※※ ※※ Tour may vary depending on the day. For example, we may go to see the artist's own exhibition, visit his other artist friends, join some opening parties or after parties, etc. After visiting the exhibition, you may have a chance to chat with the guide at a local cafe or a bar and get to know the real artist's life in Tokyo! Feel free to chat about an itinerary in advance!

    • 2 hours and a half
    • 1~4
    • By train
    • Ginza

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 8,925

  • Bar-hopping in the street of Nippori, Tokyo

    Want to discover a new drinker’s paradise near Ueno, don’t miss out on Nippori!! ※※ ※※ In this tour, our unique GuruGuru Guide will take you to 2 Izakaya bars which are highly recommended by them. You can enjoy drinking & eating in a Japanese local Izakaya bar's atmosphere! It's also a good opportunity to get some local travel tips in Japan! ※※ ※※ Nippori is located in the east of Tokyo and a neighbourhood of Ueno. It has various charming Japanese old style Izakaya bars where you may enjoy eating & drinking in a relaxed atmosphere. ※※ ※※ Nippori Station is the first station that the Skyliner from Narita Airport stops so it’s a convenient location for tourists! One of the highlights of Nippori is that the atmosphere completely changes between the east and the west side of the station. The west side of the station is called Yanesen area where you will find many temples and cemeteries, and on the east side of the station, there is a textile town. ※※ ※※ Fortunately, Nippori didn’t get adversely affected from the Great Kanto Earthquake and air-raids. So many buildings from Edo to Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras are still there due to which this area became a special historical spot in Tokyo. ※※ ※※ Nippori lies across Yanaka, Sendagi, Nishi-Nippori and Higashi-Nippori. This area has various kinds of old and new things. You will find not only long established Izakaya bars but also newly opened cafes and bars. ※※ ※※ After all the charm of Nippori is the locals! There are various people such as those who live from their parents’ generation, people who got attracted to Nippori and start a business. You will discover many Izakaya bars that friendly staff welcome you and you might become a regular customer there :) ※※ ※※ In Suzuran Street, there are some small local Izakaya bars and also trending bars. When you can try out the popular bars, you need to book the seats in advance. If you join our tour, your GuruGuru Guide will arrange everything in advance so you could feel free to enjoy it! You can also try various drinks such as sake and craft beer with Japanese small dishes (snacks) depending on the mood of the day! ※※ ※※ In this tour, you can choose from different guides such as photographers, artists, musicians, etc as all our guides are travellers themselves. Pick up your favorite guide and enjoy the great encounters with the locals and one of a kind of bar hopping experience in the retro town, Nippori!

    • 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

  • Bar-hopping in the center of alternative youth culture Koenji, Tokyo

    Let's explore some cool Izakaya bars in Koenji with our unique GuruGuru guides! Koenji is the center of alternative youth culture in Tokyo and easy to access from Shinjuku. You could enjoy chatting in a local Izakaya and experience live music in some underground bars together. It's also a great opportunity to ask your guide about some unique travel tips in Japan! Local-Knowledge is Gold.

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

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 13,650

All GuruGuru Guides

  • 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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