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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

    Smiling Princess Mononoke

    Saika Matsuzaki
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Farmer
    • Engineers

    Good Vibes Naturalist

    TKY Kawaguchi
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Surfer

    Super Chilled-out Professional Tour Guide

    Yo Nemoto
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Sports
    • Professional guides
    • Soccer
    • Freelancers
    • Nomad workers
    • Coffee
    • Sailing

    Funky Koto Player

    Sachiko Ahunwan
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Music
    • Instagramers
    • Happy person
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Freelancers
    • Movies
    • Drinkers

    Sommelier & GoshuinStamp Lover

    Reiko Togashi
    • Bloggers
    • Cooks
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers

    Lover of Regular Japanese Life

    Kaori Nike
    • Travelers
    • Music
    • Happy person
    • Cooks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Positive
    • Open minded

    Free-SpiritedFoodie & Drinker

    Yukino Mikami
    • Art
    • Travelers
    • Photographers
    • Music
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers
  • Le Japon en français !

    Toshi Watanabe
    • Art
    • Dancers
    • Music
  • A Taiwanese girl who loves Japan and modern art.

    YuTing Lin
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Foodie

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    Explore Incredible Japanese Culture while munching at home

    Due to the spread of COVID-19 many people might have cancelled their trip to Japan. Unfortunately, we also have much less opportunities to meet you guys in Japan. ※※ ※※ Considering the current situation, GuruGuru Guide will offer you an online plan so that you can experience the Japanese culture from home where you feel like you're in Japan! While chatting we will also enjoy munching some snacks and drinks. ※※ ※※ All our guides are unique travellers themselves and they have various interesting topics to share. You will discover the new charms of Japan by connecting to the guide so that your next trip to Japan will be much more fun! Check the details of the available guides and experiences on the bottom of the page and pick up your favorite guide! ※※ ※※ Why don't you spend a safe and enjoyable time at home with unique travellers from Japan? Our GuruGuru Guide will take you on a "Virtual Japanese cultural experience"! After COVID-19 gets stamped out, let's catch up in Japan .We will be waiting for you in Japan!

    • 1~6
    • All over Japan
    • Unique experience, Online meeting tool
    • 30 minutes
    • By online meeting tool

    Can guide up to 10 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 0

    Explore Local Roots of Japan while munching at home

    To stop the spread of COVID-19, all the countries have imposed a ban on travel. In such difficult time, many travellers had to cancel their trips to Japan and stayed at home. ※※ ※※ But, don’t get disappointed as GuruGuru Guide has started a new online plan where you can enjoy the virtual trip to Japan. You can virtually travel all over Japan from home in a relaxed atmosphere and plan your future trip to Japan accordingly! While chatting we will also enjoy munching some snacks and drinks. ※※ ※※ All our guides are unique travellers themselves and based in various locations around Japan. Connect with our guids and discover the charms of their hometown or favorite places. By connecting with the guides your next trip to Japan will be much more fun! Check the details of the available guides and experiences at the bottom of the page and pick up your favorite guide! ※※ ※※ Why don't you spend a safe and enjoyable time at home with unique travellers from Japan? Our GuruGuru Guide will take you on a "Virtual trip to Japan"! After COVID-19 gets stamped out, let's catch up in Japan .We will be waiting for you in Japan!

    • 1~6
    • All over Japan
    • Unique experience, Online meeting tool
    • 30 minutes
    • By online meeting tool

    Can guide up to 1 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 0

    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 from? Then, leave it to our GuruGuru Guide who knows everything about Shibuya! ※※ ※※ The guide will choose from the variety of Izakaya bars in Shibuya and take you to the two of their favourite ones. Feel free to ask your guides about local travel tips as they themselves are all travellers! ※※ ※※ Our GuruGuru Guide has a deep knowledge about the Izakaya bars in Shibuya and also, all our guides are travellers themselves. It also would be a great opportunity to communicate with Japanese unique travellers. You might have a chance to have an encounter with the locals. ※※ ※※ The Shibuya Crossing is one of the most famous landmarks in Shibuya. Do you know about the new landmark that rose up in the end of 2019?? It is the “SHIBUYA SKY”, an observation deck rising to a height of about 230 m at Shibuya Scramble Square, the tallest building in Shibuya. You will be able to have a panoramic view of the Shibuya Crossing and the city of Shibuya! ※※ ※※ One of the recommended drinking spots in Shibuya is Hyakkendana! Originally, this area was reconstructed after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. This area has one of a kind of atmosphere due to some love hotels in the immediate vicinity of the long-established Izakaya bars ever since the war. It is the hidden drinking spot for adults which you must check out in Shibuya! If you go with the guide, you will freely experience the hidden bars such as a standing bar which offers the rare Sake and seasonal food from Fukushima. ※※ ※※ Nonbei Yokocho is one of our recommended drinking spots in Shibuya! It is a good old drinking area with about 40 tiny Japanese Izakaya bars of less than 10 square meters each, along the JR Yamanote Line tracks. It rose up shortly after the war in 1945. Yakitori and Oden are still popular as the specialty at Nonbei Yokocho. After the war, people used to say, “The bigger the better”. Therefore, the portion on Yakitori and Oden is still large. One of the best parts of Nonbei Yokocho is that you can enjoy chatting with the staff and other customers! ※※ ※※ 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 one of a kind bar hopping experience in the hippest night spot in Shibuya! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

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

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 13,650

    Travel concierge by our unique GuruGuru Guides!

    Are you looking for some local travel tips in Japan?? Then, Japan Travel Concierge by GuruGuru Guide is the perfect plan for you! Our GuruGuru Guide will share some of the best travel tips about Japan or their hometown while having coffee in some cafe. ※※ ※※ We have artists, foodies, dancers, musicians, writers, hikers, professional guides, beer lovers, photographers, and a whole lot more. ※※ ※※ They are based in not only big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, but also various locations around Japan such as Hokkaido, Chiba, Nagano, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo and Okinawa and more! ※※ ※※ Our guides are themselves all travellers so they know what travellers want! As many would say, Local-Knowledge is Gold! Feel free to contact your favorite guide and join us! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

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

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 4,410

    Bar-hopping in Tokyo's "Salary-Men Town"

    Curious to drink with locals in Tokyo??? ※※ ※※ Don't miss out on visiting the unique Izakaya bars of Ginza, Yurakucho and Shimbashi areas! ※※ ※※ Shimbashi is also known as "Salary-Men Town", so it's one of the most popular drinking areas among Japanese salary-men. After work, they gather in small local Izakaya bars and enjoy drinking & chatting together in a cosy atmosphere. ※※ ※※ In this tour, our cool GuruGuru Guide will take you to 2 selected Izakaya bars and show you how to enjoy it as the locals do. Each area is quite accessible and is at walking distance of 5-10 mins from one another which is perfect for bar hopping! ※※ ※※ Also, you may ask your guide to give you some travel tips about Japan as GuruGuru guides are themselves all travelers and would love to share their experiences with you. Let's discover unique Izakaya bars and enjoy eating, drinking and chatting together! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

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

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 13,650

  • Exploring around Mt. Akagi & Kiryu - 2 Days

    If you are tired of the over crowded tourist spots, why not take a two-day trip to Kiryu and Akagiyama, where you can fully immerse yourself in the nature and authentic traditional culture of Japan. ※※ ※※ This tour is a plan filled with the charms of Kiryu and Mt. Akagi discovered by Pro-French speaking guide who was brought up in France and is currently guiding in Japan for over 100 days in a year. ※※ ※※ In this tour, you will be taken to Kiryu city at foothills of Mt. Akagi which is 2 hours away from Tokyo. There is a legend about God residing at Mt. Akagi and Kiryu is famous as the production centre of Kimono along with Nishijin of Kyoto. It is packed with tradition, history, and nature, but it is still not well known by foreigners, so you can spend time leisurely. We will mainly use e-bikes that can easily run on mountain roads. ※※ ※※ The highlights of tour's first day: the unexplored ramen shop, the temple where you can find the treasures of the Mt. Akagi's legends, and Kimono's hometown and retro town, Kiryu. ※※ ※※ The second day, if you stay at the Shukubo, Temple Lodging, your day begins with the temple's daily routine, Otsutome. There is no doubt that you will get the sacred power if you get up early. After breakfast, the tour can be customised as per your likings and the season. You can either go to Mt. Akagi's summit with two lakes namely, Onuma and Konuma (you can listen to the realistic legend at the temple on the first day) or go to Gunma Flower Park, which is famous for its flowers and winter illuminations. If you are interested in kimonos, you should explore the kimono spots in Kiryu city. ※※ ※※ Since it is an e-bike trip, you can freely combine the spots you want to visit as you wish. Let's go and enjoy around the unique spots of Mt.Akagi and Kiryu to the fullest! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • 2 days
    • 2〜15
    • Customized private tour by GuruGuru Guide
    • By e-bike
    • Mt. Akagi and Kiryu

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 135,800

  • Hiking in the snowy wilderness of Mt. Akagi

    Want to experience the snowy mountains of Japan? Then, let's explore the beautiful snow capped mountain scenery in Mt. Akagi, the closest snow mountain from Tokyo! ※※ ※※ It's difficult to climb onto it due to the intense cold and various risks involved. In this tour, the guide who is familiar with the snow mountain climbing will guide you, so you can easily enjoy the world where the harsh nature spreads out of the ordinary. ※※ ※※ You will be taken to the nearest station to Mt. Akagi, JR Maebashi station which is about 1 hour by train from Tokyo. Every year, from late December to March, the summit of Mt. Akagi is well covered with snow. One of the unique charms of Mt. Akagi is that you can drive halfway and start hiking from the parking lot. ※※ ※※ We will gather at Maebashi Station, rent a car and head for Mt. Akagi. Mt. Akagi is easily accessible from Maebashi city and before you know, we will arrive there while watching the approaching mountains! After visiting Akagi Shrine, head to Fudo Waterfall. Get lost into the wilderness of the snow-capped mountains and fresh air that will make you forget the stress from the daily life. Later, we will hike along a stream which will lead to a large ice-covered waterfall. We bet that you will be overwhelmed by its power surely! ※※ ※※ After visiting the waterfall, come back to the parking lot and head towards Mt. Akagi. The frozen lake is one of the most famous spots for fishing smelts in Japan. The mountain is covered with snow and the crimson colored Akagi Shrine which is built next to the frozen lake looks mystical! ※※ ※※ While seeing the snowy view and hiking on Mt. Kurobi that is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan, we will get to the summit in no time! Let's enjoy the panoramic view from the observation spot :) Don't miss on the mesmerising winter wonderland! Where we should go after hiking is, the hot spring! Let's stop by Akagi Hot Spring and get refreshed! ※※ ※※ The highlight of Mt. Akagi in winter is that only a limited number of people can experience winter wonderland with snow and ice! Why don't you experience the snowy wilderness, hidden in the snow-capped mountain, Mt. Akagi with GuruGuru Guide?? ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • By foot
    • 1~6
    • By car
    • Customized private tour by GuruGuru Guide
    • Mt. Akagi
    • 9 hours

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 54,900

  • 【One-day girls' trip from Tokyo】Explore the retro town of Kiryu!

    If you are planning a one-day trip (for only girls) from Tokyo, why don't you visit Kiryu, one of the best destinations to experience the traditional Japanese culture and explore the retro streets? ※※ ※※ In this tour, you will enjoy Kiryu, the city where the old and the new coexist, discovered by a Taiwanese guide who has been traveling throughout Japan during her 5 years’s stay. ※※ ※※ Kiryu is located in the eastern Gunma Prefecture, long known for its silk products. It is 2 hours away from Tokyo. Therefore, it is a perfect day-trip destination from Tokyo! This place has a lot of history along with the remains of many Japanese heritage and nationally registered tangible cultural properties. It is also famous for producing Kimonos and textiles and there is a phrase that is used to compare it to Kyoto’s Nishijin “Nishijin of West, Kiryu of East”. ※※ ※※ In this tour, you can experience traditional Japanese religious culture and learn about the traditional silk fabric industry. It's a fun experience to find fashionable shops that have gradually increased over the past few years while enjoying the retro streets. The most attractive thing in Kiryu is the cute trolley train! You can enjoy the amazing view of all the four seasons here. ※※ ※※ During this tour, you will be able to visit several spots to experience Japanese traditional cultures and discover new trends. In Kannonin, you can try Shakyo, one of the Buddhist religious training of copying Buddhist scriptures to another paper. Also, it's possible to capture instagram-worthy spots and take some retro pictures! Please discuss the details with the guide in advance via chat! ※※ ※※ SInce Kiryu is still not well known among the foreigners, you can spend your time leisurely. Let us change into Kimono and take a walk around this classic but new city! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • By foot
    • By train
    • 1~6
    • 8 hours
    • Customized private tour by GuruGuru Guide
    • Kiryu

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 51,100

  • 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! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

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

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 8,925

  • Local Foodie Tour in JAPAN

    Want to try an authentic local food in Japan but don’t know where to go or can’t take a step forward to try it by yourself?? Then, leave it to GuruGuru Guide who has a deep knowledge of gourmet food in Japan! ※※ ※※ Our GuruGuru Guide is not only based in Tokyo but also in Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido and many other cities as well! That means you will have a chance to find the local guide in various regions depending on your travel destination :) ※※ ※※ Our foodie GuruGuru Guide will select their recommended spots according to your preferences and organize the personalised food tour just for you! You will also have a chance to discover the local hidden restaurants without any language problem. Please request the details of your preferences and location by chat in advance. ※※ ※※ If you are curious to discover the various trending foodie spots, don’t miss out TOKYO! Around the world it is known as the most popular gourmet city with the various international cuisines. You will find a wide variety of choices from an Italian restaurant at beer brewery to a Michelin-starred restaurant. GuruGuru Guide will show you around the world-leading gourmet city, Tokyo where the long-established and trending foodie spots fuse well ! ※※ ※※ Kansai, which includes Kyoto and Osaka, is a different gourmet area from Tokyo. For example, one of the most famous Japanese foods, Sushi in Kansai is different from the one in Tokyo.It has some different features such as a variety of toppings and different the taste of sushi rice. Our GuruGuru Guide living in Kansai will introduce you to the highly recommended local food that you can’t taste in Tokyo! ※※ ※※ When it comes to one of the best “kingdom of gourmet in Japan”, it’s Hokkaido! You will have a chance to enjoy not only fresh seafood but also Genghis Khan, local ramen, soup curry. Usually, you need a car to explore Hokkaido but if you join us, our GuruGuru Guide living in Sapporo will drive you to some foodie spots that only the locals would know of. ※※ ※※ Let's share the table to enjoy eating & chatting with GuruGuru Guide and the locals! Don’t forget to keep your tummies empty enough :) ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • 2 hours and a half
    • By foot
    • 1~4
    • All over Japan
    • Ask to the guide :)

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 9,450

  • Japanese Harp "KOTO" Workshop

    Have you ever heard about the "Koto"?? It is a Japanese traditional stringed instrument, also known as “Japanese Harp” :) ※※ ※※ We usually use the musical score to play the Koto, so even foreigners can easily read the score and play songs! The workshop will be held in a traditional Japanese tatami room but you don't have to sit on the floor. We will prepare chairs for you to sit and play the instrument comfortably :) ※※ ※※ Our Koto player will teach you the history of Koto and also, how to play it. She used to play Koto when she was 7 years old and has recently started playing it again as the Master of Koto. ※※ ※※ The history of Koto began in the Nara Era. About 1300 years ago, Koto was introduced from China. there are two styles of playing the Koto. ※※ ※※ The two of the main schools (ryu) of koto playing are Ikuta and Yamada. ※※ ※※ The Ikuta playing style was founded by Ikuta Kengyo (1666-1716) by merging koto and shamisen musical traditions and had an original following in Kyoto. ※※ ※※ The Yamada school was developed by Yamada Kengyoo (1757-1817), a student of the Ikuta school, in the late eighteenth century and developed as an incorporation of the shamisen styles of Edo. ※※ ※※ Ikuta-school plectrums have square tip ends and are played diagonally on the pointed edge. Yamada-school plectrums are pointed at the tip and are played perpendicular to the strings. ※※ ※※ The guide has played Koto in Yamada-Style for more than 10 years and recently changed to Ikuta-Style after lecturing “Easy Koto Kanon” in this tour. After experiencing both the schools, she feels that Ikuta-Style has more flexibility, and it seems that many people are performing without being restricted to various genres and categories. ※※ ※※ An original Koto is about 180cm long, but the Kanon Koto is 120cm and weighs about 3.5kg, so it is easy to carry. ※※ ※※ The traditional Koto has 13 strings, but the Kanon Koto has 17 strings, so it has a wider sound. And since we use Doremi tuning and musical score, the strings of the “DO and SO”are colored, you can easily try the Koto. ※※ ※※ You can play not only nursery rhymes and classical songs, but also various genres such as anison, western music, pop, jazz etc. ※※ ※※ It is considered as a rare opportunity to learn, play Koto even for people in Japan. Don't miss out on our special workshop by GuruGuru Guide! ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • By foot
    • 1~2
    • Tokyo
    • 1 hour
    • Instructor tuition fee
    • Musical instrument fee

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 6,300

  • MOBILE SENTO(Public foot bath)in SHIBUYA, Tokyo!

    Imagine if you could get into Japanese Bath while being in the centre of SHIBUYA city…. ※※ ※※ That’s impossible, right? ※※ ※※ No, it’s not! As I made a miracle happen that is “MOBILE SENTO”!! ※※ ※※ After a year and half, I was finally able to make the world's first transportable bath house which one can call "Mobile Bath-House" or “Mobile Sento". I customized 1 ton truck's truck tray into a huge bathtub which led to the invention of the first ever transportable bathhouse that can be taken with you all over Japan. It is quite similar to a trailer. This Sento has a large Cypress bath for a foot-bath, which can accommodate up to 6 adults and is equipped with traditional firewood water-heater. So you can experience the authentic traditional Japanese bath in the middle of Tokyo. ※※ ※※ You can have a toast while soaking your feet in the foot-bath or get along with the people of the city, it’s totally up to you how you would like to spend your time in this Sento. I’m quite sure that after “Mario Kart”, this will be considered as the next most famous experience in Shibuya. ※※ ※※ I look forward to seeing you along with other entertainments. ※※ ※※ ♨ Oke-no-Tabibito/ Traveler in the tub ♨ ※※ ※※ Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19. ※※ ※※ 1. Try to wash our hands frequently ※※ ※※ 2. Let the guides wear a mask during the tour ※※ ※※ 3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant ※※ ※※ 4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side) ※※ ※※ 5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible ※※ ※※ For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below. ※※ ※※ <JNTO official website> ※※ ※※ https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

    • By foot
    • Shibuya
    • 2 hours
    • 1〜6

    Can guide up to 0 people.

    Rate starting from
    JPY 17,325

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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. In the online plan, let's talk about anything related to art, such as the artworks, the exhibitions participated before, the studio, art circumstances in Japan, economic situation of young artists, etc. I will introduce you the life of an artist living in Tokyo.
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Happy person
    • Geeks
    • Freelancers
    • Drinkers

    Smiling Princess Mononoke

    Saika Matsuzaki
    I am an illustrator / designer based in Tamba, a beautiful town in the countryside of Hyogo. I live in a shared house, in a traditional folk house and enjoy my life surrounded by rice fields, beautiful creeks and mountains. I’m looking forward to showing you my inspiring life here in a very local area!
    • 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!! In the online plan, I will show you the beautiful nature in Japan through the movies that I had filmed before. Let me show you around the mesmerising nature that only locals know of. Virtually experience the fun of outdoor activities in Japan !
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Animal
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Surfer

    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

    Funky Koto Player

    Sachiko Ahunwan
    I was born and brought up in Japan, married to a foreigner. I have been living for over 30 years in Yanaka.Yanaka is the coolest place, where traditional and modern Tokyo co-exist. It is a home to many artisans. The neighborhood area, Nishi Nippori is not yet a tourist attraction but a very nice place to visit. Music is my life and I enjoy playing trumpet in a Latin band.I used to play Koto (Japanese stringed musical instrument) when I was young and I will soon start playing it again as a Master of Koto. I love going to Jazz clubs for Jazz sessions. Let’s go together if you wanna play along with the Japanese musicians! I have a thing for Ukiyo-e (Japanese art) and I know Ukiyo-e master workshop in Nishi Nippori.It is not yet a tourist attraction but a very nice place to visit. You can visit the workshop and buy some art. In the online plan, I will introduce you to Japanese home cooking! I will prepare a Japanese dish and will wait :) Apart from that I will share the details of the recipe etc. Also, you might have a chance to enjoy my Koto performance. Let's enjoy chatting in a relaxed atmosphere together!
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Music
    • Instagramers
    • Happy person
    • Soccer
    • Cooks
    • Freelancers
    • Movies
    • Drinkers

    Sommelier & GoshuinStamp Lover

    Reiko Togashi
    I am Sommelier and Tokyoite, who loves wine and strolling around the back alleys of Tokyo. Few of my favourite areas are around my workplace i.e. Ginza and Ueno Park where I used to stroll with my family when I was a kid. On my days off, I usually go to temples and shrines to collect the Goshuin Stamps, to wineries, Sake breweries or bar hopping around Kanto-Koshinetsu area. I would like to you to introduce you to a little different side of Tokyo’s touristy place. These can be seen through collecting Goshuin following the unusual route. Moreover, I would like to take you to the winery in Yamanashi Prefecture where I usually go for work related study. Let’s walk through the path looking for hot springs and wine. You can also have a valuable experience of wine tasting in the Japanese vineyard and unique wine culture that is different from Western grape crafting. In the online plan, I will explain through photos about the production areas where sake, wine, whiskey, and beer are made in Japan. The locations would be the ones where I had been to such as Tokyo, Yamanashi, Nagano, Kyoto, Shimane, and Kumamoto. I hope it would be a good chance to get to know the liquor-producing regions around Japan that locals know!
    • Bloggers
    • Cooks
    • Foodie
    • Drinkers

    Lover of Regular Japanese Life

    Kaori Nike
    I was born in Kyoto and grew up around Tokyo. I studied in Victoria, Canada for about a year when I was a university student. I’ve been working in Shinjuku Skyscraper area for 9 years, and enjoy strolling around the neighborhood on weekends. My tour is located in Kichijoji, which is not really a sightseeing spot, but definitely one of the most popular towns among Japanese people for its laid-back and relaxing atmosphere. Fashionable areas like Ginza and Omotesando, or culturally unique places such as Asakusa are easily tourists’ favorites. And these areas are special and somewhat bizarre even for Japanese people. My tour highlights the regular life in Japan such as supermarkets, shopping malls, 100 Yen shops or food stalls that local people enjoy. Through walking around the town, I’d like you to explore the different kinds of charms of sightseeing spots. My tour is open to any type of travelers, including solos, couples, families or friends. You don't need to have any special interests or knowledge to join in. Of course, if you have any, don’t hesitate to ask! I'll try my best to satisfy what you want to experience.
    • Travelers
    • Music
    • Happy person
    • Cooks
    • Movies
    • Foodie
    • Positive
    • Open minded

    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
  • 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
  • A Taiwanese girl who loves Japan and modern art.

    YuTing Lin
    I am from Taipei, Taiwan, currently residing in Tokyo, Japan.I working in a travel agency in Japan that assists tourists from all over the world. I have many hobbies and interests such as traveling, art and chilling out in some fancy cafe and so on. If I’m asked to recommend a good spot in Japan,I would always suggest "Omohara". Omo stands for Omotesando and Hara for Harajuku areas. This area is known as a hub for new fashion trends and contemporary Japanese culture among the youngsters. We call it, “Japanese kawaii culture”. Moreover, there are so many famous architectures and galleries around this area. If you would like to explore the traditional activities, there are few temples and museums.In this area, one can have various kinds of experiences. I can assure you that once you visit “Omohara”, you’re gonna fall in love with it.
    • Art
    • Creatives
    • Travelers
    • Fashion
    • Design
    • Photographers
    • Foodie

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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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