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$ 36 Hourly rate up to 8 people
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Last updated: 6 months ago
Cities where can guide: Aichi , Gifu , Ishikawa , Nagano , Kanazawa , Nagoya , Toyama , Takayama

Languages English ( License ) , Thai ( Fluent ) , French ( Intermediate )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD
up to 8 people

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Hi, I'm Junichi, a Japanese business owner, based in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, JAPAN. My hometown is Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, and not too far from Takayama. After working in Africa for 10 years for Japanese Government as development aid worker, I moved to this small but lovely town, Takayama in 2015 with my family, and opened Thai restaurant and Guest House.

My wife is Thai and she cooks great Thai food, I believe. We run two properties to rent as guesthouse in Takayama, both a few mins walk from Takayama station.

I am a government-licensed English tour guide(No.EN00086), and sometimes conduct local guided tours nearby Takayama. I drive my own vans for private customized tours. I am preparing some trekking and natural trail tours in near future. The most popular tour is for Shirakawago world heritage village, Shinhotaka Mountain view, Kamikochi Mountain Resort. Guiding can be done in English, French or Thai.

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Reviews ( 4 )

12 hours ago |   by Minnie

“ Karuizawa and snow monkeys ”

Mr Junichi was very patient and informative. He brought my family to some very interesting places in Karuizawa where we are staying - The stone church, Shiraito falls and the Magma stone park at Mt Asama. The sites were very beautiful and interesting. My family had a nice time. Lunch in old town Karuizawa was great - very good recommendation and the afternoon was spent visiting the snow monkey park. All in all a very good day trip, thanks to Mr Junichi and our van driver Mr Shimizu ( old but steady hands )

6 days ago |   by Tommy

“ Great tour ”

Great guide, great tour, highly recommend

2 weeks ago |   by Joyce

“ Snow for the Hawaiians ”

We live in Hawaii and have few experiences with snow. Junichi expertly escorted us on a snowy day while *******ted, shared and laughed on our customized tour. Doumo arigatou gozaimashita!

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11 months ago |   by Mark

“ Very knowledgeable, friendly, an has excellent English language skills ”

junichi was patient and helpful. We were late in meeting him but he was very accommodating. Our tour of Shirakawa-go was great. There were 4 in our family group & his van was spacious. I would highly recommend Junichi.