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Miwi

Licensed Guide
  (12) Reviews
Send message only 8 days available in November
$ 42 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
Come and visit Tohoku the north-earstern Japan!
I can give you unforgettable memory of Akita and Aomori trip.
Shirakami Mountain Range, the First World Natural Heritage stated in Japan in 1993 is here.
Enjoy old traditional local lives of Japan which totally differs from that in big cities.

Tohoku is broad that I often must request you for my hotel stay.
Thank you for your understanding that the transportation and hotel fee may be required beside the guide fee. The place your tour guide lives is quite far from cities. The price depends on which city to go and ask me freely.
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Last updated: 5 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Aomori , Akita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(12) Reviews
Hourly rate 42 USD Price up to 8 people
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About

Thank you for paying your attention on Miwi's tours.

I am a tour guide with national licence of guide interpreter, especially good in Akita. Akita is a prefecture locating south next to Aomori the north tip prefecture of Honshu the main land of Japan, and is facing to the Sea of Japan.

The word Akita may reminds you of DOGS or the Vatican admitted MIRACLE STATUE of St. Mary- Our Lady of Akita-, but there is much more here. The Shirakami Mt. range, the world natural heritage, unique folklores NAMAHAGE the God's messengers-UNESCO stated world intangible heritage-, classical bear hunters MATAGI, beautiful view of the Sea of Japan at the sunset, rice field of world famous label Akita-komachi, sake the rice wine, festivals, various fruits, and so on that I would never end writing up here. Oops! I almost forgot to mention the Samurai Houses district Kakunodate and the Japan Deepest Lake Tazawako!

I am a lisenced Namahage Missionary which means I can tell you a lot about the Akita local lives.

I was not brought up in Akita nor Tohoku the northern area of Honshu mainland of Japan, but have lived here over 13 years. I was brought up in Tokyo and moved here unexpectedly (because of my husband's job). I totally had no idea about Akita nor Tohoku before then. I am proud that I have the view of an etranger and I can show you what you would be interested in. Tohoku has everything you would expect to Japanese local and classical lives.

Please visit Akita and Tohoku area. This area is not well known to the outer world than its residents yet.
You explore Akita and be the pioneer of this region with Miwi.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 8 people
Hourly rate $42.16 $42.16
4 Hours $168.65 $168.65
8 Hours $337.31 $337.31

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

1 Day Akita Golden Route No.2

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
Too much Akita experience for one day. You can feel real Japanese classical spirit. The gorge is not accessible in winter.
9h $ 281 up to 7 people

One day Akita Golden Route

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
The most popular course in Akita prefecture spending about 7 hours from Akita City. Visiting Tazawako Lake, the deepest and wonderful color lake with folk...
7h $ 328 up to 7 people

Harvest Carrots in Aomori Snow

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
Let's harvest Fukaura Snow Carrots from a pile of snow. The carrots grown in snow are incredibly sweet that taste like fruits. The field is near a Japan Ra...
3h $ 206 up to 6 people

Snow Trekking in the World Natural Heritage Shirakami, Aomor...

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
Be a part of the mother nature in the Shirakami Sanchi Mountain Range, the World Natural Heritage. Trekk around the silent mountain with snowshoes. Possi...
2:30h $ 206 up to 6 people

Snow Carrot Harvest and Stroll in Aomori Shirakami

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
Two different tours to be combined. Enjoy your day with full snow experience!
2 days $ 422 up to 6 people

Folklore Telling in Kakunodate, Akita

(12) Reviews
by Miwi
Enjoy strolling the 400 year old Samurai town with black walls and white snow. Be a member of Samurai Family to listen to the talk by a fireplace. Listen...
3h $ 141 up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 12 )
Sherrill Sherrill United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fabulous tour with amazing guide. ”

Miwi is a wonderful guide and a great person! She made our day fascinating and so informative! Maps, depictions on her drawing pad (even writing each of our names in Japanese characters!) seeking out experiences we never would have had trying to do any of this on our own! We were three hours late getting off the ship but she was there, waiting for us with her infectious laugh and amazing smiles! We saw everything on our plan and truly, it was a wonderful six hours with her. Her English is easy to understand and her information is great! We are honored to be her guests! We were blessed with great guides throughout our Japan cruise with our port by port arrangement of private local guides for touring. It would be very hard to pick ‘the best’ but if I had to choose, it would be Miwi. read more

Miwi:

Dear Ms. Sherrill! It is my honor I could show you my loving places and you enjoyed them. I also was amazed quite that we did see everything in your itinerary in spite of the three hours delay. It could be done because of your cooperation. I am so much appreciated and blessed you are my guests. I don't know if it is "in spite of" or "because of", it was an unforgettable day with a lot of incidents including the delay of the dock for me, too. I am looking forward I have at least another chance we are seeing each other again!

Bernd Bernd Germany ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ one day in Aomori ”

Miwi did organize our tour perfect in advnce and met us at the cruise ship Terminal with a very nice Taxi Driver. It was a very relaxing tour and we did See most of the local Highlights. The Hirosaki Castle, the Summer Festival museum and teh Japaners sword studio are a must. We thank Mewi for this nice day.

Miwi:

Hello Herr Berne! Honestly telling you, I had been anxious if I could let you enjoy the rainy day. Thanks for telling me you liked the itinerary. I would be happy if I have another chance to show you more in northern Japan. I’ll be looking forward you to enjoy all the moment on your adventure and we’ll see each other again. I tell your message to the Driver Takahashi-San.

Margaretha Margaretha Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tamagawa hot spring and natural hot bed rock is a must to visit ”

First met Miwi san in Akita airport, her laugher made my day with happiness, and felt welcome to Akita. She explains every thing in details. So happy to have her as our tour guard. Will come again to Akita .

Miwi:

My dear Ms. Margaretha and Family! I am already missing you and your family! I am so much appreciated to hear you enjoyed Aktia with me. I am literally looking forward to see you again. Keep smiling as you always had been, and I am sure we will have another chance to see each other.

Peter Peter United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great guide! ”

We had a wonderful experience with Miwi. She was the perfect guide - super friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible guide. We had so much fun with her. We would love to tour with her again! She is now a "friend".

Miwi:

My friend Mr. Peter! Thanks a lot for your sweet review! I know I am privileged I could be your tour guide in Akita. I enjoyed being with your group and would thank you for making up the happy and lovely group. I am looking for another chance I can show you more about the Japanese northern lives. See you again!

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ An excellent guide ”

Bright and bubbly, cheerful. Totally in touch with and responsive to our group at all times. Excellent group control in a very nice way. Excellent English, thorough knowledge of local history and customs, as well as Japan in general. Very good at giving examples, including those from her own life. Wonderful personality. Would definitely ask for her again!!

Miwi:

My dear Mr. Bob! How sweet of you to find me out through all the tour guides in Japan and gave me the chance to guide you and your friends. And I am so much appreciated to hear you could enjoy your AKita tour. Akita has a lot more I want you to see, I would keep praying the day to come. I wish you and all your friends to enjoy every moment during your cruise and after it. Thank you very much that I enjoyed being with you.