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$ 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: 17 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Aomori , Akita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(9) Reviews
Hourly rate 42 USD Price up to 8 people
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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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4.8 (9) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 8 people
Hourly rate $41.85 $41.85
4 Hours $167.40 $167.40
8 Hours $334.80 $334.80

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

Private Tours

1 Day Akita Golden Route No.2

(9) 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 $ 279 up to 7 people

One day Akita Golden Route

(9) 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 $ 326 up to 7 people

Harvest Carrots in Aomori Snow

(9) 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 $ 205 up to 6 people

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

(9) 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 $ 205 up to 6 people

Snow Carrot Harvest and Stroll in Aomori Shirakami

(9) Reviews
by Miwi
Two different tours to be combined. Enjoy your day with full snow experience!
2 days $ 419 up to 6 people

Folklore Telling in Kakunodate, Akita

(9) 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 $ 140 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 ( 9 )
Peter Peter United States ( Friends )
18 hours 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".


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 )
3 weeks 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!!


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.

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ A truly welcoming and upbeat person who set up our time brilliantly ”

We arrived in Akita aboard a cruise ship with 5 hours for touring. Our main interest was visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Akita. Miwi met us at the dock with an enthusiastic welcome that matched her bright style. She understood well our priorities and planned perfectly. Besides the Shrine, there was a special coffee house and and the opportunity to taste local highly reputed Sakes. With excellent English and great communication skills, she gave us a full understanding of the region, town and Shrine. When we think of Akita, Miwi's special personality will always come to the forefront. Steve and Pilar Stein, Coral Gables, Florida


Dear Mr.Steve and Mrs.Pilar, The day your tour guide enjoyed to guide you in cherry blossoms is so memorable. This must be a bless of the Lady. I am talking not only about the memory of the beautiful day but also the happy review you wrote for me. I know I must be the blessed one that you found me through this TripleLights site. I always wish you to be more blessed than I am that you came far Akita to see the Lady. I wish to let you enjoy more sake (rice wine and your interest, double meaning LOL) . I am so appreciated I could be a friend of yours.

Barbara Barbara United States ( Friends )
4 months ago

“ Excellent Day with Miwi ”

We were a party of 8 from a cruise ship that stopped for the day in Aomori. Miwi had an excellent day planned for us. We first visited a Samari Blacksmith shop, then went to the Seiben Garden. We then spent about 2 hours at the Cherry Blossum Festival at Hirosaki Castle. We got to see the Festival in process and had lunch then. We finished with the Neputamura museum. We had a full and great day with Miwi. Miwi is an excellent guide and a very likable person. Our driver was also excellent. We had a full and great day in Aomori.


Dear Barbara!! I am so appreciated I could be Your tour guide! It was really a wonderful day that I could be a part of your group. Northern Japan has a lot more to visit and I keep expecting to have another chance to guide you again. Thanks a lot for your nice review also. with love, Miwi

Don Don United States ( Solo )
5 months ago

“ I love Oga! ”

Miwi is a bundle of energy and joy and I was grateful that I booked her for my tour. If I could have added more days to my tour, I would have added more days in Akita and hired Miwi for the extra days. She is full of spirit and has a great love for her country and especially Akita. Make sure to see the Namahage Museum and enjoy the performance there.


Dear Don, The day I had been with you was marvelous! I enjoyed to guide you Oga, but I am sooo happy to know YOU enjoyed it. It was so cold we had snow on the previous day but now you can be in full of cherry blossoms in Akita. I would love to show you all the four different seasons of Akita, and I am quite sure you'll love them. Thanks a lot you found me through this TripleLights site. I am looking forward to read more in your blogs, and expecting we can see each other some day again. with the appreciation more than I can describe, Miwi