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$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 3 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.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Aomori , Akita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(3) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 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 whici 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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4.6 (3) 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 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $34.20 $36.00 $3.60
4 Hours $136.80 $144.00 $14.40
8 Hours $273.60 $288.00 $28.80

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

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1 Day Akita Golden Route No.2

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Harvest Carrots in Aomori Snow

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Snow Carrot Harvest and Stroll in Aomori Shirakami

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2 days $ 405 up to 6 people

Folklore Telling in Kakunodate, Akita

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3h $ 135 up to 8 people

Meet a Matagi in Akita

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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 ( 3 )
Laurence Laurence United States ( Friends )
5 months ago

“ Best tour guide available anywhere ”

As a seasoned ocean cruise traveler, who along with my wife have used many different private tour guides for our numerous shore excursions, Miwi is arguably the best private tour guide we ever had. She speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about Akita and it's surrounding areas. Her expert commentary on the samurai house, the tea house visit and lunch, and the beautiful Tazawako Lake are all memorable. The highlight of our tour was the walk through the Dakigaeri Gorge to the Mikaeri-no-taki waterfall. The two thirds mile walk to the waterfall is a must. To see the beautiful blue water contrasting with the beautiful white boulders and the green foilage is unbelievable. And the falls are a sight to see. I wish I could add pictures I took in them. Maybe Miwi will post s... read more


I should mention that you made me cry quite!! Thank you is not enough at all to show my appreciation that you became my precious guests and gave me such a wonderful comment to my tour. The Koa Clock on my fireplace will always cheer me up. I miss you and your party, but am looking forward that we will have another chance to see each other again!! Hoping all my appreciation can be reached to you!

Elson Elson United States ( Family )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Visit to Oga ”

Miwi did a very good job explaining the history in Oga. She took us to many places within the peninsula and took the time to stop and see the best views. She is friendly and very considerate. I would defintely hire her again.


Hi, Elson-san, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed Oga with me. I had been worrying about your journey after Akita. Thank Our Lady of Akita she has blessed and protected you. I am looking forward I will have another chance to show you Aktia more!

AURORA AURORA Philippines ( Friends )
7 months ago

“ Akita experience ”

Very helpful, very accommodating, well prepared and very knowledgeable about places we went in Akita. Joyful, friendly and happy to be with her for the whole day.


Thank you for your review and I am happy to know you enjoyed Akita. I am so pleased I could accompany your group to the Miracle Convent on the Transfiguration Day. I am looking forward I can show you more Akita and Aomori someday. I'll be waiting to see you again.