Available language： English
Available area： Takayama Gero Hida Shirakawa
Speciality： Food Culture Sightseeing Hiking
〈Guide Fee〉Half Day(up to 4hours) JPY20,000- One Day(up to 12hours)JPY30,000- per group(max.10 PAX)
〈Cancellation Charge〉50% 2days prior to departure 100% 1day prior to departure or later
〈Additional charge NOT included〉Transportation, Food&Drink, Admission, Accomodation & Breakfast for You & Guide
Since I completely retired from my position at a railway company and started being involved in the tour guide interpreter business, I have experience doing almost all types of guiding such as FIT, Long Group Tours, Cruises (Shore Excursions), Incentive Tours, Special Interest Tours (Railway Travel, Pilgrimages), Familiarization Tours (Sales Promotion Tours) etc.
However, I noticed that I am not fully satisfied to only be a general guide who just manages a tour itinerary provided by tour agents/clients.
High-end guests have sometimes requested me to answer some enquiries that are actually challenging to answer for Japanese nationals as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Fukushima, and Geisha. However, I appreciated those because they provided such a challenge and I felt that they wanted to understand my sense of beauty/values as a guide concerning a new culture for them.
Every time I host my guest I do my best to prepare the most appropriate information based on three travel elements (appetite, logistics, accommodation). Lastly, I decided to aim for higher guiding skills after I was motivated by senior guides whose guiding strategies were particularly impressive.
Kiyoshi (Guide) is not merely the Hida-Regional Guide who has worked as a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter for 8 years.
From experienced deep insight, I can propose any itinerery you desire not only within the Hida-Region but wide area across the “Mitsuboishi Kaidou (Three-star Road)” area that connects Kanazawa – Gokayama – Shirakawa-Go, Takayama & Matsumoto and its environs.
〈Sample itinerary I can offer〉
① Long stay: Hokuriku-Shinkansen → (IN) Kanazawa*→ Shirakawa-Go →*Takayama → Toyama* →Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route → *Nagano → Snow Monkey → Nagano (OUT) or v.v. 4nights-5days Remarks: * stands stay overnight
② 1day itinerary from Takayama:
Takayama Festival (14-15 Apr./9-10 Oct.) Contrast of Beauty – Day & Night
Enjoy Variation of Outdoor Baths in OkuhidaOnsen-Go (Hirayu/Fukuji/Shin-Hotaka)
Anime Trek Tour – “Your Name” in Hida-City “Hyouka” in Takayama City
Outdoor Activities in Hida-Region (Waterfalls, Trekking(Mountaineering & Snow)
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