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Guide Lena Kurachi

Name:Lena Kurachi

Available language: English

Available area: Shirakawa Hida Gero Takayama

Speciality: Nature Sightseeing Culture Food

Guide fee:
For a group up to 8 persons (Please inquire for a group of more than eight)
Half day Tour (~4h): 15000 JPY – (including tax)
One day Tour (~8h): 30000 JPY – (including tax)
+Plus: Travel costs of a guide to the destination
*The above prices do NOT include transportation fees, entrance and admission fees to facilities, activity fees and meals etc.

*Photo Shooting Service by DLSR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera (including photo shooting and data): additional 3000 JPY (Half day) / 5000 JPY (1 Day)

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Hi, Japan-Lovers and Travelers!
I’m Lena, living in Aichi prefecture (close to Chubu Centrair International Airport), and working as a YOGA Instructor.
I had lived in Shirakawa-go UNESCO World Heritage Site for 4 years, so especially I can tell you some local and rare information about Shirakawa-go, Takayama, Hida and Gero Onsen Hot Spring.

I cherish Japanese spirit and Shintoism like Animism, and love rich nature such as mountains, forests and lake, and I had been Camping Instructor and Nature Guide.
I have been fascinated by Shirakawa-go, which has beauties showed up in each season, and the villagers who live in harmony with the harsh natural environment and enjoy living.

Shirakawa-go is known as “Japan’s last unexplored region”. The traditional “Gassho-style house” with thatched roofs is very wisdom from the old. Its spirit called “Yui”, which means helping each other, has been passed down from generation to generation.
Also, Shirakawa Village is surrounded with 2000 meters high mountains, which means it has the supreme area to experience exciting nature. I can propose “experiential tour” to do nature activities like trekking in the forest, and packrafting and Stand-Up Paddle Board in the beautiful lake, depending on your wishes.

Hida area is worth a trip in point of beautiful landscape, great tradition and culture, delicious foods and hot springs. (I have learned about hot springs in Japan, and have a qualification called “Onsen Sommelier”.)

I guide you with warm-hearted hospitality.
Would you like to Quest for “Wonder”, and make enjoyable and memorable stay with a local guide?

*The nature activities depend upon the status of the companies which provide.