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Private tour guide Junichi

Junichi K.

Takayama, Gifu, Japan

Hi, I'm Junichi, a Japanese business owner, based in Takayama.

My hometown is in Gifu Prefecture, not too far from Takayama. I studied undergraduate in Sophia Univ. in Tokyo, did an exchange program in UMass (Massachusetts Amherst), and Master's degree in Thailand (Rural Development Management).

After working in Africa for 10 years as development aid worker, I moved to this small but lovely town, Takayama in 2015 with my family. I love traveling and mountain trekking, visiting new places and meeting local people. After travelling and visiting many places myself, I decided to try something new in my career, hospitality/tourism business.

We are running Thai restaurant and Guest House "THANYAPORN" near Takayama station. My wife "PUY" is Thai and she cooks great Thai food. Currently we are operating 4 apartments/houses for rent in Takayama, 1 apartment near Centrair Nagoya Airport. One can find our properties in Airbnb, booking. com, expedia, etc.

I do tour guiding mainly near Takayama area. As I learned myself Thai and French as well, I can do guiding in Thai, French, English, on top of my native tongue, Japanese. I am still learning something new about Japanese and local culture. Every time I do tour guiding, I discover something new and interesting about my own culture, thanks to the different perspectives given by our guests. I've been enjoying this part very much.

Shirakawago historical village (World Heritage) is the most popular destination in this area, but there are other attractive places in this Central Japan Region such as Shinhokata, Hirayu, Gujo, Toyama, Kanazawa, Kamikochi, Matsumoto, Gifu, Alpine-Route(Tateyama), Nagoya, etc.

I am ready to share my experiences and knowledge about these towns and Japan overall.
Hope you will enjoy the charm and wonder of these places you will visit during your stay in Japan !

A Recent Review of this guide

Wonderful tour. Junichi-san adapted the iTunes U to suit our interests, took us to very interesting and unusual places, and did so we th a great sense of humour and superb English ! If you are in Takayama this is the guide you should use !!!
Philip Moffitt

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Credentials

National Certified English Tour Guide (EN00086, Gifu Prefecture)
Masters Degree (Rural Development Management), Khon Kaen University, THAILAND
Project Management Professionals (PMP-PMBOK)

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Private tour guide Junichi

Takayama old town highlights in 1 day

Enjoy the charm of old and traditional Japanese merchants town (by,...

356 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

8 hours

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Day Trip to Kamikochi, Mountain Resort

Enjoy beautiful nature trekking in Northern Japan-Alps

300 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Guided tour to Shirakawago world heritage

Enjoy walk with a guide in heritage historical village

169 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

4 hours

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visit Shinhotaka Ropeway from takayama

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Panoramic mountain view of japanaese alps

234 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

6 hours

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Halfday Shirakawago Tour + Halfday Ski,...

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Make the day the best by visiting 2 places in 1 day.

234 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

8 hours

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Day Tour in Matsumoto city

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Appreciate Samurai's life in 16th Century in Matsumoto Castle

243 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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1 Day highlight Tour in Kanazawa city

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Appreciate Samurai and Geisha culture in Kanazawa

281 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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Be Alpinist by only 3 hours trekking,...

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Attack the Mt.Kengamine's Peak of 3,026m

281 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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