Private Guiding

Discover Japan with knowledgeable local guides.

We believe that there's no better way to discover a new town or city than accompanied by somebody who lives there. With the services of a tour guide you will get to grips with the local transport, find out where the best bars and restaurants are, discover locations you'd probably never find by yourself, and learn some fascinating local history.

Most importantly of all, you'll have the chance to get to know someone who has lived here all their life and who can give you a true insight into Japanese culture and society - which is what we think travelling is all about.

We have two dedicated, full-time InsideJapan tour guides: Masa Hattori(Tokyo) and Ayako Kiyono (Kyoto & Osaka). You can read more about them in the staff profiles section of this website. In addition we use a number of excellent guides certified by the Japan Tour Guide Service (JTGS) in destinations all across the country.

Guiding can be arranged by the day or half-day, and any InsideJapan holiday can include as much or as little as you like. Just have a look below or to the left to find out where guiding is available and how it can help you make the most of your holiday.