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Authentic Experiences
Immerse yourself with private guide

Noh Theater Workshop

Experience a private Noh theater visit conducted by the theater owner. You will have the opportunity to visit the backstage, wear a century-old silk kimono and a unique century-old Noh mask, and practice performing on stage like an actor.

Image by Robby McCullough

Knife Making Workshop

In this immersive workshop, you will master the art of swordsmithing, taking on each step of the process with guidance from experienced professionals. From heating and hammering the iron to shaping and tempering the blade, you'll gain hands-on experience in creating your own custom knife. By the end of the workshop, you'll leave with a finely crafted knife, ready to become an essential tool in your collection.


Zen Meditation Experience

Embark on a transformative journey with a wise Zen monk. Learn about the rich contrast between Eastern and Western thought, and discover the nuances of zazen and Western-style meditation. Take a moment to quiet your mind, absorb the monk's profound insights, and prepare for a deeply meaningful meditation experience.

This price includes the following :

- Private and personalized guided tour with a knowledgeable and relaxed guide.
- The guide's transportation fees.
- The guide's admission fee (if any, up to 2000 yen)

Please note that the guide lunch fee is not included.


Greetings, everyone, it's Mari and Max here. 


As seasoned national guides, we've enjoyed exploring Japan's hidden gems and getting to know its people. Mari is also a skilled calligraphy teacher who loves sharing her expertise with others. We enjoy strolling around Kyoto, uncovering its secret history, and practicing calligraphy.


Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Japan. We can't wait to meet you in person!


We can talk as much as you need via email or Skype to prepare the ideal itinerary and schedule.


  • On the day of your tour, we will meet you at your hotel or wherever else you want to meet.

  • We also know the good places for lunches, dinners, shopping, etc., and we are happy to share our experience.


As we are local guides, we will help you to save time and money:

  • Tailor-made and optimized schedule & itinerary

  • Assistance planning your future activities in the city

  • ​Avoiding hidden costs during your visit

A Tailor-Made service for you

Flexibility - Comfort - Serenity

Booking tickets for certain shows, events, and exhibitions can be a challenge due to the absence of a dedicated online booking system. Additionally, if they are written in Japanese, it may be difficult for you to select the right one. No need to worry, as I am well-versed in all the events listed below and their booking systems. I can assist and guide you in obtaining tickets for your preferred shows, exhibitions, or events in Japan.

Bookings of special shows, exhibitions, or events in Japan:

(Kabuki & Bunraku Theater, Ghibli Museum, Sumo Tournaments, Miyako Odori & Matsuri, Universal Studios & Disneyland Tokyo, etc.)

Four simple steps to make a booking:

  1. Please send us a request with the desired shows or exhibitions.

  2. We will provide information about the availability of each show and exhibition selected.

  3. Once we book the expected events, we email you the online booking confirmations and online tickets (or send printed tickets to your home address or accommodation in Japan.)

  4. You will receive your online booking confirmations and online tickets just after the booking is made.

       You will receive your printed tickets (if needed) at the end of the month before your departure to Japan.

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