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I have been working as a freelance travel writer and photographer in Japan now for over four years. I have had the great pleasure to write for many of Japan’s most popular travel and culture websites including GaijinPot, Taiken Japan and All About Japan.

I have also written articles for Japanese organizations such as JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) and JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).

If you have a website, magazine or application that you would like content for, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Japan National Tourism Organization

Resources

The Best Japan Travel Guides to help you on your journey in Japan

The following resources have really helped me during my travel time in Japan

Lonely Planet Japan (Travel Guide)
This was my bible in Japan and a must have for anyone seriously thinking about travelling to Japan

Lonely Planet Discover Japan (Country Travel Guide)
A great resource to fully explore all that Japan has to offer and make the most of your trip

Lonely Planet Tokyo (City Travel Guide)

A must have guide for anyone visiting Tokyo to fully explore this unique city

Lonely Planet Kyoto (City Travel Guide)
A great guide to discover all the temples, shrines and gardens in Kyoto

Japan by Rail
A great guide to the most affordable and efficient way to travel around Japan

Thank you to the following for their help and contribution to Japan Travel Advice

Japan Guest Houses
Helping travelers discover Japanese hospitality by staying at traditional Ryokan Inns

All Japan Travel Guide
Unbiased and independent travel information to Japan

Travel Consultations

Are you looking to plan your trip to Japan? I am available for one-to-one travel consultations via SKYPE to help you with any questions or advice you may have about planning your trip to Japan.These 30-minute consultations provide you with a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and receive expert advice about such topics as where to go in Japan, what to see, accommodation, food, festivals, attractions, and logistics.

To book a consultation, please contact me with your name, email and SKYPE address.

I am also available to help you take the stress out of planning your trip to Japan. I can create a customized travel itinerary to meet your needs and interests. It is important after all to make the best use of the short time you have in Japan with so many amazing destinations and attractions to visit.

To find out more, please contact me with your name, email and basic information about your trip.

Japan Travel Advice Tours

The best way to experience Japan close-up is with your own small guided tour. Scheduled tours run on fixed days every month. Anyone is free to join! Please see the list of our tours below and contact us if you are keen to join a tour to reserve your place.

Gifu City Tour

Gifu City AutumnTour

¥ 6,000 yen per person
Tour of Gifu Castle, Gifu Park, Gifu Daibutsu and Kawaramachi
Time: 3 hours
Date: 28 November 2015
Status: Currently positions still available
Starts: 14:00
Ends: 17:00
Meet: JR Gifu Station
Cost: ¥ 6,000 yen per person (includes JR bus fee, ropeway fee, Gifu Castle and Gifu Daibutsu entrance fee)
Payment: Due in cash upon meeting at station or via PayPal prior to the day

More About The Tour >>
Gifu City is a place full of culture and samurai history in the heart of Japan. Join us on this fascinating tour which highlights some of Gifu’s must see places.

On this tour we will visit the famous Gifu Castle located atop Mount Kinka, enjoy the splendour of Gifu Park, visit one of the “Three Great Buddha’s of Japan” and marvel at the Edo/Meiji period buildings of Kawaramachi.

We’ll give you insider tips and information about the famous places you visit.

Private Tours of Gifu City

¥ 10,000 yen per person

Only for you, your friends and family members and available at various times upon request.

Gifu Park

 

Hida Takayama Tour

Hida Takayama Autumn Tour

¥ 12,000 yen per person
Tour of Kokubunji Temple, Miyagawa Morning Market, Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall, Sanmachi (old part if town), Takayama Jinya
Time: 6 hours
Date: 21 November 2015
Status: Currently positions still available
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00
Meet: JR Takayama Station
Cost: ¥ 12,000 yen per person (includes Takayama Festival Float Exhibition and Takayama Jinya entrance fees, excludes lunch)
Payment: Due in cash upon meeting at station or via PayPal prior to the day

More About The Tour >>
Hida Takayama is famous for its well preserved Edo period town which has earned it the nickname “Little Kyoto”. Join us on this fascinating tour which highlights some of the must see attractions and places in Hida Takayama.

On this tour we will visit Kokubunji Temple on the way to the famous Miyagawa Morning Market, Marvel at Japan’s most beautiful festival floats at the Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall, Enjoy lunch at one of Takayama’s many gourmet restaurants, Visit the old part of town called ‘Sanmachi Suji’ lined with merchant houses, shops selling traditional crafts, cafes, restaurants and sake breweries, and see Takayama Jinya, the last remaining office from the Tokugawa Shogunate and the age of samurai.

We’ll give you insider tips and information about the famous places you visit.

Private Tours of Hida Takayama

¥ 20,000 yen per person

Only for you, your friends and family members and available at various times upon request.

Hida Takayama in Autumn

 

Meet Your Tour Guide

Meet John Asano, your tour guide for the day. John has lived in Gifu Prefecture for over 12 years and has extensive knowledge about its must see places and attractions. Join John in discovering all the wonders that Gifu has to offer.

John Asano

Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the tours listed above, please contact us via email at japantraveladvice@gmail.com or the contact form which you can find here. We are looking forward to hearing from you.