News: no more slots available for yuzu and citrus tours in 2017. Inquire for late Winter, Spring and Autumn of 2018.
With Nextaroma, I design premium, different and intimate days in limited destinations in Japan based on +30 years residing in Tokyo. My prime recommendation is the countryside territory of Tokyo, where the quiet sides, back lanes, culture and the people who make it are destinations, authenticity a promise, and your constant pleasure my unique objective.
Tours are private only, uncompromisingly non-generic, away from overtourism and the artificial, exclusively made to order upon listening to your preferences and helping you refine your interests. I put a great emphasis on comfort, beauty, non-invasive guiding and a selection of unlisted options. Itineraries are particularly geared at the sensible and cultivated grown-ups of all ages and senior travelers seeking a break, first from the guidebooks, the mediatic urban scene, and yearning for encounters with local actors and the simple wonders of authentic Japanese daily life.
Food, culture, memorable landscapes and sheer enchantment are the key axis of a day in Western Tokyo, beyond, or even in the urban settings of Tokyo. I invite you to read further, or skip words and dip into pictures, then inquire.
Lionel Dersot - Nextaroma Founder
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Contact in Tokyo: Lionel Dersot
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Private Tours Examples
Western Tokyo Countryside Day Tour
A superb escape from the capital for a day
Hideaway for an enchanting day in Tokyo Western green territory.
Western Tokyo is a huge chunk of the capital city offering in a short distance all the ingredients of Japanese provincial to mountainous countryside and the rural life within 60 to 90 minutes from the city center. Total change of mood and mind from the city grind and a secluded day of calm are guaranteed for a full day of exquisite and enchanting encounters with an authentic part of Japan. (read and see more...)
Escape to Tokyo countryside for beauty, craft and a lovely day in blue.
Disconnect for a day of craft, exquisite food, nature and encounters in the surprisingly close Western Tokyo countryside. Tokyo Indigo is a private, custom day escapade away from the urban grind to discover or rekindle with the deep simplicity of rural Japan, with the convenience of a short distance from the city center. (read and see more ...)
A day-tour for foodies only in provincial Tokyo.
Eat, visit the kitchen, talk to the chef and staff, see demonstrations, hear a detailed explanation of what kaiseki is about, visit the local sites of food production including saké factories, all in the exceptional convenience of Western Tokyo countryside. (read and see more ...)
Walk other dimensions of the real city Tokyo in flâneurs' style.
Strollers, loafers, urban walkers know how sailing, mostly on foot, in the city and suburb territories is personal, somewhat selfish, imagination stirring, and mind soothing. It makes the day glow, especially all the more when you have reached saturation after days of following the touristic trails. Behind the media frenzied Tokyo scenes lay bubbles of real Tokyo, calm, at times provincial like, minutes away from the hype, all set into the dimension of what most travelers are missing: daily life. (read and see more ...)
Farther from Tokyo destinations
Japan is that other still largely unknown kingdom of citrus, the perfect pretext to visit rural territories
Citrus are aplenty here, even before the recent "discovery" of the darling Yuzu in The Western chefs' cuisines. But there is even more citrus life. Japan has dozens of varieties mostly unknown, melting sweet oranges that feel and taste like desserts, and all the food and cultural life and traditions attached, with encounters in the orchards. (read and see more ...)
It just feels like going back home, in Japan's countryside.
Uchiko, 1:30 flight away and some road time from Tokyo, is that destination whose unique dimension is silence, simplicity, deep breathing with a love at first sight impact that will linger with you for years. Step out of the standard travelers' trails and spend a few days in genuine countryside in rural Japan. (read and see more ...)