Creating Private Personalized Days of Happiness in Japan since 2014 Make your visit in Japan truly different
Short private exquisite custom days in Japan are designed on your wishes through direct exchanges with you to clarify your envies and expectations about your visit in Japan.
Authentic and curated locations, local gastronomy that matters and many moments of selected daily good life are the building blocks of your personalized days.
Itinerates resonate with sensible visitors looking for authenticity, not crowds of tourists, where excellent food, inspiring crafts, nice people encounters and the good traditional as well as contemporary Japanese life matter.
Destinations and itineraries are sourced and curated from personal experiences and a keen interest on quality and comfort. They are not extracted from a database of packaged locations, standard guide books and things to do lists. From a secluded saké factory to an excellent sushi bar in a popular district or upscale location, from the über stunningly designed - and perfectly brewed - specialty hipster coffee off the radar, to matcha latté in a temple with pebble garden for you alone, or an artisan chocolate maker to melt for in the middle of green Tokyo, lovely experiences that matter to your style of travel are suggested and weaved into days deeply satisfying.
I am based in Tokyo since 1985 and provide services first in and around the capital city, with extensions in provinces, on a day tour basis or some more days for sensible travelers only.
Proposals start from one guest to four, from one day to more, for private parties only.
Food, moods, landscapes and encounters are the key elements of a lovely day, all selected for beauty and wrapped into comfort. Let’s start a day at a Tokyo countryside farmer’s market followed by a visit and tasting party at a saké factory, a slow traditional lunch in lovely settings you will find it hard to leave, a craft atelier visit and a deeply silent shrine walk before heading back to the busy city center. This is only but an example of a day you will cherish as one of the best of time you had in Japan.
Starting from one unforgettable day
Keep one day off your Tokyo urban busy schedule to disconnect and enjoy a day of slow mood and gastronomy in the countryside territories of Tokyo. What about a farmers’ market, a private saké factory intimate visit, a wonderful traditional lunch in lush green setting near a river, a shrine for you alone and a craft atelier - indigo or artisan chocolate - to end up before cruising back to central Tokyo? The choice of content is yours.
Or imagine a days of food wonders and discoveries, a full day that speak to your taste buds all spent in multiple Tokyo downtown destinations. Think saké, tea, traditional sweets, aerial sushi, Japanese gastronomy core ingredients tasting, and somewhere in-between the ultimate espresso or latte.
Visitors want to know about the real good life in Japan. Guiding is about knowledgeable conversations. Being enthusiastic about Japan is not a guide certification. Tours are discreetly led, with conversations in English, French, and at times silently, and even remotely when needed. The assumption is that your are in Japan to taste moods and seep in ambiances authentically Japanese that do not always deserve non-stop facts book like comments. In many settings, silence fits quite well. However, expert conversations, not read aloud guidebooks, help you with better food enjoyment and understanding that enhance the delicious feeling of being a part it. Matters of manners and rules are always delivered when needed. Remote real time concierge style guiding with your favorite smartphone application and travel support at a distance is also an option for complete solo travelers.
Comfort is a priority, not a luxury. It starts with time management, reasonably planning your days with destinations selected for depth and contentment. Comfort also means selected restaurants and places to further slow down where Japanese beauty is adorned with elements of enhanced comfort. No cross legged squats on thin tatami cushions.
Japan for Senior Travelers
Senior travelers are more than welcome. Itineraries are always designed to take into account extra comfort, well thought timing and a no haste approach with meaningful discoveries. Extra comfort means careful day schedule design where authentic slow food and slow life are integrated with relaxing time for detente in selected locations, stress free means of transportation and western type of seating arrangement guaranteed. Read more here and inquire.