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How many days do you need to fully enjoy Paris? Recommended private tours and how to hire a private

Visiting the city of lights is a must for anyone who enjoys travel and experiencing culture. The city offers some of the most notable and famous landm...

Gowithguide travel specialist .

The best way to experience Paris - tour company or private guides?

Paris is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and while almost everyone has some knowledge of its attractions, it can still be a ...

Gowithguide travel specialist .

Our Top 5 Must-See Parisian Attractions

Paris, the infamous “city of love” has always been among the top travel destinations in the world. Its rich history and legacy makes it one of the mos...

Gowithguide travel specialist .

Miidera, "Temple of the Phoenix"

(There's an observation deck from where we can see the city of Otsu and Lake Biwa.) My prefecture (state), Shiga is located just next to Kyoto and ...

Tomoe S.

2022 Osaka Castle Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Cherry blossoms have begun to bloom 4 days earlier than average year. On April 2 they are in full bloom. You see the statue of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, wh...

Hideo Y.

Kyoto Garden Tour

I guided foreign tourists for the first time in 2 years.  They requested me to visit Saihoji Temple and Nijo Castle. 【SAIHOJI TEMPLE】 Another popul...

Hideo Y.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

duringinThis Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter trip catering to time-pressed travelers. You may opt for the longer Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 D...

Sujan L.

Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek - 16 Days

The Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek (5340m/17521ft) will be a memory that you will cherish for a lifetime. There can be no trek as rewarding as one t...

Sujan L.

Everest Trek

Everest Trek Mount Everest, the world’s summit, lies in Nepal. Thousands of people come to the country just to get a view of the tallest peak. And, t...

Gautam D.

Re: White Morning (No.2)

As the weather forecast had predicted, we had relatively much snow at our district this morning. I was unfortunate to go out for checking egg-laying s...

Yoshi K.

Snowy Kyoto, the wonderful gift from nature

(Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion) Hello, guests who are dreaming to travel to Japan!!  I'm very very sorry that you haven't been able to come to ...

Tomoe S.

Re: Kyoto Tour in Winter (冬の京都の旅) ----Daitoku-ji Temple ---- (大徳寺)

On the way back from a small business at a suburban city of Kyoto, I dropped by the temple which I often visited when I used to live near there. How m...

Yoshi K.

"Kinosaki Onsen", Kinosaki Hot Spring Resorts

  As I wrote in my other blogs, "Onsen, hot spring resorts" and "Shirahama, which is famous for Onsen", there are many hot spring resorts which attra...

Tomoe S.

Re: Practical Exercise of "Training Course for Guide Interpreters Limited to Nagahama" (長浜市地域通訳案内士養成

We went to Chikubu-shima island, Hikiyama Festival Museum and Keiun-kan (a Guest Palace for VIPs) for out practical training. The visit to the second ...

Yoshi K.

Koto Sanzan (The three temples), three gems in the mountainside of Shiga Prefecture

So many people visit Kyoto when they come to Japan, however, I'm sorry that only a few people noitce the marvelous beauty in Shiga, my prefecture (nex...

Tomoe S.

My private trip in Tohoku District

Dear customers who have been waiting for the time will come when you can visit Japan and enjoy visiting places again, as before...Thank you so much fo...

Tomoe S.

Re: Adventurous Hiking Crossing over a Steep Mountain between Two Hamlets

It was a warm and fine autumn day, today, too. Since my acquaintance (the monk of my family temple) kindly suggested me to try to hike over a mountain...

Yoshi K.

Re: Autumnal Colors of the "Mirror Lake" [No.2] (鏡湖の秋色 [その2])

It's a peaceful and almost windless fine day today. When I came back to my home from a small business of our community, I thought it must be a good ti...

Yoshi K.

Re: Autumnal Landscape around Lake Yogo (余呉湖周辺の秋色)

Good autumn days have been continuing here at my hometown. When I was making a walking exercise this afternoon, I happened to find a big tree around t...

Yoshi K.

Re: Rambling through the Intermountain Road between "Small Hamlets that Have Disappeared from a Map"

As my acquaintance kindly advised me the other day that autumnal landscape of some area, which already disappeared from a map faraway times is so nice...

Yoshi K.

Re: The 2nd Day of "Training Course of the Guide Interpreter Limited to Nagahama" (長浜市地域通訳案内士養成研修の2日

Today's main theme was our city's representative attractions;1) Kurokabe Square (黒壁), the Revival Place to Attract Many Tourists2) Hikiyama Matsuri Fe...

Yoshi K.

Re: The 1st Day of "Training Course of the Guide Interpreter Limited to Nagahama" (長浜市地域通訳案内士養成研修の1日

Since I luckily passed the screening test, I was given a chance today to attend the 1st day, which was held at the Town-Building Center of Nagahama. I...

Yoshi K.

Kofukuji-Temple in Nara

Have you ever heard of the name, 'Kofukuji Temple' in Nara?  Kofukuji Temple, which is registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites is originate...

Tomoe S.

Re: The Old Strategic Spot on Hokkoku Street; Yanagase (北国街道沿いの要衝;柳ケ瀬)

Good autumnal weather has continued in Kansai district of Japan. As I am an outdoor type boy, I cannot help but go outside on such a beautiful day. As...

Yoshi K.

Re: Application to a Guide Interpreter Limited to My Hometown, Nagahama (長浜市地域限定通訳案内士への応募)

I happened to find the application form today at a branch office of the City Hall.I really think that my hometown has a lot of historical heritages an...

Yoshi K.

Toji Temple, such a solemn and magnificent world created by 'Kukai'

(borrowed from the post cards I bought at the official shop of Toji Temple) In the 9th century, a Buddhist monk named Kukai took a boat all the way...

Tomoe S.

Kyoto Railway Museum-a wonderful half day with your kids!

  (Of course, not only kids but also adults who love trains, can have a super exciting experience at the museum!) In this museum, you can see as m...

Tomoe S.

Ryoanji Temple, ultimate Zen spirit

Ryoanji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple of Rinzai sect, was built by a powerful feudal lord in the 15th century.  It is designated as a World Cultural H...

Tomoe S.

Holy and beautiful island in Lake Biwa

Have you been to a small island, named "Chikubu-jima" in Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan? If you visit, I'm sure you will like it.  OK! I will s...

Yuriko S.

Awajishima Island, have a delicious and pleasant holiday!

How about spending your holiday in Awajishima Island if you are repeat visitors?  Awajishima Island is the biggest island (as large as Guam Island ...

Tomoe S.

Tokyo National Museum

Japanese national treasure "Frolicking animals" is opening at the Heiseikan of Tokyo National Museum,  It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized...

Naoya U.

Waseda

I am visiting  Waseda University, one of the top private universities in Japan. The founder of Waseda was Okuma Shigenobu.  His statue is located in...

Naoya U.