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Japan used to be a country of emigrants. Many Japanese emigrated abroad.

Currently, there are about 3 million Nikkei living overseas. Nikkei are now from the Yonsei to Rokusei generations, and in many cases contacts with Japan had already faded out.

I would arrange a roots searching tour for you no matter your where your ancestors were from.

Visit your roots and have conversations with local people, if you are lucky enough, you might be able to find your relatives.

Wakayama Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

TBD(at your hotel or JR station)

12:00 PM

Your roots searching tour in Wakayama

Arrival time and tour duration depend on the location of your roots. Ask for details.

Ending Point

TBD(at your hotel or JR station)

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transportation fee(you and guide), lunch(you and guide), etc.

Transportation costs depend on the location of your roots. We may use a taxi depending on the location of your roots.

Tour Important Information

Arrival time and tour duration depend on the location of your roots.

Transportation costs depend on the location of your roots. We may use a taxi depending on the location of your roots.

As I had been working for Wakayama Prefectural Government at International Affairs Division for many years, I have a wealth of knowledge about emigration.


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Wakayama Tour Reviews

Gena J.

Gena J.

5 / 5
Jun 11, 2024

Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

Osaka
5 hours

Osaka with Hiroyuki

We chose a 1/2 day tour through Osaka. Osaka is very different from the other areas of Japan that we visited. Dotonbori is a little bit of Times Square meets Las Vegas. The are was crowded and I don't think we could have found our way through all of it without Hiroyuki. There is a lot to see in the way of huge signs, Biliken statues and fried food venders. The best part about this tour to me was Hiroyuki did his best to ensure I found Japanese made items to purchase for gifts. I wanted to take some nice things home for myself and gift some to my family. He also suggested we look at knives which was a splendid idea. We visited a vendor and the knives were very reasonably priced. He knows Osaka well and is a great guide.

Gena J.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear that you liked my tours. I like shopping myself, it was very nice spending time with you for shopping. It's also good to know that you like Japanese knives. Please visit Japan again, there are much more to see here.

Nara Day Trip

Our trip to Nara with Hiroyuki was one of the best days of our vacation. Nara itself is a charming place and there is a lot of history there. Hioyuki knew the history and explained it to us. He had a paper to write on so we could understand the dynasties, shinto and buddhists history. He suggested a mochi place for lunch and it was sooo good. I loved the restaurant vibe too.

Gena J.

Mochi! Yes, that place had been just a tiny Mochi vender before international tourists begun to post videos. You were very lucky that you could see how they make mochi. Mochi is food for special occasion in Japan. It was indeed a special occasion to spend time with you in Nara. Thank you very much.

Hiro is Great!

I was looking for a serous guide to help me explore the old quarter in Kurashiki, and Hiro was it. He's a really nice guy, with excellent English (worked for a long time in the US). He is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. He put together a very good tour of the old quarter, including 3 of the old houses that are open and the Ohara museum. It was raining the whole day, but Hiro made all the adjustments necessary so I saw a lot. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a knowledgeable guide. Kent

Kent K.

Many thanks to you Kent-san, it was really nice meeting you in Kurashiki. To be honest with you, I was overwhelmed by your knowledge and intelligence. You know a lot about history, arts and culture. I learned a lot from you. It was lucky that I could spend some time with a gentle man with a lot of knowledge, intelligence and wit.

$219/ per group

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