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Tour Guide - Hiromi O.

Hiromi O.

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Yamagata (Living)

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Japanese (Native), English

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4 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Hiromi O.

National Licensed Guide Interpreter located in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture. I used to work at a global investment bank in Tokyo but returned to my hometown to be close to nature.


Yamagata is the perfect place to visit for those who love nature in rural area. Especially in Tsuruoka and its surrounding area that are nestled between the Sea of Japan and beautiful mountain ranges, we offer a unique cultural experience found nowhere else. For example, visiting Sokushinbutsu (Self-mummified monks) temples, climbing up 2,446 stone steps to the summit of a holy mountain, mystical encounter with various jellyfish, indulging in a rich culinary tradition, exploring diverse local crafts, and more!


I love my hometown and would love to help visitors have unforgettable experiences during their journeys. Looking forward to meeting you!


<How to get Tsuruoka from Tokyo>

By JR, Joetsu Shinkanse from Tokyo to Niigata, then change to express train Inaho from Niigata to Tsuruoka. About 4 hours from JR Tokyo Station.


By bus, night buses are available from Shinjuku area and Shibuya area, leaves around 10pm and arrive at Tsuruoka around 6am. Please check the bus company's website for details.


By air, ANA operates 5 times a day from Haneda Airport to Shonai Airport.

Important

I'm available mainly during daytime from 8am to 5pm. Night time negotiable.


My area of guiding is northern part of Yamagata prefecture, namely Tsuruoka City, Sakata City, Shinjo City, Mikawa-machi, Shonai-machi, Yuza-machi.

Tours

Samurai Silk and History of Shonai Domaincover image

Samurai Silk and History of Shonai Domain

Yamagata
4 hours

Visit Matsugaoka in Tsuruoka City where all the processes from sericulture to silk product making are still available. Tsuruoka and its surrounding area called Shonai is the one and only area that can provide the whole supply chain of silk products. Learn the history of Samurais who gave up their swords for hoes to plant mulberry trees for the sake of helping the modernization of Japan and also to clear their names after being defeated by the new government centered around the Meiji Emperor.

FROM$229/ per group
Holy hike to the top of Mt. Haguro via 2,446 stone stepscover image

Holy hike to the top of Mt. Haguro via 2,446 stone steps

Yamagata
4 hours

Mt. Haguro in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, is one of three mountains of Dewa and a popular destination for those who want to immerse themselves in beautiful nature. Attractions include -Shinkyo Bridge and Suganotaki Waterfall -Grandfather Cedar Tree -Five-Storied Pagoda (National Treasure) -Michelin Green Guide 3-Starred Cedar Forest You will feel refreshed and energized after completing the round trip of 2,446 stone steps in the cedar forest.

FROM$229/ per group
Holy hike to the top of Mt. Haguro via 2,446 stone steps and shojin ryori lunchcover image

Holy hike to the top of Mt. Haguro via 2,446 stone steps and shojin ryori lunch

Yamagata
5 hours

Mt. Haguro in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, is one of three mountains of Dewa and a popular destination for those who want to immerse themselves in beautiful nature. Attractions include -Shinkyo Bridge and Suganotaki Waterfall -Grandfather Cedar Tree -Five-Storied Pagoda (National Treasure) -Michelin Green Guide 3-Starred Cedar Forest -Shojin Ryori (Vegetarian lunch) You will feel refreshed and energized after completing the round trip of 2,446 stone steps, ascending and descending.

FROM$293/ per group
Mysterious visit to Mt. Yudono and self-mummified monks in TSURUOKA Citycover image

Mysterious visit to Mt. Yudono and self-mummified monks in TSURUOKA City

Yamagata
6 hours

You will witness the real Sokushinbutsu, or Self-Mummified Monk, in Ryusuiji Dainichibo temple, and also visit Mt. Yudono Shrine which has been worshipped since ancient times. You will discover a mysterious side of Japan by learning what Sokushinbutsu is all about and what is enshrined in the Shrine. It's difficult to find detailed information about the mountain on the internet because the ancient rule, "do not speak about Mt. Yudono," has been handed down over many generations.

FROM$318/ per group