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Akiko O.

4.78(9) reviews
 

Available Areas

Akita, Aomori (Living), Iwate

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

Availability Updated

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About

My name is Akiko, national licensed English-speaking tour guide. I'd be happy to help you in your adventure in Japan. I love traveling myself, and I actually traveled extensively in the world and also within Japan. I am interested in history, archaeology, and culture. So I believe I can be good company as well while being your guide. I love to meet new people because there is always something new to learn from them. And I enjoy learning new things.

I was born and raised in the city of Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture which is located in the northern tip of the main island Honshu in Japan. I lived in Tokyo and worked with Americans for 30 years, and recently moved back to my hometown where I belong.

I can offer you a tour in Akita and Iwate as well. There are so many interesting destinations in Japan. Please come and visit Tohoku (northern Japan) where you can enjoy Japanese real local life and people. Looking forward to meeting you soon!


Important

I can guide you in Akita and Iwate Prefecture if you pay my transportation fee which is usually Yen 8000.

Tours

Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Akita City)

Akita
7 hours

This is a private tour by van from Akita Port/JR Akita Station/Akita Airport to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa. Six samurai residences remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan, and its sapphire-blue lake is astonishingly beautiful.

FROM$247/ per group

One Day Tour in Hachinohe

Aomori
7 hours

Hachinohe is located on the pacific coast in Aomori Prefecture, and a gateway to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada. How about trying local culture and fresh food in one day before going to Oirase and Lake Towada? You can visit one of the fish markets in town and have lunch there, and visit a Sake brewery for tasting. Also, you can experience painting on a wooden toy horse and take it home.

FROM$247/ per group

Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Morioka)

Iwate
6 hours

This is a private tour by van or by bullet train and bus from Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa in Akita Prefecture. Six samurai residences remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan, and its sapphire-blue lake is astonishingly beautiful.

FROM$247/ per group

Oga Peninsula - Home to the Namahage Legend

Akita
7 hours

This is a seven hour private tour by van from Akita City to Oga Peninsula, located in the northwest of Akita City. Oga Peninsula is the home to the renowned Namahage Legend. The peninsula's coastline is fantastic and the view of the Sea of Japan at Cape Nyudozaki, the tip of the peninsula, is spectacular.

FROM$292/ per group

Korekawa Jomon Museum and Goshono Jomon Site

Aomori
8 hours

Following the end of the Ice Age, the Jomon Period began in Japan around 13,000 years B. C. and lasted 10,000 years. Aomori Prefecture, together with the prefectures of Hokkaido, Akita and Iwate hope for the inclusion of 17 Jomon prehistoric sites located in northern Japan as world cultural heritage sites. Come visit the fabulous Jomon museum of Korekawa in Hachinohe and then Goshono Jomon site in northern part of Iwate, not far from Hachinohe.

FROM$257/ per group

Sannai Maruyama Jomon Site and Takayama Inari Shrine 

Aomori
8 hours

Following the end of the Ice Age, the Jomon Period began in Japan around 13,000 years B. C. and lasted 10,000 years. Aomori Prefecture, together with the prefectures of Hokkaido, Akita and Iwate aim for the inclusion of 17 Jomon prehistoric sites in northern Japan as world cultural heritage sites. With this tour, you can visit Japan's largest Jomon site, Sannai Maruyama Site in Aomori City, and after lunch, go off to Takayama Inari Shrine which is known for its thousand Torii gates.

FROM$287/ per group

Reviews

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Ariella B.

Aug 12, 2019

Amazing 2 day tour

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko

Akiko O.

Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

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Olivia C.

Feb 12, 2019

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you

Akiko O.

It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

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Edward C.

Nov 17, 2018

Odate dogs and Magewappa

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.

Akiko O.

Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

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Carolyn L.

Oct 23, 2018

Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza!

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!

Akiko O.

Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko