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Dario Bertoni

I'm originally from Italy. In 2004 my love affair with Japan started, I decided to leave Italy for Japan. In the following years I explored all the Japan. I am currently based in Osaka, not far from Kyoto.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in ryokan, traditional accomodation where you can feel Japan as a Japanese. We know them all directly and we can offer support in Japanese and English. We arrange tailor-made tours of Japan to explore hidden gems as well as biggest cities."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After numerous trips and years spent all around Japan it became clear that I wanted to share the hidden charm of very less known places of this beautiful country. It has a incredible combination of nature, tradition, culture, technology, history, art, lovely people and excellent food."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Every visit of Kyoto is a travel in time, there are locations that seem to be from another dimension. Temples with centuries of history are still in use, as well as the ancient dresses of religious priests. But also common people in japan use the traditional kimono and sometime you really feel to be in the ancient Japan."

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