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Fabrice Barbin

I have been traveling Japan for 17 years and decided to make it my home in 2013.
Using my own experiences traveling in Japan, I am now lucky to be able to share my passion for this country and its subtle culture with travelers from all over the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"My personal taste for History and art incline me towards Historical and Cultural trip.

Cooking being one of my hobby, I also like to recommend culinary experience which is also an excellent opportunity to meet local Japanese people and discover more about their every day life. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Travelling is for me the chance to experience new things, meeting new friends and trying new foods. I am always looking forward to seeing what the place I am visiting has in store for me and love all the unexpected events that occur during a travel.

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My first trip in Japan, I went to Tokyo with little to no knowledge of Japanese culture outside of the common belief towards Japanese people.

The immersion was total and the aesthetics of Japan seduced me.
Even after 17 years I still find amazing place and sights to see! "

Fabrice is part of the following groups: Japan Travel Agents
Coral reefs of Okinawa
Ultimate Guide to Okinawa

Okinawa's attractions have something for everyone. They cater to cocktail-sipping beach bums, history buffs, and active adventurers alike. The island is fairly small, so even a long weekend can make for a refreshing breath of tropical air.

Izu Peninsula
Places Most People Miss (But Shouldn't) in Japan

Most visitors to Japan hit up Kyoto's temples, Tokyo's shopping streets, and Osaka's food scene—but there's much more to this country than what you'll find in its cities. Soak in natural hot springs, hike through primeval forest, and spot wildlife on a pristine chain of islands with these under-the-radar suggestions.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
How Many Days Should You Spend in Japan?

Japan is made up of hundreds of islands that extend for nearly 2,000 miles. How many days should you spend exploring, and where should you focus your time? From an action-packed four days in Japan to a leisurely three week itinerary, here are some suggestions for making the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The wonderful Nakahechi route
Kumano Kodo Self-Guided Tour - 6 Days

Get ready for an unforgettable village-to-village trek on the Kii Peninsula along sections of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail. Perfect for avid hikers, this self-guided tour will take you past thermal hot springs, grand shrines, and waterfalls as you walk in the footsteps of emperors.

Hike Japan's Nakasendo Trail - 5 Days
Hike Japan's Nakasendo Trail - 5 Days

Step back in time and immerse yourself in nature on this five-day hiking trip along the historic Nakasendo Trail. Feudal lords and samurai once walked this mountain path connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, stopping at some of the historic 69 post stations to rest for the night. You'll follow in their footsteps as you trek through picturesque valleys, stay in idyllic villages, and relax in the thermal waters of hot springs along the way.