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Napito Asahara

Napito was born in Beijing, China and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She moved to the US to study at California State University, East Bay and later moved to Canada to complete her degree in International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Napito has traveled extensively in Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America and has worked in both private and public institutions. Napito has a passion for international travel and is very enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge on Japanese culture and traditions with her clients.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Customized private or small group trips, honeymoon and anniversary trips, culinary experiences including reserving Michelin starred restaurants, biking, hiking, trekking, diving, snorkeling, heritage, education, culture, adventure, hands-on experiences such as cooking lessons and Samurai or Ninja class, kids and family-friendly trips, LGBTQ-friendly trips, shows, entertainment, wellness & relaxation, DMZ/ JSA tours in South Korea, etc. Anything you can come up with!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Being curious by nature, I've always enjoyed going to new places and experiencing new sights. As a kid, I visited many exciting places and enjoyed local cuisines, sights, and activities, including getting my scuba diving certification in Hawaii when I was 12. After finishing my university education in Canada, a friend introduced me to a job opportunity at Access Asia Tours, which really aligns with both my experience and interest!"

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