I first developed a crush on Japan because of an amazing J-Rock (Japanese Rock Band). My love for J-Rock inspired me to learn more about Japan and to learn Japanese. That was 20 years ago, and my love for Japan is stronger than ever. I moved to Japan in 2005 to study Japanese language, culture, and history. Of course, I spent most of my free time exploring Japan as much as possible and I realized that each part of Japan has its own unique charms - I can never get enough of this amazing country!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"If you are planning to travel to Japan, I can help you to make a tailor-made itinerary for any parts of Japan. Let me know you interests places to visit/ activities you wish to do / experience you wish to have and I will be more than happy to customize an itinerary to match with what you are looking for. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I love to travel because it opens many doors in terms of meeting new people with different cultures, having different experiences that you cannot find in daily life and allows you to develop new (and sometimes surprising) points of view just by being in different places. I enjoy taking the time to plan each trip - I began working in travel 6 years ago, and knowing that I help my travelers have amazing adventures is what I enjoy the most. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I am more of a nature person, so the most memorable trip for me is the beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside during Autumn. Therefore, my trip to Kyushu in Japan was quite special and memorable. People in Kyushu are super helpful especially in Nagasaki and beautiful Koyo scenery (Autumn Foliage) in Kurokawa Onsen in Kumamoto province is so far the best highlights for me. "
Featured trips & expertise
Welcome to Japan! On this two-week journey around the main island, Honshu, you'll enjoy a mix of cultural sightseeing and active adventures. Visit sacred temples and shrines, cycle through the countryside, and wander around Tokyo's most fashionable neighborhoods. From the history of Hiroshima and the wonders of ancient Kyoto to the historic farmhouses of Shirakawa-go and the quiet island of Miyajima, there's so much to see and do.
Over 900 miles southwest of Tokyo, Okinawa-hontō—Okinawa's main island—anchors the lesser-known string of islands straddling Japan's two southernmost prefectures. For those who fancy a beach holiday on their grand tour of Japan, its tropical climate and unique Ryūkyūan culture are just a two-hour flight from Tokyo.
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.
Take a walk through time on this 10-day Japan tour. The highlight of this journey is a self-guided walk on the Nakasendo Trail, a historic walking route that's part of feudal Japan's original network of highways. Historically, travelers on the mountain path between Kyoto and Tokyo took several days to travel the distance, staying overnight in jukus (post towns or post station villages). You'll retrace their footsteps as you meander through serene forests, dip in thermal springs, and rest in local inns by night, taking time to explore the vibrant cities of Kyoto and Tokyo at the start and end of the trip.
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.
Recent trip reviews for Tuck
Japan tour · Japan - Apr 14 - Apr 27, 2019
Awesome suggestions and super friendly guides throughout our trip - we really had the vacation of a lifetime.
Hike Japan's Kumano Kodo Trail - 4 Days · Japan - Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2019
We had an amazing time hiking the Kumano Kodo! The scenery is beautiful and the trip was very memorable. We really enjoyed taking breaks at all of the shrines on the path, as well as collecting all of the stamps along the way (and are now looking forward to hiking the Camino de Santiago as well)! The Kumano Hongu Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha areas were excellent places to explore and spend a decent amount of time in.
The places that we stayed along the way were all very nice. We... read more