Tomomi Terawaki Private tour guide in Takayama - Japan

Tomomi Terawaki

Guide profile:

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I'm on maternity leave right now.

Sorry for the inconvenience and looking forward to seeing you in the future!

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Hi. I'm Tomomi. Thank you for choosing me from a number of the guides!

I've involved in tourism for more than 10 years in Takayama including a guest house manager and a tour leader, and I would be the one who can show you the real rural life remaining in this area.

Takayama is a beautiful mountain area with merchant cultures having existed since the Edo period. You can enjoy great quality local sake, hot springs, Hida beef and lots of wooden crafts with full of the craftsmanship of local artisans.

My clients always say "You know everyone in this area, Tomomi!". That's right, I enjoy both meeting new people and talking with locals. With small population of only 90,000 people, most of us (not all though) feel like we are one big family and share many things to help with each other. On my tour, you will have many chances to communicate with locals and see lots of hidden corners that would be difficult to get to by yourselves.

I can also guide you around Shirakawa-go (World Heritage Site), Kanazawa, Matsumoto and other areas.

I've played koto (Japanese traditional harp) for over 25 years and sometimes play at events with my husband who is a professional musician. You might have a chance to enjoy my performance if you are really lucky!

Feel free to contact me for any question. I'm always happy to support your trip to make it a special one!!

*Kindly contact me to check the availability first before you book a tour. Thank you.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Henry T.

What a great guide! Tomomi was superb, and really helped make the Fall Festival in Takayama come alive for us.

She also gave us excellent advice on the surrounding area. She is smart, articulate and a wonderful find in Takayama and the surrounding area. Also good company!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

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1) Takayama One Day Tour (8 hours)

2) Takayama Half Day Tour (4 hours)

3) Shirakawa-go Tour (6 hours)

4) Takayama & Shirakawa-go Tour (8 hours)

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+++++ Major Places to Visit +++++

[ Takayama ]

-Morning Market

-Old Private Houses Area

-Higashiyama Walking Trail

-Sake Brewery

-Old Government Building

-Takayama Festival Float Museum

-Hida Folk Village

[ Shirakawa-go ]

-Observation Point

-Wada/Kanda/Nagase House

-Village Walk

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Culture, Traditions, Food, Local Sake, Japanese Spirit!!

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Henry T. 09 Oct 2018

What a great guide! Tomomi was superb, and really helped make the Fall Festival in Takayama come alive for us.

She also gave us excellent advice on the surrounding area. She is smart, articulate and a wonderful find in Takayama and the surrounding area. Also good company!

5 stars Adam H. 29 Jul 2017

Tomomi was awesome! She knew all about the cultural heritage of the area and provided a lot useful information. Very highly recommended!

5 stars Hugh M. 01 Apr 2017

Tomomi was a great guide, very knowledgeable and fun to be with on our Takyama tour

4 stars Stuart S. 30 Apr 2017

Tomomi was a good guide for us. we spent 1 1/2 days with her. 1/2 day in Shirakawa-go and 1 day in Takayama. She knows the area well, has an excellent attitude and her communication skills are excellent.

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