Personalized private tours with professional English-speaking guides in Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima

The maneki-neko our Japan English private tours symbol Your Japan Private Tours has been providing high-value English personalized / customized private tours and travel services in Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and other popular destinations since 1995.

Based on nearly 25 years of travel industry experience in Japan, high-level Japanese skills and a great love of Japan, Ian Ropke, the Canadian founder and owner of Your Japan Private Tours, has consistently provided clients interested in traveling or doing business in Japan with quality solutions. For an overview of the essential travel & private tour services, local knowledge, and creative travel/mobility approaches/solutions we offer go to: Japan private, personalized travel services.

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We focus on giving our clients the very best regardless if it is their first time to Japan or their tenth. Every trip is a one-time chance to get it right.

With our company, each and every private tour client is given personal attention. To make your trip to Japan as perfect as possible our private tours are based (as often as possible) on what you and/or those in your travel party (group) hope to experience, discover, or accomplish.

Let us know how we can make your time in Japan perfect from start to finish: email us today!

The considerable communication problems and cultural barriers foreigners face in Japan usually result in a steep learning curve: i.e. a lot of precious time wasted and considerable frustration. Our customized private tours and travel services for the greater areas of Kyoto (including Nara and Osaka) and Tokyo (Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko) area ensure that you get the value, convenience and attention you need to have a wonderful time in Japan.

For quality customized / personalized private tours and travel services all over Japan, Your Japan Private Tours & Concierge Services is your specialist. Email us today! We also offer excellent consulting and arrangement services to business travelers, event planners, and other individuals and companies interested in Japan.

Tokyo (Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko) private tours in English with professional tour guides

Shinto lantern from one of our Tokyo English private tours We offer quality customized private tours of Tokyo and the surrounding area (Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko) led by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking tour guides. In addition to guided tours of Tokyo's best attractions, including the very traditional and the supremely modern, we also offer our clients the chance to experience the world's biggest fish market at dawn, as well as fascinating side trips just beyond the metropolis (Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, the Izu Penninsula). Looking for a truly traditional setting to experience Japanese tea ceremony? We know just the place.

Our personalized Tokyo area private tours and travel services can make your next trip to Tokyo smooth and easy. Email us today and discover your options in Tokyo and the surrounding area. Everything from modern architecture and amazing shopping destinations to ancient towns and remote hot spa getaways.

Kyoto (Nara, Osaka) private tours in English with professional tour guides

Experience kimono elegance during our Kyoto English private tour Our private tours of Kyoto offer the visitor some of the most exotic scenes in the world. This is especially true if you like to get off the beaten track. We do! Let our trained private tour guides show you the wonders of the Old Capital. If this is your first trip to Kyoto (or Japan, for that matter), then the experience we have and the guided assistance we provide will make a world of difference. Our unique Kyoto private tours (full day and half day) feature well-known sights and, wherever possible, a rich texture of backstreet, off-the-beaten track scenes (many of which you will not find in guide books). Similar tours of Nara are also available. If you have been to Kyoto before and are looking for something different, Your Japan Private Tours is a good place to start!

We feel that the quality and attention to detail we provide is, for lack of a better word, priceless.

Let us know how we can make your time in the Old Capital of Japan perfect from start to finish: email us today!

FOR ALL KINDS OF GOOD KYOTO PLANNING, STAYING, EATING and EXPERIENCING INFORMATION, visit the Kyoto Visitor's Guide homepage click here. The founder and owner of this site, Ian Ropke, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Kyoto Visitors Guide (1994-2009) and the Osaka Visitors Guide (1993-1996) . . .

Experience Japanese art culture on a Kyoto English private tour See geisha maiko performances on a Kyoto English private tour Summer casual yukata kimono seen on Kyoto English private tours Classic spring iris motif on fabric: Kyoto English private tour

Nara private tours in English with professional tour guides

Shinto shrine entrance passed on a Nara English private tour Our private tours of Nara are focused on two main areas which can be combined into a single day: Horyu-ji Temple, where you can see the wonders of the world's oldest wooden buildings (built almost 1,500 years ago!) and Nara Park. In Nara Park you will see Todai-ji Temple and its immense bronze Buddha, Kasuga Grand Shrine (best near sun set), Kofukuji Temple, and stroll past a number of fine scenes from the Nara period (694-794). If you come to Kyoto, then you should also plan on seeing the timeless attractions of Nara. Nara generally requires a full day. It is about 40 min. by train from JR Kyoto Station. Driving to Nara in a hired car is not recommended as it can take much longer than the train to arrive.

How we can make your trip to Nara and the 8th century just right for you?Email us today and let us know what you would like to experience and see.

Hiroshima, Miyajima private tours in English with professional tour guides

Old Itsukushima Shrine view featured on Hiroshima private English tours Our private tours of Hiroshima focus on the tragic end of WWII (The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is superb!) and/or the serene world surrounding Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, on the nearby island of Miyajima. Both can be combined into a single day. Hiroshima is roughly 2 hours from Kyoto on the bullet train, so it is possible to see the city and surroundings and return to Kyoto on the same day (a long one if you visit both the Peace Park and Miyajima).

Experience the fascinations and unique history of Hiroshima and Miyajima!Email us today and let's get your trip to Japan started in style.