Interested in food in Japan, finding nice restaurants for our foodie clients.
We started in a small town near the world heritage site of the Himeji castle in 1999.
After my several years' experience in tourism as a tour escort to Japanese seniors
and eighteen months experience of studying and staying with a host family in Canada,
I wished to reciprocate my appreciation to the people overseas who showed me how wonderful their countries are, but what can I do to realize my dream?
I had been traveling all over Japan, almost of 47 prefectures at the time, so
I wanted to represent Japanese beauty and magnificence to people overseas,
and to deepen the understanding of Japan culture. That was over 30 years ago.
A little school boy asked me with his curious eyes on the school bus,
"Do Japanese people drink coke?"
"Do Japanese people watch TV?"
Probably the image of Japan to a little boy is "Samurai".
My brother devotes his life to Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism.
Temple in Japanese is pronounced as T E R A.
My host sister in Canada is named Tara, very close sound of temple in Japanese.
Even after I came back to Japan, I wished to connect those people with remembering
the feeling of touch.
Our company logo describes an energy of earth, power of vortex in the world.
We keep setting our hopes on being a bridge to overseas, more to people who love Japan.
- Discover undiscovered places
- Impressive meals on the tour
- Design for your joyful surprise
(Sugako's elder brother)
Japanese monk, Psychic Medium, loves Master Kukai, Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.
Supervises Tara Japan's Buddhism and Shintoism tours.
Professional PhotographerKATO PHOTO CLUBMasanori Kato
Main photos of Tara Japan website are provided by KATO PHOTO CLUB.
He takes his camera out for Tara Japan's private group who are interested in private photo shooting on the tour, especially for anniversary and honeymoon visit in Japan.
Kimono Dress-up artistKyou-no-Hanayome FounderKyoko Omae
Quickly dress you up in Japanese traditional silk kimono.
You may imagine how tight it would be but with her high skills you way not want to take off your kimono afterward.
Licensed English speaking Tour guideMasako Unezaki
Masako has been giving her excellent guiding in English with lots of knowledge to our clients for over 15 years. She enjoys taking a lot of questions from guests, more questions she receives, more exciting she gets, so ask her questions about Japanese history, arts in Naoshima art islands, and Hiroshima where she is based.
Licensed English speaking Tour GuideAya Komura
Expert for Naoshima and Setouchi inland Sea Art islands as she previously worked at art sites in Seto Inland Sea, guiding visitors with extensive knowledge of artworks on Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima islands.
Private Van DriverKoji3-taxi founded in March, 2020Koji Nakamura
He started his own private van service in Kyoto early March, 2020. We have been working together over 10 years since he worked in one of major hired car service in Kyoto. On our Buddhism tours, he drives you around with Japanese hospitality.
Junichi AidaYakushima - CEO of Nature Weaver INC.
Tara Japan's Yakushima Walking tour is collaborated with Nature Weaver INC.
Tara Japan's clients call him "Mr. Yakushima".
Junichi and his staffs are all locals and licensed by;
-Japan National Tourism Organization to attend visitors from overseas
-Japan Mountain Guides Association to guide in wild fields throughout Japan
-Yakushima Tourism Association to represent what a wonderful island Yakushima is!
-Wilderness Medical Associates JAPAN
We may be on the road of the tour.