Free tour guides in Osaka

Thought Osaka is just a concrete jungle? Getting a guide to show your around is a great way to really get to know this city and its surrounds. Even better if they are free! Foreigner Guides Net Osaka This group are able to offer guides in various languages and can take you anywhere you want.Continue reading “Free tour guides in Osaka”

Free Tour Guides in Tokyo

Tokyo is a big city, a really big city. A tour guide can help new visitors to get around the maze of areas that make people call Tokyo a “city of cities”. Capital Tokyo West (CTW) SGG Focusing on western areas of Tokyo such as Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku, this is a great tour group for any kind of visitor.Continue reading “Free Tour Guides in Tokyo”

Free Tour Guides in Nara

Nara has lots to offer and many tourists spend just a day or two here, so a guide can be super helpful. Here are some good services to use: Nara Student Guide Eager students from local universities can also take you around Nara. One-day tours of the major tourist areas and World Heritage sites offered. OfficialContinue reading “Free Tour Guides in Nara”

Free Tour Guides in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of Japan’s best cities to visit, but with all the great shrines and temples it can be a bit confusing. Which ones are best? How do I find out about the histories and beliefs behind them? There are so many ways in which a volunteer travel guide can help. Sakura Volunteer GuideContinue reading “Free Tour Guides in Kyoto”

Top 5 Free Tour Guide Services in Japan

Just about to book that expensive tour guide to show you around Japan? No need! There are hundreds of FREE volunteer guides in Japan. Here are our top groups and organisations: Goodwill Guides The official, national organisation for free guides in Japan. The volunteers are Japanese people who want use their foreign language skills toContinue reading “Top 5 Free Tour Guide Services in Japan”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Kyoto

As Kyoto is mostly still a traditional place the guesthouses and hostels continue this style, while still offering low prices. Therefore most of these recommendations, but not all, will have rooms with traditional Tamami floors and futons.   Even if this does not sound appetising, just try it for one night! Backpackers Hostel K’s HouseContinue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Kyoto”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo

There are plenty of cheap guesthouses and hostels in Tokyo, including right in the center.  They are also a great places to meet people and pick up some traveling tips or recommendations.  Here are some of the best: Khaosan Hostels This well-known guesthouse chain has a variety of cheap and clean guesthouses in central locations.Continue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo”