Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Professional Travel Guide

Hire a professional tour guide for your Japan visit!
Japan is a great country to visit, but it can also be a hassle to find your way, especially if you have little time or do not speak Japanese. Ad Blankestijn is an officially licensed tour guide and interpreter (National Guide Certificate). He has lived in Japan for 25 years and has a solid background in both the culture and language.

Ad Blankestijn is especially interested in guiding cultural tours or visits with a business purpose and he prefers to be contracted by companies or government (and other) organizations. Ad has accompanied VIPS from government or business on the highest levels.

As Ad lives in Kobe, guided programs in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, and elsewhere in the Kansai (western Japan) are most practical, but Ad is available anywhere in Japan.

Ad Blankestijn also gives advise on where to go depending on your interests and can help you plan the trip. From his experience as intercultural consultant, Ad can also give briefings on do's and dont's for first-time visitors. But as Ad does not run a travel bureau, he is not allowed to act as a financial intermediary and make bookings for you.

The costs include Ad's fee plus all his other costs (travel, entrance fees, hotel if any, food if applicable, etc). In addition, you are expected to pay the relevant costs of your group, plus - again only if applicable - the hire of a chauffeur-driven car or minibus.

For more information (without any commitment), please use the form below.