We have been awarded in the Travel & Tourism Awards 2024

Happy to tell you that we have won the Travel & Tourism Awards 2024 by LUXlife Magazine based in UK. We have been chosen as “Most Unique Cultural Tours 2024- Takayama”. We are really proud of our products and thanks for anyone who support us. LUXlife Magazine Announces The Winners Of The 2024 Travel & Tourism Awards Winner page of UMESEKO TOUR Winners List

We have been awarded in the Travel & Hospitality Awards for 2022

Happy to tell you that we have won the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2022. We were awarded this for the second year in a row. This year, 21 tour companies in Japan and only 2 companies (including us) in Chubu won the award. Asia 2022 – Travel & Hospitality Awards

We still keep doing tours in 2022

Hello travelers! Thanks for choosing Japan as a destination for your vacation trip. We would like you to know we still keep doing our highly-rated tours against this pandemic period (the posted photo was just taken in early November 2022). Please do not hesitate to contact us to book a tour or ask any question. Door is always open and we will gladly welcome your visit!

We have been awarded in the Travel & Hospitality Awards for 2021

Happy news! So glad to tell you that we have just won the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2021. This award is a global recognition programme for the travel industry recognising the very best hotels, tour operators, experience providers, spa & wellness facilities, restaurants, and technology and innovation companies. Recipients of Travel & Hospitality awards in 2021 were scrupulously selected based on the aggregation of reviews from multiple third-party sources. Selected by a panel of experts who analyse submission material, review customer feedback and compare the facilities of each entrant. The winner those who can demonstrate their uniqueness, quality of services and facilities and exceptional levels of customer care across a […]

Our E-Bike Tour Wins Top 10 Experiences in Japan of Tripadvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards

We are happy to share this big news! Just a couple days ago, one of our tours named “1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida” was certified as one of top 10 experiences in Japan of Tripadvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The award winners are selected based on millions of reviews and opinions collected for a year on Tripadvisor. There are various categories such as hotel, beach and experience. We wins one of the top 10 experiences in Japan announced last week. Our tour took 8th place of 10. Different from other 9 tours, this bike tour is the only one held in non-touristy part of Japan, which is the Maze […]

Why Don’t You Taste Ayu (Sweetfish)? – The Most Precious & Unique Fish in The World

Have you ever seen the fish in below pictures? This is Ayu in Japanese and Sweetfish in English. It is one of the most popular freshwater fish in Japan but foreign people don’t know about it so much. Then, I’d like to tell you how special it is since my current place Maze is the best place to fish and eat it. Long history of Ayu in Japan as word origin says I like investigating any history like origin of a word. Ayu actually has a log history with Japanese people. Why is it called “Sweetfish” Before telling you about the word history of Ayu, I’d like to talk about […]

Super Unique Accommodation in Tokyo Drew on Italian Style

We have a distributed hotel in Japan. To my suprise, it’s located in the metropolitan city; Tokyo. I talked about Albergo Diffuso one day and I’ll share the Japanese one today. Albergo Diffuso: New Accommodation Style in Italy What’s hanare? It’s a regional integrated hotel at Yanaka, Taito in Tokyo. The concept is like below. HAGISO showed in the center of circle is the reception and the receptionist introduces the town including the information of restaurant and shop. It’s just same as Albergo Diffuso in terms of scattering outside after check-in!! Every place such as shop, cafe and public bath is a part of hotel so we can enjoy everything with […]

Albergo Diffuso: New Accommodation Style in Italy

What do you imagine when you hear accommodation? You might think of ryokan, hotel, tourist home or guest house… There are many accommodation styles today and I’ll show you unique one of them; Albergo Diffuso. (Just to say, ryokan is my favorite one.) What’s Albergo Diffuso? Albergo Diffuso was born in Italy, which is a new type of lodging. Each of word means like below. Therefore, it’s translated like scattered hotel. Generally, hotel is a building that provide some service but we use some buildings in Albergo Diffuso. We place the front at the center of village and utilize empty houses and rooms around there for accommodation. Then, tourists can […]

Load to Opening Farmers Lodging in Japan

Lodging service at private home is now controversial in not only the diet but nationwide. I’ll talk about Farmers Lodging similar to the lodging service. Have you ever heard farmers lodging? This topic is what I have been concerned about. Literally, it is “staying at farmer house”. Specifically, it means a tourism in rural areas. We can stay at farm or old folk house and enjoy life experience and interaction with local people in each place. It’s called as Green Tourism sometimes. Please refer to the below for your information. Vacation Rental Lists of Agriculture|STAY JAPAN Type of farmers lodging There are majorly 2 farmers lodging types for the host. […]

E-Bike Tour with Super Friendly UK Guests and Happy Coincidence!

This time, E-bike tour with UK guests. I would like to share not only the tour but the amazing coincidence happening afterwards. They are from Southampton but the big sister living in Japan as a TV caster booked our bike tour since her brother wants to see more rural area with his girlfriend. They stayed at Takayama and took train for 40 minutes to join in the tour fortunately. From the first sight at the station, I guessed they would be so friendly and humorous guys. Actually, that was true!  See it? As if they are not from UK! Maybe from US? haha. After some instructions, we started the tour as […]