Who we are

The Local Japan Team

"A trip to this area has to be filled with memories of people we encounter and stories which let us expand our horizon. Enjoy our recommended spots in Odawara, Hakone and the Ashigara area. Get the chance to meet local people and make experiences which give you the feeling of being part of this area itself."

Project Manager Local Japan
J. Sasaki

Our mission is to connect people from this area with travelers around the world and support traditional local businesses. With our tours and experiences we introduce local culture and scenery of this beautiful area to travelers around the world. It is important for us to share our culture and to give travelers and local people the opportunity of having fun on meeting and learning from each other.

All our guides are living in or near this area and speak fluent English and German (as well as some who speak French). They all share a deep passion for culture and history of this area as well as know all local shop owners personally. On all our guided tours and experiences our guides travel with you, always on hand to help you understand and talk to local people to offer you unforgettable memories.

The Local Japan project is an idea of the Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine - Hotoku Kaikan in Odawara, Japan. Parts of the income of tours and experiences on this site, will be used to support local businesses (restaurants, shops, cultural properties) in the area.

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Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine - Hotoku Kaikan
8-10, Jonai, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa 250-0014, JAPAN

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