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IWAI Masako


Masako Iwai



Hello, I am Masako. I was born and raised in Nara and I love Nara!! I am familiar with Japanese culture and tradition as I studied Japanese folklore at university. Also, I have deep knowledge of the history of the Asuka area which is said to be the birthplace of the Japanese nation. With a long history of more than 1400 years, Nara is filled with historic sites and magnificent sightseeing spots. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in history, culture, nature, local food and everything in my home town Nara. I would like to assist you in having an enjoyable time!

Guide Area

Nara city, Kashihara city, Sakurai city, Asuka village, Yoshino region

Areas of Expertise

History of Nara (especially Asuka and Yoshino areas)

Japanese folklore

Japanese ancient tombs (tumuli)



Nara and Osaka.


National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter

Asuka Area Licensed Guide Interpreter

Basic Fee

Walking guide: ¥3,000 per1hour. Size: 1~10 people

Cycling guide: ¥4,000 per1hour.  Size: 1~5 people

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