Tour Leader and Guide Profiles

 

TOUR PERSONNEL:

Richard T. Pearce: Tour Planner and Manager. Bushido Founder and Director.

  Richard Pearce, Japan.   Richard has been based in the San-in region of Japan for over 10 years. His love for the region and experience in the tourism industry means he is the leading expert for inbound tourism in the San-in. A cycling tour that Richard designed and led was recognized in 2015 by National Geographic when it was voted one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime.  In 2018, InsideJapan’s tour Rural Japan Explorer which Richard designed and led has been shortlisted for a national award. Richard has worked as a Senior Tour Leader for InsideJapan Tours, KE Adventures and Explore!. Richard’s own company, Bushido Adventure Travel Ltd, operates successful and popular tours in Japan, Bhutan and the United Kingdom. Richard has been working in Bhutan since 2016 and has developed special relationships with organizations across the country. Richard is considered a leading expert of Bhutanese culture and wildlife.  As a practitioner of Shugendo (a form of Japanese mountain asceticism), Richard is a leading expert and regular guide at the important Shugendo sites of Mitokusan and Mt. Daisen. Richard is a new tour and inbound tourism advisor for organizations across Japan. He also provides film production services for international wildlife and nature television companies. Prior to Japan, Richard worked as a Safari Guide and Forest Researcher in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Richard Pearce, Japan.

Richard has been based in the San-in region of Japan for over 10 years. His love for the region and experience in the tourism industry means he is the leading expert for inbound tourism in the San-in. A cycling tour that Richard designed and led was recognized in 2015 by National Geographic when it was voted one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

In 2018, InsideJapan’s tour Rural Japan Explorer which Richard designed and led has been shortlisted for a national award. Richard has worked as a Senior Tour Leader for InsideJapan Tours, KE Adventures and Explore!. Richard’s own company, Bushido Adventure Travel Ltd, operates successful and popular tours in Japan, Bhutan and the United Kingdom. Richard has been working in Bhutan since 2016 and has developed special relationships with organizations across the country. Richard is considered a leading expert of Bhutanese culture and wildlife.

As a practitioner of Shugendo (a form of Japanese mountain asceticism), Richard is a leading expert and regular guide at the important Shugendo sites of Mitokusan and Mt. Daisen. Richard is a new tour and inbound tourism advisor for organizations across Japan. He also provides film production services for international wildlife and nature television companies. Prior to Japan, Richard worked as a Safari Guide and Forest Researcher in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Kazunori Ukisu: Japan Tour Guide and Support. Founder of Tono-Cycling Group; Cycling and Walking Manager.

   
  
 
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   Kazunori Ukisu, Japan   Ukisu-san founded the Gifu-based Tono-Cycling group in 2011 and remains a central figure in the organization as the Cycling and Walking Tour Manager and as a guide. He frequently guides one day and four-day cycling tours in Gifu and Shinshu. As a cycle tour planner, “Ukky” has cycled long distances for reconnaissance, such as Kyoto to Tokyo, Kyoto to Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa to Mt. Fuji, the Shimanami Kaido and around the Noto Peninsula. By invitation of Nakatsugawa City, he has coordinated and conducted their “Guide Education Program”. Ukky is an expert and trader in Japanese wool products and has travelled the world following his passion for all things wooly. 

Kazunori Ukisu, Japan

Ukisu-san founded the Gifu-based Tono-Cycling group in 2011 and remains a central figure in the organization as the Cycling and Walking Tour Manager and as a guide. He frequently guides one day and four-day cycling tours in Gifu and Shinshu. As a cycle tour planner, “Ukky” has cycled long distances for reconnaissance, such as Kyoto to Tokyo, Kyoto to Mt. Fuji, Kanazawa to Mt. Fuji, the Shimanami Kaido and around the Noto Peninsula. By invitation of Nakatsugawa City, he has coordinated and conducted their “Guide Education Program”. Ukky is an expert and trader in Japanese wool products and has travelled the world following his passion for all things wooly. 

 

 

We look forward to sharing our passion for Japan and cycling with you!!