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Welcome to CoCoMo Japan Travel

The number of overseas tourists to Japan is increasing dramatically year by year. Just 10 years ago, Japan hosted about 6 million annual inbound tourists, rising to around 30 million plus in 2019. With the 2020 Olympics, the Japanese government aims to welcome 40 million tourists this year.

Achieving this goal depends on increasing Japan’s return tourists – warmly encouraging them to mingle with locals who will delight in guiding tourists to hidden local hangouts and other gems – showcasing the real Japan – bound to make any visitor a fan of Japan. We believe this is the best way to entice tourists to return to Japan again and again.

We give our utmost to realize your dreams in visiting Japan such as, “Show me somewhere interesting that is not crowded with tourists; I have been to Japan many times, so I want to see different things; I want to see unique scenery and landscapes and taste delicacies or dishes special to a locality, like ramen,” etc.

All our passionate guides have lived in Japan for more than a decade and love all Japan has to offer.
Ryoji Shimada

Ryoji Shimada

Chairman

Originally from Tokyo, Ryoji has worked in Kyoto for 8 years. Having been around all of Japan’s 47 prefectures and guided both individuals and diverse large and small groups all over Japan - he’s ready to give you the experience of feeling assimilated as a local Japanese!

Sandra Cave

Sandra Cave

Guide in Tokyo

Sandra’s true passion in showing Japan and especially Tokyo to visitors keeps getting stronger even 20 years on! Sandra is personable and outgoing, and always happy to customize special requests and tastes, depending on the group size and consensus!

Hoang Son

Hoang Son

Guide in Kyoto

Hoang studied in Kyoto and works as a part-time guide. He is experienced in and loves guiding many nationalities in and around Kyoto.

Kei Go

Kei Go

Guide in Tokyo

Kei has worked and lived in Tokyo with her Japanese family for more than 20 years. Originally from China, she speaks Chinese, Japanese and English and delights in traveling and welcoming new visitors to Japan. She has extensive experience helping Chinese students easily adapt to life in Japan and in discovering its many wonders!

What our past clients say

Andrew F

Andrew F

teacher

I took part in the group tour of Kyoto. We were lucky to be accompanied by Ryoji Shimada, who is both the leader of the group and a professionally licensed tour guide. The tour lasted from morning to night and Ryoji showed us all the best places in Kyoto where we could see the wonderful autumn colours. We went to famous and popular temples and shrines, but Ryoji also took us to special interesting and beautiful places which are unknown to the general hordes of tourists. I especially enjoyed the light-up of the temples after dark during the autumn foliage season and the tour around Gion at night. An unexpected bonus was the half-day tour to beautiful places around Lake Biwa in Shiga-ken for those who were staying an extra day on Sunday 25th November. I would thoroughly recommend Ryoji as a tour guide and am sure if you decide to go with him, you won't regret your choice!

Son Le

Son Le

Independent Artist

Just took a Kyoto trip with my family (4 adults) under the guides of Mr. Ryoji from Cocomo. It was a wonderful trip that my family and me had never experienced before. I had come to Japan twice but for business trips in Tokyo only, so this time, I wanted to 'be cared' and think nothing about job :D. My family loves nature and wanted a simple but memorable trip. Then we came up with an idea about Kyoto and found this agency by through the internet since its price was reasonale but interesting itinerary we thought.
We chose the Kyoto landmarks - short hiking tour. And we was absolutely right to choose this agency. It was unique to hike in Kyoto I think. Fresh air and great view were things we got. Mr. Ryoji and his assistant were very cheerful and truly devoted. We really like the way they arranged our trip. He always took us to the sites at the time that was not too crowded or almost only we were there. We also like his amazing inf and stories about Kyoto and Japan what I am sure that we can't find on the internet.
Generally, some recommendations, Kyoto is very distntive and actually a must-visit place when you guys come Japan. Besides, for Cocomo, I have to say that they did make our trip in Kyoto.
Thank you guys so much indeed!

indaince

indaince

Freelancer

I had the pleasure to do a tour with Ryouji in autumn 2016 in Kyoto where he showed us the beautiful autumn leaves (koyo) for which Kyoto is famous!
It was a fantastic tour that I enjoyed very much and even though I have been living in Japan for many years now Ryouji managed to still make me see some aspects of Japanese traditions etc., from a different angle.
He is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and knows all the “secret” spots that would be difficult to find without a guide.
Kyoto is really packed during the autumn leave season but he was able to show us the above mentioned spots that are off the beaten track which were incredible beautiful, yet not overcrowded.
His explanations about the city, its history, Japanese customs etc. where spot on, informative, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
I would recommend anyone interested in seeing Kyoto to book a tour with him to get the most out of the experience. Thumps up for his tours!

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