Consulting

Your boots on the ground in Japan. Offering a range of services, whether it be for work or play. We'll provide the insight into the local cultural and logistical support to help you craft an inspiring experience in Japan.

Excursions

The destination and dates are set, now all we need is you! Come experience my absolute favorite destinations in Japan. Group size will range per trip, but is normally between 3 and 10 people.

 

What People Are Saying About Be Here

Life saving! I was stricken with a digestive calamity and Elizabeth stepped up to assist with a late night country-hospital visit. Imagine trying to tell the country doctor your situation with language help. No blood work was done but at least vital signs were taken. I made the decision to rush home for medical care before going critical there. My rushed blood work at home revealed I was borderline for a transfusion. Without Elizabeth, I may still be there. If you want a guardian angel in Japan, you need look no further!
— Vernon Woo
I believe we met Elizabeth when she was actually on vacation. My old college buddy and I were walking a part of the Kumano Kodo. We found the path more strenuous than anticipated, and changed plans mid-way in.

But, along the way, one of us became ill. We had just met Elizabeth, and she, unrequested and generous with her own valuable time, jumped in to help. She accompanied my buddy to the hospital, provided so-critical translation to and from the attending physician about symptoms and treatment—-since neither my buddy or I were Japanese language-competent.

The next day, she helped us navigate the trains back (from Katsuura) to Kyoto/Kansai Airport for our early return home.

All this, she did while SHE was on vacation! A truly serendipitous meeting for us and a sacrifice of her valuable time by Elizabeth. There is nothing I can say about her: Her actions speak...
— Ray Yang
As a family with a lot of international travel experience, we cannot overstate how pivotal Elizabeth was to our outstanding experience in Japan. She created a custom agenda after convening my far-flung family via several Skype sessions, and continued to tweak the agenda throughout the trip. We are an inquisitive group, and Elizabeth’s knowledge of Japan and its culture were up to the task. And, unless you speak fluent Japanese, a near-constant companion with Elizabeth’s facile use of Japanese and English is an absolute must! Finally, Elizabeth is pleasant and fun to be with. You won’t be sorry after having employed Elizabeth’s Be Here travel services.
— Curt Thorne
We visited Japan for the first time this summer on vacation. After we got in touch with Elizabeth, she helped us plan a general outline for our trip and pointed us toward several super-interesting landmarks and season-specific events that we would never have heard about on our own! She has a ton of local knowledge about different regions around Japan (extending well outside of Tokyo, and including some wonderful gems in the countryside), and she’s friends with a diverse community of locals, photographers, artists, and expats, some of whom we met and were a delight to talk to.
We spent the last night of our vacation at James Turrell’s House of Light in Echigo-Tsumari with Elizabeth and her friends. What a magical way to end a perfect vacation. I would recommend her service to any adventure traveler visiting Japan. Thanks Elizabeth!
— Raphael Lee

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