Planning & Guiding

Japan has something for everyone at any time of year. We match you with a variety of rich experiences that bridge history, food, craft, design, adventure and more, depending on what you are looking for. 

  1. Itinerary Consultation - A 50 minute phone call to learn more about you and your interests and help you optimize your plans.  Schedule your call. $75
  2. Itinerary Planning - Create a customized itinerary with personalized recommendations based on your specific interests. Pricing is based on length of trip, email us for inquiries.
  3. Itinerary Planning and Guiding - Create a customized itinerary with personalized recommendations based on your specific interests. Assure you have all of your plans in place before you arrive to make the most of your Japan adventure. And journey with you to provide support along the way. Pricing is based on the length of your trip, please email us for inquiries.



While on a research trip to Japan in March of 2015, my focus groups and one-on-one interviews were so insightful and thought provoking, I was compelled to move to Japan. I’d like to create a similarly powerful experience for you and your team. 

As your partner in research I will plug you into my network of creatives in Tokyo, help with location scouting, documentation, translation and recruit.  Email us for inquiries.

What People Are Saying about BeHere

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