About "IRORI"

A truly special journey always starts by connecting with locals.

Craftsmen who are masters of traditional art forms.
Chefs who focus on cooking local ingredients.
Guides who know all the hidden gems that are not found in the guidebooks.
We offer travelers from all over the world a unique journey like only locals could.

Each place has a rich heritage of local foods, festivals, crafts and much more.
So just as if you were born and bred there,
spending every day with the locals will fill your journey with authentic experiences and exciting surprises;
each memory made carrying its own flavor that will add spice to your life.

Irori originally refers to the place to burn firewood or coals for heating or cooking in a traditional Japanese house.
However it also refers to the space where family or locals gather to chat and bond.
That is our goal.
We want travelers to feel like they are part of the local community and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

How to use

01-search

Read the stories about our participating locals and find someone you would like to meet.

02-contact

Contact us once you've found a local you would like to meet.

03-plan

Consult with us about your schedule and traveling needs so we can customize the best trip for you.

04-experience

Enjoy the unique experiences, strong friendships and lifelong memories you will have!

Locals

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Koji Watanabe
Japanese Restaurant Owner

Mr. Koji Watanabe, master of the restaurant, is a gentleman who works tirelessly to inject excitement into the local area through various new and interesting ventures at Ohnoya...

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Yoshinori Shimatani
Metal Craftsman

The Openhearted Orin Bell Tuner

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Topics

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Takaoka Great Buddha Festival

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Takaoka is flooded with arts & crafts!

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The Art Thing 3: RENEW

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About the Locals

The realization of Japanese and American craftsmen’s collaborating with Anime

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