The first time I went to Japan I was only 18
years old. That was not a surprise to my family, I had always dream of
living in Asia since I was a little kid. The initial idea was to make a
quick trip to browse around Japan, but suddenly I felt prey of a strong
magnetism in the air. The sounds, the lights, the tone of the voices,
the peaceful feeling that soaks everything, the tiny objects, the
shrines and temples, the language, the smiles, the underground culture
of anime and manga, the history...
So I decided to stay and to start a new and unexpected life in that
fascinating island. Soon I started a new job as Spanish teacher and in
parallel I joined an editorial team of a newspaper in Tokyo.
After my over four years in Japan I decided to open a coffee shop in
Philippines. Later on I sold it out and moved to London, where I joined
British Airways as cabin crew member for two more years.
But Japan was still there, deep inside my heart. Always considered my
second homeland. Always present in my personality and thoughts. So the
best idea ever came to my mind: why not to enjoy Japan with gay people
from all over the world? And then Go!GayJAPAN was born.
■ What I bring to
Honestly I think that there are tons of
professional tourist guides that may know much more than me about the
history of the monuments that we will be visiting. They might be even
native speakers. They are meticulous, well trained and everything is
Once ago I joined myself a guided group tour in China. I felt myself
immersed in a flock of sheep always running from spot A to spot B,
always surrounded by thousands of tourists who follow exactly the same
path. Because everything was just a business. That is how I learnt the
way it shouldn't be.
I take this work very seriously, but at the same time I want to consider
you my friend and that is how I will treat you. My goal is to create
good memories, to have lots of fun and laughs together. I'm always
willing to go the extra mile to make your trip unforgettable.
I'm an adventurer by nature, and I would love to meet people alike. You
might not believe it, but I have never been to some of the destinations
included in the most exotic itineraries of the website. I want to
discover them with you, side by side, so we will both let Japan to
fascinate us at the same time. There is always room for surprises, for
improvisation, and of course for suggestions that I'm very open to take
What's so gay in these tours
Knowing that all travelers are gay is always a comfortable feeling.
That brings you freedom to talk about any subject, to share your stories
with the rest of the group. Who wouldn't want to walk hand-in-hand with
his boyfriend in a gay group?
If we are lucky we will assist gay events such as the
Penis Festival, the Rainbow Pride or the Nude Party in the streets of Japan.
On the other hand we might visit isolated areas such as
forests or inhabited islands where you can practice nudism
or to make love with your partner in the nature. I don't
plan to set any limits with this regards, so just focus on
And who knows? Maybe you meet Mr. Right during your trip