When it comes to leading trips in Japan, Miyu is an expert. Her passion and devotion to service and authentic experiences have benefited travelers as she leads them into the heart of her native country.
Growing up in a culturally fertile environment, she was surrounded by exceptional and inspiring artists who helped her cultivate a deep appreciation of authentic beauty and what it means to have a true experience.
Miyu graduated from Kyoto University of Art with a bachelor’s degree in modern and conceptional art, studied Sho (Japanese calligraphy) under the master calligraphist Makiko Kan in Tokyo. Miyu practices and teaches Sho and enjoys creating calligraphy art for private collection and commercial art projects. Her work has been sold as prints and cards nationwide in the United States. Her passion for the healing arts and calligraphy has blossomed into many public calligraphy art performances.
Miyu was the executive trip coordinator, guide and translator for the popular tour company Journeys East for 10 years prior to establishing her own custom tour operation, Sacred Japan. She has been leading small groups on unique, custom designed trips to Japan more than 19 years. Miyu’s heart-centered approach to travel creates a bridge of peace between Japanese culture and the West.