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Ren is a professional bi-lingual tour guide and a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. He studied conservation and outdoor tourism while attending university in Tokyo, and as an exchange student in the environmental studies program at the University of California Santa Cruz. He has also worked as a conservation intern in Yosemite National Park. Throughout his life he has drawn his inspiration from nature, and he loves to share his passion with his guests. Ren works as a guide in the mountains of Japan, and has guided treks in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand.


  • Licensed Tour Guide Interpreter (English)
  • Certified by Japan Mountain Guides Association (JMGA)
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid
  • Itinerary Control Manager