Go Arai grew up in Kamakura, Japan and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 2013. After the graduation, he visited to Germany and stadied historical oboe with Xenia Löffler at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and Universität der Künste Berlin.
Go Arai has performed at venues in Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, Belarus and the USA. He played with various ensembles: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Divino Sospino(Portugal), BONNBAROCK, Bremer Barockorchester et al. and since 2015 he is a member of the Bach Collegium Japan.