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Eriko

Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Hello! I am Eriko, a lifetime traveler, a mother of two adult sons, and a national licensed tour guide who has lived in Tokyo for almost 30 years.

One of my childhood dreams was to become an expert who could command the English language like a flight attendant or an English interpreter. History was also intriguing. I, therefore, majored in Japanese history, minored in English language education, and worked as an English teacher at a high school and a preparatory school.

I had lived in Hong Kong for six years, enjoying parenting and cultural exchange. These experiences changed my perspective on Japan, also inspired me to learn more about my country and English again so that I could share my comprehensive knowledge about Japan with foreigners.

Since I obtained the national tour guide license, I have delivered many tours in TOKYO, HAKONE, NIKKO, KYOTO, NARA, HIROSHIMA and my hometown area including NAKASENDO. During the tours, my clients often give me various and unexpected questions and share a lot of information about their countries, which has broadened my horizons and trained me to be a better guide. I have been grateful to them and clearly realized this is my favorite and best job blending my childhood dream, interests, and pleasure.

There are a lot of things I enjoy such as traveling, communicating with people, appreciating art, photography, doing general things etc. Especially, I like art and traveling based on the itineraries I make on my own. I have explored over 20 countries so far, but experienced countless troubles and wasted traveling time. Local people always helped me, which is still heartwarming and priceless. However, from my experiences, having a tour guide and learning about Japan from them would be fine to make the most of your traveling time. Which makes your travel much more colorful and unforgettable, and I'm here to assist you.

I am flexible about itineraries and arrange your tours to your preferences. I am very much pleased to make your travel special by sharing my experiences, knowledge, and love of all things Japanese with you. Thank you very much for reading. I hope to see you on my tours!

A Recent Review of this guide

We had an excellent and fascinating day with Eriko. She took us to some of Tokyo's most impressive sights, explained the public transport (no easy task in itself) and chose a wonderful sushi restaurant for lunch. It was a great introduction to an intoxicating city. I would definitely recommend Eriko.
Richard Ehrman

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Credentials

*National licensed tour guide (Cert. #EN4801)
*Teacher's certificate of Japanese History and English
*Trained by IJCEE (Institute for Japanese Culture Experience and Education)

Restrictions

I don't drive. My tours are always based on public tranportation, but I use a taxi when needed.

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Tours by Eriko

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Private tour guide Eriko

Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour

Enjoy traditional and modern Tokyo with a private guide

309 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Tokyo Half-Day Personalized Tour

Have a quick look at Tokyo with a private guide

187 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Mt. Fuji full-day tour by JR train

 unrated

Let's relax at foothills of a World Heritage Mountain with a private,...

468 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

11 hours

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Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima World Heritage,...

 unrated

Visit 3 historical sites with a private guide

935 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 days

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Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama Tour

 unrated

Explore cultural towns and a World Heritage village with a private,...

1590 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 days

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Kiso Valley Nakasendo Tour

 unrated

walking in a nostalgic town from the 17th century

468 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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