I love history, art, architecture and dining, and I am pleased to share my expertise and knowledge as a local and professional. While I was in the UK, I started to look at Japan as an outsider. I found how interesting and attractive Japanese culture is, including its history, art, cuisine, etc, which has made me a guide-interpreter.
Tokyo is one of the world's biggest cities with an interesting mix of tradition and innovation, skyscrapers and gardens, artworks and technology, and so on. It is also a paradise for foodies. Tokyo has all of such things in a very efficient and compact manner with a friendly entrance and a lot of complexity behind. You can enjoy Tokyo for only half a day, but years might not be enough at the same time.
I was born and brought up in Izumo, a historic countryside in the west of Japan, and I lived in the UK as well, but I spent more than half of my life here in Tokyo. It means I know Tokyo very much, but I can look at it from various perspectives. I am pleased to share my understanding based on professional expertise, not only on Tokyo but also Japan, with my new friends from all over the world!
For my availability, please check the availability of my 1-day private tailor-made tour. Thank you.
A Recent Review of this guide
Chiaki was wonderful !! She was so helpful with navigating Shinjuku Station and securing information for the next leg of our trip. She was able to make a rainy stormy day so enjoyable with options of alternative indoor activates. Can't thank her enough!
Lisa A Naumu
• Certified National Guide-Interpreter (English; Cert. No. EN04775; Registered to Tokyo; 2017).
• Trained at IJCEE (Institute for Japanese Culture Experience and Education; 2017-).
• Certified Domestic Itinerary Control Manager (Cert. No. 46-17-007; 2017).
• Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor (Cert. No. 28-48-1807; 2016).
• BA in English Studies (Japan) and MBA (UK).
I am not a driver. I mainly use public transportation and taxi in Tokyo city center. I can also accompany you in the vehicle you hired or I can support your arrangement of a separate car and driver.