My grandmother was a true master of traditional Japanese practices such as kimono, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and playing the koto. My father's side also ran a successful Japanese restaurant. Growing up in these traditional surroundings has developed a burning passion for all things Japanese; the culture, spirit, food, nature, and aesthetic sense - all of which make me excited!
Japan is a country with many unique and mysterious aspects - its culture, customs, and language can even be difficult for the natives to grasp let alone foreigners. My mission is to demystify Japan and educate all those interested by exposing the real side of my country and by sharing knowledge that goes beyond guidebooks, YouTube, or Wikipedia.
Having lived and breathed Japan for all my life, you can rest assured that your next booking with me will be authentic and special. If you have any questions about me, my tours, or Japan then feel free to contact me!
A Recent Review of this guide
Visiting the Tsukiji fish market with Satoko was great! It was such a better way to see the market than just walking around on our own, she really helped us to see and understand so much more about what the market offers and how it works. After meeting up, Satoko took us through the outer and then inner markets, stopping at various stalls to try a wide range of interesting foods. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who is really interested in experiencing the market.