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Yoko T.

Tokyo, Japan

Hi, my name is Yoko. For the last couple of years, I've been a tour guide in my first home of Tokyo.

My second home, London Greenwich, where I spent my student years, was a venue for the Equestrian competition in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Now we Tokyoites await our second summer Olympic Games in 2020, my first home of Setagaya City has been selected to host the same Equestrian competition for the second time after the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. My first and second homes to host the same competition, how exciting! So, come and visit us before, during and after the games. I'll wait for you with plenty of tour ideas (yes, Japan will host the Rugby World Cup in 2019, too).

When I lived in London, I travelled throughout Europe. I was an art student, thus my main interests were to visit historical art, design and architectural sites. I've seen so many beautiful buildings and art works over the years.

Now back in Tokyo, I exercise the same degree of passion onto my own history and culture and it is delivered in my guiding. As my interests show, my original tours aren't touristy; if you opt for arty cultural tours with historical background information, you are welcome. If you are looking for consuming type of tours i. e. visiting sites only for taking instagrammable photos while ignoring the story behind the destination, you'll get bored. That's said, I'm pretty flexible to meet your needs. I also have some unique tour ideas as pilot tours for the first customer at low rates so please ask if you're interested.

In recent years, green tea is hitting a big time globally. More and more people are now interested in Japanese tea ceremony, which is a quintessential form of Japanese culture and its knowledge is applicable to Japanese culture in general thus is essential for Japanese tour guides. I've been practicing the tea ceremony for years so I can answer your questions on that.

I'm currently fascinated by exploring old towns in Tokyo. Aren't you tired of skyscrapers? They look all the same everywhere on the entire planet. I'd like to take you to hidden gems where low-rise houses are aligned. That's where you can feel the real people's living.

A Recent Review of this guide

We did this tour on October 31st and Yoko was fantastic! She took us to places we never would have found and we have a much greater appreciation for Tokyo because if her. By the end of the day she felt like an old friend. If you are interested in architecture then you need to book a tour with Yoko. We will definitely book a tour her if we ever make it back to Tokyo
Todd Wilson

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide-interpreter

Restrictions

I'm not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Private tour guide Yoko

(4 hours) Fashionista Paradise: Shibuya,,...

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For fashion conscious repeaters to Tokyo - A Private Tour

237 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Yoko

(2.5 hours) Tokyo nighttime tour: Shibuya,,...

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Pilot tour limited to the first customer only

109 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Yoko

Tokyo's old downtown visit private tour:,...

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Pilot tour special offer (limited to the first customer only)

137 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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(6 hours) Daikanyama and Meguro Riverside,...

Private Tour visiting emerging trendy towns dubbed Tokyo's Brooklyn

310 USD per tour

(limit 1 person)

6 hours

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