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
Yoko was incredible. Her knowledge of the area, her ability to change directions to cater to our needs while making sure we got to be immersed in to the cultural was fantastic. I recommend Yoko for any tour she's available for.
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I'm not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle.