My great-grandfather was a kimono maker in the early 1900's, and I am honored to wear the kimonos that he created. Growing up in a tiny wooden house which used to be great grandfather's atelier in an old town of Tokyo, I lived close to the people in the area and came to appreciate Japanese craftsmanship.
I've been lucky to have traveled to dozens of amazing countries and I got a chance to live overseas, Australia and Canada, for a couple of years. Being exposed to other cultures really opened me up in many ways. When I came home to Japan, I realized that I got a different perspective while I was away and started viewing Japan through new lens. Japanese culture can be hard to understand time to time but there is a philosophy behind it and I'd love to share that with you. I remember thinking that I wanted foreign visitors to see and experience real Japan. That feeling led me to become a tour guide 6 years ago.
It's rewarding to be a small part of someone's journey broadening their horizons. The best part is as we learn about each other, we embrace the differences and find more things in common. I'm so grateful for that I have memories I will cherish forever and friendships that transcend borders and time. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in person and becoming your first Japanese friend!
A Recent Review of this guide
Our custom tour with Eriko was fantastic — everything we expected and more. In the sweltering heat of mid-July, Eriko maintained an incredibly graceful composure and helped us all feel cooler following her lead. She is very knowledgeable and was able to accommodate all of our interests. Eriko is a true 5-star guide and we are grateful to have spent the day with her.
・6-year of experience as a private tour guide.
・Professional Kimono dresser and stylist.
I am not a driver. I can arrange a private car with a driver.