Growing up in Tokyo, I have always loved walking through different neighborhoods to discover pieces of history and culture. Two words that best describe my tours are niche and authentic. I always try to take travelers to places that they would not have found by themselves and tell them things about Japanese history and culture that they would not have known had they not been explained to them by someone who has spent their whole life here.
My tours encourage travelers to step out of their comfort zone and venture into hidden back alleys, try exotic Japanese food, have conversations with the local people that they come across on the tour etc.
So whatever niche request you throw at me, I know exactly where to take you. It's great if you're a foodie and/or a karaoke lover because that's what I specialize in. But above all that, I am a true people person that can easily connect with travelers!
Come and join me as I show you Japan's iconic sights, as well as hidden back alleys, and become a part of Tokyo's story!
Don't hesitate to reach out to me!
A Recent Review of this guide
Haruka is a marvelous guide. She is knowledgeable, of course, But most importantly, she is attune to her clients' sensibilities, adjusts on the fly, engages with grace and good humor, and brings joy to her work. We wanted an off-the-beaten track tour with a focus of food and she delivered big time. We wandered streets and saw places where we were the only Westerners -- it all felt very special. We'd use Haruka again in a heartbeat and will seek her out when we next come to Tokyo.
National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (EN04522)
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.