I have been a house wife for a long time before I began to work as a guide. I like the tour so-called stop and smell the roses type one and through it I would like to share a lot of things Japanese such as food and cookings including traditional ones, daily and seasonal customs covered by New year's visit at temples and shrines, spring and autumn equinox, Christomas in Japan. Also I love to inform the historical background of Tea Ceremony and Flower arrengement mainly because I studied them for a long time before getting marriage. Also I hope to introduce various new and old trends related to our daily life through my tours.
Now I live in Yokohama near Tokyo, but I was born and brought up at a rural country side in Hokkaido, northern part of Japan. I hope you enjoy the comparison not only between cities and villages in Japan but also Tokyo and Kyoto, both of which have very different and interesting historical and economic background.
I am very happy if my tour works even a little to make each of you draw your own picture about Japan with your interest.
I am looking forward to seeing you at my tours.
A Recent Review of this guide
Tomie set the stage for our amazing cruise tours around Japan. She was our first guide and we learned so much from her that our other guides on the following days were impressed with what we knew of the culture, customs and 'how to's' of local transportation! Her English is excellent and easily understood, even for my profoundly hearing impaired husband. She explained everything well.
* National licensed tour guide (Englidh)
* Authorized Tour Conducter
* JGA(Japan Guide Association)guide Training course
I don't have a commercial driver's license, so my tours are based on walking, using subway, train and taxi, depending on the tour you book.