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Yokohama, Japan

Hello! My name is Tomie, an officially certified tour guide.

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.

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Tomie is a first class guide and a fountain of information. The cooking class was an absolutely unforgettable experience!
John Reardon

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* 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.

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