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Chika K.

Tokyo, Japan

"Now" "You" "Here" are values that I try to pursue when I guide.

No matter which continent you are from, you planned your holiday and sat on air plane before our tour. Then it is my turn to deliver the best possible experience of the day in Tokyo. The experience that you can have since "YOU are HERE TODAY". Festivals, town illuminations, special events: there are lots of things going on, which travelers may not be aware of.

This is my fourth year as a full-time guide after having experienced office works, living abroad in Hong Kong, learning Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony. I am confident to say that I can show you the most of Tokyo and Japanese culture in a limited time.

Some guests may want to see how locals live and eat what locals eat. Some may prefer to try the best available one regardless of the cost. I am ready and well equipped to guide for both ends. For special occasions, I go to Michelin starred restaurants with my family or friends. Other times I eat Yakitori and drink beer in a casual bar under the train railroad.

High-tech and traditions, best western cuisine and locally loved street food, hustle and tranquility—Tokyo is a city of contrasts. It would be my greatest pleasure to support you in finding YOUR TOKYO, and am happy to customize my tours. Let's explore together the main streets and back streets to find the real Tokyo in the way only locals know.

A Recent Review of this guide

We chose to hire ToursByLocals guide Chika Kuroiwa to take charges of us for a free day in Tokyo rather than wandering the city by ourselves--it was a wonderful decision. Chika is friendly and speaks English beautifully, having spent time living in the US midwest. As importantly, she was attentive to our desire to 'fill in' what we hadn't seen on main tour, enabling us to make maximum use of Tokyo's excellent but complex subway system to visit sites across the city. She was both enjoyable and informative.
Connie D.

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Credentials

Japan National Certified English Guide registered in Tokyo (EN03070)

Restrictions

Nothing special.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Chika K.

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Private tour guide Chika

Tokyo City Highlights in 8 hours - a,...

Tsukiji, Hamarikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise Asakusa, Imperial Palace,...

281 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Downtown local gourmet and beer, Night,...

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[Special discount price for new tour!] Monja-yaki tasting in Tsukishima,...

141 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Chika

Tokyo City Highlights in 4 hours - a,...

 unrated

East side of Tokyo, Imperial Palace, Asakusa and Yanaka

225 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Tokyo Power Spots Pilgrimage with a Certified,...

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Visit 3 of the most powerful shrines and temples in Tokyo in 4 hours,...

225 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours

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