I was born and raised in Tokyo. I like travelling very much and have been to lots of countries, strolling by myself, looking for something new which excited and inspired me a lot. So I prefer exploring by myself, not on a tour. However, in some countries where I couldn't communicate with their language, I kept asking to myself, "What is that?!", glancing at the next table, and "What is this?!", finding myself in a procession of people dressed in traditional costumes. I would wish I had had a friend in that country. From those experiences, I know how exciting it is when you go on a trip to a country with a totally different tradition and culture especially for the first time. I'd like to help you satisfy your curiosity by guiding you to some places from popular tourist spots to hidden jems. I really enjoy exploring with my guests and hope to help create unforgettable memories.
A Recent Review of this guide
Naoko was a wonderful tour guide. It was our first day in Tokyo (and for most of us, the first day in Japan) and her introduction to the city set us up for a wonderful experience during our travels. Despite rainy conditions, Naoko was able to move us through many areas of the city, teach us the ins and outs of the metro system and allow all of us to learn not only about Tokyo but also about the Japanese culture. She was great with our two teens as well. I would recommend her to friends planning a visit.
I'm a national licensed tour guide and qualified as an "Onsen Sommeliere", who knows which hot spring water is good for you in accordance with your condition.