I used to work at computer companies as a systems engineer and a customer service representative in my younger days. After that I have worked as an English teacher for children in my neighborhood. I gained a license of English speaking tour guide in 2013 and I started the job in April, 2015.
I love traveling both inside and outside Japan. I saw many beautiful scenery, met local people and learned various cultures on my travels. It's so interesting and enjoyable. At the same time I have realized Japan has many tourist attractions and a variety of unique cultures.
And I'm sure Tokyo is a very attractive city for tourists. As you might know Tokyo is the biggest city in Japan and also one of the biggest cities all over the world. There are various attractions inside Tokyo, not only sightseeing spots, but also many kinds of restaurants, shops, cafes and so on. There are a wide variety in Japanese dishes and many of them are healthy and tasty.
I am interested in Japanese culture (music, art and traditional performing arts such as Kabuki and Bunraku), historical buildings such as World heritage sites, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Also I love seeing beautiful scenery and townscape. I like strolling around gardens, parks and some places where I can fee nature. So I'd like to take you to beautiful gardens and parks if you like.
It would be great if I could help you exploring Tokyo during your stay in Japan. Please feel free to tell me your interest and preference for the tour.
I hope you will have a memorable stay in Japan. I look forward to seeing you soon.
A Recent Review of this guide
Yoko provided a splendid half-day tour of Tokyo, demonstrating very good knowledge of Japanese history and culture. She shared relevant facts and local perspective, making the tour very interesting and enjoyable. The pace of the tour was very good—neither too slow nor overly rushed. Yoko is an absolute delight—extremely polite, respectful and warm. We recommend Yoko very highly.
Certified Tour Guide since 2013 (English - Cert.#EN03254)
School Teacher's license for teaching English
I don't drive during my tour. But I can arrange a private car upon your request.