Aki Tanaka Private tour guide in Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura - Japan

Aki Tanaka

Guide profile:

Hi, I’m Aki, a government licensed tour guide, living in Yokohama, Japan.

I was born and raised in Kagawa prefecture, the venue of Setouchi Triennale, facing the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, in western Japan. Kagawa is famous for its iconic food Sanuki Udon noodles and Shikoku Ohenro, a religious journey to sacred 88 temples in Shikoku island.

I had worked for a global electronics company in Tokyo for 30 years and retired early. Working with foreign colleagues gave me fantastic opportunities to learn Japan from their points of views, and I came to think it's interesting to talk about Japan with foreign people.

Also, I love traveling. I’ve visited a lot of places throughout Japan, amazed by its beautiful nature, great tradition, and wonderful food. I realized Japan has numerous tourist attractions.

Then I became a tour guide, hoping to entertain foreign visitors with my tours based on my experiences as a tourist.

I can take you to both popular spots and unbeaten sites where you can see the daily lives of the people. I’ll help you to explore Japan deeper and to get in touch with the locals.

I offer tours not only in Tokyo and around but also Kagawa (Naoshima, Takamatsu, etc.), Okinawa, and Kyoto.

See you soon in Japan!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Shirley K.

Aki was an excellent tour guide. We had a great day, even got fabulous views of Mt Fuji. Although it was extremely busy due to Golden Week Aki managed to get around the Hakone circuit in our time frame. He gave lots of interesting information on the area, helped us select food at a genuine Noodle Restaurant and was amazing with all the train & bus connections. Highly recommended.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I’ll provide you with a customized tour according to your request and interest.

I mainly cover Tokyo and the vicinity including Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko.

I’ve been living in Yokohama and Kamakura areas for more than 30 years. So, I know Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Hakone very well. I’d like to show you the attractions found on the main and back streets.

Also, I can cover other areas such as Mt. Fuji, Izu, Kyoto, Kagawa(Shikoku) including Takamatsu and Naoshima island, Okinawa and so on. Kagawa is my hometown and Okinawa is my favorite place. I've visited Okinawa more than 40 times for scuba diving, sightseeing, and just relaxing.

Please refer to "Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:" for more details and feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Transportation by tour guide:

We basically use public transportation systems including trains, subways and buses.

However, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Hakone One-day Customized Price Per Group 272.00 USD
Kamakura Half-day Customized Tour from Yokohama Price Per Group 170.00 USD
Kamakura One-day Customized Tour from Yokohama Price Per Group 272.00 USD
Naoshima One-Day Customized Tour from Takamatsu Price Per Group 315.00 USD
Nikko One-day Customized Tour from Tokyo Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Takamatsu One-Day Customized Tour Price Per Group 238.00 USD
Tokyo Half-day Customized Tour from Yokohama Price Per Group 170.00 USD
Tokyo One-day Customized Tour from Yokohama Price Per Group 272.00 USD
Yokohama & Kamakura One-day Customized Tour Price Per Group 272.00 USD
Yokohama Half-day Customized Tour Price Per Group 136.00 USD
Yokohama One-day Customized Tour Price Per Group 238.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

I love food, nature, arts, architectures and cultures. Soaking in an onsen, hot spring bath surrounded by nature is one of my favorite pastimes.

I like outdoor activities, hiking, kayaking, and playing tennis.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Shirley K. 03 May 2019

Aki was an excellent tour guide. We had a great day, even got fabulous views of Mt Fuji. Although it was extremely busy due to Golden Week Aki managed to get around the Hakone circuit in our time frame. He gave lots of interesting information on the area, helped us select food at a genuine Noodle Restaurant and was amazing with all the train & bus connections. Highly recommended.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed a beautiful day in Hakone. It was nice to meet you and my pleasure to have guided you. I enjoyed touring with you too. Thanks for coming to Yokohama and choosing me as your guide! Please convey my regards to Frank. Sincerely, Aki

5 stars Christine D. 05 Oct 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our personalized tour of Tokyo with Aki. He took us to all the places that we requested and was very informative and knowledgeable about everything we saw. Spoke very good English and was very personable. Would highly recommend his tours.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed my Tokyo tour. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I enjoyed touring with you too. Please convey my regards to your husband. Thanks for coming to Yokohama! Sincerely, Aki

5 stars John E. 21 Apr 2018

Aki was knowledgeable and personable. Very much appreciated our time with him!

Tour Guide Comment: Dear John, thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! I’m happy to know that you enjoyed my tour. It was my pleasure to have guided you. Please convey my regards to your wife. Thanks for choosing me as a tour guide! Yours, Aki

5 stars Angie Y. 03 Jul 2017

We made a right decision to hire Akio Tanaka to show us around Kamakura and Yokohama for the day. He was knowledgeable, patient, a good listener and above all he was flexible to make

changes to our itinerary as needed. We visited temples and shrines and he also took us to off the beaten path places. We'll definitely consider using his service again on our next visit.

A&K Yee

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Angie, thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! That's very nice of you to say! It was my pleasure to have guided you and Ken. I also enjoyed touring with you in Kamakura and Yokohama. Thanks for choosing me as a tour guide. I hope to see you and Ken again in Japan! Yours, Aki

Did you know?

You can create a fully customized travel experience by sharing your likes and interests with your tour guide before booking.

To send a message to your tour guide, click on the Contact button below.