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Hi, I'm Anji. My first name is Yuuko, but call me Anji as your guide.
Your trip would start when you plan it, wouldn't it? You may have many concerns such as transportations, accommodations, foods, customs as well as what you can do, see and go etc., when visiting other countries.
My private tour will start when you confirm the booking. I'll help you to have better understanding of various things Japanese before coming to Japan as much as I can. If you want to go to specific places or to buy something special, please tell me in advance.
See my detailed Ryogoku tour plan below for example. Besides it, Asakusa, Meiji Jingu Shrine with Harajuku (Takeshita Street, Cat Street) & Omotesando, Ginza with Kabukiza Theater, Tsukiji market, Imperial Palace with the East Gardens,other popular Gardens such as Hama-rikyu, Koishikawa Korakuen, Rikugien, Shijuku Gyoen, etc.), Odaiba with Toyota Showroom Megaweb, Shinjuku, Street car running area such as Setagaya line or Arakawa line and of course, Ikebukuro (where I live) are also all in my line.
I like Kabuki. I go to see it at least once a month, which provides me a lot of traditional Japanese aspects. Kabuki includes almost all Edo cultures by its words, music, dancing, costumes, stage-sets, pops and stories.
I'm still learning Kabuki and Edo culture as well as English to be your best tour guide.
I'll look forward to have awesome private tours with you!
Tips for Tokyo and some other places in Japan will be updated at my blog site here! https://anjiprivatetour.wordpress.com/
Note: My father (92) is in elderly home for dementia, so I couldn't do my tour regularly nor update my blog recently. However, once I confirmed the booking, I'll be your best guide!
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Anji is great. We are a group of 10 adults and 2 kids but she managed it quite well. I have no doubt Anji will be delightful small or big group, as she puts the guests' interests all the time. She can tweak the itinerary depending on the mood and pace of the group, which I think is very helpful for us to really enjoy the places. :) bonus is she makes a photo album of the entire trip at the end. Such a sweet gesture!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
1. Private morning walking tour to a sumo town Ryogoku
2. Private walking tour to Meiji-jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tsukiji, Ginza including Kabukiza
3. Private morning water-front tour to Tsukiji, Hama-rikyu gardens, Sumida river cruise to Asakusa
4. Private Ikebukuro and "Toden" (Streetcar Arakawa line) tour
*** Except 20% deposit, the tour fee should be paid in Yen (always 100yen/$) at site.
Transportation by tour guide:
Basically, walking tour using subway or any other public transportation
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
A sumo town Ryogoku with Edo culture learning
Tour guide interests:
・Meeting and talking with people from various countries are my top interests.
・3 major entertainments developed during Edo era (1603 - 1868); Kabuki, Ukiyoe and Sumo.
・Museums (so many spots in Tokyo, but my favorite is Nezu museum in Omotesando)
・Food, of course. Sushi, Chanko, Kamameshi, Sukiyaki, Shabu-shabu, Tempura, Traditional Japanese cuisine, Ramen, Udon, Soba etc.
・Hot spring onsen (Hakone is the easiest place to enjoy them)
・Japanese gardens - Tokyo has 9 beautiful gardens such as Hama-rikyu, Koishikawa Korakuen, Rikugien, Tonogayato Gardens
・Japanese tea ceremony in the gardens or temples
・Architecture and high rises in Tokyo
・Exploring the countryside such as Kawagoe, Kamakura, Chichibu, etc..
・Tokyo city tours personalized with advanced contact with my guests
・Tokyo tour guide general services
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!