I live in old town Asakusa in Tokyo, near the Senso-ji temple. Let's explore the unique Tokyo where the old and new, modern and traditional, conservative and progressive otaku culture coexists. (My guide fee is mentioned in lower right column of this page, way down under my photo.)
I love to show you around from Japanese gardens, museums and galleries to famous sites such as Senso-ji (very close to my house) and the Imperial Palace etc. I will ensure you get the most out of your Tokyo visit.
I can show you Tokyo's hidden treasures such as atmospheric old alleys, hidden streets, unique kawaii otaku shops, public bath houses.
Please contact me to discuss how I can help you to get the most out of your visit to Tokyo. From the famous tourist places to hidden corners, you will discover more with an enthusiastic professional guide. I am a nationally qualified Japanese Tour Guide.
My lunch and transportation fee is included in the fee (except the suburb areas Nikko, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto etc.)
My guide fee is mentioned in lower right column of this page, way down under my photo.
8 hours for 3 people USD $350
Deposit will go to Viator: USD $70
Please pay me in Cash I appreciate Japanese Yen: USD $280
BA Psychology and Sociology @ Clark University in the United States.
Thesis “Are Emotions Universal? Shame and Guilt in Japan and in America.”
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Our family of 4 well traveled adults had a great touring experience in Tokyo. We gained a sense of the city and insight into the lives and issues of its residents. We learned so much about Japanese culture and thought and Kazuyo's explanations kept popping up as we made our way through other parts of Japan. We kept up a great pace and are still talking about the soba noodle place for lunch! Thanks for making our trip so worthwhile.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Highlight tours of Japanese Art, Tokyo National Museums (zap Japanese art history ), Akihabara(manga & anime otaku geek), Ginza galleries ( Japanese-style painting contemporary & old, Tea ceremony bowls, swords) etc.
Fascinating walking or bicycle tours of the old Tokyo districts Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka etc. I can arrange bicycle rental service.
Out of Tokyo, I can show you the world heritage Nikko and the off the beaten mountain spirits trails.
Kamakura where the first feudal capital between 1185 and 1333.
Visits old Zen temples and hiking off the beaten samurai path ways and meet up with the Great Buddha of Kamakura.
If you are interested in hiking I could arrange Mt. Tsukuba, Mt. Takao, Mt.Fuji tour etc.
I have taught skiing for beginners at GALA Ski school in 2013. Ski & visit a Sake maker.
I love to travel around Japan with you: Kyoto, Nara, Hidatakayama, Hiroshima Miyajima, Matsumoto-castle, Tsumago-magome hike, Kanazawa, Hakodate Iriomote-jima etc.
Please pay my transportation fee and accomodation fee 10,000 yen per day.
Transportation by tour guide:
We will travel like Tokyoites using buses, trains or subway, but mainly on foot. It is the best way to experience Tokyo.
If you want to travel by car, transportation can be arranged upon request.
Using a taxi from a place to place is much economical and we can visit many places.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Daimyo Garden & Old Town
Nikko World Heritage Just 2 hours from Tokyo
Tsukiji - Imperial Palace - Meiji-shrine - Asakusa
Tour guide interests:
Meeting people from around the world, hot spring onsen, art, anime, Noh, Kabuki, Japanese gardens, hiking, architecture, and exploring the beautiful Japanese countryside.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Kazuyo is a wonderful guide,
She was the best guide we had in all our Asia vacations. She is a very intelligent woman full of knowledge. All of us ( family of 5 including 3 kids ) loved her. She speaks english extremely well.
Kazuyo was AMAZING - her tour was easily one of the highlights of our trip.
She met us in the lobby of the hotel right on time and let us for a full day (9-5:30) of tours around Tokyo. She had great recommendations of places to go but was also very flexible based on what we were most interested in. She took the time to teach us how to use the transit system (so we could do it ourselves the next day) and was SO knowledgeable about everything we saw - from pop culture, spirituality, and history.