Hi. I am Kikko, a national licensed guide.
I worked as an interpreter at trade shows/exhibitions of JETRO and Japan ASEAN Center for about three years. After that I worked as a translator for a medical equipment manufacturer for 14 years. I belonged to MRI design department for 8 years until I quit the job on March 2016.
I quit the company because I wanted to guide tourists from abroad and wanted to assist them experience Japanese culture. I also have a license of tour conductor and worked as a tour conductor in 2016.
Japan has wonderful nature including the weather, beautiful views, unique culture, and delicious food. I want you to enjoy them and it is my great joy if I can help you for such experiences.
I will customize the tour for you according to your requests, what you are interested in, what you want to see/ go/ experience etc.
During the tour, if a new idea comes up in your mind, please tell me. I will change the plan flexibly along your request as much as I can.
Tokyo is an interesting city which still remains old traditional Japan while it is one of the most modernized cities in the world.
I have been learning the way of tea. The world of tea is deep. It influenced the developments of “Ikebana” flower arrangement, tea utensils, especially tea bowls, the manners, Japanese sweets, Japanese cuisine, and so on.
I like traditional Japanese cultures and would love to introduce them to the tourists from abroad.
Join my tour to see and experience the Japanese cultures and double-faced Tokyo.
I will guide you wearing Kimono as much as possible. (Kimono is inconvenient in a bad weather or for an active tour.)
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Kikko does an amazing job at tailoring your tour not only to preferences in activities but also pacing and physical restrictions. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with her and would happily book again if we return to Japan in the future - one day in Hakone area is not enough!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
I will pick you up at your hotel.
If you book my tour, I will meet you at Narita/Haneda airport and take you to your hotel upon your request for free as far as I am available. I will charge you only my transportation fare (JPY5,000).
I provide tours from 2 hours to 8 hours. Please see the rates shown in the right column. The price doesn't include my transportation fare. For a tour in Tokyo, my transportation fare is JPY3,000. You should pay lunch and transportation fare for yourself and me during the tour.
If the meeting place is not inside Tokyo, especially for the tour to Nikko, Kamakura or other suburbs of Tokyo, I will charge you my transportation fare to and from the destination too.
*Feel old traditional Japan:
Meiji Shrine - Hamarikyu Garden - (Sumida River cruise) - Asakusa - Ueno Park (Tokyo National Museum)
*Experience Japanese culture:
Shinjuku Samurai Museum - Akasaka Ninja restaurant (lunch) - Tea ceremony experience at hotel - Imperial Palace Plaza/ Imperial Palace East Garden
*Possible-last chance to see the largest fish market in the world at Tsukiji.
Tsukiji ( Inner Market, Outer Market, Tsukiji Honganji temple) - Kabuki theater - Ginza
*Sumo town walking:
Observing Sumo morning practice at a Sumo stable - Ryogoku (Kokugikan Sumo Stadium) - Edo Tokyo Museum - (Sumida River cruise) - Asakusa
*See fashonable Tokyo and enjoy shopping:
Meiji Shrine - Harajuku - Omotesando - Aoyama - Roppongi - Ginza
*Other places you are interested in:
I mainly guide Tokyo and the sightseeing spots near Tokyo like Kamakura, Hakone, Kawaguchiko, and Nikko.
The tour plans above are sammples.
I will create the tour schedule along your request. Tell me what you want to do in Tokyo.
Transportation by tour guide:
Let's enjoy Tokyo using public transportation, trains, subways and buses like Tokyoite do. You should pay the transportation fare.
I will arrange a taxi for the tour upon your request. You should pay the taxi fare.
Tour guide interests:
Tokyo sightseeing tours
Tokyo city tours personalized
Tokyo travel tours for your needs
Tokyo tour guide general services
Samurai, Ninja, The way of tea, Kimono...etc.
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