Miwa IKE Private tour guide in Tokyo, Fuji, Hakone - Japan

Miwa IKE

Guide profile:

I would welcome your booking at short notice. *Please email me before booking, thank you. I am a fully licensed guide, living in Tokyo for more than 30 years. I have been to more than 30 countries on holiday and in the course of my work in a European airline for over 11 years. Visiting other countries is so much fun! My travel experiences have shown me lots of ways to make my trips more enjoyable. Let me help you make your visit to Japan fascinating! The tours I offer you vary from exclusive locations to the hidden treasures that constitute Tokyo’s unique attractions.

What would you like to experience in Tokyo? If this is your first time in Japan, feel free to add places you would like to see to the must-see spots. My tours are always flexible. Everything is up to you!

I have learnt cooking for over 10 years (food lover!). Did you know that Japanese cuisine was designated as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2013? An increasing number of people from other countries enjoy Japanese cuisine. If you are particularly interested in experiencing Japanese food on your visit, I can show you the best places to enjoy authentic Japanese food, not only in exclusive restaurants but also stand-up meals depending on your preference.

If you would like to go shopping in Tokyo, I can take you to the appropriate places depending on what you wish to buy, that is, kitchen utensils, sophisticated Japanese gifts, food, clothing, etc.

You can go on a 1-day trip from Tokyo to the city close to Mt. Fuji. This includes visiting a local house, and a chance to make the local food, soba noodles. If time permits, we can visit a hot spring. Please let me know if you wish to go.

My tours are open to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Look forward to a wonderful day and a memorable trip to Japan with me!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries about my tours.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Juliet E.

Miwa is a lovely and gracious tour guide, who planned and coordinated an excellent 2 days of sightseeing in Tokyo covering many of the interests I had email her. It was varied with some added surprises and the best sushi I have ever eaten. Time spent with her navigating the subway gave me the confidence to go it alone on the subsequent days I had in Tokyo. I valued that I learnt first hand some of the cultural traditions especially while visiting temples. I would highly recommend her.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

*This is a good season to visit Mount Fuji now! Please check my sightseeing tour!

You may add any places you would like to see to my itinerary, but please let me know in advance what you expect. I will propose some itineraries to you that will fulfill your requirements, and then we can make the best itinerary together.

* This is a sample itinerary

-First time in Tokyo

For your first visit to Tokyo, I will take you to see some must-see spots such as Tsukiji-fish market, and other historical and shopping sites

-Tour for family with children/teenagers

Children or teenagers will definitely enjoy modern Tokyo, shopping sites, and anime/ manga themed areas, for example, Pokemon Center

-Food Lover’s Tour

I can take you to an authentic Japanese restaurant or the best sushi restaurant in town or you can have some street food, depending on your preference

-Tokyo garden and flower tour

I can take you to see beautiful Japanese gardens, and places where beautiful flowers bloom

- Tokyo’s quiet places

You will visit the great anime creator, Hayao Miyazaki’s, Ghibli museum (Closed on Tuesdays) and the most popular town to live in, Kichijoji

-Tokyo’s daily life tour

There are several suitable places to visit to immerse yourself in people’s daily lives in Tokyo.

-Pop culture districts

Anime/manga related shops, maid and cat cafés, etc.

★Experiences

Kabuki theater, Sumo Morning training, Tea ceremony, Samurai experience,Cooking etc. are also available, although some not every day. Private tea ceremony experience with a Tea Master is available, Highly Recommended!!

★1-day trip to Mt. Fuji

You can make a day trip to the city close to Mt. Fuji, approximately 1.5 hours (depending on the traffic) by bus from Tokyo. You can take the opportunity to make the local food, soba noodles, and visit an onsen (hot spring) in if time permits.

※Please note that transportation, entrance fee and meals/drinks for guests, and a guide are not included in the guide fee.

Transportation by tour guide:

I basically use public transportation, however we may take taxi depending on places/time. Taxi arrangement for whole of the tour is also available.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Food Tour in Tokyo Price Per Person 99.00 USD
Mount Fuji Tour by Car Price Per Person 165.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Meeting new people, Any kinds of nice food, Latest trends, Cooking, Musical, Yoga, Ballet, Shopping, Wine, Sake, Hot spring

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Juliet E. 23 Jun 2017

Miwa is a lovely and gracious tour guide, who planned and coordinated an excellent 2 days of sightseeing in Tokyo covering many of the interests I had email her. It was varied with some added surprises and the best sushi I have ever eaten. Time spent with her navigating the subway gave me the confidence to go it alone on the subsequent days I had in Tokyo. I valued that I learnt first hand some of the cultural traditions especially while visiting temples. I would highly recommend her.

5 stars Vivek P. 19 Nov 2016

Miwa was great. Very knowledgeable and patient. Excellent communication.

5 stars Paul L. 22 Sep 2016

Wonderful! Miwa was so efficient, informative and very friendly. We had a fantastic day experiencing with our personal favourites in Tokyo. She was willing to be flexible and commited to us having a greate experience. I highly recommend Miwa!!

5 stars William M. 25 May 2016

I highly recommend using Miwa as a guide for your personal guide. My daughter and I had a fantastic time on our tour with Miwa. We used her services for 5 days. Her personality was infectious and she clearly LOVES what she does. Miwa exceeded our expectations and not only filled our days together with activities geared towards our interests and personalities, she has the unique situational awareness to adjust the schedule when needed. We left Japan with a true appreciation for the country.

5 stars Dima S. 08 May 2016

Excellent!!!!! Miwa made our trip unforgettable! I highly recommend her!!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your comment! The tour is absolutely unforgettable for me too! Please make sure to contact me as a friend next time as promised!

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