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Eiko S.

4.92(48) reviews
 

Available Areas

Kanagawa (Living), Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

6 hours on average

 

Availability updated

4 days ago

 

About

Hello, future guests! I'm Eiko. I'm a National Government Licensed English Guide. Are you looking for a knowledgeable but friendly and funny tour guide? Here I am! I can guide Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura and Yokohama. I had lived in LA for 5 years, and my daughter was born in the US during our stay. I’ve been an English conversational teacher for 20+ years.

Tokyo is an exciting city with traditional and contemporary coexists with a lot of interesting things, architectures, food and culture. I would like to show you as many spots as possible based on your interests. My tour is a private tour with just your group and myself, and the customer made itinerary is possible! I'm sure you will never be bored. And with the local guide, you even can enjoy Japan’s complicated train system just like the Tokyoites do!! :-)

Kamakura is one of Japan’s 3 ancient capitals along with Kyoto and Nara developed by Samurai warriors in the 13th century. It offers you beautiful nature; ocean, mountains, bamboos, seasonal flowers, and historical temples and shrines with a Japanese style garden. If you stay in Tokyo for multiple days, this is one of the perfect places to visit as a one day trip from Tokyo!

Hakone is also one of the best spots for a one-day-trip destination from Tokyo. It is rich in nature and if the sky is clear, the view of Mt. Fuji from Hakone is breathtaking. Hakone also offeres hot springs, unique transportations, art museums, history and more! It has attracted many people. Among them were Jhon Lenon, Charlie Chaplin and Helen Keller!

I like Japanese history, nature, traditional culture, but also animations!

I'm a hard worker, making an extra effort and do my best to make your trip the best! I like children since I am also a mother of two children.

I hope to see you soon in Japan!! Arigatogozaimasu! :-)

Tours

Tokyo Highlights Walking Tour: Asakusa, Ueno, Tsukiji & More

Tokyo
8 hours

Explore the best of Tokyo in One day! Join me in this private walking tour that covers Tokyo's must-see spots in a day! See the authentic Japanese cuisine at the Tsukiji Market, pray for good fortune at Asakusa Sensoji Temple, take a selfie in front of Tokyo station, Enjoy fun, food, and fashion at Harajuku Takeshitadori and see the world’s busiest intersection at Shibuya Scramble Crossing. You can do it all in one day. And I'm sure you will be satisfied and smiling at the end of the tour!

FROM$240/ per group

Special one day walking tour in Kamakura

Kamakura
7 hours 30 min

Kamakura is one of three ancient capitals of Japan, filled with historical temples and shrines and traditional culture. But things are different from those in Kyoto because Kamakura thrived under samurai government; simple but solemn and energetic. Also its beautiful nature adds extra tastes. Kamakura is one of my favorite places, and I’m sure you’ll love it too!! This tour also takes you to 'Masamune' swordsmith workshop and green tea experience. Please join me!!

FROM$225/ per group

My favorite Hakone!

Hakone
6 hours 30 min

Hakone locats in Fuji-Hakone Izu National Park, which is about 2 hours away from Tokyo by Odakyu Romance Car or JR Line. It has been a very popular resort place with Lake Ashi, museums, Ryokan or Japanese style inns with hot spring etc. Moreover the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji is really breathtaking. To take many unique rides that connect the spot to spot are also fun experience!!

FROM$188/ per group

My favorite Kamakura! half day

Kamakura
4 hours 30 min

This tour offers a half day tour. (Or if you'd like to combined with my 'Enjoy Japanese culture in Kamakura!' tour, it can be a 7-hour tour.)I have chosen 4 most popular spots of Kamakura for this tour for you. They are, of course my favorite places for myself too!! After the tour, you can stroll Komachidori, shopping street by yourself!

FROM$116/ per group

Reviews

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Marge G.

Jan 25, 2020

Amazing experience!

High reviews for our day with Eiko! From meeting us in our hotel lobby to sending us on our way at the end, Eiko provided us with a tailored experience. She’s knowledgeable, flexible and made our first experience with Tokyo pleasurable and fun. Thank you Eiki!!

Eiko S.

Hi Marge and Annie, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! And I would like to thank you again that you allowed me to be a part of your memory of Tokyo. We ate delicious Japanese food, saw interesting archtectures, enjoyed souvenir shopping and moreover we talked a lot! I felt very comfortable throughout our tour maybe because we were just the three women! But maybe next time, please come back to Japan with the family! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future! Take care, Eiko

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Kelley H.

Jan 14, 2020

Perfect day in Tokyo despite uncooperative weather!

I highly recommend Eiko! She took time to learn what I was interested in before my trip and made sure to include special stops to accommodate my interests. Eiko was very well organized and extremely flexible (because of heavy rains, she was able to adjust our plans so that we didn't get drenched). She even used our travel time to explain cultural influences as well as history of Japan. Due to her organization and quick thinking (changing plans due to the rain), I was able to learn more and see much more of Tokyo than I imagined possible.

Eiko S.

Hi Kelley, Thank you very much for taking time to write my review! I appreciate it because I know how busy you are at work and at home, and moreover this is GREAT with 5 stars!! Thank you. :-) I felt very comfortable from the moment I met you to the end of the tour. You must be a tolerant teacher over there. Because of the rainy weather, we could have our own seats while seeing a single act of Kabuki at the theater, we didn't need to wait for the table for lunch! We, since there were just the two of us, talked about many things, but the conversation about 'Umami', the 5th sense of the taste was the most interesting! I would definitly like to see you again in the future! Please come back to Japan wiht your family next time! Take care, Eiko

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Bruce S.

Dec 30, 2019

Very well done tour by Eiko

If I could give 4.5 stars I would. We (my family with two more or less grown sons) were a difficult group to handle, with differing interests and temperaments, but Eiko did an excellent job, with all of us being pleased with the experience. She pushed us a bit hard, but always politely, and for good reason. But she was flexible, altering the tour as circumstances dictated, spoke English very well, and had excellent local knowledge. I would certainly recommend her to most anyone.

Eiko S.

Thank you very much for the nice review. It was my pleasure to show you around my favorite Tokyo. I was looking at you as a very happy family even though each one has different interests. I hope you made a lot of nice memories! Again, thanks for having me as your Tokyo guide! Take care! Eiko

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Edward J.

Dec 19, 2019

Tokyo came alive with Eiko

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days in December with charming, energetic, flexible and knowledgeable Eiko. We are English speaking, and we were all able to understand each other with ease. Eiko tailored the itinerary for each day to either a central theme, or to a locale in the city. We were specifically interested in museums, architecture, significant shrines and temples, and culture, and she adapted the tours to fit our interests. When we got tired after walking and climbing 18,000 steps on one day, she found interesting spots for us to take breaks. She steered us to some of the most authentic and delicious restaurants to enjoy lunch. And because of her experience living in the US, she was able to help us compare and contrast the culture of Japan with that of the US, and the exciting city of Tokyo with that of our hometown, New York City. Eiko's warmth and personality made us feel that we had made a true friend in Tokyo. If a family member or trusted close friend were visiting Tokyo, we would 100% recommend that they try to connect with Eiko to guide them.

Eiko S.

Hi Edward, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this wonderful review especially after a long Japan trip! It was definitely one of my most memorable tours in my career. And I cannot say thank you enough for allowing me to be your Tokyo guide for 3 consecutive days. I like Tokyo's beautiful architectures, and also the sceneries that show the contrast of modern and traditional. It was my pleasure to show you them and see Tobby and you smiling and taking pictures of them. You were such a generous, intelligent couple that I was also informed a lot of things though our conversations over 3 days. Thank you so much. And yes! We walked a lot! It was fun to check my smart phone at the end of the tour every day. :-) Please have a nice rest and enjoy the wonderful holiday seasons! I'm hoping to see you again in the future! Take care! Eiko