Kanagawa, Saitama, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Mount Fuji
English, Japanese (Native)
5 hours on average
1 day ago
Hi everyone! Hearty welcome to Japan.
I am an English-speaking licensed tour guide, and a registered nurse as well.
“Fun Discovering Experience Walking like a Local!” – F-D-E-W-L!
That’s what I suggest.
My work history is as follows.
1) high school teacher ---12 years
2) nurse--8 years + 2 years as operational manager for Kamakura city vaccination team (during COVID period)
3) tourism related jobs such as tour conducting, guiding, and backyard supporting---10 years
As a tour conductor, I’ve visited about 20 foreign countries (possibly yours?) as well as countless number of towns and villages in Japan.
I’ve enjoyed these jobs while being a mother.
Through these experiences with lots of people from different backgrounds, I've found it a great pleasure to share the joy of learning and experiencing something new!
<Basic> Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Fuji, Yokohama, Nikko, and other neighboring areas from Tokyo
I’m a specialist in Tokyo and Kamakura as I have lived and enjoyed walking a lot in those cities for decades. To be honest, even after all my years here, I still enjoy exploring like a tourist as Tokyo is such an enormous city with great diversity and is constantly changing.
Kamakura is a historical small city with nice beaches and hills and lots of hidden spots of beauty. Almost every time I go out, I feel I’m still making new discoveries. That’s why I cannot stop exploring.
I would take you to some neighboring areas like Hakone, Yokohama, Nikko, and Mt. Fuji area (Lake Kawaguchiko), etc.
<Based on Requests > *if my transportation & accommodation are covered
Nagoya, Kyoto, Nagano(Nagano city, Snow Monkey park, Kisoji trail, etc.), Hida (Takayama, Shirakawa-go), Kanazawa, Oita, Yamagata, Akita, etc.
My original family is from Nagoya, so I know their culture and even their language(dialect) well. Later in my life, I have lived in Oita, Kyushu(far south west of Tokyo) for nearly 10 years and traveled a lot in Kyushu. I love traveling Tohoku, the northern Japan area, too. I’ve planned and enjoyed visiting many of those local areas in the north, too. So, I could share those experiences with you even while having tours in Tokyo or online.
【Personality and others】
- I love meeting people, listening and talking to them.
- I'm friendly and caring, I hope:)
- I love nature and enjoy hiking and skiing.
- I love seasonal flowers and good local food.
- You will see a lot about Japanese culture, nature, and lifestyle with me.
What has made you decide to come to Japan, by the way? Is it its scenic beauties, exotic culture, history, food, anime, or what else? Is it your business that has brought (or will bring) you here? Let me have a clue and customize your tour. I will make the best tour suggestion for you.
Why don’t you contact me now? I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!
Thank you! Arigato-gozaimas!
★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.
★ Free pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards. For other places, the extra charge will be added depending on the distance and the time necessary.
★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.
☆I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me before booking.
※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.
The tour was a great success and I enjoyed every minute. Tomoko is a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was professional and very friendly. The highlight of the day was our visit to the Great Buddha. I also very much enjoyed the the rides on the monorail and Enoden Railway. During the day we had several enjoyable breaks for food. The first was a small cafe with great cakes and interesting memorabilia. Lunch was at a restaurant right next to the Enoden Railway. I was able to watch the trains go by as we ate our food. I highly recommend Tomoko for a Kamakura tour. AAA+++
Thank you so much for the lovely review, Bryan! Yes, we enjoyed carefully planned itinerary based on your request, plus several unexpected encounters, improvised and moving moments. I got impressed the way you were moved by the close sight of Great Buddha although you seemed a little embarrassed that so many tourists seemed to have no respect for the Great Buddha at first. I feel blessed to see your dreams on rails and running towards the future. I look forward to seeing you again:)
We met with Tomoko over zoom to discuss an upcoming trip. Her suggestions and insights to our desired itinerary were incredibly helpful! Would recommend :)
It was my great pleasure to share my experiences and thoughts when you plan your family trip to Japan. You have a half year ahead, so I'm sure you'll make a great itinerary satifying all your family members:) Thank you again, Willow!
I had an awesome day in Tokyo with Tomoko! She was very flexible with some last minute changes to the itinerary and showed me so much of Tokyo over the course of our time together. I still can't believe how much ground we covered during the day! Tomoko was also very patient and was so kind to teach about Japan's history and language. She indulged my questions and she also is a fantastic photographer -- she happily captured many moments and shared them with me during our trip around Tokyo. We had ample stops for food / drinks / restrooms and the improvisation as we went along added to the experience. Tomoko accommodated my asks, but I get the impression she can meet any needs and customize them to make it work. I highly, highly recommend a tour with Tomoko!
Thank you for your review just after our tour, Wilson! I’m surprised myself that we covered so many places with natural flow visiting Tsukiji, Ginza, Tokyo Station, Imperial Palace Garden, Nezu shrine, Yanaka residential/temple town (with encounter with the artist’s wife), Meiji Jingu, Harajuku, and Shibuya. We tried so many good foods like sushi, strawberries, rice-shop-made rice balls, and that tasty coke, etc. I’m so glad you ventured and enjoyed the little seasonal squids (Hotaruika) and ‘anago’ sea eel! Thank you also for your sincere interest to our history and language. It’s a brief, first visit to Tokyo after your business trip, but I’m sure you’ve got a lot of stories to tell to your sweet wife waiting for your return. Thank you again:) - Tomoko
Tomoko speaks excellent English. At our Zoom meeting, she was able to use technology to provide me with information on the screen. She is easy to talk with. I found our consultation to be very helpful and highly recommend her.
Thank you for taking your time to write the review, Deborah. Glad to hear the session was helpful for your planning and future visit. I was impressed by your profound passion and understanding of Japanese traditions and culture. Thank you again!