Kumiko K.

5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)

Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Yokohama



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About Tour Guide Kumiko K.

My name is Kumiko.

I used to live in New York and London and worked for US companies for many years. Based on my experience, I recognize that Japan is a fascinating country, but at the same time, it is unique in many ways. Tokyo, as the capital of Japan, is a unique and diverse mix of cutting-edge technology, traditional culture, and Western influences.

As an art lover, I am happy to show you many galleries in Tokyo. I received a Certificate of Art Business Masterclass from Christie's.

As a guide, I'd like to explain to my guests about Japanese culture as well as background and introduce popular places and food. I think most visitors coming to Japan are hoping both to enjoy themselves and also have a meaningful encounter with a different culture.

I am looking forward to helping you explore my city and enjoy everything it has to offer.


Explore Old and Modern Tokyo One Day Tour

8 hours

The tour can be customized according to your preferences. You can select 3 or 4 places to visit for the tour. My recommendations in Tokyo are Asakusa Sensoji Temple, Nihonbashi, Ueno, Harajuku, Shibuya, Kagurazaka and Daikanyama. If you like art, I'm happy to shows you some beautiful museums like Nezu Museum and other contemporary art museums in Tokyo.

FROM$189/ per group

Tokyo Art & Culture Tour - Nakameguro Area

4 hours

Discover Japanese fine art works at galleries in some of Tokyo's vibrant and trendy areas, Daikanyama, Nakameguro and Denenchofu. You can appreciate modern and contemporary art works and enjoy shopping at unique shops along the Meguro River and visit an awesome gallery in a Japanese-style house in Denenchofu.

FROM$128/ per group

Tokyo "Essential" Half-Day Tour

4 hours

I will escort you to Tsukiji Outer Market to see the lively atmosphere in the fish market. You can enjoy walking around the market and try some Japanese food. Then we walk to Hamarikyu Garden, the Japanese stroll garden with a 350-year history. Japanese sweets and tea served at the tea house. At the end of the garden, we will take a waterbus to bound for Asakusa to visit Sensoji Temple.

FROM$124/ per group

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and Shibuya Tour

4 hours

We will first visit Meiji Shrine, a sanctuary in the middle of the city away from the hustle and bustle. Then we'll move on to Harajuku / Omotesando, one of the liveliest and most sophisticated shopping district in Tokyo. In this area, you can see many example of Tokyo's finest modern architecture. After that, we will walk through the Cat Street, a trendy area and I will guide you to the Shibuya.

FROM$96/ per person

Tokyo Gallery Hopping - HARAJUKU, AOYAMA

4 hours

Discover Japanese fine artworks at galleries in some of Tokyo's most vibrant and trendy areas, Omotesando, Aoyama, and Shibuya. You can appreciate Japanese-style paintings and contemporary artworks or crafts and stunning architectural buildings on Omotesando avenue and in Aoyama.

FROM$128/ per group


Susan C.

5 / 5
Mar 17, 2023

A great day with Kumiko!

We spent our first day in Tokyo with Kumiko. It was a great experience and one I would highly recommend. She helped us get Suica cards which were very useful as we navigated the Tokyo transportation system. Kumiko enabled us to efficiently see the highlights of Tokyo (Temples, Shrines, Harjuku and other areas) without spending time getting lost and trying to figure out directions in train stations. Her English is very very good and she explained the history and background of the places we visited. Thank you Kumiko!

Kumiko K.

Dear Susan and Tim, Thank you so much for your feedback. I certainly enjoyed the time with both of you. It's easy to catch a cold in between seasons and be exhausted because of jeg lag, different cultures, and the environment. Please take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Kumiko

Generra G.

5 / 5
Oct 9, 2022

Tokyo Day Tour

Kumiko was an amazing guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about Tokyo. She took us to many places and some that tourist don’t know about. We had a great day experiencing the city. Thank you Kumiko!!

Kumiko K.

Generra, John, Candace and Ryan, Than you very much for your feedback. I was really happy to see you and enjoyed the time together. Please enjoy the rest of your tour and Generra, take care of your shoe sore. Best regards, Kumiko Kawai

Barry M.

5 / 5
Dec 3, 2019

Thank you Kumiko

Thanks to Kumiko for getting me around while it was raining. We managed to see the Senso-ji temple and walk through the laneways before the rain got heavy. Then we made our way to a few shopping centers to stay dry before returning. The rain made for some great photos!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!

Kumiko K.

Thank you for your feedback. I WAS reallu lucky to have an opportunity to see you and show you Tokyo in a rain! Please come back with your daughters ! Best regards, Kumiko


Bruce A.

5 / 5
Apr 11, 2019

A day in Kamakura

Kumiko was my guide for a day in Kamakura. I found her to be very pleasant, warm, and interestng. Her knowledge of the are was impressive. She is very much a great lady and I was fortunate to have her as my guide.

Kumiko K.

Bruce-san, I really appreciate your feedback. I was fortunate to have such a nice gentleman like you as my guest. It was fun to talk with you all the way to Kamakura. Please take care of yourself and come again! Kumiko