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Tour Guide - Koichiro Y.

Koichiro Y.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
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Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone

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English

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3 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Koichiro Y.

Hello! I’m Koichiro. Please call me “Yamasan”. It derives from my family name and my friends call me so.

I had been working for a machinery company as a project engineer and manager for mechanical and electrical projects both domestic and overseas for over 35 years. I recall my first overseas project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when I was 26, and the second was in Singapore. I visited many countries for surveys, meetings, commissioning, project handing over, and so on.

In 2014 and at the age of 60, I decided to retire from the company and live the expected further 30 years of life with a new career and experiences. I, then, studied translation and guide interpretation. I passed the national examination for licensed guides (English) in 2015 and registered with Tokyo Metropolitan Government in February 2016.

Until now, I have been guiding many beautiful guests mainly to popular sightseeing spots such as Asakusa, Tsukiji, Omote-Sando, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and Tokyo Skytree, and also cultural experiences of Origami making, Furoshiki wrapping, and Sushi cooking.

I am happy that I can freely arrange a customized tour together with you, or can propose my tours to you. I want to show you some parts of daily Tokyo life and introduce you Bunkyo City which is located in the heart of Tokyo, just north of Chiyoda City where the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station are. The city is Tokyo’s typical residential and academic area where I was born, grew up, and live a happy life.


Now, we can tour around the world but have not yet overcome COVID-19 completely. Recently, the number of passengers wearing masks on public transportation in Tokyo reduced to some 50% but we should mind about it still. Please carry your mask to wear it where or when necessary. (August 2023, KY)

Important

Inbound tour has been resumed. Wearing a mask depends on individual decision, and you can enjoy tour and cultural experience in Japan now.

Tours

Japanese Gardens and Origami Workshop in Central Tokyocover image

Japanese Gardens and Origami Workshop in Central Tokyo

Tokyo
3 hours 30 min

The tour consists of two characteristic Japanese cultures; typical strolling style Japanese gardens, Rikugien, and origami paper folding. Rikugien is one of nine Japanese gardens in the Tokyo Metropolis. Its strolling-style garden has a fine and warm touch with scenery images from classical Japanese poems. After the visit, you will be invited to the guide’s residence nearby, and have a joyful origami workshop of 90 minutes.

FROM$97/ per group
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Your First Origami Online Workshop

Tokyo
1 hour 30 min

Touch a tip of Japanese culture prior to your tour picking this online experience of Origami up. It is an art and a joy of paper folding which can be enjoyed by everybody interested in this oriental culture. Just with one hour workshop, you will be able to create your own Origami works such as a great samurai helmet, a pretty butterfly, a joyful jumping frog, a paper container for candies, and a traditional Japanese crane (orizuru) from square sheets of paper.

FROM$49/ per group
Japanese Gardens and Tokyo Life: Bunkyo City Customized Tourcover image

Japanese Gardens and Tokyo Life: Bunkyo City Customized Tour

Tokyo
7 hours

Bunkyo City is in the heart of central Tokyo, just north of Chiyoda City where the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station are. The city is Tokyo’s typical residential and academic area where I was born, grew up, and live now. We'll move around the city with a Bunkyo City Community Bus, B-guru ( “beagle”, the mascot character of the bus), and visit Edo-Tokyo Japanese gardens and other calm and pleasant sites. You'll also catch a glimpse of Tokyo citizens’ life during the tour.

FROM$214/ per group
Tokyo Sake Brewery Tour plus Onecover image

Tokyo Sake Brewery Tour plus One

Tokyo
9 hours

You are interested in Sake, aren’t you? Sake is popularly explained as “rice wine”, but the expression is not correct. On this tour, you will visit Ozawa Shuzo in Ome City, Tokyo, and learn about various issues on sake. After the brewery visit and beautiful Japanese lunch there, you will touch nature in a suburban area in metropolitan Tokyo. Ozawa Shuzo's visitor facilities are closed on Mondays, and their main restaurant is closed on Fridays too.

FROM$269/ per group
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Online Introduction to Sake World

Tokyo
1 hour

Sake, or Nihon-shu, is the most representative alcoholic beverage in Japan. Sake may be available at your place, but I'm afraid that some of them are different from real sake, or you have taken sake only at a sushi restaurant. I offer this online introduction to the Sake World with a private lesson via Zoom meeting system for you to get a basic understanding of sake before your tour to Japan.

FROM$32/ per group

Koichiro Y. Japan Tour Reviews

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Kathy P.

5 / 5
Mar 30, 2024

Tsukiji and Toyosu Markets Tour

Tokyo
4 hours

Customized

Day tour Tokyo

Yamasan went beyond the call to insure the needs of my group. Traveling with 2 wheelchairs, he made sure to customize an itinerary that would fit out needs. He made sure everything was perfect.

Kathy P.

Thank you very much for your quick and heartful comments. I was very happy with you and your beautiful family. Thanks to the best guests, the nice weather, pretty cherry blossoms, and the gentle driver, today's tour could be completed with the happy smile of everybody. Please enjoy your cruising tour with your splendid parents.

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Simon W.

5 / 5
Sep 16, 2023

Tokyo 3 days and Hakone 1day

Tokyo
4 days

Customized

Good good

He was best every way

Simon W.

Thank you very much for your review comment. I feel very sad that I could be with you for the first two days only. Your stay in Tokyo was "too" calm because of Covid-19. It was lucky that your symptom was just moderate and fortunately, I was not infected. You have to visit Tokyo again soon for the two days you missed to be with me. I'll wait for such days to prepare some exciting experiences for you. Thank you again.

Shibuya April 2023

It was our first day and first time in Japan. We wanted help with the subways, visiting our first restaurant, etiquette for visiting our first Temple and a tour of Shinjuko. We asked “Yama-San” to do that and he created a tour to match our request. Great day!

Brad J.

Thank you for your comment. The day was a great day for me being with you, three beautiful couples. I could feel your love throughout the tour. Hoping to see you again, Yama.