Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Yokohama
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours on average
2 days ago
Hello! I’m Keiko.
The memories of travels are somehow linked with foods: I absolutely agree with this. How about you? Travel and food are the two things I love, and I would be delighted to share my passion with you!
Before becoming a government licensed guide, I worked for 40 years as a bank manager. Throughout my career, I was always in contact with overseas, communicating with many people from across the world. Also, I lived in London for 3 years and went to elementary school there. Having such a background, I naturally became very much interested in cross-cultural exchange. Whenever I travel abroad, I always try to experience local culture, because it gives me a chance to encounter many interesting things.
As a guide, I wish to not only introduce the beauties and wonders of Japan, but also to take you on a first-hand experience tour of our country, especially focusing on Japanese culinary culture. It will be nice if you can take home what you experienced here and enjoy cooking Japanese dishes in your county – a lasting souvenir! My 40 years’ experience in traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine might be helpful here.
Come and explore Tokyo with me!
・I am basically available from Thursday through Sunday. As for Monday through Wednesday, please contact me for availability.
・Some of the experiences/visits require prior reservation. Please send a direct message to me before booking a tour.
Sue and glen W.
We had a marvelous experience our first day in Tokyo, Japan. Keiko met us first thing in the morning at our hotel lobby, and went out of her way to accommodate our requests, mainly of learning how to use the rail system and where to pick up our JR Pass. She was so lovely throughout the tour, helping us understand some of the japanese customs we needed to be aware of, and taking us through a guided food tour of the Tsukiji Market. Her English is very good, and we were made to feel at home from the moment we met her. We couldn't recommend her highly enough, especially if you are taking your first trip to Japan!!
Sue-san, Glen-san, thank you very much for your lovely comments! After your arrival in Tokyo way after midnight, being caught up in such a delay of your flight, you must have been exhausted when we met. Nevertheless, you were in high spirits and were so eager to get accustomed to our ways. I hope you had a memorable stay in Japan and would come back again in the not-too-distant future! Keiko
We had an amazing day with Keiko. Her planning of the transport system to fit in all the things we were to see was incredable. Our Raman lunch was delicious, as were the afternoon refreshments! Her knowledge of her city and the sight we experienced really brought them to life. She even managed to organise a wedding ceremony timed to perfection of our visit to the shrine. I would recommend her guided tours without hesitation
Janis-san, thank you very much for your very nice comments! It was indeed a pleasure to show you around the city, and I enjoyed talking with you all. They brought back the fond memories I had of England. Today I showed you some of the very famous places in Tokyo, but the city has a lot more enchanting places so please come back again sometime in the not-too-distant future!
We had Keiko guide us in Tokyo for two days. She communicated with us well ahead of time to determine what our interests were. She proceeded to take us all over Tokyo via subway and bus and we saw way more than we could have on our own. We had a lovely tea and two wonderful lunches. Keiko also made sure we were comfortable and prepared to venture out on our own. Recommend Keiko’s services highly. Thank you.
Marianna-san and Patrick-san, thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I did pack many places in the two days, and I hope that it helped you for days on your own rather than to tire you out. It was indeed enjoyable to talk with you, and to hear of your experiences during your entire trip. This time you have mainly covered places along the coast, so now you have a GOOD reason to come back for the places you have kept for your next visit! Thank you very much and see you again!
Keiko is very professional, kind and caring. She taught us how to use the Tokyo metro And helped us to activate our JR rail pass. Would definitely book Keiko again. Anne and Barry from Australia.
Dear Anne-san and Barry-san, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am more than happy if my assistance had given you a good start in your stay in Japan. I look forward to having another opportunity to serve you in the not-too-distant future! Keiko