Tokyo (Living), Yokohama
English (Native), Japanese (Native)
2 hours on average
If you're looking for a local guide who'll help meet all your Tokyo dreams come true, you're looking at the right place! Tell me all the things you want to experience, eat, buy, etc. and I'll create a special itinerary just for you! Also, we'll be using public trains and busses, so you can experience how locals live their everyday life in Tokyo :)
I've lived abroad (Australia and Belgium) for half of my life, but after coming back to Japan I realized how beautiful my country was, and started my career as a local guide.
With me, you'll be able to visit restaurants and shops that only locals know, experience public transportation just like a local (trust me, they're super complicating...!), and discover new facts about Tokyo which aren't written in guide books!
Your wish can be super vague, such as; "I want to experience Pokemon related facilities" or "I want to eat Japanese food that's not usually seen in typical guide books"
Also, I don't want you to miss out any fun or waste time by getting in trouble. Here are some troubles I hear often when people visit Japan.
- A lot of Japanese people are super kind but often times they can't speak English at all
- The trains and busses are extremely confusing
- There are too many people in stations, shops, etc
- It's super easy to get lost
- Some shops need reservations but they don't make that clear
- The English menu is hard to understand
With me, you won't encounter any of these troubles, and be able to travel safely ;)
Let me make your Tokyo trip a super memorial day in your life!
I'm so glad a booked a day around Tokyo with Ayaka! From the very start she's been so approachable, answering my messages quickly and working out an itinerary that would be the perfect fit for me. In just one day we've covered so much, from parks and the culture of shrine and temples to big shopping streets and places where to eat, she has interesting stories about everything, history, japanese culture and she's always ready to give great recommendations for places that a little less turisty! Best guide ever!
Thanks so much for having me Erica! I had an amazing time with you too, and having a lot of common topics was really awesome! It was like going through the highlights of Tokyo with a close friend, I’ll never forget the fun time we spent together:)
We had a great time on our tour with Ayaka! She was very knowledgeable about the history and cultural aspects of the sites, speaks both English and Japanese incredibly well, and is incredibly gracious and patient! She really went out of her way to customize a tour that hit the highlights we wanted to see, and was incredibly adaptable as we indulged into some of the food and entertainment along the way as well. We highly recommend Ayaka!
Thanks so much for the amazing review!! I was really happy to be the guide for you and your wife, and I definitely learned a lot during our tour too so it was an amazing experience for me as well!! :) Although it was a busy day, you guys were a great guest, and I appreciated all your kindness! I’d love to see you again if you have the chance to come back!
Ayaka was so friendly and easygoing since we contacted her to reserve our tour. Communication was fluent and she organized a tour for us that we really enjoyed. We wanted to visit the most tradicional and less touristy part of Tokyo and that’s what she showed us. At the same time she answered all the questions we had about the Japanese culture, and told us so many interesting facts. She has studied abroad for many years so her English speaking is really good. We also tried delicious mochis, rice balls, and matcha tea together, and she was very thoughtful about my gluten allergy. We would recommend booking a tour with her to all our friends and relatives visiting Japan. Thanks, Ayaka!!
Thanks so much for writing such a sweet review :) I also had a great time with both of you, and although it was a lot of walking I didn’t realize that my legs were tired since I was having so much fun! Also I really appreciated learning about your culture too :) Let me know if you ever decide to come back!
What a wonderful time I had with Ayaka! She was so patient and accomodating to my requests, she recommended a wonderful ramen place that was definitely worth the wait! We got to browse many stores, and had an absolutely fantastic time doing so! I was able to find everything I was looking for straight away and more! I couldn't have asked for a better time. Thank you so much!
Thanks for being such a kind guest, we had so much fun doing tons of shopping! I’m so happy we got to be really good friends, and I’m definitely waiting for you to come back, maybe next time with your family too!