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Takako T.

4.77(35) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tokyo (Living)

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

5 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

3 days ago

 

About

Hello! I am Takako Takata. I was born in Kyoto and grew up in other several districts in Japan

where I was attracted by each place's feature. I started the tour guiding in 2009 in which I introduce interesting and unique spots to tourists. I love to share the marvelous time and moment with people through tours. In Japanese, we have a wonderful phrase expressing such moment and we call it "Ichigo Ichie". It means we have to treasure every encounter, a once-in-

a-lifetime-encounter that is , as it may not recur again. This word came from the spirit of tea ceremony. Anyway, let us enjoy extraordinary tours in Tokyo together, shall we ?

Reviews

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Howard L.

Sep 24, 2022

One day tour in Tolyo

She is friendly& nice person .

Takako T.

Hello Chi le Thank you for your review. I am happy to have a tour with you. It a little sorry for the absence of Howard. Have you adjusted to Japan time? Have a nice time in Japan. Best whishes Takako

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Marianne Y.

Sep 20, 2022

4 fabulous days !

I’ve been to Japan many times, but with the Japan’s tourist restrictions, I hired guides for my trip to Tokyo. This was a delayed graduation trip for my daughter who had very specific requests. We were pleasantly surprised and had the best time with Takako and learned so much! She was very knowledgeable, sweet, organized and adapted to our changing desires. Though we went to the usual tourist areas , Tsukiji , Sensoji, Ginza etc , we requested to visit areas like Omoide Yokocho, Katsushika and Yanaka. One of our many highlights was visiting a puppet artist in a tiny shop in Yanaka. Thank you Takako for our beautiful memories!

Takako T.

I am very glad to hear that your daughter's graduation trip became memorable for her. I felt you love Japan as your family root. It my pleasure to introduce Japan. Your tour is very special for me because we could talk a lot about Japanese traditions and cultures from the different view point. I enjoyed the last highlight, the papet theater together with you. I appropriate you and your daughter. I hope your happiness for the future.

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Tony P.

Nov 19, 2019

Learning experience.

Takako took us for a day trip to some of the famous sights in Tokyo our first full day in Tokyo. One of the things I asked her to do was to help me learn how to navigate the Tokyo train and subway system. I’ve ridden subways in Washington DC, San Francisco, New York, Montreal etc. but those cities have one subway line unlike Tokyo which has a multitude of lines. Getting prepare to go to Tokyo I was overwhelmed with how complex the system appeared. Well it is complex but Takako was very patient and helpful in getting me familiar with the system to the point that I was able to venture out on the second full day here on my own and was able to navigate the train system fairly well. Granted I did not try to change trains in some of the busiest train stations such as Shinjuku or Shibuya, the 2 busiest train stations in the world, but I did manage to get through Shinbashi which according to Google is the 12th busiest train station in the world until the return trip when I arrived there at rush hour. That was an experience. As for the sights she picked out, they were wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and in general imparted a lot of interesting information and history about Tokyo and Japan. I would recommend her without any reservation. On a scale of 1-5 stars she gets a 5. Thank you Takako.

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John C.

Apr 13, 2019

Japanese gardens and the Tea Ceremony

We had a wonderful day visiting the Hama-Rikyu Gardens, Koishikawa-Korakuen Gardens and the Rikugien Gardens. We experienced a Tea Ceremony in an old traditional tea house set in a beautiful garden with many very old bonsai on display. We also enjoyed a stroll through the old Yanaka area. Takako could explain the important history and arrangement of each garden and talk about the plants and special features. Cherry blossom time made our day very special. Without the knowledge and organisation of Takako it would have been difficult to use the subway as efficiently as we did. The train system is difficult to work out and we appreciated being able to learn how to use it. Takako also shared many insights into the Japanese culture and way of life. She is a wonderful guide, friendly, flexible and very willing to share her knowledge. Thank you Takako for a truly wonderful day!

Takako T.

Dear John & Kaye Thank you very much for the wonderful encounter with you. I am very glad to have introduced the all beautiful gardens in Tokyo requested by you. I enjoyed the happy talking with you. I hope you will have the wonderful crousing tour throughout Japan. For a while you might enjoy cherry flowers by going up the northern districts. I expect the nect encounter with you !! See you again . Thanks a lot. Takata