Please allow us to introduce ourselves. All of us are qualified, officially certified licensed guides by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). As your personal guide, you will find us to be friendly, enthusiastic, and full of hospitality. We promise you a wonderful, unique experience that hopefully you will consider to be a highlight of your trip to Japan. One of us will be assigned by a leader to guide you.
Hi! Welcome to Tokyo! My name is Jiro Takahashi. Please call me “Jiro” for short. Since graduating from university here in Japan, I have lived in London and New York, as well as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka. My career in the finance and IT industries (about 35 years) afforded me multiple opportunities to make many friends from around the world and understand various cultures much better. It was from these experiences that, once I retired, I decided to become a licensed English guide in Japan. My goal is to create a cross cultural bridge between Japan and other countries. In addition to being an English tour guide for overseas visitors, I am also a guide at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. I look forward to taking you on a journey of historical and modern Tokyo.
Hello! My name is Noriko Nakayama. Please call me Noriko. I have been living in Tokyo for more than 50 years. I also lived in Baltimore, Maryland for two years.
As your professional guide, I sincerely look forward to helping you enjoy your stay in Tokyo.
❀My name is Yoshika Kumagai. I am a national certified English guide. My vision is that I always look forward, move forward, create and look for something valuable for me in my life. My aim as a guide is that I would like my guests to enjoy and spend happy time.
I was an English teacher for 26 years in junior and high schools in Tokyo, after I graduated from the university, majoring in English literature. Moreover, with much interest in Japanese history, I studied and took the degree of MA on Japanese history. I like Japanese history, especially things in “Nara” and “Heian eras”.(7th century to 12 century)
Now, I have been trying and pursuing in my life, as a guide, making use of my two interests, English and history. Every week I do guiding lots of foreign tourists, for instance, at Tsukiji fish market, Sumo morning practice places and others.
I am so happy to help someone have nice stay in Japan.
Hello friends, My name is Nanako Munakata.
I`ve lived in Singapore for 5 years, Belgium for 4 years because of my father`s work, and I`ve lived in France twice, 1 year for a study, and 4 years for a work. My first career was in a financial field, second was in a semi-governmental organization, working as a secretariat of binational advisory panel that serves to elevate and strengthen the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S. – Japan relationship. I also worked as French interpreter in an art field.
I am married, have two children and one dog.
I am qualified as English and French guide interpreter.
I am looking forward to meeting with you here in Japan, and explore this country together.