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I originally came from the European country of Poland but have dedicated the last 27 years of my life to Asia, including 22 years spent studying and working as a translator and interpreter, researcher, tour guide, and business coordinator in in Japan and China. I speak 6 languages and I am collecting a material to write a book about Japan. I especially love Tokyo by night with its hidden charm. During the day, I prefer to indulge in the beauty of Japanese countryside. Only 40 km away from central Tokyo a paradise of wild nature, hot springs, village shrines and temples await you if you let me be your guide.
Fabiola Is Great For
Foodies, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians
English, Mandarin, Japanese, Polish, Russian and basic Spanish
I am Czech living in Japan for 17 years. I work as s private guide and enjoy meeting new people and showing them around. I am huge foodie and love good wine. With big interest in Japanese culture, I can take you to many traditional places and explain the customs and traditions.
Blanka Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians
English, Japanese, Czech
I've been living in Tokyo for over seven years and have explored this wonderful city and its fascinating suburbs with a real passion. I am especially interested in the sacred buildings of Tokyo, and have visited a huge number of temples, shrines, and churches in the city, and know them very well indeed.
My love of exploring actually started in Thailand and Korea, where I lived for many years before coming to Japan, but Tokyo is home now! I'm a Permanent Resident and very very happy here!
I'm also the author of a number of books on Tokyo temples, including the only English-language guide books to the Tokyo Kannon, and Musashino Kannon, Pilgrimages. I have also published a guide to the Christian churches and cathedrals of central Tokyo. I'm currently writing about the Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage, but that won't be ready to publish for years yet!
What people like about me is my enthusiasm! I wouldn't be any good at "Tokyo after dark" tours or anything like that, but for anyone interested in the traditional sights of this city, as well as modern architecture, parks, and walks in local areas, I bring energy, knowledge, the ability to compare with other countries, and a real love for this place which is now home.
You can read more about me on my blog here.
I look forward to exploring Tokyo with you soon!
PS - if you would like to walk a seven-lucky-gods pilgrimage with me, one of the best I know in Tokyo, just let me know! It's open all year round, takes just three to four hours, and is great fun.
Marcus Is Great For
Budget travellers, First time visitors, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers
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