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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 the author of a number of books on Tokyo temples, including the only English-language guide books to the Tokyo and Musashino Kannon Pilgrimages, and I have also published a guide to the Christian churches and cathedrals of central Tokyo. But these days I spend most of my free time studying Japanese reading, which is great fun, and my wife and I love going out to Chichibu, a wonderful little town in the mountains west of Tokyo.
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
★Let's enjoy something local when you are in Tokyo! It might be your first time to visit here and also last in many cases. We are just happy if we can be of your good help while your stay. Our tour concept is "something local is more fun than touristic spots." We can give you original itinerary depending on your preferences. We locals know much more about local spots so that we are happy to help your stay to become better time. We are happy to accommodate you and do our best for you to experience local things. **Credo** Do my best #1.for your pleasant moment in the tour as a once in a lifetime encounter. #2.to be responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs of my guests. #3.to create unique, unforgettable and personal experiences for my guests. #4.to resolve the problem immediately you have during your stay in Japan. #5.to be professional appearance, language and friendly behavior.
Tony Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
English, Mandarin, Japanese
I am Australian, from Sydney and I have lived in Tokyo for 10 years. I also spent 2014 and 2015 living in San Francisco where I went to culinary school. I love to cook and eat! I also have a restaurant in Nishiazabu. My husband and children are Japanese, they are native speakers and I am doing my best to catch up! I love to visit art galleries and travel remote Japan. I take weekly Japanese painting (sumi-e) lessons and one of my hobbies is to buy antique kimonos and turn them into wall hanging quilts.
Emily Is Great For
First time visitors, Foodies, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers
We enjoyed this tour with our host, Noriko. It was customized exactly to our wishes and a very unique experience.
Noriko was a great guide for our family of 4 on our first day in Japan. She showed us how to get the subway, took us to all the places we wanted to go at a good pace; and a highlight was her showing us how to eat monjayjaki. Thanks so much!
We had already visited the major attractions so we asked our guide to take us to areas which she liked and thought we should see. We started with Tokyo station, there after Ginza area, then she showed us the blooming Ginko trees. We then went to Meiji Jingu and were lucky enough to spot a traditional shinto style wedding take Place. We were supposed to go to Yoyogi Park but as it was raining we skipped that part. Instead we ended our tour in Harajuko, Walking around and then had lunch at a traditional japanese restaurant. Our guide was very pleasant and serviceminded. We would have appreciated if she had told us more about Tokyo and japanes Life by her self, now we had to ask all the questions. It also seemed liked she was afraid to share her personal view, her answers were very political correct. But overall, we were very pleased with our tour.
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