NORIKO

Great For
Budget travellers, First time visitors, New residents, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Local hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our Local hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Local hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

Welcome to Tokyo !! Thank you very much for choosing our country Japan as the destination of your trip. I used to be an international cabin crew and I like to meet people. I love to travel so that I hope that I can help making your trip in Tokyo more enjoyable and joyful.

Languages

English, Japanese

My Interests

gym, Eating and Drinking, Watching movies, traveling abroad, traveling in japan

Total: USD
per adult

How it works

find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Locals' profiles and book your favourite Local Host directly

tell us about you

Tell us about you, your personality and passions, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you are after

chat & plan

We'll assign the best Local Host for you (if you didn't book one directly) and your Host will be in touch to plan a personalised experience for you

explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Tokyo

One of the most exciting things to do is to visit the traditional Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. Meiji Jingo Shrine in the center of Tokyo is one of the best choice to visit because it has a long history and you can walk through the forest of the shrine.

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Been living in Tokyo for the past 23 years and specialise in Art,Restaurant,and local Area Tours.

  • Andy Is Great For

    Off the beaten-path, Budget travellers, Solo travellers, Senior travellers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

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

  • Languages

    English

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

  • Languages

    English

After spending my 18 years of my life in Gunma, I moved to Yokohama for my college. That was the phase where I realized how much I love traveling and exposing myself to different cultures. I spent half a year in the US, and one year in the Netherlands. I've worked at a guesthouse in Nakano for about a year where I loved to meet and talk with people from various backgrounds. I'm always curious about how travelers find Japanese culture; it gives me different perspectives. I have traveled quite a few myself and it was always the people that made my trip the best. I think traveling in Japan could be hard when you do not understand Japanese. Maybe it's not hard but you would be able to experience more when you do or at least you are with someone who does... Well here I am, I'd love to help you experience more and feel at home here in Japan.

  • Chiemi Is Great For

    First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

Reviews

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way