NORIKO

Great For
Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our 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 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
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places 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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I am especially interested in the sacred buildings of Tokyo, and am the author of a number of books on Tokyo temples and Buddhist pilgrimages, as well as a guide to the Christian churches and cathedrals of Tokyo. At the moment my wife and I especially love going out to Chichibu, a wonderful little town in the mountains west of Tokyo, and visiting the temples there. But we are not planning on any more books!

Instead, I've been spending most of my free time studying Japanese, especially reading. I'm a big fan of the manga Yotsubato and read along with an online reading group. And just this year I've started another brand new hobby - watching the entire Gundam series... all 40 years of it! I watch each episode first with English subtitles, and then with Japanese, and of course I'm making Gundam model kits too! I'm a total beginner, but it's great fun!

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I look forward to exploring Tokyo with you soon!



  • Marcus Is Great For

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  • Languages

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Reviews

Jesusito | Tokyo

NORIKO | Tokyo

Review by: Jesusito Z
April 2019

Thank you so much for recommending Ms. Noriko to us.

We had the privilege of having Ms. Noriko as our tourguide for half a day and we enjoyed her pleasant personality as well as her knowledge of the areas of Ueno and Shinjuku. She recommended a very good Japanese coffee shop and an excellent unagi restaurant and had one of our best meals in Tokyo because of her. She went the extra mile to try to give us a pleasant experience inspite of the fact that it rained continuously on the morning that we had allotted for taking pictures of the cherry blossom trees. She was able to juggle our schedule around so that the morning was not at all wasted.

Robin | Tokyo

NORIKO | Tokyo

Review by: Robin B
March 2019

Precious Memories of Tokyo with Noriko!

We were privileged to share two days with Noriko exploring Tokyo. Intelligent, intuitive, well traveled, yet a native of Tokyo, Noriko was the perfect guide. Her wealth of knowledge about the past and current events in the city was just what we needed. She booked an authentic sushi restaurant for us in Ginza and we dined well and had an insiders guide into omakase unlike ours in the states. She took us to the sites we requested, always offering great tips and suggestions of what to see and experience in the vast city. Noriko is a delight and after only two days, we felt like friends. This is the only way to go! No bus tours and shopping excursions. Your precious time will be spent just as you like. Thank you Noriko! We hope to return and explore the rest of Tokyo with you. R&RMore

Joy  | Tokyo

NORIKO | Tokyo

Review by: Joy D
December 2017

A Local's Christmas in Tokyo

We enjoyed this tour with our host, Noriko. It was customized exactly to our wishes and a very unique experience.

Michelle | Tokyo

NORIKO | Tokyo

Review by: Michelle D
December 2017

Walking tour Tokyo

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!

How many hours should you book?

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

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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