Rumi

Great For
First time visitors, Budget travellers, Foodies, Solo travellers
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

Hello! I'm Rumi, just have started my career as a tour guide this spring. I am very happy to share wonderful experiences here in TOKYO with you. Food, history, traditional crafts, unique fashion, high rise buildings...Let's find out many beautiful aspects of the city together!

Languages

English, Japanese

My Interests

find nice foods & restaurants, stroll the town, going out with budget , visit Japanese Garden, visit Museum

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

What do you expect during your stay? Food, history, traditional crafts, Japanese gardens, unique fashion, high rise buildings... Yes, there are lots of attractions here in Tokyo. Also, I suppose you are interested in Japanese culture and way of life, right? I am very happy to share local information as much as possible. Let's find out many beautiful aspects of the city together!

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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

Ciao! I'm Martino from Firenze, I am 38 years old and I live in Tokyo area from more than 10 years. I make my living as a magician all around Japan. I can guide you in Tokyo to nice place where you can see Japanese culture , eat Japanese typical food, buy interesting souvenirs and do shopping. And of course I can guide you in Akihabara area, the capital of manga, anime and videogames!"

  • Martino Is Great For

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese, Italian

Hi, I’m Andy. Originally from Melbourne Australia, my young family and I now reside in the laid-back but eclectic neighbourhood of Asagaya, Tokyo. I have a passion for travel, Japanese bicycles, a hot bowl of ramen, a cold beer and exploring the endless treasures that Tokyo has to offer. As a guide, I strive to provide each and every one of my guests with uniquely personalised experiences in this vibrant city that I’m luck enough to call home. Whether it be visiting Tokyo's major draw cards, exploring the local neighbourhoods, sampling all the great food on offer, jumping on a bicycle or drinking beers under the railway tracks- I'll show you a good time. Feel free to contact me with any ideas, plans or thoughts and I’ll get to work on composing your personally tailored experience. I hope to see you on the streets of Tokyo soon. Andy.

  • Andy Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers

  • Languages

    English

Well I love traveling and I love to show around new places not only to foreigners but also to my friends. I love to share good places not only with good food, also with a great atmosphere which is really important!!

  • Shinyu Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Partying & clubbing

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Japanese

Reviews

Mark and Joanne | Tokyo

Rumi | Tokyo

Review by: Mark and Joanne R
February 2018

A perfect introduction to Tokyo and Japan - very recommended

Dear Rumi, thank you so much for helping us find our way around Tokyo! We enjoyed everything we did. We were very confidant after our day with you to use the underground and trains to get around, go into restaurants and sites and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Tokyo - after our time skiing (no injuries!), we changed our plans and had 3 more days there on our way home. Mark did eventually buy a knife on Kappabashi Street! He loves it but might have to return for a longer one! We walked there from the ferry stop at Asakusa and had food at the Culture Fest in Ueno Park. Without your thoughtful help we could have been a little overwhelmed, thank you again - we will come back to your beautiful country.

Richard | Tokyo

Rumi | Tokyo

Review by: Richard I
October 2017

Wonderful experience of Tokyo dining

Rumi took us to two restaurants on our first night in Tokyo. The first was a delightful traditional restaurant, delightfully run by a woman who had been a maiko and ran the restaurant with grace and style. The food was delicious! We then moved on to a restaurant at the other end of the spectrum - loud, very busy and specializing in food from Nagoya, esp spicy chicken wings. Found the smoi=king a challenge, but the buzz and energy of the place were awesome! Rumi was very attentive and constantly checked on our well-being. Highly recommended!

Alicia | Tokyo

Rumi | Tokyo

Review by: Alicia D
October 2017

Lovely tour around Tokyo

We had such a great afternoon with Rumi :) She planned a delightful day with all the information we sent through. She showed us areas of the city that we would have never encountered on our own (Yanaka) and the food was delicious! We tried all kinds of street food that was hard to beat. We ended the tour with a green tea and cake set looking over a peaceful garden in Ginza. Rumi also wrote down a few more recommendations on what to do in Tokyo. Thank you again Rumi for the tour and little gift :) 5 stars!

Marie Alice | Tokyo

Rumi | Tokyo

Review by: Marie Alice F
July 2017

Rumi a été un super guide !! Sans elle, je me serais perdue. Merci !

très bien

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