Hi, I’m Toshi


Hi, I’m Toshi

I’ve lived in Tokyo for 23 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a Freelance editor, writer, translator, coach


Hello! I'm Toshinori, your friendly and trustworthy host to Tokyo's wonderful mosaic of cultures and eras. I'm endlessly fascinated by this city's unique blend of the old and the new, the Eastern and Western influences, and its dynamic yet peaceful atmosphere. As a food enthusiast, my heart belongs to Tokyo's culinary scene. From the steamy bowls of ramen to the delicate slices of sushi and the smoky aroma of yakitori, I'm always ready to share my favorite spots. Walking around Tokyo is like a journey through time, and I'm eager to immerse you in its history, culture, and traditions. I'm particularly passionate about the less-traveled shrines and temples, as well as the serene gardens and parks hidden amidst the urban sprawl. These are the places where Tokyo's soul truly shines. Join me for a friendly exploration of Tokyo, where every corner has a story, and every meal is a celebration of tradition and modernity!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise History
Street food Local cuisine Parks Gardens Scenic routes Political history Religious history Modern architecture Classical architecture Department stores Traditional culture Religious customs Japanese sake Bookstores Landscape photography Classical music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Literature

Experiences I love to host