Hi, I’m Herman


Hi, I’m Herman

I’ve lived in Tokyo for 39 years

I speak English and some French, Japanese

I am Music Teacher, astrist and Musician


Hey there, I'm Herman, your friendly neighborhood host in Tokyo! I'm all about soaking up the vibrant art and music scene in Tokyo. Whether catching professional gigs or stumbling upon underground talent, there's always something incredible to see and hear. You'll often find me indulging in traditional and modern exhibits at art galleries. And if I'm not there, I'm strolling through the streets and parks, camera in hand, capturing the essence of Tokyo. I know this city like the back of my hand, especially neighborhoods like Kanda, Ochanomizu, Nakano, Koenji, Asagaya, Kichijoji, Ebisu-Shibuya, Roppongi, Shinjuku, Ueno, Asakusa, Akihabara, and Okachimachi. Don't get me started on Japanese culture, religion, and traditions—I can talk your ear off about temples, shrines, and everything in between. Let's uncover the wonders of this incredible city together.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation TESOL Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Food markets Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Political history Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Local beers Department stores Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Alternative or underground culture Vegetarian food Vegan food Local speciality drinks Japanese sake Painting Sculpture Performance art Contemporary art Art history Bookstores Music stores Landscape photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Pop music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Country music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music Reggae Metal music Indie music

Experiences I love to host