Hi, I’m Suzie


Hi, I’m Suzie

I’ve lived in Tokyo for 24 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a professional guide


Hello! I'm Sumiko, your warm and curious Tokyo guide. My love for this city is rooted in its amazing blend of history and modernity, where every corner tells a story. What captivates me most is the kind-heartedness of Tokyo's people and the unexpected tranquility of its green spaces amidst the urban rush. Exploring Tokyo is my passion – I adore getting pleasantly lost in neighborhoods like Fukagawa, Yanaka, and Asakusa, each time discovering something new. Since 2011, I've been guiding visitors through Tokyo's labyrinth of streets, unveiling hidden gems that even some locals are unaware of. I have a knack for connecting people with unique interests, whether it's a traditional tea ceremony, experiencing geisha culture, or exploring art galleries and calligraphy. Join me for a journey through Tokyo's vibrant heart, where every step is an opportunity for discovery and connection. Let's uncover the hidden treasures of this magnificent city together!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Gourmet food Vegetarian food Local speciality drinks Japanese sake Painting Traditional art Indigenous art Art history Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Video game stores Music stores Antique shops Food photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Classical music Pop music Traditional music Country music fabric, cosmetic Japanized western architecture, Japanese style

Experiences I love to host