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Our Guides

Tae :Licensed Guide
profile_taeHello, I am Tae Murata.
I am an English and French speaking guide with working and studying experience in London, Geneva and New Jersey for 7 years in total. Through my multicultural experience with a diversity of people, I want help you to make your travel special. Your visit to Japan will surely be a special occasion to experience a unique culture with two contrasting faces, one modern and the other traditional. Please join us to enrich your experience and enjoy a deep inside of Japan!
I love travelling and knowing about different cultures and meeting new people. I also love performing arts.
I hope to see you in Japan!
Yoshika :Licensed Guide
profile_yoshikaHello!! My name is Yoshika Kumagai. I’m very happy that I am a tour guide. Why? Because I really like travelling, walking around and enjoy delicious food.
In particular, before going out, it is a pleasant time for me to plan, look for restaurants and spots worth visiting.
I’m interested in Japanese history, culture and tradition. How about you? What would you like to see in Japan?
I’d like you to know that there are many valuable and precious things about Japan, and enjoy yourself and experience wonderful moments in Japan.
Please let me show you Japan’s beauty and essence!!
Yumi :Licensed Guide
IMG_2156I have lived in Tokyo for a long time, and I like Tokyo and really enjoy the life of Tokyo.
I love eating, shopping and cooking, so Tsukiji is one of most exciting places in Tokyo for me!! I think, not only for me and Japanese people, but also foreign tourists.
I’d like to introduce you to the quality and delicacy of Japanese cuisine, by seeing, tasting and smelling by yourself. Such gourmet experience with your five senses will give you unforgettable memories in Japan. My top priority is to help you discover, enjoy, experience and feel Japanese culture, gourmet and life with the heart of Japanese hospitality.
I’m interested in cross-cultural exchange. Let’s talk a lot about anything you want to know and try to do in Japan.
I’m looking forward to seeing you the tour.
Michiko :Licensed Guide
profile_michikoHello, I’m Michiko Muranaka, a cheerful and friendly English tour guide. I was born and raised in the central Tokyo, Shinjuku. I have witnessed how Tokyo has changed from the 1960’s. Although Tokyo still has many historical sightseeing spots, such as Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi and the like. You can find both modern and historical sites in Tokyo. After I got married, I moved to a beautiful port city, Yokohama. My house is located between Yokohama and Kamakura. Kamakura is famous as an ancient samurai capital and has many Zen- Buddhist temples. I also have a condominium in kagurazaka, Tokyo. Kagurazaka is a kind of unique town which combines both an old and international atmosphere. You may have a chance to hear traditional songs accompanied by a Shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument, when you stroll the back alleys of Kagurazaka. I know those three cities more than anyone else. Moreover, I have had a seven- year-experience as a volunteer guide before I became a licensed English tour guide. I really enjoy being with foreign tourists and showing them cities that I am proud of. There is an old proverb, “curiosity killed the cat.” In my opinion, it has changed to this, “curiosity widens your world and wisdom.” Let’s explore unfamiliar towns and try various kinds of Japanese food together
Eriko :Licensed Guide
1431608363535Hello from Japan! I am Eriko.
We have many good places to visit. Especially in Tokyo, you have many choices. At urban Shinjuku and Akihabara, you can feel the energy of people. In old areas as Asakusa and Ueno, you can enjoy exotic atmosphere of Edo. I want you to find your favorite place in Tokyo.
And please try FOOD here. Japanese food is delicious and has so much local varieties. Some may be unique or even weird. “Adventurous eaters” are wanted!
To become a tour guide has been my dream since I was a high school student. So I am very happy to introduce our country as a guide. I believe Japan is enjoyable for anyone, through the year.
Let us help you enjoy staying in Japan.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Noriko :Licensed Guide
IMG_1465What is Japan all about ?
I have been obsessed with the subject since I became a national tour guide.
I’m Noriko, an active woman loving to run a full marathon ,and at the same time, a ladylike housewife arranging flowers I grow.
I fully enjoy four seasons in Japan like this :
KIMONO  I have been captivated by kimono that is a sublime expression of Japanese beauty. Not only wearing them myself , I would love to help any tourists wear ones. UKIYOE I’m an art museum-goer and a collector of Japanese arts including some masterpieces by HOKUSAI, UTAMARO etc ; in reprinted edition .( They’re not expensive at all but absolutely beautiful ! )
ZEN & TEA CEREMONY Tea ceremony is an attainment method of Zen. I really get into the philosophy of Zen. My ultimate goal is “to live in Zen”
On top of everything, it’s always a great pleasure to accompany our guests and tour around. Now ,would you join us and explore Tokyo to know more about Japan !
Naoko :Licensed Guide
IMG_1465Hello, I am Naoko Higo. I am an English speaking licensed tour guide. I like cooking, eating, traveling abroad and strolling through towns I have never been to before. Whenever I go abroad, markets are “must-see” places for me to visit. Discovering local products, eating local foods and talking to local people are some of my favorite things to do. I feel that doing these things deepens the experiences of my trips and make my trips even more memorable.
In Japan, I love Tsukiji. Tsukiji is filled with various kinds of foods. It is an energetic place to stroll around and to purchase a variety of fresh foods.
I am also a Kabuki fan and I love to visit art museums. I also enjoy hiking, the Japanese tea ceremony and writing Japanese “Kana” calligraphy.
Through these experiences, I would like to help you to make your trip to Japan an exciting and memorable one.
I hope to see you in Japan soon!
Shin :Licensed Guide
IMG_1465Have you ever talked with a Japanese middle aged man? I had been working more than 30 years in whisky, beer & wine industry. I was born in Kobe, brought up in Osaka, studied in Kyoto & Manchester, worked in Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Shanghai & Taipei, and now live in Kawasaki. I love movie, rugby, and mountain climbing.
My name, Shin 真 in Japanese, means honesty and sincerity. Although I am not sure I am honest or not, I would like to guide you with my sincere welcome. Please enjoy your visit to Japan and it is my pleasure to share your valuable time in Japan. Thanks.
Yoko :Licensed Guide
profile_yokoHello to my friends from all over the world! Welcome to Tokyo,Japan.
I’m Yoko, a national licensed tour guide.
I am a food lover. There are various fantastic dishes in Japan,not only sushi or tempura, but also delicious and healthy home-cooked meals. They are amazing! Let’s enjoy them toghether. I can take you to the local unique restaurants or shopping streets or Japanese taverns ,where you cannot go on a normal tour.
I love tea ceremony, sumo, kabuki, hot spring, wearing Kimono and watching traditional wooden Japanese houses.If you walk around Tokyo with me, you can experience or learn about Japan and Japanese cultures .I I will do my best to ensure that you have a wonderful experience in Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing you !
Naomi :Licensed Guide
IMG_2907Hello, welcome to Japan. I am Naomi, a Food Coordinator and government-licensed tour guide in English. I like watching movies at theater, baking and making sweets. One of my favorite Japanese dish is “nabe”, or hot pot dish. It is quick and easy to prepare. A variety of ingredients such as meat, fish, clam, vegetables, tofu and mushrooms are boiled together in a pot and shared them with family and friends. “Sukiyaki” and “shabu-shabu” are also nabe dish.
I wonder you could find a bit different side of Japan you have ever experienced—–everyday life and everyday food. I will try my best to help you enjoy your staying in Japan and make it memorable.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Kaori :Licensed Guide
EPSON MFP imageI am Kaori, meaning perfume.
I love travelling and eating. I have visited over 50 countries so far with a backpack and had a great time.
I would like you to have such a fantastic experience in Japan.
Since Japan is an island closed a country over 2 centuries, an original culture has being developed. You should feel Japan is very exotic and interesting. But without explanation, it is difficult to know the great part of Japan. So we, licensed guides are here for you!
After guiding I would like you to have more interests in Japan.
Also I would like to guide by following the guests’ feeling and interests in order that they can get satisfaction after the tour.

OFFICE STAFF

Fumito :Co-founder
profile_fumitoHi there! I’m Fumito. I’m a foodie & traveler.
Prior founding Tokyo FooDrink Tour, I made a journey around the world for a 1 year with my wife, have been to 36 countries/areas.
I met many great food, beautiful scenery, and gracious people in the world. At the same time, I recognized the potential of Japan.
I live in/around Tokyo for 30 years. In Tokyo, we have lots of delicious food ,beautiful scenery, cultural diversity and hospitable people. I’d like you to enjoy not just only touristic travel but also deep & real & interesting Tokyo.
I hope all of you enjoy Japan! Arigatou gozaimasu.
What is my favorite food/meal: Udon, Sushi/Sashimi, Yakiniku
What is my favorite spot around Tokyo: Kamakura, Nihonbashi, Tsukiji, Sunamachi, Shinbashi
Yu :Co-founder
profile_yuHi my name is Yu.
I think Japan has so many to see! I want to introduce “local” and “unknown” Japan for foreign travelers.
I love seeing travelers and Japanese get to know each other and laugh together, so I want make those scenes!
I’ve lived in Tokyo for 20 years.
After working at an advertising company for 8 years, I took a 1-year trip around the world in 2013. I’ve been to 26 countries, 7 months in South and Central America, and 3 months in Africa and Europe and India.
In the beginning of 2014, I came back and started working for foreign tourists.
My hobby is running, playing football, and boxing.
If you’re interested in, please feel free to contact me, I hope to meet you. Let’s walk and laugh together!!
What is my favorite food/meal: Curry, Yakiniku, Yakisoba
What is my favorite spot around Tokyo: Tsukiji, Yokohama, Shibuya, Sunamachi
Junko :Operation
Hi, I’m Junko. I love travel and eating.
When I was 29 years old, I have traveled for a year around the world. At that time I was very impressed by experience (of course including food experience) in those country.
I hope all tourist enjoy Japan by joining our tour and feeling Japan more deep.
Thanks.
What is my favorite food/meal: Sushi, Ramen, Yakiniku
What is my favorite spot around Tokyo: Kamakura, Enoshima, Kappabashi
Nori :Operation
profile_noriHello! My name is Nori.
I have travelled abroad for one year and a half after I served for Japanese army for two years. On the journey, I went across Eurasia continent on a motorbike from Malaysia to
United Kingdom. I couldn’t go through my journey without so many helps from generous local people in each country. Now I want to repay for it by serving visitors in Japan.
My hobbies are Karate and reading. If you have any question about Japan, just ask me (including the life in Japanese army) 😉
What is my favorite food/meal: Noodles of any kind.
What is my favorite spot around Tokyo: Ueno, Yokosuka, Akiruno