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Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
Ongoing Promos -Bookings for July 2024 are currently 10% off! -Day time shooting is currently available upon request! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!
Eat/Drink like A LOCAL - Taverns & Ramen
LET'S GET OUT OF THE TOURIST AREA where it is overpriced and crowded with people! This tour focuses on Ueno, which is not as crowded as Shibuya, Shinjuku and is less touristy. It is also famous with Japanese foodies for a good quality at reasonable prices. I'm going to take you to popular bars and restaurants for ONLY LOCALS (NO TOURISTS!!) where the staff speaks only Japanese. I will order signature dishes, and we will discuss the food and drink (and you can pepper me with questions). We will visit 4 restaurants/taverns in total, where you will sample sashimi, grilled fish and skewered meat, etc. You will also have the opportunity to try UNIQUE Japanese alcoholic drinks (5 or more different type of drinks), so I STRONGLY believe customers who can drink alcoholic beverages are more ENJOYABLE for the tour for sure!! I mean, kids might NOT be able to have fun of the tour because of the fact that the tour is designed for adults. Also, you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. After visiting these three taverns, we will end the tour at a great Ramen shop that is popular with locals. At the end of the tour, I will explain which train station you need to go, depending on where you go. You are going to have a full-size meal on the day in several different restaurants included ramen, so again pls come hungry!
Tsukiji (Old) vs Toyosu (New) S.S Tour
(1) Normal morning version Shijomae station 5:46am start Finish 11:30am at Toyosu market (2) Afternoon version (no tuna auction time) Shijomae station 12:30pm start Finish 4:00pm at Toyosu market. (3) Sunday•Wednesday special version. Tsukiji Honganji temple 9:00am start Finish 12:00noon at Toyosu market (2) Afternoon version (3) Wednesday / Sunday version are no tuna auction time. another schedule and meal are same. Please note it! We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. Watch Tuna auction first, also several Market shops, We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area, After taking some shopping time, we'll purchase a variety of fish and head back to Toyosu new outer Market name of “ Senkyaku Banrai”. We'll prepare for you at our new restaurant in here, Kaisekistyle lunch--Traditional Japanese Cuisine--, Kaisen Donburi—sashimi rice bowls—with fresh seafoods and more. Please note that the markets are lively and changing each day. Please arrive on time and be aware that the experience can run over time. Other things to note We'll go to the Tsukiji old market after that and enjoy comparing the two marketplaces. And at last, you can walk Toyosu new outer market name of “ Senkyaku Banrai “
Shinjuku life after 5-Foods & Drinks
Explore the vibrant nightlife of Shinjuku with @japan_local_experiences. Join us for a memorable journey through the best Izakaya—Japanese restaurants and bars—as well as standing bars and chicken skewer bars frequented by locals. Savor delicious Japanese dishes accompanied by beer, sake, and other spirits. Next, we'll guide you through the bustling red-light district of Kabuki-cho, one of the area's largest and most lively spots. Experience the true essence of Japanese nightlife! The tour concludes in a bar district boasting over 200 establishments, each reflecting unique time-period subcultures through their thematic decor. We'll visit one or two bars, but feel free to continue exploring on your own afterward. Don’t miss this chance to meet a diverse array of exciting people and enjoy Shinjuku's nightlife. Here are a few things to note: 〈Note〉 - Be prepared for a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended. - The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. - Please inform us of any dietary restrictions in advance.
Tokyo waterway night paddling
Let’s explore Tokyo from different angles by kayak with the specialist! You can enjoy magnificent scenery which suits a surface of the water with sunset and night view with Skytree. I will explain about myself and share experience of travel many places by kayak. After telling the basics, it’s time to start paddling kayak by yourself. The course is mainly quiet and local residential area, so you will feel the real atmosphere of Tokyo. The attraction of kayak is paddling with only your power and feeling great sense of accomplishment after you arrived at destination. I’ve been fascinated with that and continued kayaking about for 20 years. I want you feel that super feeling as the same as I feel and the view of Tokyo from Kayak will be unforgettable memory for you! Other things to note Please contact me if your group is more than 7 people. If you would like a day not on schedule, please contact me.

Explore local traditions

Tokyo live walk
Firstly, we’ll visit the 300 year old Nezu shrine, which is my favorite shrine in Tokyo. I'll explain the history of the shrine and tell you some various beliefs and traditions of ancient Japanese people. When you pass through the “100 red gate tunnel”, you’ll feel as if you are back to the Edo era (17th to 19th century). Secondly, we’ll walk around Yanaka area which is a part of Ueno. The area we’ll walk around is a pretty downtown and a quiet residential area. There are many temples and small traditional shops. I’m sharing some interesting stories behind the places that we’ll visit. You may buy a little souvenirs and eat snacks if you like. The tour ends at a local popular shopping street, Yanaka Ginza. Since I live near here, I can share some of my favorite shops. Ueno was one of the battlegrounds of Meiji Restoration in 1868. I’ll tell about how Japan has changed from the era of the samurai to modernized Japan, sharing my university knowledge and my family story. Note: Please be sure to wear your comfortable walking shoes. ※この体験は英語で開催されます。日本語をご希望の方は貸切にてお申し込みをお願いいたします
Sacred garden
First, we’ll visit Kichijyoji temple, which was an important center of learning in Edo (the old name for Tokyo) during the 17th century. I’ll explain the temple’s history and architecture and tell you some fascinating stories about it. Secondly,we’ll visit Fuji-jinjya shrine, which was enshrined on the top of a man-made hill which represents the mt.Fuji in the Edo period. Many people visited this artificial hill as if they felt like claiming up the real mt.Fuji, which has been cherished as a sacred mountain. Let’s claiming up this small mt.Fuji! Then we’d be able to feel what common people believed back then. Finally, we’ll walk to Rikugien – a beautiful 300-year-old garden which is my favorite place in Tokyo. I’ll explain the garden’s secrets and introduce you to ancient Japanese poetry (“waka"), which played an important part in the lives of samurai feudal lords and the nobility. This tour offers you a gateway into Japanese history and aesthetics. Together we’ll explore the roots of Japanese society and culture. ※この体験は英語で開催されます。日本語をご希望の方は貸切にてお申し込みをお願いいたします
Complete Tokyo Tour in One Day, Visit All 15 Popular Sights!
Welcome to Tokyo, Japan! Let’s dive into and discover Tokyo's kaleidoscope of sights and sounds! Explore as many as 15 attractions in the city on this full day tour. We take you to the must-see sights and also show you the hidden gems of each location. Let’s stroll the city on foot and by metro like a local for the day. Transportation and the street in the area are very complicated, even for the Japanese. However, all our guides were born and raised in Japan, have lived for a long time close to the area, and are well-trained expert locals. So, we can take you to so many places, at the best time, within a limited timeframe. We recommend you join our tour on your first day in Tokyo. Because, you can learn not only about sights, but also about Japanese history, culture, society, ways of thinking, values and even about local etiquette, how to take public transportations, our everyday life. But above all, the best part of travelling is good food. This tour will take you to some of the best-known restaurants you should not miss when you are in the area, as well as hidden gems recommended by locals. 【Places to visit】 Seven Eleven, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Statue of Hachi, Shibuya scramble crossing, Tsukiji fish market, Honganji temple, Sushi restaurant (lunch), Imperial Palace, Marunouchi, Tokyo station, Akihabara, Ueno Park, Ameyoko street, Sensoji temple, Asakusa shrine, Izakaya
Asakusa Tokyo private photo shoot professional photographer
Hello, we will have a private photo session where once we meet at the agreed site we will start with a panoramic view of the Sumida river with the tallest tower in the world, the Skytree in the background, then we go to the Nakamise shopping area where we will go back in time and see the Sensoji Buddhist temple, which is the oldest and most important in Tokyo with its five-story pagoda and its traditional gardens, finally we will take a walk around its traditional streets dating from the Edo period.
Demon Slayer’s Real Life Location
Visit locations of the anime Demon Slayer, enjoy the most popular tourist site of Tokyo at the same time. Demon Slayer anime episode 7 of the first arc is set in Asakusa. Tanjiro first meets the great antagonist Kibutsuji Muzan here. In this tour you will find the exact place where they meet. On the way of exploring, you will see the most famous Budhism temple of Tokyo, Sensoji-temple. I will give you short guidance of what is Demon Slayer for parents of Demon Slayer fans in this tour. I also talk about Sensoji-temple so that you can enjoy the most popular temple of Tokyo. We meet up at Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. First we go up to the observatory to overlook Asakusa area. We will see a town where Tsuyuri Kanao is from. Then you will notice that you have seen this scenery in Demon Slayer anime. Next we go thorough a busy shopping street, and reach the main hall of Sensoji Temple. After we see the main area of Sensoji Temple, we will find the place where Tanjiro ate Udon noodle. I am going to show you the comic book of Demon Slayer so that we can trace Tanjiro's steps. Finally, we will locate the place where Tanjiro met Kibutsuji Muzan. You can take photos with their figures. There is a shop having Gashapon machines on the way to that place. You can buy Demon Slayer figures by those machines, which give you figures randomly.

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Wagyu Tasting Course
Welcome to a unique culinary journey at EMC. Our evening starts with a seasonal drink, introducing you to Japan's vibrant beverage culture. We then dive into the world of sake and Japanese cuisine, offering a taste of rare and unique sakes and beers. Our Wagyu beef, known for its tender quality and perfect marbling, enriches your palate with its rich, art-like flavor. At EMC, we explore the full spectrum of Wagyu, beyond just the red meat, preparing various cuts with authentic Japanese cooking methods and seasonings. Please note that we serve our Wagyu primarily rare or medium rare to preserve its quality and do not offer well-done options. As our evening wraps up, we celebrate the fusion of world-class Japanese flavors and sake. Join us for a feast that engages all your senses in an experience that's not just about eating but about discovering the heart of Tokyo's culinary artistry. *Alcohol will be served so persons under 20 will not be able to participate.For those who do not drink alcohol, we offer up to 3 glasses of craft juice.
SAMURAI Experience (Trial cutting, Iai's performance, Appreciation of the Japanese sword and armor)
Do you know what exactly is Samurai’s spirit? How did a Samurai dress up during swordsmanship practice in Edo period? What is Japanese sword? How does a Japanese armor look like? What is Iai swordsmanship? You could find your answers here! In our Dojo, we provide the following activities in order for you to experience an authentic Samurai spirit. All the activities below would be instructed by our grand master who has loads of experience in our Dojo to ensure your safety. 1. Dress up as a SAMURAI  First, you will change into Dougi (Swordsmanship practice attire). 2. Iai’s ritual  You will learn and practice traditional Iai’s ritual. 3. Swordsmanship’s practice  You will learn about the basics in handling a Japanese sword and the basic of forms of Iai’s swordsmanship. 4. Cutting by well-preserved antique Japanese sword  It is time to get REAL. You will have a chance to cut a rolled tatami by authentic Japanese sword. You could only find Samurai spirit in a serious situation; in the old era, one mistake can lead you to death during the fight. Thus, in this experience, we’ll provide only one roll of tatami, please try to embrace the pressure and get one chance. 5. Iai’s performance  This would be a rare chance to watch performance of variety forms of Iai, techniques using sword and cutting by sword from Grand Master. 6. Appreciation of Japanese swords and armors  In our Dojo, you could take a close look at the authentic Japanese swords and traditional armors in zero distance while we are giving explanations about them. We hope that this SAMURAI experience would bring you the greatest sensation as a Samurai during the warring states period. Furthermore, we hope that this experience could help you to understand more about yourself from different perspectives and thus leading to the discovery of [NEW] you. We will give you a certificate of completion at the end of the experience, so please take it home as a memory in Japan. Other things to note We will provide Dougi (Samurai’s costume) and thus no preparation is needed in advanced. Moreover, feel free to take any photos inside our Dojo. We will give you a certificate of completion at the end of the Samurai experience.
Authentic Japanese Food Crawl in Asakusa
We will explore the residual area of Asakusa, Tokyo's old town while stopping by my favorite places while visiting some of the must-visit landmarks in Tokyo (e.g. Sensoji temple with Tokyo Skytree view). We will eat at 5-6 local food restaurants and shops that are popular among the locals. Most of them have a very long history and small family-owned businesses. Throughout the tour, you will taste a wide variety of Japanese food and experience our unique culture. Other things to note This tour is run by either me or my staff. Food is included in the price. Let me know if you have any food restrictions or allergies. Unfortunately, I cannot accommodate vegetarian food restrictions.
Feeling Samurai Soul -samurai experience in Tokyo-
Welcome to No.1 samurai experience in Tokyo! First you'll change the clothes into "kimono" and "hakama" is samurai style. Introducing with tea ceremony Matcha green tea and Wagashi sweets Next we'll watch a real Japanese katana—a traditional sword used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. Then you'll learn how to handle it with unsharpened katana. We'll also do a traditional Zen meditation. It's called "Rituzen". After doing meditation, you will be calm mind and you can cut one bundle of straw with real sword. Through using with real katana yourself, you can feel one part of swordsmanship as samurai. Lastly, you'll watch a performance using real katana by host. This experience has no flashy production, but you can feel the "real". You can enjoy not only training but also total samurai culture with this time. More than over 50country, over 3000 people joined. From families, couples to martial artists, various people touched and enjoyed the “real” samurai world! If you bring a camera, you can taking some pictures of samurai pauses which learning in this experience! This experience is also great for team building up to about 15 people. Please contact me if you have any questions on team building activities. I can make a plan for your needs. Also we have more venue at Fujino.
English Stand up Comedy by Japanese Comedian
We’ll begin with a 30-minute meet-up! After hanging out with new friends, you can enjoy watching a 60-minute comedy show about Japan. (Title "My Japanese Perspective") I’m a Japanese stand-up comedian and I’ll introduce you to Japanese history, religion, culture, sex, and the recommended sightseeing spots in a funny way. After this comedy show, you’ll be able to understand "why Japanese people are like this." At the end of the show, you can mingle with the other guests and we'll all hang out together while I tell you more about Japan.

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Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku
We will explore the greater part of Shinjuku, the busiest area in Tokyo to show you popular spots as well as hidden gems. We'll have a couple of bites during the city walk. We'll then head to two izakaya restaurants that are popular among the locals. Places we visit range from modern to traditional, and if you are looking to try just ramen and sushi, this might not be the right one for you. Throughout the evening, we’ll taste different Japanese foods and drinks, learn about our pub food culture and history, and spend time with other foodies. Also, we offer an optional sake tasting session where we will try 5+ different craft & seasonal sake at our own sake bar in Shinjuku before the tour at 3:30pm (optional & price not included). *We may have extra spots available even if you don't see availability. Please send a message to ask! Other things to note We will walk a lot! Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry. Let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand. Also, the maximum number of guests is 10, including people from other platforms.
Private Vibrant Photo Shoot Tour in Tokyo
**for cherry blossom sessions, feel free to send me a message!** Visiting Tokyo? Make sure to have the best, most VIBRANT photos while you're touring and exploring the city! -This is a private session. Exclusive just for you! -For a more customized session, feel free to send me a message to discuss -Daytime sessions available. Feel free to send me a message *You will be receiving 20 high-resolution, fully edited photos. *You will receive ALL unedited photos too, with over a 100 total photos, for you to use freely! *daytime shoot is available upon request For a summary of this experience: If you want to have some great photos of yourself, with your family, partner, and/or friends, as well as explore the city efficiently, learn more about different places, as well as being guided by a local - all in one smooth, quick, and easy experience, this is what you’re looking for! We will begin from either Shinjuku or Shibuya and explore both areas capturing the vibrant colors of the city. We will be going to some of the most popular places as well as hidden gems you normally won't be able to visit on your own! You’ll be learning some history and other fun facts about every place that we’ll visit too! Any questions? Send me a message!
Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
Ongoing Promos -Bookings for July 2024 are currently 10% off! -Day time shooting is currently available upon request! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!
Dive into the world of Tokyo's Underground Culture Car
Embark on a night trip to the heart of Japanese culture and explore Tokyo with a great Japanese athlete. Have a unique experience, away from the typical sights! Cross the Rainbow Bridge and its breathtaking view, cross the 10-mile bend of the legendary coastline, the winding Tokyois ring road, and meet the "Roulettezoku", these car and speed enthusiasts who travel tirelessly crisscross the roads of the Japanese capital. Finally, take out your camera and enjoy the biggest car gathering in Japan, Daikoku PA. Skyline GTR R34, Supra MK4, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and more... Fast and furious, drift culture and Japanese sports cars as if you were there!
English Stand up Comedy by Japanese Comedian
We’ll begin with a 30-minute meet-up! After hanging out with new friends, you can enjoy watching a 60-minute comedy show about Japan. (Title "My Japanese Perspective") I’m a Japanese stand-up comedian and I’ll introduce you to Japanese history, religion, culture, sex, and the recommended sightseeing spots in a funny way. After this comedy show, you’ll be able to understand "why Japanese people are like this." At the end of the show, you can mingle with the other guests and we'll all hang out together while I tell you more about Japan.
Eat/Drink like A LOCAL - Taverns & Ramen
LET'S GET OUT OF THE TOURIST AREA where it is overpriced and crowded with people! This tour focuses on Ueno, which is not as crowded as Shibuya, Shinjuku and is less touristy. It is also famous with Japanese foodies for a good quality at reasonable prices. I'm going to take you to popular bars and restaurants for ONLY LOCALS (NO TOURISTS!!) where the staff speaks only Japanese. I will order signature dishes, and we will discuss the food and drink (and you can pepper me with questions). We will visit 4 restaurants/taverns in total, where you will sample sashimi, grilled fish and skewered meat, etc. You will also have the opportunity to try UNIQUE Japanese alcoholic drinks (5 or more different type of drinks), so I STRONGLY believe customers who can drink alcoholic beverages are more ENJOYABLE for the tour for sure!! I mean, kids might NOT be able to have fun of the tour because of the fact that the tour is designed for adults. Also, you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. After visiting these three taverns, we will end the tour at a great Ramen shop that is popular with locals. At the end of the tour, I will explain which train station you need to go, depending on where you go. You are going to have a full-size meal on the day in several different restaurants included ramen, so again pls come hungry!
Tsukiji (Old) vs Toyosu (New) S.S Tour
(1) Normal morning version Shijomae station 5:46am start Finish 11:30am at Toyosu market (2) Afternoon version (no tuna auction time) Shijomae station 12:30pm start Finish 4:00pm at Toyosu market. (3) Sunday•Wednesday special version. Tsukiji Honganji temple 9:00am start Finish 12:00noon at Toyosu market (2) Afternoon version (3) Wednesday / Sunday version are no tuna auction time. another schedule and meal are same. Please note it! We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. Watch Tuna auction first, also several Market shops, We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area, After taking some shopping time, we'll purchase a variety of fish and head back to Toyosu new outer Market name of “ Senkyaku Banrai”. We'll prepare for you at our new restaurant in here, Kaisekistyle lunch--Traditional Japanese Cuisine--, Kaisen Donburi—sashimi rice bowls—with fresh seafoods and more. Please note that the markets are lively and changing each day. Please arrive on time and be aware that the experience can run over time. Other things to note We'll go to the Tsukiji old market after that and enjoy comparing the two marketplaces. And at last, you can walk Toyosu new outer market name of “ Senkyaku Banrai “
A Day as a Sushi Chef
You will make your own omakase sushi with really good quality of the fish. (I highly recommend this experience to learn more about sushi before going to a fancy sushi restaurant) This tour consists of two part. First, we will walk around Tsukiji fish market where I will explain about fish and Japanese dishes. Second part is, you will experience sushi making, you can make your own sushi! I make some Omakase sushi for you as well. *The duration of this tour is 3-3.5hours.
Let us make a kimono together(Kimono is a gift)
★We received the Gold Award at the Omotenashi Selection, which is given to outstanding products and services selected by a panel of foreigners living in Japan★ First of all, let's get to know each other with a simple self-introduction. 1. Choose your favorite antique kimono from over 300 types of kimono. (Kimonos are ranked in 4 levels. There are red stickers, blue stickers, green stickers, and yellow stickers. The price of this experience is the lowest rank red sticker kimono. On the day, You can also choose a different kimono (blue sticker +2000 yen ($15), green sticker +4000 yen ($30), yellow sticker +6000 yen ($45).) 2. Iron the hemming tape and put the loops through which the belt passes. Learn how to remake into a new kimono in various ways. 3. Coordinating the kimono you made with the easy-to-wear obi, obiage, and obi tightening. Wear it and take a photo. Other notes ・Men don't have a part called "ohashiyori" in their kimono. Therefore, men's kimonos cannot be remade to add length. For men, we have an experience to print the family crest and kanji of the name on kimono, haori, juban and make it into a jacket. ・There is an additional charge for purchasing a obi. (3,000 yen ($22) 〜 (Rentals are free) If you purchase an obi, you will receive an obiage and obijime as a gift. * Calculated at 132 yen per dollar
Shinjuku life after 5-Foods & Drinks
Explore the vibrant nightlife of Shinjuku with @japan_local_experiences. Join us for a memorable journey through the best Izakaya—Japanese restaurants and bars—as well as standing bars and chicken skewer bars frequented by locals. Savor delicious Japanese dishes accompanied by beer, sake, and other spirits. Next, we'll guide you through the bustling red-light district of Kabuki-cho, one of the area's largest and most lively spots. Experience the true essence of Japanese nightlife! The tour concludes in a bar district boasting over 200 establishments, each reflecting unique time-period subcultures through their thematic decor. We'll visit one or two bars, but feel free to continue exploring on your own afterward. Don’t miss this chance to meet a diverse array of exciting people and enjoy Shinjuku's nightlife. Here are a few things to note: 〈Note〉 - Be prepared for a good amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended. - The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. - Please inform us of any dietary restrictions in advance.
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