A little maniac guide to Tokyo

I guided a Hong Kong-Canadian family from Poland to Asakusa, Akihabara, Harajuku Takeshita Street, and Shinjuku Golden Gai. Since they have gotten used to Tokyo a little bit, they requested places that are a little more maniacal, such as maid cafes and figure shops, which are difficult for foreigners to go to alone. An inspection in advance was a little tough, but it seems that the whole family was excited and enjoyed it. Continue reading A little maniac guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Volunteer Guides in Ginza

The second day of Tokyo Volunteer Guides, Machinaka community tourist information, was a thrilling start, as it was their first time in Ginza, and it was Christmas Eve. Although I was worrying there would be many and unexpected questions from the guests who was lost in the city, it was over in no time with a few questions. So, I was lucky having various valuable information from veteran volunteers who accompanied us slowly. After my shift as a guide was over, I enjoyed shopping and walking around Ginza a little while reviewing what I had learned. Christmas Eve in Ginza … Continue reading Tokyo Volunteer Guides in Ginza

English and Japanesehybrid guide of autumn leaves of Koishikawa Korakuen

I operated a guide tour, “Special tour to enjoy the autumn leaves of Koishikawa Korakuen in a hybrid guide of English and Japanese”, which was announced on my FB business account. It was a simulated guide tour that I got three friends to join, but when I actually tried it, I could see various improvements. This time it was a guide for three Japanese guests but guided with English and Japanese. During the English explanation, foreigners passing by also listened to my explanation, which was a fruitful experience. From now on, I would like to plan a hanami tour guide … Continue reading English and Japanesehybrid guide of autumn leaves of Koishikawa Korakuen

Debut of Tokyo Volunteer Guides, Machinaka community tourist information

I joined to a member of Tokyo Volunteer Guides, Machinaka community tourist information, in Asakusa area yesterday. We supported tourists, including foreigners, who are in trouble for finding their routes to target spots or any other troubles. At the exit of the subway, people who don’t know the location of the nearby Kaminarimon, guidance on the subway route on the way home, etc. It was a short time, but it was a debut for me two and a half years after my registration. After finishing the guide work, I took a short stroll in the town of Asakusa. It makes … Continue reading Debut of Tokyo Volunteer Guides, Machinaka community tourist information

Yanaka walk

Yanaka or sometimes we call Yanesen (combined Yanaka, Nezu, Sendaagi) is a town where we can enjoy the nostalgic lifestyle of the common people while retaining the atmosphere of the old downtown Tokyo. Located to the north of Kan’eiji Temple, which received special protection from the Tokugawa Shogunate (most of precinct is now converted to Ueno Park), there are many shrines and temples such as Tennoji, Nezu Shrine, and graveyards such as Yanaka Cemetery, where grave of TOKUGAWA Yoshinomu, 15th and the last shogun is settled Yanaka Cemetery is a mixture of public and private cemeteries. The public cemetery managed … Continue reading Yanaka walk