LICENSED GUIDE

Hello, 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!

Hello!! 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!!.

I 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.

Hello, 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.

Hello 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.o.

What 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 !

Hello, 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!

Hello! I am very happy to guide visitors from abroad to interesting places in Japan and to help them to enjoy seeing and experiencing Japan as much as possible.

I had lived in Tokyo more than 20 years. Now I live in Yokohama with my husband and two children. I like cooking, gardening and reading books at cafes. I make sushi at home.

The Yokohama full day tour includes Sea Bass (cruising), historical architectures, China town, Sankei-en Garden (traditional Japanese garden), and Landmark tower. Half day tour includes some of them.

The Kamakura half day tour includes Kotokuin Temple (Giant statue of Buddha), Tsurugaoka-Hachiman shrine, and Komachi street (shops and restaurants)

Hello happy travelers! Hajime Mashite (nice to see you).
My name is Yuki Deleon. I was born and brought up in Tokyo, the capital of beautiful Japan.
Traveling always gives us enrichment, joy and adventures to our lives.
I myself traveled several times to Europe, and also lived in the U.S. for almost ten years.
Every country has its unique culture and the most important thing, food!
Japan is known for the Washoku (Japanese cuisine) which has so many varieties of dishes. I am always curious and eager for trying diverse food throughout the country, and love to share the foodies’ delight with my guests.
My other hobbies (besides eating) are, folk art painting, quilting, crafts, cycling and camping with my husband.
Looking forward to digging into yummy Japan with you!!!

Have 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.

Hi, my name is Kumie. I’m an English-speaking licensed tour guide.
Since Washoku, or traditional Japanese cuisine, has been added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list, the recognition of Japanese cuisine has gradually increased overseas. As a tour guide and as a Japanese mother, I’d like to help you have a wonderful hands-on experience with the food and drink unique to Japan.
My major was Food Chemistry at university, and I also have much experience in the kitchen as a housewife. I’d love to share deeper insights beyond the surface level of Japanese culinary culture during my tour. Please be my guest!

Hello! I am Yuko Hogi, a national certified tour guide. For the past 20 years, I have spent my life living in several different cities in northern Japan. I enjoyed getting to know local people and appreciated their local culture. I particularly love to explore small alleyways to catch a glimpse of local daily life.

I love travelling, meeting new people and of course, eating local delicacies.

I have lived in the suburb of Tokyo for 8 years. Tokyo is a modern, vibrant metropolis known for its state of the art technologies, but at the same time, it offers traditional culture that people have handed down to this day. I am very happy to show you around Tokyo and help you find your own Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Hello!  My name is Hiro.
I’ve been living in Tokyo for more than 25 years. Living in Tokyo is very exciting, and I am enjoying very much. I have 12 years old son, and 8 years old daughter. With my family, I am enjoying to visit museums, parks, theaters, new restaurants, Karaoke, and so on.
I like eating and cooking, and drinking beer!  I love meeting new people. That’s why I became an English speaking licensed tour guide. Before becoming the guide, I had worked as a writer and an editor for information magazines. So, collecting information is one of my specialties. I really think that Tokyo is  fascinating and attractive town for foreign tourists. There are so many enjoyable spots to go. Let’s enjoy your trip with me!  I am looking forward to seeing you soon!



Office staff

Hi there! I’m Fumito. I’m a foodie & traveler.
Prior founding Japan Wonder Travel.com, 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

Hi 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

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

Hello! I am Ichi, English speaking guide. I am so happy to work as a guide in Japan.  Before working as a guide, I was working in a travel agency and one of my primary businesses was taking Japanese tourists to foreign countries as a tour conductor.
I visited more than 60 countries. I would say I decided being a guide from my experience in foreign countries.
I was treated warmheartedly and with kind considerations by local guides and people there.
Many local guides took me local restaurants and arranged local foods after I finished my work.
I thank them so much and will never forget those experiences. I really enjoyed.
I want to do same thing to my guests in Japan. You are always welcome and I look forward to seeing you and talking with you!

Hello! 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