We guided the customer from San Francisco. They were friendly family.
The idea of food tour in Tokyo came from my experience when I was attending a business school in Boston. I organized a team to plan a trip to Japan, introducing 50 classmates to the Japanese culture in spring break. We travelled across Japan Island from Tokyo, to Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, visiting major Japanese […]
We have many other great foods than Sushi!
Think of Japanese foods. Most people think of Sushi. Maybe others think of Shabu Shabu and Tempura, for instance. However, we don’t eat such great foods every day. Rather, I am a great fan of Ramen, which is originally a Chinese noodle but now it evolved to more Japanese style and super popular among Japanese […]
We are passionate about guiding and eating!
As a guide, we are passionate taking you to the best places for eating because we want you to have a great time in Japan and become a big fan of Japanese foods and culture. Also, we believe it is important that we ourselves love to eat. So, this is such a great match. Contact […]
We want to take you to places where you can feel culture!
Tokyo is a very modern city with over 10 million population. We believe that Tokyo has a unique conbination of modern and cultural aspects that can be observed at the same time. In our tour, we want to take you to places where you can feel culture while you enjoy great local foods in Tokyo. […]
We guided the customer from WashingtonD.C.. They were so friendly and lovely couple!
Today was 8hours additional tour!
(Tsukiji fish market tour + 5hours additional Asakusa tour)
They enjoyed japanese traditional costume “KIMONO”!
Asakusa area is quite famous tourist spot for both Japanese and foreigners. Asakusa area still has traditional aspects of Japan strongly. You could enjoy classic atmosphere of Japan. There are a remarkable temple called Sensō-ji and a well-known shopping street called Nakamise street.
Also, there are excellent restaurants especially for Japanese soba and a bowl of rice topped with tempura.
2:Drink Japanese Sake.
Please don’t miss to taste the excellent sake. In tokyo, there are good sake tasting bars and you could enjoy the finest sake difficult to experience outside of Japan. Especially, the sakes named “Juyondai”, “Dassai” and “Hakkaisan” are magnificent taste.
3:Look Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum is the largest art museum in Japan. You could look ancient Japanese art including Japanese swords. The samurai swords are historically famous and truly beautiful.
The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or sadō. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony.
The Japanese tea ceremony has a big role in Japanese culture and is considered as a special event. When I experienced it, I felt that the tea ceremony has an effect to calm one’s mind. You could experience the Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo. Please experience the tea ceremony, when you come to Japan.
Ryōan-ji (龍安寺The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered the finest surviving examples of kare-sansui (“dry landscape”), a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles (small, carefully selected polished river rocks) raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation. The temple and its gardens are listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On my Kyoto trip, I visited Ryōan-ji. Ryōan-ji is famous by its garden and one of the finest places for Zen meditation. I am interested in Zen meditation because of Steve Jobs. So I went there and did Zen meditation for 3 hours. It was such a special time for me. Please visit Ryōan-ji, if you are interested in Japanese Zen.
Enryaku-ji (延暦寺) is a Tendai monastery located on Mount Hiei in Ōtsu, overlooking Kyoto. It was founded during the early Heian period. The temple complex was established by Saichō (767–822), also known as Dengyō Daishi, who introduced the Tendai sect of Mahayana Buddhism to Japan from China. Enryaku-ji is the headquarters of the Tendai sect and one of the most significant monasteries in Japanese history. As such, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.” The founders of Jōdo-shū, Sōtō Zen, and Nichiren Buddhism all spent time at the monastery. Enryaku-ji is also the home of the “marathon monks.”
On my Kyoto trip, I visited Enryaku-ji. Enryaku-ji is a sacred place and played significant role in Japanese Buddhism. Although it is not famous sightseeing spot for foreigners, Enryaku-ji is quite famous tourist spot among Japanese. Please visit Enryaku-ji as hidden tourist spot for foreigners, when you travel to Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up. In the middle of the mountain, the inner shrine is reachable by a path lined with thousands of torii. The path lined with thousands of torii attracts many visitors.
Yesterday, I visited Fushimi Inari Taisha and trailed up the mountain for 2 hours. The road decollated with torii was so beautiful. I felt eternal like Möbius strip by passing thousands of torii. Surely, Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the most memorable places for my life. Please visit Fushimi Inari Taisha when you travel to Kyoto.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a large park with an eminent garden in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period. It is now a park under the jurisdiction of the national Ministry of the Environment. The garden, which is 58.3 hectares in area with a circumference of 3.5 km, blends three distinct styles: a French Formal and English Landscape in the north and to the south a Japanese traditional. A traditional Japanese tea house can be found within the gardens. The garden is a favourite hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) spot, and large crowds can be present during cherry blossom season.
The garden has more than 20,000 trees, including approximately 1,500 cherry trees which bloom from late March (Shidare or Weeping Cherry), to early April (Somei or Tokyo Cherry), and on to late April (Kanzan Cherry). Other trees found here include the majestic Himalayan cedars, which soar above the rest of the trees in the park, tulip trees, cypresses, and plane trees, which were first planted in Japan in the Imperial Gardens.
The Izakaya tour is held near the Shinjuku Gyoen.