Guide: Manami

Name: Manami (MS)

Language: English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura, Kawagoe


Born in Tokyo and brought up in Tokyo and Hiroshima.  Studied English in Tokyo, and English and Tourism in Toronto, Canada.  Worked as an interpreter and VIP attendant at the Tsukuba Science EXPO in 1985. Worked for American Travel Related Company for ten years.  Acquired the National Government Guide License in 2014, and I’ve been guiding many guests in and around Tokyo. Married with one daughter.

Specialties and Hobbies:

  • Love to visit temples/shrines and Japanese landscape gardens
  • Interested in Japanese history and culture
  • Enjoy theater (musical) and jazz
  • Love Ghibli
  • Like Photography


Welcome to Japan! Tokyo is a huge city with cutting-edge technology; however, it retains many traditional places.  Tokyoites are modern; however, they follow many traditional events and rituals.  I like meeting people and I am interested in cultural exchange. I’m so happy to guide and introduce you to unique Japanese history, culture and lifestyle. I can take you places off-the -beaten track as well as to must-see spots.  Let’s enjoy and explore Tokyo and its suburbs together with a variety of foods and unique cultural experiences!  I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

S-76 Kawagoe, Little Edo tour

S-76 Kawagoe, Little Edo course;
I’ll be in charge of this tour.
Let’s explore Kawagoe together!

WORLD>>ASIA>>JAPAN…meet the another world!