"The tour of the market was fantastic. The guide took us to a terrific restaurant for lunch. Very impressive.”
Tokyo Food Tour
With the experience of living in Tokyo for the past 40 years, Tomoko is an expert on the life in Tokyo, its culture and history, and of course on Japanese food, Washoku. She finds it exciting to show the dynamic ever-changing aspects in and around this megacity to guests from around the world. Behind the modern face of Tokyo, Tomoko enjoys discovering the hidden places tracing back several hundred years to the Samurai period.
A Japanese national with Korean heritage and raised in China with fluency in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English, Haru is an international education advisor in Tokyo with expertise in intercultural communications training and crisis management for international students. She has two Master’s Degrees in International Media and Communication and Education from Hokkaido University. Haru is an avid traveler, having visited over 100 cities worldwide. She has learned Koto for five years and recently started learning Ukulele after her Hawaii trip. She organizes a movie and coffee event every week, enjoys yoga, meditation, sake, and dodgeball as well.
Meryam is a PhD candidate at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies and researching on political communication. Her journey in Japan started 5 years ago. Meryam's interest in Japan goes back to more than 9 years when she majored in Japanese studies in collage. Ever since moving to Tokyo, Meryam has been learning about different aspects of the country through work in various areas starting with her involvement in Japanese cultural activities such as Ikebana, Tea ceremony, and kabuki. Meryam also participated in teaching peace education and cultural understanding in Japanese schools.
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