Guide Profile - Toshiko AKAISHI
Toshiko AKAISHIEnglish Interpreter-Guide
Guiding Area: Tokyo, Greater Tokyo
Born and raised in Hiroshima. Spent a year at a college in Indiana, USA. After graduating from a university, worked at a travel agency specializing in home-stay programs. Stationed in Brisbane, Vancouver and other cities for a short period of time. In Japan, lived in Kyoto and Takamatsu, and have been living in Tokyo for over 20 years. Taught Japanese to English-speaking children until recently. Acquired the national license of interpreter-guide in English in 2017.
Specialties and Hobbies
- Love traveling in Japan and overseas…visited over 20 countries
- Like joining walking tours…visiting historic sites, gardens, shrines and temples, and towns
- Collecting Goshuin, a seal given at a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple
- Love reading books on Japanese history during samurai period…but like Haruki Murakami too
- Like playing the piano
Welcome to Tokyo! From my experience of living in different cities in Japan, I can tell that Tokyo is a very attractive city. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the big city there are areas really peaceful and tranquil. Let’s explore Tokyo together. I would be happy to guide you like your local friend!!