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Guide Profile - Manami MIYAWAKI



English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Tokyo, Greater Tokyo


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 Government Certified Tour Guide license, and currently working as a tour guide in and around Tokyo.?Married with one daughter.

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Love traveling and visiting shrines and temples
  • Interested in Japanese history and culture very much
  • Like playing tennis, singing and cooking
  • Enjoy theater (musical) and jazz
  • Love Ghibli


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