Guide Profile - Yumi TAKAHASHI
Yumi TAKAHASHIEnglish Interpreter-Guide
Guiding Area: Tokyo
Born in Tokyo. As a child, lived in South Africa from 1975 to 1979, and in the United States from 1984 to 1989. Except for those years, raised in Tokyo around Harajuku area. After graduating from a university in Kanagawa, worked in travel agencies and other companies until becoming a mother of a son. Acquired the national license of interpreter-guide in English in 2019.
Specialties and Hobbies
- Enjoy hot yoga
- Enjoy visiting places wearing kimono
- Love to watch kabuki
- Collect Goshuin, the stamps and calligraphy writing of Japanese shrines and temples
I love to travel and have visited more than 20 countries. Everywhere I went, I was touched by how friendly and helpful the local people were. It was not only the breathtakingly beautiful sights and the fun experience that made those trips so wonderful, but also the conversation and involvement I had with the local people. It would be my great pleasure if I can help make your time here in Japan full of great memories by introducing the old and new Tokyo, the customs and culture that are not written in a guide book.