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Guide Profile - Yuriko KIMURA



English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Tokyo and Greater Tokyo


Born in Ohio in the US and raised in Mt. Fuji area in Japan. Majored in English and American studies at a university in Tokyo. After working at a bank, lived in the US for 2 years. Worked as a translator and interpreter. Acquired the national license of English interpreter-guide in 2009 and has started to work as the guide since then.

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Tea Ceremony (1st degree instructor)-has started to learn tea ceremony at the university
  • Wearing Kimono (Master of Japanese kimono dressing)
  • Sumo wrestling (not performing, watching and taking guests to the place)
  • Architecture
  • Cooking (especially Japanese dishes and making sushi)
  • Arts and crafts (cartonnage and egg art)
  • Gardening


It is true that you can visit many places on your own but with a certified guide, you will learn more. I hope I can help you understand more about Tokyo, Japan or Japanese culture both modern and traditional aspects. Looking forward to hearing from you!