My Japan Guide – About Us

After living in Japan for more than 20 years, Xavier and his wife Yoko founded My Japan Guide in 2013 and they have been providing service and creating ties with local people that can not be matched by any other corporate tours.

On their extensive travels around the world, Yoko and Xavier realized that almost everyone wanted to visit Japan, but some were a little intimidated. They decided that the world had to discover Japan as they knew it, an interesting blend of traditional and modern culture and friendly residents who go out of their way to help a visitor feel welcome.

How to plan your trip with us?

You’ve decided to visit Japan — begin your travel planning right here! This may be a once in a lifetime experience, so you will want to make it count and you’ll appreciate the time saved with us. After determining together a global overview of the places you want to visit, we will suggest and recommend a customized tour.

There are so many wonderful places to visit and discover in this fabulous Country!

We are here to assist you in creating Your Very Own Custom Designed Tour!

See “Our Tours” for more information.

Why Us?

Love
Our tours grew out of a love for the area in which our guides live, who desire to pass their passion on to others by showing the real Japan – from a locals perspective.

Unique
We offer unique and original Japan walking tours, our guides will take you into the heart of vibrant Japan to explore where traditional and modern culture coexist in unity.

Specialist
All of our guides live locally and have inside knowledge and passion for the areas you will visit. All of this makes for an unforgettable Japan experience for both visitors and locals alike.

The Team

Yoko-san

Born and raised in Tateyama – Chiba, I moved to Tokyo after studying International Relations in the US. I want now to show everything that our great country has to offer.

Yoko-sanFounder - Tokyo and gourmet expert
Yuri-san

After studying in Australia, I moved from Nagano to Tokyo to fulfill my dream…showing people Japan and my city Tokyo. It’s fun to surprise people with hidden corners and unexpected moments.

Yuri-sanKanto guide (Tokyo region)
Andrew-san

After falling in love with Japan in 2012, I moved to Kyoto. I will share with you my passion and experience to make your visit memorable!

Andrew-sanKansai guide (Kyoto/Osaka region)
Richard-san

Since moving from the US to Japan more than 20 years ago, I have been providing an insider’s perspective on Japan numerous attractions and rich history.

Richard-sanKansai guide (Kyoto/Osaka region)

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Another beautiful winter day in Tokyo
We do not do food tour. Food is already an essential part of our tours.
Spain slot, supeinzaka in #shibuya Really???
Love evening tour in #sensoji. Such a different atmosphere.

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