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I've been involved in English education at public junior high school and prefectural board of education for more than 40 years as a teacher, teachers' consultant and a principal.Now retired, I’m very interested in introducing many places of historical interest and scenic beauty in my hometown to international visitors to Japan.My motto in life is ”once-in-a-lifetime encounter”. I'm more than happy to help make your trip the most impressive one.
Why don't you get off the beaten track and visit Shinjo and Mogami regions? Shinjo City is now world-famous for its Shinjo Festival, registered by UNESCO as an Intangible World Cultural Heritage, December in 2016. I’m sure that you can definitely enjoy both the festival and the subtle harmony between man and nature in this area.
Hi, I am Yoshiko.
I was born and grown up in Shizuoka Prefecture and had lived in Tokyo about 20 years but now I live in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku Region, the north part of Honshu Island.
Not so many tourists visit Yamagata and the Tohoku Region but the area has a lot of wonderful attractions which are not seen in other areas.
Why do you not visit Yamagata and spend some wonderful time?
Hello there! I’m Mariko. I’m a licensed Tour Guide.
I was born in Fukushima and that’s where I live now, but I also lived in Tokyo for more than 30 years. Before that, I lived in Germany for three years. I have worked for an American company, a French company and a Japanese company and I have made a lot of business and personal trips to the US, Europe and Asia. Now I teach English to Japanese people and Japanese to foreigners, as well as being a tour guide. So, I think I’m quite international at this point.
My hobbies are mountain climbing, walking through the streets of the cities and towns, and Aikido, which is one of the martial arts. I also like eating local foods and drinking sake and meeting people.
What would you like to do during your trip to Japan? By understanding what you’d like to do and see, I will be able to plan the best trip for you anyplace in Fukushima, Tohoku, Tokyo and many other areas.
I’d like to help you discover the charm of Japan! See you soon!