Hi, everyone. I am Tomoko. A licensed tour guide shince 2011 and former Japan Airlines cabin attendant, I have vast experience in both the hospitality and English-laguage-teaching fields. I want all my guests to learn all things in Japan, good or bad, its rich history, unique culture, Japanese life and so on: while strongly adhering to a long-standing motto of :"Above all else, let's enjoy ourselves!"
Tomoko Koizumi's Tours
US $319.00 Sushi-making experience at an ordinary Japanese home
Do you like sushi? Of course! Sushi is delicious, healthy and beautiful Japanese food. Why don't you experience sushi-making and eating at an ordinary Japanese home? You will make three kinds of sushi, nigiri, maki, and gunkan. I will prepare every food staff, so all you have to do is just wait at the gate of Tsukishima station (Oedo line E-16 or Yurakucho line Y-21), which is located in the center of Tokyo (about 10 minutes from Ginza by Yurakucho line). The place is connected to Tsukishima station. After making susi, "Sushi party!" you will eat the sushi you make, talking with me about Japanese life. As it's on 35th floor, you will see panoramic view of Tokyo. I'm sure you will be satisfied with sushi and visiting at an ordinary Japanese home.
US $59.00 Making replica foods (food sample)
Wow! Looks delicious tempura! Would you like to eat it? Sorry, you can't. It's replica food. It's made of wax. Most of Japanese restaurants display replica food at the entrance. Seeing it, we can guess how the dish tastes or what ingredients, which helps us to choose a dish. You can make one at the repica food shop in Kappabashi (near Asakusa) in Tokyo. Bring back the reprica tempura you make to your home and put it in the dining table. I'm sure your family try to eat it! Wow!!! Isn't it fun?
After that if you want, I will guide you Kappabashi or Asakusa.
US $52.50 Master craftsmanship!!Making Amezaiku (Candy art) and Sensouji temple
What a beautiful golden fish! Do you think it's real golden fish? No. Then what is it made of? Made of glass? No. Made of plastic? No. It's made of candy! You can eat it! Wow!!!! At Ameshin you can see craftsman making amezaiku (candy art) and you can experience making amezaiku. I'm sure it will be exciting experience and the candy art (a rabbit) you make will be a good souvenir to your country. After that I will guide you the most famous
tourist spot in Tokyo, Sensouji-temple.
US $137.00 Exciting Asakusa (Sensou-ji temple) and cherry blossom (sakura) viewing
Have you ever seen the very big lantern in your guide book. It's Sensouji-temple in Asakusa. It is the most popular tourist spot in Tokyo. In the precinct you will see the red lantern, the statues of the god of wind and thunder, a five-storied pagoda. And how about an incense burner with miracle powers said to cure every ailment. I, myself, put its smoke on my brain and face.......and the result? No comment! On the main hall, where the Buddha is so luminescent as to blind any viewers' eyes. And finally , comes Asakusa shrine, a place where Buddhism and Shintoism reside in perfect harmony: the very essence of Japanese thinking when it comes to religion.
After visiting Sensouji temple, why don't you stroll in the Nakamise shopping street? You can find Japanese souvenirs like kimono, fans, swords, and Japanese food.
After that in cherry blossom season (from the end of March to the middle of April) I will take you to see cherry bloosoms and have a picnic under the cherry trees. Whole area will be painted pink with cherry blossoms, you will feel you're in the paradise.