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Nicky Yoshihara

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My story starts about seven years ago. At this time I met my current husband and the love of my life with whom I have been happily married for about two years. He is a Japanese that had rooted himself in The Netherlands (my home country) after his family had decided around the time he was born, to follow their dreams and the great unknown and to settle themselves in The Netherlands to start their own business.

My husband always played with the thought what it would be like to live and work as ‘a true Japanese’ in Japan. Since he had lived in The Netherlands practically all his life, he always wondered what it would be like to come to Japan on a (semi) permanent basis. He put his money where his mouth was and looked for a job in Tokyo. After I had been convinced he enjoyed living in Japan and would not want to come back home having to cope with such a completely different environment, I decided to quit my job and follow my love halfway across the globe to enable him to follow his dreams.

By now we have been living in Japan for almost two years and I have not regretted it since. The culture, the language, the landscape, the customs, the food, it all intrigues and inspires me and still to this day I am amazed about what is happening around me, the things I taste, see, feel, smell and witness in such a metropolis as Tokyo.

Who am I?
As you may have picked up from the previous paragraph I am what you might call and adventurous spirit. When I was in university, I lived several months in Beijing, China to study the language (as far as one can get a grasp on that in a short period of time) and to write a paper on the (cultural) difficulties that western companies face when trying to set up shop in China.
When I was single, I often times went on trips with not much more than a lonely planet, my passions and dreams and some clothes to discover new places and meet new people. One of my passions is to try out new (alley) ways to see where I end up. (both literally and figuratively) and to experience new discoveries that you might not see when taking the beaten track. I always count on the fact that if things go wrong, there will be a helping hand nearby that is willing to point me in the right direction.
Inquisitive and a thirst for knowledge are some phrases that really apply to me. I want to squeeze every situation or experience for all it’s worth and take out all that I can from it. It is never too late to learn something new and what I hate most are missed opportunities. Better to have lived and learned (making plenty of mistakes on the way) rather than living safe and end up with regrets.

How Tokiotours got started
Tokiotours does not exist in its current form for a very long time. In fact only this year I started to offer professional tours as a tour manager. After guiding all of my family members and friends around in Tokyo I decided that I could do this for more people and spread the joy. This is how Tokiotours got started.

What do I offer?
I offer small sized private tours with a lot of room for personal attention. My tours within Tokyo are almost always four hours (with some exceptions). Of course you can always mix and match. For instance you can combine two tours or you can select parts from other tours to add to the one you have chosen. I am very flexible and can even make last minute changes on the day itself if the situation requires it. I want to know what drives YOU! What you are looking for and want to experience. I want to be able to give you the Tokyo experience of a life time with lots of fond memories that you can cherish for years to come. I am here for you and will answer all of those burning questions wherever possible and will try to adapt myself and my programs towards what you want to see, do and experience.

Would you like to have an unforgettable stay in Tokyo and see the city from the eyes of a 'local'? Don't hesitate any longer and book today your personal tour guide through Tokyo with Tokiotours. I promise you will have a day to remember and I only give you the details and information you are interested in! Please let me be your tour guide in and around Tokyo.

See all the special places that only a local knows, breathe in the atmosphere of this vibrant city and go where the Lonely planet stops.

I look forward to meeting you!

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