27 Jan | Alan Tse |No Comments

Guide of the Month December 2019: Ida from Kyoto

For foodies interested in exploring various aspects of Kyoto cuisine, I would recommend our Nishiki Market tour. This tour takes place in “Kyoto’s kitchen,” Nishiki market in the heart of Kyoto city. We sample local foods during the first hours of the tour, then sit down and enjoy a kaiseki (traditional Kyoto-style meal) course prepared by the chef using ingredients from the Nishiki market. Definitely a must-do for any foodie out there!

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22 Dec | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month November 2019: Norma from Tokyo

Today we are happy to introduce our Guide of the Month chosen for her hard work and excellent guiding in November 2019! Norma from Tokyo

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12 Dec | Ida Johansson |No Comments

Why being a tour guide is a great part-time job in Japan

There are several perks to being a tour guide in a city with such a vibrant history like Kyoto. First of all, you will learn so much about the city you reside in, whether it is Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo or Hiroshima. I thought I knew a fair bit about Kyoto’s culture and history before I started doing tours, but I have probably learned more about the city in these past couple of months as a tour guide than I did in two years living here.

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16 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month October 2019: Yoshie from Kyoto

I have been working with Arigato Japan since May 2019. Sharing Japanese food and culture with people from all over the world has been the most rewarding experience.

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19 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month September 2019: Asami from Tokyo

I have been working in Arigato Japan since 2017. The thing I love about being a tour guide is meeting people from all over the world, and sharing Japanese culture with people who visit Japan. I also have a special interest in Sake, and I love to explain how to pair sake and food together.

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11 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Staff of the Month August 2019: Jenkie from Tokyo

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you to Jenkie, from our Tokyo team. This month is a bit special because Jenkie is not a guide but she is very important to the whole company and our operations at Arigato Japan…

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13 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month July 2019: Ryuichi from Tokyo

The reason why I became a tour guide was because I’ve been to a lot of countries by myself, experienced many different cultures and I really wanted to share Japanese culture with tourists from overseas through my experiences in both Japan and other countries.

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22 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month 2019: Gabi from Osaka

I am Gabi, an Arigato Japan Food Tours guide in Osaka and Kyoto. I was born and raised in Brazil, but my grandfather was Japanese. He left Japan with his family around 1920 and completely adapted to life in Brazil. When I was born he was already older and I didn’t have much change to hear about Japan from him. That made me very curious about my heritage, the culture and food in Japan…

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11 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month May 2019: Hiroe from Kyoto

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you our guide of the month for May 2019, Hiroe from our Kyoto team. Hiroe is an architect, scholar, foodie, mom and a lovely woman with a huge heart!

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28 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Ask our guides: Where to go for a day trip close to Tokyo

Want to take a day trip out side of Tokyo? Discover great advice from our passionate guides and local experts  in this new series “Ask Our Guides”!

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