Kanagawa_Yokohama Sankeien

I am an English guide in charge of
Yokohama Sankeien.


My proposal


  Government licensed tour guide. I have been living in Yokohama for 35 years, and have been working in Tokyo for more than 30 years; 20 years as a business person,10 years as a teacher.
So, I’m familiar with sightseeing spots and hidden places in Yokohama, while Tokyo is another special place for me!
Three years ago, I became a tour guide just because I love Japan and I’m proud of my country! Among all, I’m really fascinated with the seasonal changes, 4 clear-cut seasons; each of them has its own attraction.


  通訳案内士 横浜在住35年。東京に30年勤務しておりました。(会社員20年、講師業10年) 特に、横浜の観光地や隠れたスポットにも精通しております。3年前に、ガイド資格を取得。現在は、外国人/日本人観光客向けのガイディングを通じて、やりがいのある日々を送っております。四季折々に異なる観光地の魅力(自然、文化、行事、食事、ファッション)を紹介し、お客様1人1人にあわせた特別感のあるツアーを提供して参ります。


My personal information I would like to tell you


  I like meeting new people from all over the world, and Japan. I’d like to help you find the seasonal tastes of Tokyo & Yokohama, Japan specially arranged for you whenever you come! Also, I’d be willing to answer your any questions about Japanese cultures, such as Sumo, Kimono, Furoshiki, Tea ceremony, Ninja, Karate, Wadaiko, Kabuki, you name it! If you are interested in one or more of them, I would like to help you find the right place to enjoy it.
My guiding policy is I would be flexible to make a special plan according to the tour’s tastes.




Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.


Sightseeing spot



Sankeien Garden
Sankeien Garden is a Japanese traditional garden located in the suburb of Yokohama.
The meeting spot is Yokohama station or Sakuragicho station, from which it’s 30 minutes by bus.



三渓園02Yokohama Sankeien is a Japanese traditional garden designed by Sankei Hara, who established wealth in silk trade.
He was also a tea master & artist as well as a trader. The garden features valuable structures carried from local areas throughout Japan, including 3-storied pagoda transported from Kyoto. The harmony of these buildings with nature is beyond description in any season. It is called “Oasis in Yokohama”.



Sankeien is divided into “Inner garden (Previous Residence of Sankei Hara) and “Outer Garden” open to public, in both of which I will help you find your own “Sankeien”.
1) 17 building s & structures including 10 ones designated as World heritages.
三渓園042) Nature changing according to seasons (Flowers, Trees)
3) Sankei Hara’s Memorial Museum where his works are displayed.
4) Experience Tea Ceremony with Japanese sweets.
5) Enjoy Japanese foods (Oden, Udon) & sweets (Japanese dumplings, etc.)

If you’d like to be interested in walking surrounding areas, I will make a plan specially arranged for you according to your favor (Additional hours). Followings are examples.
1)Minato Mirai Area (Yamashita Park Sea side Walk, Red Brick Building, Landmark Tower, etc.)
2)Sankeien Garden (Traditional Japanese Garden designed by a rich silk trader)
3)Yokohama major towers (Modern or traditional architecture buildings; King/Queen/Jack/Ace)
4)Yamate Area (Harbor View Hillside Park, Exotic residential districts)
5)China Town (Japanese version of China Town)
6)Basha Michi (There are many “The first in Japan”)

1) 国の重要文化財10棟を含む17 棟の建築物 各々、日本各地の価値ある建築を移築。三渓園05
2) 四季折々に変化する自然(草花、木々)。
3) 三渓記念館(原三渓作の作品が展示)
4) 抹茶体験、和菓子を体験できます。
5) 茶室にて、日本食(おでん、うどん)や、だんご等を楽しむ。

2)元町ショッピング(ファッショナブルな元町商店街, 横浜ブランドのファッションアイテムの買い物)
4)山手地区 (港の見える丘公園、外人墓地、外国人外交官の家、横浜開港当時の歴史を垣間見る)
5)中華街 (チャイナタウンの日本版)


What do you think? You may be interested?


If you wish to request my service, I will prepare a proposal of the guiding details in accordance with your budget (depending on time and date).



Guide Fee


80US$ for 4 guests, 100US$ for up to five guests. Guide time is four hours. All are negotiable.



Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.


I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.



I will introduce you the voices of customers who experienced my guiding.


  We enjoyed 4 hours very much; It was a good choice to hire a guide ;e could visit the places otherwise we could not have known, very efficiently in the limited hours. You are like a member of our family as well as a tour guide!




Other Spots


Welcome you to other spots with my guiding.

Ueno, Yokohama Minato Mirai, Yokohama Motomachi, Yokohama Sankeien Garden



How to request my service


  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (11YOM115ENG).

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.


  ご依頼を検討して頂ける場合の連絡先です。:イーアールエフのinfo@erf.jp 宛に、私のコード(11YOM115ENG)を伝えてください。





I am looking forward to your request.
Thank you.