Tokyo_Imperial Palace

I am an English guide in charge of
Tokyo Imperial Palace.


Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.


The Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace forms the core of Tokyo. It is only 10 minutes walk from Tokyo Station. The palace grounds have about 250 acres. The Palace is surrounded by a series of moats and stone walls. The palace site was formerly a castle built by a feudal lard in 1457. It was called Edo Castle which became the headquarters of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It served as the administrative center of Japan from 1603 to 1867. Edo was renamed Tokyo in 1868 when the Emperor Meiji moved from Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for 1200 years. It is now the present residence of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

The inner grounds of the Imperial Palace are open to public only on New Year’s Day and December 23rd, which is the Emperor’s birthday. The outer grounds of the Imperial Palace are open daily. The palace grounds are accessible from Otemon gate, Sakashita Mon gate, or Hanzomon gate. All gates have easy access from JR station or subway stations.




















My personal information


  I have 30 years’ experience of guiding in English.
My favorite guiding spots are Kamakura, Yokohama Bay Area, Sankeien garden, Hakone, Manazuru Peninsula, Atami, Ito, Nikko, Suwako Lake, Suwa Shrine in Nagano Prefecture.
While I was teaching at Kanagawa Prefectural College for Foreign Studies, I opened two voluntary courses to improve student’s English proficiency: “English Guide” and “Language Program in Canada”. In the former, I lectured on the history of Kamakura, and well-known temples and shrines. They practiced presentations and they guided visitors from other countries. These experiences contributed much to enhance their English.
Presently, I have two classes for retired teachers and wives for voluntary “English Guide”.


Guide Fee




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.


Voices of Customers


  I have often appreciated by my clear explanations focusing on Japanese history and culture in English.



How to request my service


If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform of my code (e10KYM164ENG)

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.


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Thank you.