|Welcome to my page
I am an English guide
in charge of Kawagoe Ichiban-gai.
I have been practicing Ikebana for 25years and have the teaching qualification. When a student, I studied English literature. After graduation I worked in the international division of a machine manufacturer and in the English education company. After marriage, I stayed home, bring up two daughters and took care of my father. Now I am liberated and I feel healthier than ever.
|My personal information I would like to tell you|
I was not blessed with relatives. So I am patient and generous. I am always smiling. As a tour guide, I have the spirit of Omotenasi. For example, while we are waiting for the train, I can tell the short stories from Rakugo, or Japanese folklores.
|Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.|
Details of the spot: There are many places called “Little Kyoto”, but no other places called “Little Edo” except Kawagoe. The latest culture was brought in by the boat transportation from Edo. Kawagoe ichiban-gai street(Old Town) is 10 minutes walk from Honkawagoe Station. On the way to the street, there are Kumano-shrine, Renkeiji-temple and so on. On the street you can enjoy many kind of sweet potato cakes and Japanese cuisine. I might suggest to wear rental kimono and stroll along the street.
The History of Kawagoe: After the warring period, Tokugawa Ieyasu succeeded to unite Japan. Kawagoe became the important fortress to protect enemies from the north. The shogun related lords were assighned to the domain. Some of them are very famous in history.
In 1638 there was a big fire in Kawagoe. Matsudaira Nobutsuna was appointed to be the lord, who improved the castle town and strenghened the boat transportation. Kawagoe was developped as the distribution spot.
The big fire attacked Kawagoe again in 1893, which burned most of the houses in the central area. But some storehouoses remained unburnt. Thus the carpenters and the layers were invited fromTokyo(Edo) and fire-resistant houses(Kurazukuri no ie) were built and completed. The buildings that remind us of the street in Edo still remain here in Kawagoe.
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).
60US$ for 2 hours, 100US$ for 4 hours
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.|
I always hear that I speak good English and “Thank you.”
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Kokyo Higashi Gyoen (the East Garden of the Imperial Palace),
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Ginza, Tsukiji Market,
[ Minato Tokyo ]
Shiba Park, Ninja(Musashi-ryu),
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Path of Literature, Senko-ji, Saikoku-ji, Jodo-ji
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|How to request my service|
If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform firstname.lastname@example.org of my code (e13MGH101ENG).
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.
|I am looking forward to your request.