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Michiko, SASAYAMA, M.Ed.

National licensed English guide, a member and "A-grade guide" of the Japan Guide Association (JGA) . Live in Tokyo's 23 wards.

Can guide in English and Indonesian. (License No.EN02546, Tokyo)

Full-time tour guide, and a certified tour conductor, working all over Japan from one day to multiple days. Experienced tour guide working for major travel agents in Japan, U.S.A., etc.

Have had individual / group tours, incentive tours, goverment projects, etc.
Have studied in Australia, worked in Indonesia and Malaysia as a Japanese Language Teaching Expert. Some teaching skills such as using picture cards are used in guiding.

Onsen (hot spring) Sommelier / Japanese Green Tea Advisor

<Business Partners>
JTB Global Marketing & Travel
JTB Hokkaido Corp.
Hankyu Travel International Co.,Ltd
Kinki Nippon Tourist
Nippon Travel Agency Co.,Ltd
Tokyo City Tour
ANA Sales Co.,Ltd.
Yasaka Group
Nokyo Tourist Corporation
Feel Japan with K Co.,Ltd
TEI Inc.
Tokyo Conventkon & Visitors Bureau
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Japan Foundation

My hobby: Swimming, workout at a gym, music (KARAOKE, playing the piano, Okinawan sanshin). Traveling used to be my hobby, but now it is my job!

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Comments from guests

  • - My dear friend Michiko,

    For years I had dreamed of visiting Japan and experiencing "the land of the rising sun" but I never imagined that my visit would be as incredible as it was all due to your guidance. As a writer and doctor, I have been allowed the freedom to travel to many places in the world including Tibet and Egypt but the trip to Tokyo with you as my guide at least equaled if not topped them all. Your knowledge of Japanese history and culture thoroughly impressed me and never at any time did I feel in the least helpless or confused. You are so detail-oriented that all bases were covered from meeting me at the hotel before the appointed time, to helping me through crowded subway stations, advising me on items I wished to purchase from various vendors in the markets to that incredible lunch of an excellent sampling of assorted Japanese dishes. The fact that you even returned change to me proved your high standards even to the point of walking me all the way to security at the airport with more than enough time to catch my flight.

    Lady I will always remember this trip and will recommend you to all of my friends and associates. Not only are you a professional but a very nice person to be around and I know you will become synonymous with being the top guide in Japan. Thank you so much and I look forward to my next tour with you. Take care,

    Dr. John H. Cary

    Samho, South Korea (formerly of LaGrange, Georgia USA)

  • - Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us in such an enjoyable way. We learned so much from your expert instructions and explanations. You were most accomodating and we enjoyed your sense of humor and lovely singing.
  • - Thank you for a great trip! Hope to see you again on a future trip!
  • - Thank you very much for our wonderful experience in your country.
  • - Thank you for a wonderful escapade in Japan! We had a great learning! And we are impressed by your KARAOKE! We love the karaoke bus!
  • - Thank you Michiko san for making our trip enjoyable and memorable. We are very blessed to have you as our tour guide!
  • - Thank you Michiko! for such a wonderful time in Japan. We are so glad to have met you and have you as our tour guide. Your arrangements are always punctual and we had enough time at every location. Because of this trip, we hope to visit Japan again soon.
  • - Thank you so much! It was really fun hanging out with you and we really appreciate your accompany during our free time.
  • - Thank you so much for a lovely vacation. You are FANTASTIC.
  • - This was a wonderful tour and so were you!
  • - I have enjoyed this trip and am grateful for your knowledge and information that you have given us. Thanks.
  • - You made our experience of Japan most memorable. When we think of Japan we will always think of you.