Accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide
PrivateTaxi is doing a service in which National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter an English interpreter and sightseeing guide, accompanies passengers to famous and historic places in Japan.
We will help a variety of people to know about seasonal Tokyo, traditional culture unique to Japan, famous places, historic sites, and historical sites, and also to have a good memory.
National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will accompany every 2 to 4 persons, so unlike a sightseeing tour with many people, this tour will be a rich and fulfilling sightseeing tour in Japan.
We also encourage you to take advantage of this service when attending international conferences and symposiums in Japan, as you will be able to spend a comfortable time in unfamiliar Japan without any inconvenience.
The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter who will be accompanying you is a very experienced interpreter and guide with a strong background in history and has worked as an interpreter for foreign dignitaries, so you can enjoy Japan with peace of mind.
What is a National Licensed Guide Interpreter?
National Licensed Guide Interpreters are described in the Licensed Guide Interpreters Act as "those who receive compensation, and provide interpreted guidance (the act of accompanying foreign nationals and providing travel-related guidance in a foreign language)". National Licensed Guide Interpreters are those who has passed the national exam, have advanced foreign language skills, high-level knowledge related to tourism such as history, geography and culture throughout Japan, and who are registered by the prefecture.Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. (March 16, 2020). Japan Tourism Agency “Licensed Guide Interpreters System” [Web Site]. Retrieved from https://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/shisaku/kokusai/tsuyaku.html
Introducing Motoko Abe
We are pleased to introduce Ms. Motoko Abe.
Motoko Abe is currently a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in the Kanto area.
- Kanto area refers to the seven prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Chiba.
She also works as a business interpreter, making her a professional with a wide range of communication skills.
She is a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter with a good reputation and has been requested many times, so please appoint her for sightseeing in the Kanto area around Tokyo and Mt. Fuji.
Abe-san is in charge of guiding sightseeing in English, but we have other guides who speak a variety of languages including French, Spanish, and Chinese, and we will be happy to introduce them to you if you wish.
I look forward to spending an enjoyable and productive time with you!
Depending on the date, time, and language of your choice, you may be accompanied by a different interpreter guide than Abe, the interpreter guide introduced here.
We offer plans tailored to your pace
We at Private Taxi are not in the travel business, so we are unable to create a detailed and thorough sightseeing plan.
However, our National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will work with you to create a plan that is tailored to your needs so that you can enjoy the freedom to shop and stop at your own pace.
Please do not hesitate to let us know your departure and arrival points, times, places you would like to visit, courses you would like to take, and any other details you may have.
Recommended Tourist Attractions
Please click here to see the most popular tourist destinations as asked by our National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter and the destinations they have been pleased to show you.
Enjoy Tokyo's uniqueness
Today, it has become a center of status for young people, and is one of the world's leading electronics districts, bustling with shoppers year-round, including those who come to shop from overseas.
The area is lined with a variety of stores, from parts stores selling even the smallest electronic parts to maid cafes and manga and anime stores, and you will never get tired of just looking at them.
We highly recommend this town to those who love manga and anime.
Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya
The central town for young people, this is the area for shopping and fashion. It is also the center of fashion in Japan (the originator of fashion), and is a town that should be seen at least once as various new cultures continue to emerge.
As you can tell from the name of the area, Omotesando, there is also the majestic and serene Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park right next door, perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing in Tokyo.
Senso-ji Temple, founded in 628 A.D., is the center of the area, with Kaminarimon and Nakamise in the center. Nearby is the Kappabashi Tool Street, with more than 170 stores selling cutlery, cooking and kitchen utensils.
The view from the Tokyo Sky Tree observation deck (observation corridor 450 meters above ground) across the Sumida River is recommended.
Why not experience the human touch in Asakusa, where the Japanese sentiment and downtown culture are alive and well?
Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi area
The Yanaka, Nezu, and Sendagi neighborhoods are full of history and emotion, and have a good old Tokyo atmosphere with Japanese houses, alleys, wells, and other downtown features.
How about a temple tour in the Yanaka area, where temples are densely located? The Yanaka Shichifukujin pilgrimage, said to be the oldest of the seven gods of good fortune in Edo, is also recommended.
At Nezu Shrine, you can admire 3,000 azalea plants of 100 varieties during the "Azalea Festival" held every April.
Enjoy the sights that are just a short distance from Tokyo
Yokohama - Chinatown
Yokohama is the second largest city in the Kanto region, and has flourished as a port city adjacent to Tokyo.
For those who enjoy food, we recommend visiting Chinatown, with its variety of restaurants, ranging from popular home-style restaurants to upscale stores, and the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, where famous ramen stores from all over the country are located.
Please refer to the following pages for a list of recommended short-distance destinations around Tokyo and long-distance destinations such as Hakone, Mt.Fuji.