Pursuer of culture of JAPAN
- National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
- Likes and interests
- History, Sake, Traditional Culture, Nature･Scenery, Art and Architecture, Cooking
- About Mediator
- As a tour guide, I would like to discover a new charm and a new aspect of Japan with you! Different people from different countries have a variety of questions. Thus far, I got eye-opening questions from my customers. For example, a man from Vietnam asked me "Why do Japanese trees grow so straight?" I had never ever thought about the reason why trees are very much straight in most cases. This was a good starting point for me to study forest management of Japan which is mainly focusing on man-made forests by felling. A female visitor from India asked me, "How should I handle my head when I go to Onsen?" I had always encouraged my guests to try Onsen (hot springs) and she decided to do that. However I did not explain about putting the body only from the neck down into the bath!!! Because it was a matter of course for me to soak the body only in Onsen, I carelessly did not mention how to deal with the head. I learned that things which are considered natural or common sense would not fit into all the cultures in the world. Through those questions, I re-study many things about Japan over and over again. Now I welcome surprising questions with open arms. As a tour guide, and as a Japanese who love culture, history and present life of Japan, I would like to communicate with a lot of people who kindly show their interest in Japan in my ZOOM meeting. Q&A sessions would be a lot of fun!!!
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Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful virtual tour! I truly enjoyed it with your excellent English. Your deep insight into the Japanese forests and nature is just incredible. The half-an-hour online session went by so fast as your great presentation with lots of beautiful photos kept capturing me. This virtual tour is definitely worth joining.
I enjoyed Alice's tour a lot. Japan is so rich in nature. Her presentation of the PowerPoint was well-managed and had beautiful pictures. Her voice is soft but clear English which led to feel the beauty of Japan's trees and forests. Thank you Alice!
It was an excellent tour!! I fully enjoyed " Japanese forests and trees". Her English was so beautiful and easy to understand.
All the pictures were amazing. I would like to join the tour again. Thank you so much, Akiko san.
This tour is full of beautiful pictures and informative stories with attractive narrations. I could enjoyed the tour very much. There are some eye-opening information told by Akiko-san that I should know as a Japanese. So, I really appreciate her beautiful tour.
I feel really lucky to find this tour by Alice.
I decided to attend this one as a friend of mine said her tour was so enjoyable that he could attend the same tour once again.
I now know what is so impressive about it.
She virtually took me to many different parts of Japan, showing beautiful pictures of trees and forests.
Honestly speaking, I did not think the topic of trees and forests could be so interesting for someone who had had little knowledge about them.
This is highly recommended.
Alice-san explained to me about the beautiful forest landscapes across Japan. I love her elegant English! Thank you so much, Alice-san.
Excellent trip with good story line, presentation material, and beautiful photos.
Akiko san is a very good English communicator.
Good program to learn traditional and beautiful Japan from the perspectives of tree and forest. How? You will find out!
Alice is an amazing guide. Her English is very elegant and fascinating. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about a variety of trees in Japan. I really recommend this tour. Thank you, Alice in Japan.
Her tour is well organized and you can learn the main characteristics of the woods and trees in Japan.
The tour will also take you to the beautiful spots along with her favorite trees. So enjoyable !
Tour was so impressive. This tour has been the best online tour I have ever joined before.
Her way of talking was very professional, understandable, and lots of interesting things were included within 30 minutes.
The contents are very interesting , I understand how the guests enjoyed her real tour.
Some day I would like to explore Japan with her.
Thank you, Alice-san in Wonderland.