Guide’s Profile

portrait of licensed guide and journalist Hiroko Yabuki

Hiroko Yabuki


Licensed Guide /
Journalist /

Hiroko was born in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. After working for several renowned magazines as a contributing writer / editor in Tokyo, she moved to the UK in 2008. She received a M.A. in cultural entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After four years in the U.K., she moved back to Japan and started working as a private travel guide, as well as contributing to magazines mainly writing about restaurants, shopping, and the culture and history of Tokyo. She founded the independent travel guide service, Tokyoai, in 2015.

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