Meet our team
Our team members are locals that are inspired by the roaring food scene. Let us take you on a tasty adventure full of food, humor, and history.
Yuma – Founder
As a certified sake sommelier and Japanese food enthusiast, Yuma started Ninja Food Tours in Tokyo after traveling across the US, Europe, and Asia in 2017. He also opened his own restaurant in 2019 to pursue his passion further. He spends a lot of time trying new restaurants and bars across Japan. Yuma is from Gifu, the central part of Japan where the famous mountain farmhouses are located in Takayama.
Best bite: Omakase at Mantenzushi
Favorite spot: Shinbashi (Standing bars there are awesome!)
Rie – Polyglot from Kyoto
I love travelling and have been to 30+ cities around the world. I love cooking at home and also eating local food when I go travelling. I would like to exchange ideas about your food culture and ours. It is my pleasure to have you and let’s make your trip to Tokyo unforgettable!!
Best bite: Tsukemen at Menya musashi bukotsu
Favorite spot: Kasai Rinkai Park
Andrea – Kimono pro
I am Frenchie from Champagne region living in Tokyo, working as a private tour guide and a holder of a Kimono international license. I decided to stay in japan for the amazing food and fashion culture. I’ll be more than glad to answer all your questions about Japan!
Best bite: Sashimi at Takamaru sengyoten
Favorite spot: Shimokitazawa
Giulia – Amante del Giappone
I was born and raised in Italy and I’ve always been interested in the Japanese culture as a kid. The first time I came to Japan I fell in love with this country and decided I wanted to live here. I moved to Tokyo 5 years ago and one of the things I enjoy the most is to try the local food and learn about it! Pursuing my passion for wine and sake, I became a Japanese certified sake sommelier in Japan. Hope I can share some drinks and Japanese delicacies with everyone!
Best bite: Sweet potato sticks at Nihonbashi Imoya Kinjiro
Favorite spot: Asakusa and Nihonbashi
Amanda – Sweets Lover
I came from Montreal, Canada over four years ago to live in Aomori, one of the most northern parts of Japan. Since then, I’ve hunted for great food and interesting nightlife all over the country, eventually settling in Tokyo. I’m a lover of all things sweet and seasonal, and I’m looking forward to showing you some of my favorite parts of the city!
Best bite: Fluffy pancakes at Flippers
Favorite spot: Shimokitazawa, Shibuya
Keiko – Home Chef
Born and raised in Tokyo, I like this city as the food scene is always changing. I claim that I am a chef because I have been feeding my family for 35+ years. Let’s learn Japanese culture and eat great food on my food tours.
Best bite: Cheesecake at Ginza West
Favorite spot: Ebisu
Tetsuko – Beeroisseur
Originally from Kanagawa, but have been living in Tokyo for a while. I love eating and drinking. In my free time (if I have any) I go look for new places to eat and drink. I especially like Japanese craft beers (e.g., IPA, white beer).
Best bite: The Meatzza and Devil Craft
Favorite spot: Kanda, Shinjuku 3-chome, Omotesando
Kaz – Spontaneous Traveller
Born in Fukuoka, Kyusyu Island and I have lived in Tokyo for more than 35 years. I enjoy traveling (especially spontaneous trips), walking, visiting museums, and cooking. I also like to share my knowledge of Japanese history and local’s favorite foods with many visitors.
Best bite: Hiroshima style pancakes
Favorite spot: Kichijyoji, Shinbashi
Ai – Sake Sommelier
Moe – Kansai Foodie
Born in Kyoto and raised in Osaka. I studied in Australia to be a professional interpreter. I love traveling, exploring new places and meeting new people. Whenever I travel, I always like to try local food and learn the culture there. Looking forward to seeing you on my tour.
Best bite: Arashiyama-gozen at Ine
Favorite spot: Fushimi Inari
Yuta – MJ Fan
I was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. When I was young, I remember seeing Michael Jackson and it changed my life. From that moment, I became enthusiastic about learning English and dancing, and I fell in love with how wonderfully diverse the world is. I have since studied abroad in the US, with an emphasis on communications, art, and cultural study. Now it’s my turn to show you some unique culture! Come join me, and let me share with you the amazing food, places, and culture of Japan!
Best bite: Soy milk Doughnuts at Konnamonja
Favorite spot: Kyo-Tango, Kyoto / Minoh, Osaka
Also, check out my MJ memorial dance video.