"I was heading to Tokyo for my first visit with the specific goal of eating local, native foods. Not speaking Japanese nor reading the language but craving and hoping for THE foodie experience I contacted Mika. I can say that every expectation was surpassed. We went to local food markets of all varieties and spoke with the vendors. We ate in small, local (and often hard to find) restaurants enjoying several types of cuisine. Mika provides several options, knows the scene, landscape and appreciates the Japanese Food Culture. The fact that Mika's English is perfect is a nice bonus. Mika lived and worked in the Food Industry in San Francisco for several years. You can feel and appreciate her passion for food, understanding a Westerner in Japan and communicates clearly. Mika, thank you, you made my trip to Japan the food experience I had hoped for and was unsure achievable."