Career

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you enjoy working with people and are you interested in Japanese culture, customs, history, art, sports and daily living?

Then we are looking for you!

WANTED: LICENSED TOUR GUIDE

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Tokiotours seeks a (Licensed) Tour Guide to show our clients around Tokyo and adjacent areas.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include conducting tours both inside and outside Tokyo while using mostly the public transport system to travel from location to location; presenting unscripted, comprehensive, and engaging dialogue of what is being viewed, including historical and current information about Japan, its culture, local customs, history, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Prior experience must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills. You must be flexible, be able to keep calm in stressful situations, and have the ability to speak effectively in front of an audience.
  • Language ability: Fluent in English and Japanese, and one other language (preferably Dutch).
  • Must have a valid visa that allows you to work in Japan.
  • Preferably you are a holder of a tour guide license that allows you to work as a tour guide in Japan, or be willing and able to take the exams in order to become a licensed tour guide.
  • Must have the ability to retain detailed information, and must be able to work outdoors in year-round weather conditions. Guides are required to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, and will be required to adhere to the company’s established dress code.
  • Shifts vary Monday – Sunday, between 9am—10pm.

SALARY

This is a freelance position. Our guides work two to eight hours per day. Salary is commission based, and will be a percentage of the total earnings.