How can I become a member?

Some articles will be openly available to all website visitors. Others will be available only to members. Membership is free, and you can become a member by signing up with your email address.

In doing so, you will receive our email magazine with links to exclusive content. The mail magazine will be sent as new articles are available. We won't send more than two emails in each calendar month.

Professional guides who do not have a Japanese government licence are kindly requested not to join as members.

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*Your email address will only be used by Omiyage Memories. We will never divulge your address to another company.

Who hosts your experience at Omiyage Memories?

I am Misao Toyoshima. I have worked as a government-certified professional guide interpreter and medical interpreter for eleven years. I'm a sake sommelier and a pharmacist. I am based in Tokyo, but I guide more than 200 guests per year nationwide.

About Misao

I'm the author of the book 139 Views of Japanese Souvenirs, which is available at Amazon online as an e-book in English and Chinese.

Online Consultation

When you are ready to get specific, you can talk to a government-liscenced guide and interpreter through Zoom, for a reasonable fee. All questions about Japanese food culture and travel are welcome!

Please read more about this service at the link below.

online consultation