Izumi Akiyama lives in Ibaraki just north of Tokyo. After working in an IT giant for more than 2 decades she decided to pursue her passion in tourism. She realizes Japan is a small country but there are so many places she has never been and so many things that she never knew. She is a national certified English guide (registered in Ibaraki: EN00208) and a Domestic Travel Administration Manager. She is happy assisting travelers from all over the world to explore wonders of Japan.