About

SF KANKO

All of our small group walking tours are operated in easy English and the contents are slowly spoken so that even elementary school students can understand. They are also very good for non-English speakers such as tourists from Europe, South America and Asia and foreign students learning English in the city.

We also have Japanese tours and some English-speaking US customers book our Japanese tours as gifts to Japanese visitors. Japanese people living in the USA often book our English tours since other members of the family only speak English.

Many local residents also book our tours to get to know San Francisco in different angles. 

If it is a private tour, our bilingual guide can switch 2 languages on request. During a private tour, we may use public transportations to get you the place faster. 

Our goal is for you to enjoy San Francisco 100% so feel free to send us inquiry any time you have something in mind.

The Founder: Manabu Morikawa

I'm Manabu Morikawa and I 'm the founder of SF KANKO (KANKO means "sightseeing" in Japanese.) I was born in a hot-spring town called Obama, Nagasaki-prefecture, Japan. When I was at my grandmother's house which was in Unzen National Park, I found that many tourists were failing to visit the places that they should have due to the lack of trail signs so I started a volunteer walking guide in the park at the age of 8 every summer.

I came to San Francisco as a branch manager of a Japanese travel agency and worked there for about 13 years. After spending a long time walking in the city, I found the same thing was happening in this beautiful city. For example, many tourists visit Lombard Street but if they walk 2 more blocks, they can see one more interesting place but many of them are missing it because guidebooks or the Internet don't tell them.

I founded this company since I love San Francisco very much and I do not want you to miss a thing. Our tours are for you to maximize your San Francisco experiences!

SAN FRANCISCO'S FIRST WALKING TOUR IN BOTH ENGLISH AND JAPANESE!