About

Our knowledgeable guides

Cynthia Yee, owner

Jefferson Award winner, Cynthia is an active member of the Chinatown Community serving as past president of the Chinese Hospital Auxiliary, Chinatown Opti-Ms, Friends of On Lok, and Linking Rings Performing Arts.

Growing up in a Taoist Temple that her mother founded, Cynthia learned at an early age, the superstitions and traditions of the Chinese culture. A passion for sharing the history of Chinatown, Cynthia has been a tour guide since 1977. 

Ruby Tsang

Born and raised in San Francisco Chinatown, is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College , Los Angeles and College of Notre Dame in Belmont.  

Playing with oujii boards and spirit boxes at a young age, her paranormal experiences led to extensive research of her own culture and superstitions.

Presently employed with the SF Unified School system and works with students with Special Needs. 

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Pat  Nishimoto

Born and raised in San Francisco Chinatown, is a graduate of SF State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  Worked as a paraprofessional and administrative assistant for the SF Unified School District from 1973-2012. Pat’s extensive knowledge of Chinatown history and her experience working with children led her to be a natural for leading tours.  When not on the tennis courts, Pat also volunteers at the Asian Art Museum, Friends of On Lok and Highlands Elementary School.