I used to live in Canada and USA for more than 10 years as an expatriate of a subsidiary of my company in Japan. During my staying in North America I have had the guts to speak English. Why? Because I originally got a cold sweat so many times on my business. But after a period of time, I got rid of its difficult situations. Since then I haven't felt afraid of speaking English, furthermore I have been enjoying to communicate with local people. I would like to help you all people around the world to visit Japan.
There were two main reasons why I would like to be a national guide. First of all, I found pleasure in talking with people who live in a different culture. I like intercultural communication very much. And secondly, I would like to increase Japanese fans in the world as many as possible through letting them taste Japanese culture, history, nature, and food as much as possible. I have visited all of Japanese National parks and most of the World heritage sites in Japan.
Until now, I projected plans and worked in guide business at small scale such as in Nikko - a world heritage site and a national park area, or in Mashiko - one of the most famous pottery towns. From now on, I would like to expand the business on a frequent basis such as Ashikaga - an oldest academic city in Japan, Tochigi - an old warehouse and commercial city. If you like, I can prepare bicycles. I hope you join us.
My guide policy is "To guide kindly, politely, safely, and happily with good faith".
This URL below is a Slide-Show I made including places where I traveled around Japan. It will help your travel to Japan. I hope you enjoy it. Just click it, and the show will start automatically in about 20 seconds.
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Amazing and helpful
Thank you very much. Have a safe trip! And I hope your future will be safe and healthy.
We are glad to have Akio as our guide to show us the nice and interesting places in Tokyo. Akio is very patient and never rush us. He told us some history and what is interesting about the places we saw. Without Akio, it would be very difficult for us to go around the subway stations in Tokyo. Thank you Akio.
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