Toshi N.

4.90(40) reviews
 

Available Areas

Kanagawa (Living), Tokyo, Yamanashi, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita, Mount Fuji

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native), Spanish

 

Response Time

4 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

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About

(English)  ↓Spanish version down below ↓

My name is Toshi Nakahara.

I am certified tour guide for both English and Spanish.

I have lived in USA for 15 years in total starting from Iowa when I was in a high school as an AFS exchange student and later in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and finally in New Jersey as a business man.

I learned Spanish at Osaka University for Foreign Studies for 4 years and lived in Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador for more than 5 years in total, and travelled some other countries in Latin America and Spain.

I am a certified Wine sommelier and quite knowledgeable about Japanese Sake.

So in addition to the regular tour of metropolitan Tokyo area and its vicinity, I can take you to very authentic and popular restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful world of Japanese cuisine with some local drink. That is my strength, so to speak.

I can do one day or half day tour for weekends for Metropolitan Tokyo area, but also can cater to the needs of people who want to be guided to some deep, casual and reasonably priced "Izakaya" style drinking places during weekdays after 5:00PM if I am open. I can also guide, if schedule allows, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt. Fuji vecinity, Nikko and some popular places in western Japan like Kyoto, Nara and Osaka as I lived there for many years.

I enjoy talking about many topics such as Japanese culture and of your own country.

My motto is to make visiting friends from overseas experience memorable moments and make them feel at home and happy.

(Ahora en español)

Me llamo Toshi Nakahara.

Yo soy el guía turística certificado de Español y de Ingles.

Estudié la lengua española en la Universidad de Osaka para estudios extranjeros por 4 años y un año en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Después, tuve la oportunidad de trabajar en Venezuela por 2 años y en Ecuador por 2 años.

Soy también sommelier certificado de vino y tengo bastante conocimiento en Sake.

No solamente poder guíar los visitantes extranjeros por la zona popular de Tokio y su vecinidad durante los dias al fin de la semana, puedo tambien introducir a unos bares o tavernas típicos conocidos como "Izakaya" en los días de la semana después de 5 de la tarde.

Me gusta explicar sobre muchos temas culturales del Japón y conocer culturas de sus países.

Mi motto es servirles a ustedes en la forma mas agradable y memorable haciendo

todo lo posible para que sean ustedes feliz y satisfecho.

"Con un poco de vino, me siento divino"


Important

Please contact first to see if I am available.

Reviews

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Chelly Y.

Dec 13, 2022

Wonderful guide!

Toshi was a fun and pleasant tour guide. Knowledgeable on good routes and fun facts. He is full of stories that will make your travels all the more fun. We highly recommend Toshi if you want a personalized experience of the city!

Toshi N.

Chelly, Thank you very much for your wonderful review!! To tell the truth, I myself enjoyed guiding two of you. We had many things in common. If your schedule meets I can do another fantastic tour in the future. Please come back again.

Adam A.

Dec 9, 2022

Friendly, insightful, knowledgeable and FUN

An absolute gem of a local guide. From our first conversation, through visits to incredible sights, and to a bite to eat (and a drink!) I had one of the best travel experiences I've ever had with Toshi. He showed me some amazing places. Answered TONS of questions and gave me great advice for traveling Japan. Taught me a lot about Japanese culture and history. And was an awesome companion to chat, joke, and spend time with. If you want a perfect guide for your trip, I can't recommend him enough.

Toshi N.

Adam, It was indeed a lot of fan for me to guide you and talk to you. I want to see you again in the near future and exchange our opinions about life!

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Diane R.

Jan 14, 2020

Fantastic experience

Toshi was the perfect guide for my US family of 5, including 3 teenagers. His English is superb and he was very flexible. He had great recommendations and is extremely knowledgeable. Our trip to Tokyo was amazing thanks to Toshi!

Toshi N.

Thank you! I sent a message to you with information about family crest goods.

Randy R.

Jan 7, 2020

Made our Trip Memorable

Toshi was such a great guide and made our trip memorable. With the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and the foreign language, it would have been a challenge to figure things out but with Toshi's help, he showed us some nice things and explained many different things we would have to figure out on our own. He was helpful, patient with my 2 young daughters, and fed us some great food! I would recommend Toshi to anyone as his English is impeccable and he's very knowledgable. Will hire again next time I am in Tokyo! Thank you Toshi for all your help.

Toshi N.

Randy Thank you for your comments. I will be glad to be your guide again. Please come back again! May be on the way to another Disney resort in Asia?