Eddy M.

4.88(17) reviews
 

Available Areas

Chiba (Living), Kanagawa, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama, Narita

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

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About

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.

I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

Tours

Visit Chiba castle and Chiba shrine

Chiba
4 hours

Visiting spots: (1) Chiba castle which houses the Chiba city folk museum (2) Chiba shrine which is one of beautiful Shinto shrines (3) The Sogo Chiba department store, especially its food floor Transportation: (1) Train ( JR Keiyo line ) (2) Chiba city monorail

FROM$44/ per person

Half day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

Tokyo
5 hours

This tour covers a popular sightseeing course; a beautiful Japanese garden called Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, and Sensoji temple in Asakusa, which is the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Through this tour, you can see old and modern Tokyo, and traditional Japanese culture especially in Asakusa. Note: From late March to early April, you can enjoy cherry blossoms.

FROM$221/ per group

One day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

Tokyo
7 hours

This tour covers popular sightseeing spots; Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, Asakusa, Meiji-jingu shrine and Shibuya. Through this tour, you can see old and modern Tokyo, and traditional culture especially at Sensoji temple and Meiji-jingu. It is possible to modify the itinerary according to customer' interests. Note: From late March to early April, you can enjoy cherry blossoms.

FROM$265/ per group

Cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Tokyo
6 hours

In Tokyo, the cherry blossom season is from late March to early April. The blossom is in full bloom only for several days. The standard course covers the following spots in Tokyo: (1) East gardens of the Imperial Palace (2) Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru park (3) Shinjuku Gyoen Destinations can be changed to other spots including: Ueno park, Sumida park, or Yasukuni shrine

FROM$247/ per group

Fukagawa, a holy town, and Japanese garden

Tokyo
5 hours

This tour covers popular sightseeing spots in Fukagawa, Downtown Tokyo; Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and Kiyosumi Gardens.You will see a beautiful Shinto shrine and experience a sacred Buddhist ritual at the Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and amble in a Japanese garden. Also, you can enjoy Japanese food for lunch.It is possible to modify the itinerary according your interests.

FROM$221/ per group

Mt. Nokogiri, saw-shaped mountain, in Chiba

Chiba
8 hours

Mt. Nokogiri literally means “saw mountain” located at the southern part of Chiba prefecture. It offers a spectacular cliff view overlooking the Tokyo Bay and green countryside. In the mountain, there is a large Buddhist temple called Nihonji having huge stone statues in sacred forests. So, you will be relaxed in the beautiful nature and sacred atmosphere.

FROM$360/ per group

Reviews

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Jane D.

Jan 31, 2020

Very Enjoyable experience

Eddy provides a very enjoyable experience. He tailored the tours to points of interest to me and educated me about Japan

Eddy M.

Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour around Tokyo. I hope that you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

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Julie H.

Jan 27, 2020

City Tour in Tokyo.

We booked a city tour with Eddy in Tokyo a few months ago. Eddy was very responsive when we contacted him. He was punctual, flexible, and helpful. He gave us background information on Japanese culture, history, and language. He was very patient waiting for us to shop for souvenirs and was also very accommodating when we asked to deviate a little bit from our general tour plan. He answered all of our questions and pointed out interesting sights along the way. He spoke good English and was friendly. We enjoyed spending time with Eddy and we thank him for his wonderful service.

Michael C.

Oct 29, 2019

Trip to the RyuKyuKan Flood Control Network

Eddy was an absolute joy as a guide. We had a very unique request, of going to the Tokyo area flood control system, a huge underground cavern used to protect outer Tokyo. He gladly accepted such a unique tour. My wife an I were really surprised and pleased to see he even faxed our hotel to make sure we knew where to meet him! He also filled our long train rides with all kinds of fun activities, like learning about Japanese writing, history, and important phrases. Over lunch, he even taught us how to make oragami! He was very kind and patient, and we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Eddy!

Eddy M.

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I was pleased to guide you, a nice young couple from US. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in Japan. Eddy

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Chun hoong F.

Oct 12, 2019

Very good and interesting tour with Eddy

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.

Eddy M.

Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy