Masatoshi M.

5.00(9) reviews
 

Available Areas

Fukuoka (Living), Saga

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

1 hour on average

 

Availability Updated

5 days ago

 

About

I had worked for the Japan's biggest travel agency JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) for 35 years as a tour escort for Japanese.

I visited 68 countries and of course all over Japan as well. So I’m familiar with almost all of the tourist attractions in Japan.

More over I’m also a professional magician now. I’m a member magician of The Magic Castle in Hollywood in US. That's why I made a decision to become an English tour guide.

I acquired a tour guide license issued by the Japanese government with a lot of hard work in 2016 and I started from the following year.

I guided 1,420 people with 17 groups totaly in 2017and 1,600 people in 1018.

Through long work for travel business, I was assigned to excursions of all over Japan, such as Sapporo, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and others, which gave me intimate knowledge about most places in the country.

In addition, I am adept in business fields and knowledgeable about historical sites, traditional culture and modern subcultures in Japan.

My wife is a disabled person with an intractable disease who needs 24-hour nursing care.

Our daughter takes care of my wife while I am guiding.

Even if my schedule is free, I may not be able to take the tour on days when my daughter cannot cooperate.

Please ask me first. If it is possible.

Important

Showing non-Japanese around Japan is what I have always wanted to do, thus I appreciate my clients and do my best to serve them. It's my pleasure to strive to make plans, which will be uniquely suited for each client, in line with their requests with the sole object of fulfilling my duty. And entertainment with my professional magic through your tour.

Reviews

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Chris S.

Nov 30, 2022

The most magical of all tours!

Mori-san was the most magical of tour guides we had while in Japan. Lots of slick facts, and slicker magic tricks during travel or downtime. We learned so much in our short time with Mori and would recommend him to anyone within his touring area! When we go back we will be looking him up again. Thank you Mori-san!

Masatoshi M.

Thank you for joining me on my tour. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Kristin H.

Nov 26, 2022

Our family's favorite guide!

Morry was such a fantastic guide! He met us at our train, gave us a very informative tour of Fukuoka's shrines, temples and historic sights, a great powerpoint presentation about sumo (which we were in town to see), brought us to a great lunch spot (at which he organized a vegetarian lunch for me and sushi for my daughter) and a cool local craft store and then accompanied us to the sumo grand championship. Morry is extremely well-informed, upbeat and energetic, professional, organized and thoughtful and REALLY went the extra mile to make it a fantastic day for us. When he heard I had broken my foot and was having trouble sightseeing on foot, Morry brought a wheelchair to the train and pushed me all over town in it. A few days after our tour we asked him if he might be able to buy us a sumo souvenir which we had forgotten to buy he happily do so and mailed it to us in Tokyo. We have been guided by many guides over the years and Morry is our family's favorite. We hope to hire him to guide us for a longer multi-city trip in Japan in the future. Thank you so much, Morry!

Masatoshi M.

Christin-san I am very happy that you enjoyed sightseeing in Fukuoka and watching sumo wrestling. And thank you for the many good reviews. I look forward to being your guide again someday.

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Kenneth K.

Oct 23, 2022

Excellent Guide, friend and resource who goes out of his way to be helpful

We decided on having Morry as our guide for the Fukuoka/Hakata area several months ago, after some correspondence with him on GoWithGuide, choosing him because he seemed the most responsive to our specific requests. Over the months before our trip he did research on things we wanted to see and do, including purchasing Japanese knives and calligraphy supplies, and in sUggesting specific restaurants. He even put together a PowerPoimt of the sites he would be taking us to, and checked out the knife and calligraphy shops. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites, and took us to some additional spots that suited our interests. He made a special effort to show us many aspects of the sites which we would not have been able to figure out our own. His English is perfect. We would strongly recommend that you book Morry as a guide.

Masatoshi M.

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed Fukuoka and that you were able to buy some knives and calligraphy brushes. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip to Japan.

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Ann marie A.

Jan 1, 2020

Fukuoka and Nagasaki 2 Day Tour

Masatoshi is very sincere in making foreigners comfortable in Japan. His towards his clients are characterized by genuine service and concern for each of his client. He will never make anyone feel that he is being imposed upon by even the smallest request by a client. He gives best recommendations in the tours which can be taken considering the time allotted for a brief kyushu visit. And, he is able to recommend the best food at the least cost to suit the budget of the tourist. He is very knowledgeable in Japanese history and the world historical events influenced by japan, and the internal and international politics during those historic events. This enables one to understand with more ease. He is able to make people understand local culture and the reasons that influence Japanese behavior, as a nation and as an individual. And, most often make people accept small practices that describe well the social significance of each. And the best part? He also entertains us with some tricks!! Best tour ever.

Masatoshi M.

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that your family enjoyed sightseeing in Fukuoka and Nagasaki. Please contact me the next time you come to Japan. I will be happy to guide you throughout Japan. Magician Morry  Mastoshi