Hi, I am Shinya. I was born in Tokyo and brought up there. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
I have lived in Tokyo for more than 40 years. I am a Tokyoite, so I can give you valuable information about interesting places which are not written on ordinary guide books, if you would like to visit. I would like to support you to make your trip in Japan much more fun and wonderful! I want to make you smile, surprise and happy throurgh the trip!
Followings are some of my favorite things:
I like to play sports.(Basketball, tennis, skiing), I like to go to see the movies such as "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park". I like to see traditional Japanese art such as Kabuki, Ukiyoe and Japanese paintings.
I like to read Japanese history related books.
Let's enjoy exploring Japan with me!
I look forward to seeing you!
We really enjoyed our afternoon with Shinya! He was extremely organized and created the perfect itinerary for us that included karaoke, a maid Cafe, a tour of the radio building so that we could buy souvenirs, and so many other things. He made sure that we checked everything off of our list and also provided very detailed history on each of the things that we saw. He was the perfect guide and I would recommend him to anyone coming to Tokyo.
We really enjoyed our day with Shinya. We started the day by visiting the beautiful Meiji-Jingu shrine, and we learned a great deal from Shinya about the history of the shrine, Japanese history, and the Meiji period. He was also very helpful in explaining ritual and customs in the shrine and helped us appreciate the beliefs and attitudes motivating the rituals. After the shrine, we visited the Cat Cafe, famous in the guidebooks but which we cannot recommend, and then walked through Takeshita street and the Harajuku neighborhood -- a lot of fun people-watching and shopping. Finally, we walked over to the Omotesando district, where we really had fun looking at the extravagant shops, the beautiful people and the cool cars; and Shinya had helpful knowledge about some of the amazing modern commercial architecture in the area, which we really enjoyed seeing. Shinya was thoughtful and interesting, and spoke excellent English. He was also caring and thoughtful about our well-being and interests, and worked hard to give us a wonderful day. We would look forward to working with Shinya again if we come back to Japan.
Shinya was an excellent guide, responsible and kind, providing us with an in depth tour of Tokyo.
Shinya was a wonderful host, we spent half a day with him to help us acclimatise to Tokyo on our first visit and he was very helpful, informative and kind. He selected a schedule which met all of our family needs, we visited the ueno park to see the cherry blossom, also a temple nearby and the akihabara district. We loved visiting the hedgehog cafe and we spent a great first day with him. We are very grateful to Shinya for helping us to organise the exchange of our JR pass. Highly recommended!
Dear Naomi, Thank you so much for your nice feedback. It was my great pleasure for me to guide you and your nice family members. I do hope you have a wonderful time during your stay in Japan. I wish I could guide you someday in the near future again! Best regards, Shinya