My name is Hideki Mori.
I am a Certified Tour Guide living in the small town called Samukawa in Kanagawa prefecture south of TOKYO. I am fluent in English and Japanese.
I have total 6 years studying and working experience in USA, and visited more than 30 countries during my career. I am very interested in meeting people from different countries and exchanging ideas.
I help you discover,
1. Japanese Culture, Nature, Food, and Spirit.
2. Japanese Technologies
3. Japanese Daily Life
As your private guide, I arrange the tour according to your interests.
Here are some comments from my recent guests.
Dear Mori San, We had a really lovely time in Japan and we all absolutely adore Tokyo. You were a fantastic friend in introducing all of us to all of the wonderful things Tokyo has to offer. We will be back!! (from New York, USA)
Dear Hideki-san, For a splendid day we could enjoy with you, I like to thank you very much. You lead us with great sensitivity and we learned a lot from you that enriches us also during our continuing travel through Japan. Every shrine and temple we visit, reminds us of your words and teaching. Let us express our high appreciation of you and your guiding us, we would be very pleased to have again the chance of meeting you. (from Germany)
There are many interesting and exciting things and places in Japan.
Please let me know your plan by Email. I am more than happy to help you realize them.
MBA : Stern, New York University 1993
International student : University of California, San Diego 1975
Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
(1) Tokyo walk 1 (8 hours)
Your hotel > Hamarikyu Garden(with Japanese Tea time) > Sumida river cruise >
Sensouji temple > Ueno(museums & zoo) > your hotel
(2) Tokyo walk 2 (4 hours)
Your hotel > Tsukiji fish market > Meiji Jingu Shrine > Harajuku(young fashion) >
(3) Automobile factory tour (8 hours)
Your hotel > Nissan auto mobile factory tour > Yokohama > China Town > your hotel
(4) Hakone and Mt Fuji (8 hours)
Your hotel > Shinjuku > Train to Hakone-Yumoto > Owakudani valley > Ashino-ko
lake(Mt Fuji view) > Odawara > Shinkansen bullet train > Tokyo > your hotel
(5) Odawara Castle & Hanga wood print experience
Your hotel > Odawara > Odawara Castle > Hanga(wood print) museum > your hotel
(6) Kamakura walk (8 hours)
Your hotel > Kamakura station> Kotokuin(Great Buddha Statue) > Hasedera
temple > Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine > Kamakura station > your hotel
(7) Enoshima island and Kamakura(8 hours)
Your hotel > Enoshima island > Kotokuin(Great Buddha Statue) > Hasedera >
your hotel (We use Enoden, small tram running along the shore line, from Enoshima to Kotokuin)
Please note that the above itineraries are examples.
I will make your own itinerary to fit your schedule.
Please let me know your interests and plans by Email, I will send you my proposals.
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.
But, I would recommend you to use public transportation systems(trains and buses) to put yourself in Japanese daily life, and find something different. It will make your tour in Japan far more interesting.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Factory and Japanese Garden Tour
Samurai Castle & Hanga(wood print) experience
Tokyo at a glance
Tokyo half day
Tour guide interests:
- Travel in and out of Japan, meet people and find new things
- Music: Jazz vocalist (Live performer, please see my You Tube Video)
- Golf: member of local private country club (a round with me can be arranged max 3 people)
- Soccer: member of local senior soccer team (play 20 games a year)
My strength as a tour guide:
- Excellent communication skills in English : 6 years study and work in USA, 8 years working for a global company(communication in English)
- Open to different cultures and ideas: visited more than 30 countries
- Flexible to meet the guest needs