Pascal Masse Private tour guide in Tokyo, Kamakura, Kanazawa - Japan

Pascal Masse

Guide profile:

Hello !! Bonjour !!

Welcome to Tokyo !! Bienvenue à Tokyo !!

(Petite note pour les francophones: dû à un manque de place sur le site, je ne suis pas en mesure de mettre en ligne une description complète en Français de mes services. Néanmoins, toutes les prestations que je propose, services pour voyageurs d'affaire ainsi que les tours personalisés ou thématiques, sont disponibles intégralement en Français avec les contenus et tarifs indiqués ci-dessous. N` hésitez pas à me contacter à votre convenance pour tout renseignement ! A bientôt !)

Due to its fascinating culture and history, a trip to Tokyo can be a fantastic experience but it can also be quite overwhelming for foreign visitors: different language/culture, an arcane public transportation network, streets without names, the crowds....Well, not to worry !

As a resident of Tokyo for the past 11 years and a fluent speaker in Japanese, It will be my pleasure to help you make your way around the city, discover it and experience Japanese history and culture, without any stress or worries !

Having worked in relation with Japanese companies for over 16 years, I am also highly knowledgeable of Japanese business etiquette and manners, allowing me to accompany corporate travelers to business functions and perform attendance/translation services if required in advance. Airport pick ups and accompaniments to hotels are also part of my services.

Sightseeing wise, I offer customized tours of Tokyo/other cities in Japan based on your personal preferences and/or thematic tours based on unique cultural and historical sites located within central Tokyo. Being a Japanese history and culture buff, I aim to offer you a unique tour with anecdotes not in guide books, places off the beaten track and, depending on season/availability, typical experiences known only to Tokyo residents !

I look forward to hearing from you, planning your tour and us experiencing Tokyo together !

*Please note that the rates quoted at the right bottom corner do include my transportation and lunch fees. Your own transportation and lunch fees are NOT included.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Stuart S.

Pacsal was excellent. he is French and gave us an outsiders perespective along with good working knowledge of Japan. His style was great. He knew when to let us experience whatever we were touring and when to get more involved and explain the situation. He knows the culture very well. Highly recommended.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Tokyo thematic sightseeing tours (see Sightseeing tours below)

Tokyo city tours personalized (based on your own preferences/fields of interest)

Services for corporate travelers: airport pick-ups, accompaniments to Hotels and business functions (meetings and dinners). Translation during business functions if required in advance. A business schedule can be coupled with a few hours of sightseeing within Tokyo.

Other possible cities/locations for tourism : Kamakura (full day), Yokohama, Odawara, Nikko, Hakone, Kanazawa (1 day min)

Tour guide general services

Transportation by tour guide:

Like most Tokyo residents, we will mostly use public transports (trains, subways, buses) and walk around quite a bit (good shoes and comfortable attire highly recommended !).

Taxis are actually pretty affordable and can be used on an ad-hoc basis.

For corporate travelers, transportation around the city will be a mix between taxis and public transports, depending on times and itineraries.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

In the footsteps of the 47 ronins/Bushido tour Price Per Group 325.00 USD
Tokyo's unknown gardens Price Per Group 325.00 USD
Traces of Ancient Edo Price Per Group 325.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Meeting people from different parts of the world, many elements of Japanese culture (history, martial arts, hot springs, gardens, tea ceremony, kabuki), eating, drinking and exploring/discovering new places.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Stuart S. 03 May 2017

Pacsal was excellent. he is French and gave us an outsiders perespective along with good working knowledge of Japan. His style was great. He knew when to let us experience whatever we were touring and when to get more involved and explain the situation. He knows the culture very well. Highly recommended.

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