Providing visitors to Japan with custom tours, including Nikko, Kamakura, Tokyo, Kyoto, complete Nakasendo, and other fantastic locations in Japan.
If you are coming to Japan, contact me for guidance for your whole time in Japan, or for a portion of your time. Either way, I look forward to showing you the best of Japan!
Thank you, Patrick
As a university student I majored in Japanese history and have lived in Japan for 39 years since graduating. During that time, I have taught Japanese history at an international school and have often led small groups on tours around Tokyo, Kamakura, Nikko, Kyoto, Himeji and other off the beaten path locations.
I enjoy explaining the culture and history of my adopted country to visitors who want to discover, experience, and learn about Japan at a deeper level.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
I will remember and greatly appreciate Patrick Lovell for the rest of my life. With competence and persistence, Patrick was able to locate my 92-year old Japanese aunt whom I have not seen since I left Japan at age 3. Through Patrick's excellent command of the Japanese language, I was able to communicate with my aunt. It was an incredible experience! Patrick is a very honorable, reliable, and trustworthy human being who went above and beyond. Thank you so much! Deborah
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Personalised guides to;
- Tokyo tours
- Little Kyoto in Tokyo, Yanaka
- Edo Castle tour
- Asakusa tour
- Seven Lucky Gods of Shibamata, Both Japanese history and food
- Historic Garden of Tokyo Tours
- Complete or Partial Nakasendo Tours
- Nikko - Toshogo and environs
- Hot spring tours
- Yokohama tours
- Kamakura tours
- Kobe and area
- Kyoto tours
- Himeji Castle tour
- Nara tours
- Custom tours to off-the-beaten-track
Families and groups up to six 210.00 per day. Groups that exceed this number 250.00 per day
Transportation by tour guide:
Tours by both public transportation (inexpensive) and by arranged private car (costly)
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Tokyo History Walking Tour
Tour guide interests:
History, Food, Culture, Traditional Japanese Dance, Kabuki
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Had a great two days of gardens and Cherry blossoms!
If you’re looking for a guide thoroughly knowledgeable of the history,
culture, geography, and intricacies of modern Japanese life than Patrick
is an absolutely perfect guide. In the time we spent in Tokyo with
him he showed us many of the important and well known sites, but also
quaint and interesting neighborhoods, small neighborhood shrines and
cemeteries, and many of the historically and politically important
places. Of particular interest to us was his ability to place the sites
Reliable, helpful & knowledgable.
Patrick provided us with a very well organized tour. Easy going & adaptable, our family throughly enjoyed touring Tokyo with him.
Thanks so much Patrick :) hopefully you'll be free to tour with us again on our next trip to Tokyo :)