=== Digital Art Museum is now the top must-see. There are two sites: teamLab Planets and Borderless. Don't miss both of them. ### Please join an evening tour of the seasonal event: Lightening up colored leaves in Rikugien Garden, which lasts untill Dec. 9. ===
-Three Cs: Courteous, Curious, and Comfortable --- Every communication starts with courtesy, and I keep a sense of a host as a guide in this country. Every trip is made better by curiosity, and I will make it much stronger by introducing something new to you even if you are repeaters. Lastly I would like you to feel comfortable and relaxed for every moment of your stay, essential for an enjoyable trip. With these three ideas, I will provide you with Courteous, Curious, and Comfortable tours, walking, talking, eating, and viewing together. Here is my blog: https://kws-tourguide.blogspot.com
-Experience of treating business customers
I retired from business several years ago, and now live in Tokyo to enjoy my own life. I was brought up in Hiroshima, spent several years in my youth in Kyoto, and worked mainly in Tokyo. In those days, I had a number of chances to introduce business customers to our cultural and/or historical spots on weekends or after finishing meetings, which led me to a new job, a tour guide. In addition, I've visited more than twenty cities and areas overseas on business or privately so far. That helps me understand my country from various points of view.
- Area where I work
I mainly cover the Tokyo area, including cities outside Tokyo, such as Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kamakura and Nikko. I'd say that the current capital has many things more interesting and exciting to see and experience than the old ones. Besides the famous landmark, Mt. Fuji, The city has traditional culture that flourished in the 17th - 19th centuries, and is developing amazing contemporary culture that suggests its future. Let's move around together.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Teru is great! He's super-organized and willing to take you anywhere you want to go. He takes good care of you at all times. Travel with him is by train and subway, so you'll get a lot of walking and see how the Japanese people really move around their country. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
(A) Welcome you at the airport (Narita/Haneda) and support to get to your hotel downtown by express train or bus
I or my colleague welcomes you at the exit of customs of the airport and support you until you arrive at your hotel. You are requested to pay for only the guide's transportation fee, which is $30 for the fare from Narita to Tokyo, and $15 for that from Haneda. ( You pay for your own fare.)
The service is offered as a complimentary one if you book a full-day tour on the next day.
(B) Number of clients
I hope that the number of customers is less than eight.
I prepare three basic options: (1) half-day tour (4 hours, without a meal), (2) full-day tour (8 hours, including lunch), (3) Evening tour (4 hours including a meal).
I am willing to customize a tour for you in the range from 2 hours (one sight-seeing spot) to 12 hours, depending on your convenience.
Transportation by tour guide:
(1) I basically take public transportation during a tour, which is convenient and money-saving in Tokyo. But It might be a little tough for people with weak legs.
(2) I'll take a taxi or make a reservation of a hired car if you request.
The fare will be paid by the distance or by the hour.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Evening Tour of Downtown Walking and Local Food
Full Day Tour of the Top Five Must-Sees
Half Day Tour of the Top Three Must-Sees
Sumo Stable Visit
Tour guide interests:
I would like to share with you the following things:
(1) Nature, Culture and History: You'll find them in Japanese gardens or religious structures.
(2) Traditional, Contemporary or Futuristic scene: You'll come across on the street or in the theatre.
(3) Simple, Varied or Elaborate works: You'll witness them in Japanese dishes or handiwork.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Very happy with the service.
I am an agent and my clients were so pleased with the full day tour to Mt Fuji
This guide goes the extra mile and offer's the clients an amazing experience.
I would rate Teru at 7 stars if possible.
1) Before the trip, he created a detailed hour by hour itinerary which he shared with us. We provided our thoughts and he updated it
2) Our group was a tough group. Various food requirements, different interests, and different stamina. He was able to accommodate us very well
3) He helped us plan subsequent travel in Japan at no cost
4) He has great passion for Japan and its culture
5) Very warm..felt like I was with a friend rather than a guide.
We were group of 2 couples (one from NY and one from London).in our early 60'th.
Teru-san did amazing job , trying to introduce us to the Japan capital.
Teru-san was with us for 3 days - one day was for Tokyo , another for Nikko and last one for Fuji. All 3 tours were very well planned and executed.
Teru-san was very friendly and optimistic by his nature.
We are highly recommending him as a Tokyo tour guide.
Thank you Teru-san!!
We were recently very lucky to have Teru Kawasaki as our Guide and translator in Tokyo. He was very knowledgeable, smart, organised, fun, kind and flexible. He designed a brilliant itinerary for us and took us to all the things we wanted to see and do and made great suggestions of other things he thought we'd like. He even met us at the airport and made getting to our hotel in Tokyo super easy and quick. Whether for work or holiday Teru is the perfect guide and we Highly Recommend hi
I am rating our tour to Kamakura with Mr. Teru Kawasaki as 5 starts plus.
We really enjoyed a perfectly and thoughtfully tailored tour around Kamakura Mr. Kawasaki put together for us. The tour simply exceeded all our expectations. Mr. Kawasaki was very helpful not just on the day of the tour but help us with the numerous questions we have asked regarding dining, transportation, and places to see in Hakone and Kyoto that were our next stops on the trip to Japan.
We are strongly recommending M
Excellent, a truly enjoyable day with Teru.
He was a wonderful guide, not only taking me to
the places I wanted to see and food I wanted to
eat, but also considerate to take a bit of a rest
when I needed it. He has a full command of English, and made my Asakusa Temple and
Very happy to have met and been guided by
Teru. Thanks !
Tour Guide Comment:
It is my pleasure. I am very surprised to see that you know a lot about our food culture, especially delicacies. That’s a great experience to me, too.
Don't let the serious photo fool you. Teru is a lot of fun!
You're getting an expert on sites and culture and he will point out things you never would have known without him. His English is excellent and you will be able to communicate perfectly.
He takes the time to listen and plan based on your likes and preferences. He knows what questions to ask over e-mail and will ensure the best use of your time together.
I have used Viator 20+ times and enthusiastically recommend Teru for tour
We loved our time with Teru. He was respectful, considerate and thought about our every request.
Prior to starting the trip he spend alot of time making sure we covered all the important sites. He went out of his way to book us a Sumo wrestling match and a special ceremony at the Fukagawa Fudodo temple.
He was also prepared to take us to quirky area such as the Golden Gai and Harajuku. Even on days that he did not guide us he helped plan our day to Harkone . Thanks Teru
graeme & co