A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?
Nihonbashi in Tokyo
Why do you like showing people around?
I love explaining what is not visible or apparent
What is your favorite place in the world and why?
I have several dependent on the season
What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?
Japanese Buyo dancing, hiking, reading, and waxing my car
Whats your most memorable moment while on a tour?
It is always with the interaction and questions I get on tours
What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?
I majored in Japanese History, lived in Japan for over 40 years, observed, studied, asked questions, and enjoyed
Pineapple on pizza. yes or no?
Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?
Is there anything else we should know about you?
Come and find out
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
No, remembered will do
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Day in the mountains, good company, and fair weather
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Being alive and healthy
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
What is your most treasured memory?
The people on my tours and the fulfillment I get from my wirk
Who's your biggest hero?
There are more than one. Churchill, FDR, my Mother
What is your favorite food? Where's the best place to get it?
I have far too many to name just one
What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?