69 years old
About me
Native: American English Advanced: Japanese
hiking buyo japanese
As a Japanese history major and resident of Japan for over 40 years, I have been creating history walking tours for visitors for over 20 years. My tours explain the history of Japan, from the ore-recorded historical period to Japan in the modern world. I give not only a basis for understanding and appreciating Japan, but provide an introduction to the wider Japanese culture, the way Japanese live, think, interact, and how the modern world has impacted Japan.
My life in pictures

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?

Trip Advisor

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?

Winston Churchill

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?

Hang gliding

Do you have any questions?
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Min hours: 8
Max persons: 30
Rate per hour: 40.00 USD
Total price: 40.00 USD
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