I passed English 3 years ago in 2015 and Spanish in 1978 over 40 years ago.
I lived in the USA for over 10 years and in Latin America for over 5 years. I am now settled in Yokohama, Japan for over 20 years.
My favorite hobby is appreciating different glasses of wines from different wine regions of the world.
In fact, I loved wine so much, I studied wine when I was stationed at New York, and finally became the wine sommelier. Now, I also teach wine at least once a month in Tokyo and have over 100 registered students.
My main area for guiding is Tokyo. Tokyo offers such a wide variety of attractions and beautiful places such as historical and cultural places, museums, modern buildings, and fine restaurants.
I especially like to take friends to many different styles of Japanese restaurants and bars. As a wine sommelier, I can guide you to the good combinations of Japanese Foods and Drinks not only wines but also Sake, Shochu and Whiskies and others.
In addition to Tokyo, I also do guiding for places like Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt. Fuji area and its surrounding area.
I do guiding not only for daytime but also for evenings like from 5:30 -9:30. So if you come to Japan and looking for a guide to a variety of Japanese foods and drinks please contact me.
Remember, Japanese foods are not only Sushi, Tempura and Sukiyaki.
I hope you can enjoy Japan with me.
I will be waiting for your contacts.
A Recent Review of this guide
Mr. Toshi sent email one week before the scheduled date. He suggested to change the tour date because the weather forecast was expecting snow. We delayed one day and voila! we enjoyed a spectacular blue sunny weather after snow which doubled our pleasure. Nikko was so beautiful and has lots of historical stories. Mr. Toshi was very considerate and took care of all the aspect of travel with detail. I would like to thank him in public. I stronly recommend this trip to everybody.
Jung Hwan Sung
National Guide Certificate for Spanish(1978)
National Guide Certificate for English(2015)
Wine Sommelier by Sommelier Society of America(2006)
・I can not provide guiding while I am driving. Here in Japan, that activity requires a special driving license. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.