My name is Pascal and it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance ! I have been a resident of this fascinating city for the past 12 years and I have come to know it well. A question I have been asked often is "what brought you here, quite far away from France ?" well, many things in fact but, just to name a few, I would say my lovely wife, a long-held passion for Japan's history and culture, a deep desire to study traditional Japanese martial arts and, last but not least, a high regard for local food ! On all these topics, living in Tokyo never came short of my expectations and it is my sincere hope that your stay here will meet yours too !
Due to its fascinating culture and history, a trip to Tokyo can be a fantastic experience but it can also be quite overwhelming for foreign visitors: different language/culture, an arcane public transportation network, streets without names, the daunting crowds. . . . Well, not to worry at all as I am here to help out!
As a private guide for almost 2 years now and a fluent speaker in Japanese, It will be my sincere pleasure to guide you around the city, help you discover it and experience first-hand Japanese history and culture, all without any undue stress or worries!
Sightseeing wise, I offer customized tours of Tokyo/other cities in Japan based on your personal preferences and/or thematic tours based on unique cultural and historical sites located within central Tokyo. Being a Japanese history and culture buff, I am highly qualified to offer you a unique tour with anecdotes not found in guide books, places off the beaten track and, depending on season/availability, typical experiences (such as viewing cherry blossoms/autumn leaves or attending local festivals) known only to Tokyo residents !
From a corporate perspective, having worked in relation with Japanese companies for over 16 years, I am also highly knowledgeable of Japanese business etiquette and manners, allowing me to accompany business travelers to functions and perform attendance/translation services if required in advance. Airport pick ups and accompaniments to hotels can also be part of my services.
I look forward to hearing from you, planning your tour and us enjoying Tokyo together !
(Petite note pour les francophones: dû à un manque de place sur le site, je ne suis pas en mesure de mettre en ligne une description complète en Français de mes services et de mes tours. Néanmoins, toutes les prestations que je propose, les tours personalisés ou thématiques ainsi que les services pour voyageurs d'affaire, sont disponibles intégralement en Français avec les contenus et tarifs indiqués ci-dessous. N' hésitez pas à me contacter à votre convenance pour tout renseignement !)
See you soon ! A bientôt !
A Recent Review of this guide
Pascal is an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide who completely fulfilled our expectations. We visited exquisite gardens I had not seen on any list of Tokyo attractions. He not only presented the gardens but explained their timeline, history, and significance. My wife and I had a free morning as part of a 2 week Japan tour and we invited our tour guide to join us, which he did. Even this professional guide was impressed with the garden selection and Pascal's presentation.
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 (highest) level holder.
- Long-term permanent resident of Japan.
- Practitioner of traditional Japanese martial arts.
- First-aid trained.
Tours are usually conducted by using public transportation services. Private transportation can be arranged on request with advance notice and at additional costs.