Hello! my name is Masakatsu but my friends call me Katsu. I am Japanese/Filipino tour guide with over 2 years of experience. I love meeting new people and exploring new places, share my culture and learn about other culture. How people from different places, brought up on different cultures and backgrounds and yet able to find things in common and have a great time together simply fascinates me. I love photography and I always bring my camera equipment with me during tours, with that being said, I offer my photography skills for free while I am with you as a guide to capture those special moments. Being fluent in both Japanese and English language, I can act as a translator while I am with you. Help you with the language barrier as most Japanese don't actually speak good English.
What I offer is not just sightseeing but an actual experience that would really show how beautiful this country is. Let me show you Japan the way locals see it. Visit famous spots and the beautiful back roads that most tourists don't actually get to see. I cover not only Tokyo but the surrounding areas like Fuji, Yokohama, Nikko and Kamakura as well. I also offer multiple day tours for Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Basically, if there is a road then we can go there, so if there is somewhere specific you wanted to go, just ask, chances are, I can make it happen.
If you need an excellent guide, a photographer and a translator all in one, I am your guy. Let's make your vacation an unforgettable one.
A Recent Review of this guide
Masakatsu is exactly the guide you want for your private tour here... We really felt like we had a "local" experience for our day trip to Hakone. He is very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating - we requested a specific itinerary at Hakone and it was perfect! He is also a photographer and took wonderful pictures of us! We really made our day trip special... and continued to be a very helpful resource for the rest of our time in Japan.
• 2 years tour guiding experience in Tokyo and surrounding areas
• Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science
• Japanese Driver License
• I am not a licensed tour guide.
• My car can Fit up to 7 people comfortably, please inquire for larger groups.