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Masaharu N.

Saitama city, Saitama, Japan

Hello, I am Masaharu, the national licenced English speaking tour guide.

I was born and brought up in the surburb of Tokyo. After graduating from the university in Tokyo where I majored in English and American Literature, I entered a Japanese global logistics company who gave me the wonderful chance to work overseas.
I have stayed in London three times for fourteen years in total.

This valuable experience gave me a great passion for talking to a lot of people from various backgrounds and it highly broadened my eyesight.
Fortunately enough, I have so far visited 38 countries.

Now, it is my great pleasure to share your precious time together in Tokyo as a host, and help you fully enjoy your stay to the best of my knowledge as my thankful return of experience.

My hobby is playing tennis, piano and travelling around Japan.
It is my unforgettable memory that I fortunately watched Wimbledon tennis tournament matches more than twenty times during my stay in London.
As for travelling, I am especially interested in visiting historical places like old temples, shrines and Onsen (natural hot spring sites) where I can always feel very relaxed and love to taste fabulous local specialty.

I have a fifteen year old black & white cat named Jelly who was born and brought up in London.
I brought him back to Japan. He took such a long journey together with me from London through Nagoya back to my home near Tokyo.
He takes great delight in Japanese cuisine such as fresh tuna.
Japan is the pet friendly country. So, you can find plenty of pet cafes in the center of Tokyo like cat cafe, owl cafe, etc.

Now, let's enjoy together in my tour featuring authentic Japanese history, interesting mixture of traditional and modern culture, natural beauty, unique coexistence of original Shinto and Buddhism religion, and seasonal delicacy of Japanese cuisine.

Overall, I am pleased to organize my tour flexibly in accordance with your interest and request as my purely customized tour only for you.
In case that you are too tired with touring around busy and touristy spots, I will be happy to take you to the serene and nostalgic places where you can escape from hustle and bustle atmosphere.

Should you have any inquiries about my tours, please feel free to ask me anything.
I am very delighted to help you enjoy your holiday in Tokyo to the best of my knowledge and ability.

I would love to see you soon.

A Recent Review of this guide

We were very happy with "Masa" as our guide for two days in Tokyo. He took us around to the most important sights in Tokyo, gave us commentary without overloading us with too many facts and stories as we have experienced with other guides. Masa was accommodating with our preferences and with the limitations of my bad knees. He proposed changes to our program to take into account different weather on the two days. We highly recommend him !
Abraham Bril

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Credentials

National Guide Certificate (English) Cert. No. EN00790
Itinerary Management Certificate
A member of Institute of Japanese Cultural Exchange and Experience (IJCEE)

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle. I also can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Masaharu N.

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Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour

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Private Tokyo Highlights Tour

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330 USD per tour

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Private Ghost in the Shell Tour

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380 USD per tour

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Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour

Half A Day Tokyo must see tour featuring a variety of interesting spots

260 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Private Japanese Food Market Highlights,...

Fabulous Food Market Tour featuring Tsukiji fish market & Ueno Ameyoko,...

250 USD per tour

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