First of all, I would like to thank you for looking at my page.
I have been working as a licensed tour guide in Japan since 2010 and I have guided more than 350 groups. I am a 68 year old male, living in Yokohama suburbs adjacent to Tokyo with my wife.
My hobby is riding motorcycles (Harley Davidson) so I hope to find riders among you travelers too. I travel throughout Japan, not only in guide business, but also on my Harley. My "Around Japan" journey is on its 10th lap and I have been visiting different places and routes every time. That is how I accumulated all the local information which helps me a lot as a guide.
I can take you to non tourism places such as various factory tours, utilizing my engineering back ground.
I have also been a railroad fan since 12, which helps me to take around travelers to local railroad lines in beautiful sceneries.
I lived in the United States for 8 years with my family and have visited 38 countries in the world on business, so I understand the people and cultures of many countries.
My other interest areas are biology, entomology, linguistics, paleontology and electronics. I am a back alley food gourmet, and of course, I love drinking sake at local back alley taverns, too.
So, just email me about your interest in Japan! I will give you various suggestions when you decide to select Japan for your travel destination. I am more than happy to customize your trip for you, too.
I am available to travel along with you for more than 10 days.
A Recent Review of this guide
Arti led a fascinating full day tour across modern Tokyo, beginning with the outer and inner fish markets and ending with a view of Godzilla climbing a skyscraper. We traveled by subway and on foot, stopping for a sushi lunch and several coffee/tea breaks. Arti, who has lived in both Europe and the US for a considerable time, is extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japan and shared much information about social issues and their larger contexts, and showed us various popular youth sub-culture locales.
I own a national license on English speaking guide, itinerary management and unlimited motorcycle rider's license together with car driving license. I have been trained in a Japanese and American travel agencies.
I have a master's degree in electronics.
I do not drive travelers but need to use publicly available transportation measures. I do not guide underaged persons nor wheel chaired person alone unless accompanied by his/her family due to local regulation.