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Shin Y.

Tokyo, Japan

Hello everybody my name is SHIN. I am national government licensed tour guide and certified tour planner & conductor.

I'd like to introduce myself shortly. My family is big. Three children and five grandchildren. I live both in Kyoto house and in Tokyo house by moving back and forth according to tour schedule. I grew up in Kyoto, so to speak Kyotoites. I used to be an engineer of steel company. After having retired in 2015, I started new life as a tour guide. Many happy time to meet wonderful guests.
My ancestor was Samurai leader 15th century in Kyoto. Of course I haven't meet him. But he is said to be strong warrior by wielding Katana sword. But for me no idea how to use Katana, only cooking knife in my house with kitchen boss my wife. On my pastime I enjoy playing golf and listen to the music. Jazz vocal is my taste, Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel. Yes I am karaoke lover.

Japan is unique country. At the turning point of Meiji Restoration 17th century, it dramatically changed from isolated society to new culture by absorbing different essence and knowledge. Such Japanese cultural diversity attracts visitors around the world. Amazing landscape water and dry gardens, relaxing by onsen hot springs with tasting sake, Washoku healthy and gem-like cuisine, lovely pink cherry blossom, solemn shrines and philosophical Zen temples, exotic seaport towns, intriguing big city Tokyo and Osaka etc.

My available tour areas are so wide. Not only Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone but also my hometowns Kyoto and Osaka, Nara, Kobe. I am pleased to customize and tailor your plan, just once-in-a-lifetime tour ! Now is prologue to start talking together. I am looking forward to your message.
S'wondeful, s'marvelous I'd like to see you soon !

Credentials

- National Government Licensed Tour Guide
(Registration number EN02150)
- Certified Domestic Tour Conductor and Travel Planner
- Member of JFG (Japan Federation of Certified Guides)
- The Philippine Society of Japan
- Master's Degree of Metallurgical Engineering
- National Qualified Energy & Environment technical consultant

Restrictions

● I am not a driver. However I can assist taking a car for tours.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Shin Y.

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Tokyo suburb village and Izakaya tour

 unrated

Tokyo unique tour -Visit Kabuki exhibition corner, traditional village,...

325 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Tokyo landmarks and water front cruise,...

 unrated

Old and new contrast tour and river cruise

325 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Tokyo must see tour

 unrated

Top selection of landmarks in Tokyo

278 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Kyoto day trip from Tokyo or Yokohama

 unrated

Amazing hidden peaceful faces of Kyoto, super off the beaten path

417 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

11 hours

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Kamakura medieval Samurai town tour from,...

 unrated

Kamakura great Buddha, zen meditation and bamboo temples

325 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Shin Y.

Yokohama exotic port town tour

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Yokohama international, traditional and occidental-oriental mixed atmosphere

278 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Hakone full day tour

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Mountain by rope way car, beautiful lake by cruiser and enjoy hot spring,...

371 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

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