Martin MaddenUnited States
Patrick showed up on time at our hotel ready for our tour. We seemed to get bogged down with obscure history from the start and the tour followed that same path. He seemed to really dislike tourists and tourism in Japan and kept us away from tourist areas which we really enjoyed after finding them on our own later in the trip. I feel Patrick has a wealth of knowledge but has a hard time simplifying and getting the point across quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I appreciate your comment and regret that I did not come up to your expectations. Most clients agree that geographical & historical orientation helps them get more out of their visit and would not say that Japanese history is obscure. Hardly disliking tourists, rather its the trivialization of culture and society that are far too common in the industry today. In proper context they are fine. Regretfully, I failed to get that nuance across to you. I’m glad that you enjoyed rest of your visit!