John GrayUnited States
Andrew ZusmanUnited States
Patrick is the ideal tour guide. He's knowledgeable about Japanese history, culture, language, and he's lived in Japan for a very long time so he knows his way around so flawlessly that we had the best views everywhere we went. He is also courteous, engaging, pleasant, and, overall, an enjoyable person to spend the day touring with. We learned so much from Patrick not only about the sights we saw, but also small cultural nuances that we would never have known otherwise. 10/10
Henry HassonUnited States
Patrick was great with the kids and adults. He was very accommodating to a wheelchair in our group. Very knowledgable and friendly and fun. We had a great time with him in Hakone.
My family and I truly enjoyed a 11-hr day trip to Mount Hakone and its scenic vicinity. It was a trip using the various modes of transport including the latest Shinkansen, local trains and buses and the funicular Swiss-designed train ride down the steep mountain. Patrick lives in Japan the last 43 years and is probably the rare few English/Japanese speaking tour guides who possessed a degree in Japanese history and lived its local culture. Explained the Edo period very well along the way up Hakone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronald! You and your family were a pleasure to spend the day with. I hope that I can make it to Singapore, I surely will try. I hope to see you in Japan again too and wish all the best to your daughter and her future adventure and study in Tokyo next year! I hope that you enjoy your photos. Patrick