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I am an English guide

in charge of Sumida Hokusai museum of fine art.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Name of tour venue: Sumida Hokusai museum of fine art
Transmitting information about Kokusai to its community and outside world is one of the missions of the museum.
Katsushika Hokusai was born in 1760 in the visinity of Kamezawa in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. He had spent his entire life of 90 years in Sumida Ward and had created many masterpieces(such as 36 view of Mt. Fuji, Kanagawa Oki Namiura or Mt. Fuji with boats tossed about by a large wave).
Visitors can get to the museum from JR Ryogoku Station East Exit in 9 mins. or Toei Ohedo subway Ryogoku Station Exit A3 in 5 mins. on foot. Visitors who are interested in Japanese fine arts particularly paintings/Ukiyoe may also want to visit Edo Tokyo Museum which is much recommended to the foreign visitors.
Visitors can observe a wax figure of Hokusai which is mimicking to paint in his workshop with his daughter. The figure representing Hokusai’s later life looks very lifelike.

 

My personal information

 

  I like running and trekking(mountaineering). I run 5 days a week and about 11Km a day early in the morning. Then I try to run a little more than 200Km a month in an average. On the other hand I do trekking or mountaineering in relatively low altitude mountains in Okutama and Okuchichibu with my colleagues of my former employer. Also I climb the highest mountain in japan, Mt. Fuji, in a middle of July every year. As summer climb to Mt. Fuji has become so popular especially in the last couple of years, there are a lot of congestions on a narrow mountain trail. So the sun would have arisen before we reached the summit.
I majored in Economics at Meiji University. And I have worked several Japanese and US origin IT companies since I graduaged from the university. For totaling 9 years I had lived in the U.S. and the last 4 years I managed a company called, Citizen Systems America which is an IT arm of Citizen Watch Group, as President and CEO. I think I have a top tier capability of English communication especially in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and presentation. I have a score of 965 points with TOEIC.
I have had experience of guiding several visitors and obtained reputation of “Good and detailed explanation of tour venues”, “Easier to understand because of graphics with written explanation of the venues”. I have some unique way of guiding small group of FIT guests by using PowerPoint presentation.
My guided guests have been basically FIT(Free Independent Tourists), therefore, I have been trying to be adaptive to the requests from the guest. This may be one of the reasons why I have obtained a high reputation as a good tour guide.

 

Guide Fee

 

Basically I charge Jpy30,000 per day for the group of 5 to 6 persons. But I could do the guiding like half day Tpkyo tour with the charge of Jpy3,000 per hour for upto 10 persons. I am flexible to the request of FIT guests.

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

Voices of Customers

 

  Following is the review from my guided guest who are with 2 couples(4 persons) from Israel in the beginning of April, 2018.
‘We wish to emphasize his responsiveness to our preferences and needs such cultural interests and curiosity about life in Japan. The program was well organized and adhered to.
His English is clear and rich and we were lucky to have Mr. Yamazaki as our guide for 4 days’

 

How to request my service

 

  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code(e10MYZ153ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.