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I am an English guide

in charge of Sensoji and its neighborhood.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Name of tour venue: Sensoji and its neighborhood
Sensoji is a sacred place for Kannon with its history of 1,400 years. According to the temple’s legend the principal image of Buddha appeared in the morning on March 18, 628(an Asuka era). Fishermen(brother, Himae Hamanari and Takenari) who lived near Miyatogawa(present Sumida River) caught a statue in their fishing net. They brough the statue to their village leader, then they found out later that the statue was sacred Kannon Boddhisatva. In the next morning the brothers deify Kannon in the shack-like hall made by kids in the village.
On the temple ground there are many tourist attractions like Kaminarimon(Thunder Gate), Nakamise Street, Main Hall, 5-story Pagoda, Hakushido Hall and Nitenmon Gate. It may take more than 2 hours for tourists to see all of these places.
Also there are many gourme places around Sensoji such as Soba/Udon, Komagata Loach, Unagi and Tempura restaurants. Sensoji neighbour is good for worshiping Kannon and good food. We can get to Sensoji from subway Tokyo Metro Asakusa on food in 5 mins and from Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa in 5 mins.

 

 

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(e10MYZ154ENG)

  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.