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What you need to bring
- English (Intermediate)
- 日本語 (Fluent)
My name is Masashi. I'm the founder of Voyagin. I like to learn and experience new cultures and I have traveled to 30 countries mainly in South America and Asia. I've let tourists stay in my apartment for many years. While I was hosting tourists, I came up with the idea of Voyagin! I thought if travelers can meet locals, their trip would be more fantastic. So, please enjoy and connect locals and the experiences through Voyagin :)
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Great conversation with an established Japanese entrepreneur
Masashi and his wife were charming individuals and we had a great conversation about travel, startups in Asia, Japan, and Voyagin's founding over delicious Italian food. Definitely a unique opportunity for some interesting discussions!
Fun times and nice catch up!
It was good fun meeting up the founder and the team , definitely worth to meet the locals!
Friendly people, nice resturant and great to meet some locals
Really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the voyagin staff. Great to be able to ask some questions and get some insider advice for our trip. Restaurant they took us to was excellent too.
Cool way to start using Voyagin
Masashi was very friendly and we had a nice conversation throughout our meal. We met at a restaurant near Voyagin's office then he gave us a quick tour of their office. :)
It was a treat to meet Masashi!
We had a great time catching up with Masashi, it was a opportunity to exchange some different cultural experiences we were having in Japan and also to learn a little about start up world from someone who is doing it.
Would highly recommend it, meeting new people like Masashi is always great fun.
Lunch with Masashi was very nice. It was interesting to get an insight to how Voyagin started.
I had a great lunch! We went to nakameguro studio, a modern neighborhood restaurant with good, reasonably priced food. We had a great chat about Voyagin, startups in Japan and in Asia and Masashi's experience building his company from the ground up. A truly enjoyable lunch!
My lunch with Voyagin CEO Masashi Takahashi was a complete stroke of luck that put my dream trip to Japan over the top. Traveling solo, and packing as much into my day as humanly possible, I noticed the only other non-Japanese passenger on a bus to Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto. To my surprise he was wearing a Voyagin T-shirt and scanning up to his face I immediately recognized him as one of the smiling reps on the Voyagin website--my go-to site whenever I travel to new places on my own or for work. So fitting that a Voyagin rep would be hopping around and exploring just like me on subways and buses in Japan. I was so curious about Voyagin, its beginnings, its reach, and its vision. Amongst all the media noise, gotcha grabya hitches, gimmicks and splashes, Voyagin feels so honest and simple—no frills, no barriers—Just, “What do you want to do?” Since I was on my way to Tokyo, Henry who I so fondly referred to as “Hey, you’re the Voyagin guy!” suggested I meet up with Masashi-san, one of the experiences offered on the site. I was so honored to have the opportunity to meet the founder of Voyagin but I have to say it was most of all refreshing to hear this genius turnkey catalyst of an idea for getting a local experience through travel is just as simple as one would hope—Connect local people with travelers. With a gift and lifelong joy for bringing talented and earnest people together, Musashi-san paired the love for exploration and humble curiosity with the excitement of sharing perspectives and all the things we love about the place we call home. It just took one person to dare to make this possible across multiple continents, countries, borders and oceans, even all the way to Seattle where I live. I’m so grateful for people like Masashi-san and the entire hard-working staff at Voyagin for keeping this worldly idea real and uncomplicated. Thank you so much for this experience and the many others I’m sure to have on my future travels with Voyagin. Where’s next? Beijing! Holler Beijing!
Thanks, Masashi San and his colleague, this was a great time we sharing about experience and life. Definitely we have to meet up+ start our new business plan together of how we shall bring Malaysia into the big picture, plus more Malaysia shall learn about Japanese cultural too by visiting via versa.
Glad to meet with Masashi, he provided me the insight of Japanese startup environment. To the people who are interested in understanding the startup info, please feel free to contact Masashi, he is a generous and open-minded person, and I'm sure you will also learn a lot from the conversation with him!
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