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Visit one of the famous shopping streets established in 1937. There are 250 shops on a long shopping street and you can find everything there. Visit different type of stores to see and feel the life of ordinary Japanese people.
- Visit different kind of stores and understand Japanese shopping habits.
- Understand Japanese convenience stores and why there are doing well.
- Peep into Pachinko parlor to see the Japanese favorite entertainment.
- Stop at food stores and taste Japanese favorite local foods
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- English (Fluent)
- 日本語 (Fluent)
Hi, I am Michio and I am happy to be a host of Voyagin. I would like to meet and talk with people and I'm looking forward to meeting visitors from all over the world.
I have been working for a multinational FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company, my responsibility was consumer / shopper understanding. We had to conduct a series of consumer / shopper understanding study before we launch a new product in Japan and this was my specialty. Now, I would like to share a part of my experiences of Japanese consumer / shopper through this Voyagin activity since it will help foreign visitor to understand Japanese people. With this understanding, I am sure they can have a fruitful stay in Japan and enjoy their visit more.
I went to University in US and married with a lady from Hong Kong. We have 2 children and they have their own family.
I like to visit oversea’ countries, I especially like South East Asia. I like to cook and eat. My favorite cooking is BBQ now. I also like to go hiking in the woods.
I wish all the visitors can enjoy their trip in Japan and the best way to enjoy their visit is to understand Japanese people, I believe. I also like to be a friend with visitors and understand their culture.
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A fascinating window into Japanese society
I had a great time on this tour. Michio was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. With his expertise and deep understanding of Japanese consumers, this walk around a shopping arcade became a fascinating journey through so many aspects of contemporary Japanese society. I had a lot of questions from my travels in Japan and previous reading and Michio had answers to all of them, unique insights and personal stories you can never get from a guide book. After all the tourist attractions and historical sites in Tokyo, if you fancy a window into the real lives of Tokyoites today then I highly recommend this tour.
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