Tochigi prefecture (Nikko, Nasu, Mashiko and so on) and me.

by Jack

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Amanojaku

My name is Jack

Firstly I think I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Jack.  This is not my real name but nickname. My wife nicknamed this

after a little monster which all Japanese know the name called Amanojaku.  Amanojaku is the person who is perverse or contrary person.

As I am not an obedient husband, she called me Jack Amano.  As you know our name's order is surname first and given name.

When we talk to Westerner, we adjust Western way.  AmanoJaku turns to Jack Amano.  I am not such a perverse person. Don't be

afraid of appoing me as a guide.   I hope you will understand me through this blog.  

Tochigi prefecture (Nikko, Nasu, Mashiko and so on) and me.

 

I was born in Fukuoka prefecture which is located in Kyushu Island.

福岡県の位置

 When I was two years old, my father joined Naval Deffence Forces

as a pilot and our family moved to Tateyama, Chiba prefecture.  

千葉県の位置

Then we moved to Yokosuka, Yokohama in Kanagawa prefecture 

神奈川県の位置

due to my father's relocation order.  Then he resigned the Forces and our family moved to Nishinomiya which is located between 

Osaka and Kobe.  

兵庫県の位置

Three years later we moved to Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture since then Kanagawa prefecture has been 

my hometown until my departure to New Zealand.  I have lived in New Zealand for 22 years. 

 

to be continued........

 

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12 Aug 2014

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“ Great day in Nikko ”

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3 weeks ago Traveler: Beverly -   Tour Guide: Jack

We had an amazing day with Jack. He customized the day to fit in everything we wanted to see and more. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and fun. We highly recommend touring with Jack!!
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“ Fabulous Nikki visit ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: Amy -   Tour Guide: Jack

Jack was a wonderful ambassador to Nikko. He worked with us on customizing our day - ensuring we saw the both "hidden" and popular spots in a shortened time period, without ever feelng rushed. From being able to scoot down narrow lanes (definitely not where any tour bus could go!), to wonderful lunch spot recommendation, to his knowledge of sites, we can't imagine a better day or guide. Friendly, ...
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“ Magical Nikko ”

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1 month ago Traveler: ANNA -   Tour Guide: Jack

A wonderful trip to magical Nikko. Jack was a friendly and well organized guide, all information and knowledge was offered easerly Also he showed us a hidden treasure ! Thank you for our wonderful day .
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“ Wonder and knowledge tour ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: Robert -   Tour Guide: Jack

Jack was an excellent guide. We were potters many years ago and were impressed by his knowledge of ceramics and of Hanmada’s life and his work. He took us skillfully through Mashiko during the large pottery fair. He guided us to some wonderful galleries were we purchased workdays to take back home.We had a fabulous day with him. He is highly recommend.
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“ A very special day ”

Excellent
2 months ago Traveler: Margaret -   Tour Guide: Jack

The day was very well arranged and Jacks connections with Mashiko potters were a special treat. We also enjoyed the laughing Buddha. Many thanks.
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“ World heritage Nikko tour ”

Excellent
6 months ago Traveler: Minnie -   Tour Guide: Jack

It was a great experience with Jack taking my family around the remarkable World Heritage sites in Nikko. Jack is like an old English gentleman with impeccable English and gentlemanly style. He is good at telling stories and kept the kids interested by asking them thought provoking questions. It was a good tour overall and I highly recommend Jack
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“ A rainy day in Nikko with a lovely guide ”

Excellent
7 months ago Traveler: Sonia -   Tour Guide: Jack

Beautiful day in Nikko thanks to Jack, who is not only a very knowledgeable guide but also a nice and interesting person. Enjoyed the major spots but, by my own choice, skipped the top one due to long queues and unpleasant weather. nonetheless a nice memory of scrolls and great conversions. apart from the pure sightseeing: intercultural exchange at its best.
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“ Next Level Nikko Experience - Courtesy of Jack! ”

Excellent
7 months ago Traveler: Mike -   Tour Guide: Jack

If you are considering a day trip to Nikko, I can not recommend strongly enough hiring Jack to be your guide! We had such an enjoyable experience with him and are so glad we had him as our guide to experience Nikko. From start to finish, Jack made sure we saw everything we wanted to see, was patient while we took an incessant number of pictures, helped us pick the right trains to avoid having to...
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“ Visiting Nikko ”

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7 months ago Traveler: Mindy -   Tour Guide: Jack

We had an outstanding day with Jack from start to finish, and highly recommend him as an outstanding guide! He gave us travel instructions, met us at the train station upon our arrival, and tailored the day to meet our interests. He is terrific!
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“ Friendly, resourceful and knowledgable ”

Excellent
11 months ago Traveler: Evan -   Tour Guide: Jack

I was looking a few specific things that I couldn't find on triplelights so I posted the plan we were looking for. A few guides contacted me with alternatives but Jack was able to arrange exactly what we were looking for. Through the planning process and the tour, Jack was friendly, professional, resourceful, knowledgable and patient with our questions. We had a fantastic time with him and hope...
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