Hi, I’m Ian


Hi, I’m Ian

I’ve lived in Tokyo for 33 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am a Consultant


Hi, my name is Ian and I am an Australian cross-cultural consultant living in the mesmerizing city of Tokyo. This vibrant city, which showcases a perfect blend of modern and traditional, has held my attention for many years. Due to the city's lively streets and energetic atmosphere, business, entertainment, and culture all flourish here. When I am not working, I love to explore the various neighborhoods of Tokyo, each of which boasts a unique character and charm. From the luxurious boutiques of Ginza to the youthful vibe of Harajuku and the historical feel of Asakusa, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I am always searching for hidden gems and secrets, such as little-known street food stalls or local music venues, and I look forward to sharing them with you. In addition to the city, I have a deep appreciation for the scenic beauty of the Japanese countryside, particularly the mountain landscapes and serene hot springs. I am also fascinated by the traditional design and culture of Japan, which can be seen in everything from tea ceremonies to the intricate details of Japanese gardens. Food is another of my joys, and I love trying new dishes and savoring the diverse cuisine of Japan. The flavors of sashimi are delicate and leave a lasting impression, while the presentation of a kaiseki meal is simply stunning. In conclusion, Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind city that will leave a lasting impression on all who visit. I eagerly await the opportunity to share its beauty and magic with you.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation MA, GradDipBkgFin Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Political history Economic history Social history Architectural history Religious history Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Local beers High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture

Experiences I love to host