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Satoko Kuroda

  • 5 stars 59 Reviews
  • 153 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)

Welcome to Japan and Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe!!
'Featured Guide' - Tourists from Poland as Two Day Kyoto and One Day Osaka Highlight Tour ---- Enjoying taking amazing memorable pictures at opening ceremony of Maiko and Geiko in Gion, Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), Arashiyama area including Tenryuji Zen temple, Bamboo forest, Kinkakuji and Kiyomizu temple/Gion area---.
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Sakoto is one of the friendliest guides we have ever met. All of travelling was very enjoyable, but I must say the best day of all was the one we spent with Sat
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Patrick Lovell

  • 5 stars 32 Reviews
  • 94 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Japanese (Fluent)

Providing visitors to Japan with custom tours, including Nikko, Kamakura, Tokyo, Kyoto, complete Nakasendo, and other fantastic locations in Japan.
If you are coming to Japan, contact me for guidance for your whole time in Japan, or for a portion of your time. Either way, I look forward to showing you the best of Japan!
Thank you, Patrick
As a university student I majored in Japanese history and have lived in Japan for 39 years since graduating. During that time, I have taught Japanese history at an international school and have often led small groups on tours around Tokyo, Kamakura, N
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Kazuyo Okudaira Licensed

  • 5 stars 30 Reviews
  • 89 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

I live in old town Asakusa in Tokyo, 15 minutes from Senso-ji temple. Let's explore the unique Tokyo where the old and new, modern and traditional, conservative and progressive otaku culture coexists.
I love to show you around from Japanese gardens, museums and galleries to famous sites such as Senso-ji (very close to my house) and the Imperial Palace etc. I will ensure you get the most out of your Tokyo visit.
I can show you Tokyo's hidden treasures such as atmospheric old alleys, hidden streets, unique kawaii otaku shops, public bath houses.

Please contact me to discuss how I can
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Hiroe Nakayama Licensed

  • 5 stars 35 Reviews
  • 62 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
English

** I'm honored to be selected as one of the TOP 10 Private Guides:2014 Viator Travel Awards!** http://travelblog.viator.com/top-10-private-guides/
Hello, everyone! My name is Hiroe. I'm a very friendly government-lisensed tour guide in Japan. Based in Osaka, I do exciting tours to major sightseeing spots not only in Osaka, but also in other parts of Kansai area (Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and Kobe etc) as well as Hiroshima which is my hometown. Japan has a rich history with its fascinating traditional culture ranging from geisha/maiko to kabuki stage art to tea ceremony! We also boast many Worl
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Yasushi Watanabe Licensed

  • 5 stars 14 Reviews
  • 46 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hi, I grew up in Tokyo area and I love Tokyo!!! We are hosting Tokyo Olympics 2020. Isn't it amazing? I'm wating for your visit!. I lived in Canada for four years. I went to college in Victoria and worked for tour companies in Victoria and Banff. I came back to Japan in 2008. Since then I’ve been working as a guide. So my guide career is about 6 yeasr so far. Off course, I hold the national guide certificate. As a freelance guide, I guide from private tours to bus tours in Tokyo and to Mt. Fuji, Nikko and Kamakura. I will make your customized tour. Also I organize cycling tours, Manga worksh Learn more

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Miki Kaneko Licensed

  • 5 stars 12 Reviews
  • 36 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

***Currently, I don't accept any reservations for March/April 2015 and further. Sorry for the inconvenience.***
I've lived in Tokyo/Greater Tokyo for more than 37 years. Tokyo is such an attractive city, where you can experience modern and traditional together. I would love to customize your tour according to your interests so you can enjoy Tokyo fully.
My own lunch and transportation cost is covered in the fixed rates. Also my guide license covers most of the entrance fees so you don't need to pay extra tickets for me.
FYI: I am good with children since I raised two boys myself and I
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Hide Kojima Licensed

  • 5 stars 13 Reviews
  • 36 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

***I'm afraid I'm not available from December 26, 2014 to January 6th, 2015***
Hello. My name is Hide Kojima, an English-speaking tour guide.
I have a 8-year professional experience and guided many tourists from all over the world.
I'd be really happy if I could help you explore your interest in Japan.
You may find interesting or maybe odd things in this country. But all the things you'll see are quite normal for us Japanese.
I would like to introduce something Japanese in which you might find interesting.
Let's get going with me!
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Yoshinori Hasegawa Licensed

  • 5 stars 8 Reviews
  • 33 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

Hello! Japan is in winter now. Please call me "Yoshi". I'm a government-licensed tour guide in Japan and have over 70 experiences of guiding foreign visitors from various countries.
You can enjoy visiting both famous World Heritage sites and Off-the Beaten Local Paths with me.
If you have any requests, please tell me freely at first.
I'll make a special tailor-made itinerary plan of Kyoto , Osaka , Nara and other places tour for you.
And I’ll give you special opportunities of enjoying Japanese culture and delicious local foods.
I can help you to make your traveling more memorable.
Regular bu
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Toyoko Michino Licensed

  • 5 stars 14 Reviews
  • 30 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Basic)

I can do a tour not only in OSAKA but also in KYOTO. Please find your favorite tour among a sightseeing tours section at the bottom of my profile page. I'll meet you at your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto. I can meet you at Osaka cruise ship terminal, or JR Shin-Osaka Station.
Please contact me prior to booking.
I have been a licensed tour guide since February 2010. My license is certified by the Japanese government. I have lived in Osaka since I was born. I have a lot of experience with walking tours not only in Osaka but also in Kyoto. I'm married and have two children.
I love to eat. Plea
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Tomoko Yoshihara Licensed

  • 5 stars 11 Reviews
  • 29 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

I am a govenment licensed guide and have been working as a professional guide for over 100 groups after obtaining a license. in addition, I have 4-year-experience as a volunteer guide before obtaining a professional license, and worked for over 100 groups. I am good at making a tour plan based on your interests because i know my city ( I was born and brought up in Kyoto) in details. If you are interested in historic places, I will offer the tour for historic places, If cultural experience, then the tour with cultural classes such as tea ceremony, wagashi ( Japanese confection ) making, and so Learn more

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Hiroshi TSUYAMA Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 20 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)

Thank you for your checking my profile. It should be a lucky day today for both of us, since you happen to browse my tours at last!
My name is Hiroshi and Hiro is my nickname. I have been ready to serve you as your exclusive tour guide while you are in Japan. Although my name, Hiroshi, might remind you of Hiroshima, one of the famous sightseeing places here, there’s no concern between them. Actually, I’m particularly specialized in guiding around KANSAI area including Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Of course, I’m determined to make every effort to meet any of your itinerary request in and outside
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Mie Tokunaga Licensed

  • 5 stars 6 Reviews
  • 17 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

Hi, I am Mie. I am a national licensed tour guide with deep knowledge in Japanese history and culture.Hiroshima has two World Heritage Site, A-Bomb Dome and Miyajima. I love to guide you there and share ideas with you all. And I love nature. I have been climbing mountains all over Japan and overseas for over 30 years, so if you want to travel either in cities or in nature, I will be your best guide. Learn more

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Susumu Yoshida Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 14 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

1. "Treasure every encounter!" is the keyword of my tour.
2. History and Culture of Japan are exciting.  I passed the certification exams on History and Culture of the following cities and areas. I'd be delighted to guide you.
Edo(present Tokyo), Kamakura, Nikko, Kanazawa, Nara and Kyoto.
3. Other Area of Specialty:
1)Relligion: Buddhism, Shinto, Christianity
2)Art: Image of Buddha, Japanese Traditional Pictures
3)Technology: Electronics, Robot, Automobile
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Ayako Furuya Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 13 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hello, ladies and gentlemen! I’m Ayako, a very helpful licensed tour guide in Japan. If you hire me, I’m sure that you can start your trip with a smile and a relaxed atmosphere. Since I’ve lived in Tokyo for over 30 years, I have a wide knowledge of Tokyo and Kanto area. I do exciting tours to major sightseeing spots not only in Tokyo, but also in other parts of Kanto area (Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama and Nikko, etc), Chubu region (Mt. Fuji, Shirakawago, Hida Takayama, and Nagoya), Tohoku (Hiraizumi and Sendai), and Hokkaido. I had worked in a science museum in Tokyo for many years, so I know Learn more

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Yuka Yoshida Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 12 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kamakura (primary)
Languages:
English

Hi I'm Yuka!
I'm a Japanese native that lived in Chicago for 5 years in my youth and came back to Japan at the age of 12. I studied Japanese culture, especially folklore, in University. My thesis was about Sumo jinku (the songs Sumo wrestlers sing on special occasions) and I reckon the best part of that was to go out drinking with sumo boys :)
I worked as a tour leader for an Australian tour company for 7 years until 2013, and simply loved taking people around Japan, sharing the beauty and craziness this country offers.
I want to be more of your good friend in Japan than a "tour guide,
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