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Satoko Kuroda

  • 5 stars 56 Reviews
  • 150 Bookings

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Japanese

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 Satoko!
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Patrick Lovell

  • 5 stars 32 Reviews
  • 91 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 27 Reviews
  • 85 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 34 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 13 Reviews
  • 42 Bookings

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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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Toyoko Michino Licensed

  • 5 stars 12 Reviews
  • 28 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 10 Reviews
  • 27 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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Yoshinori Hasegawa Licensed

  • 5 stars 8 Reviews
  • 26 Bookings

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

Beautiful autumn leaves season is coming in Kyoto and Nara. Hello! Please call me "Yoshi" . I'm a government-licensed tour guide in Japan and have over 60 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 ma
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Hiroshi TSUYAMA Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 18 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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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 4 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
  • 11 Bookings

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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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Mayumi Ueda Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 11 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
English

Hello, I'm May, my nickname in English. I have worked as a tour guide and a tour planner since 2008.
What has brought you to Japan? It, of course, differs forom person to person. So I would like to provide you not only with tours with highlights of Kansai region but also with ones personalized to suit your interests and preferences. With four clear-cut seasons and the one-month rainy season between the mid June and July in Japan, the best places to hit are changed, which results in making me always busy updating information on every site plus improving my sense of humor :-), phew---!
Howeve
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Satoko Tsushima Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 10 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

**Apologize. I will start my full time job in an institute as a secretary to an professor so I'm afraid to say I could not be your guide for the present.
Thank you again for your attention to my site and I hope you would have a wonderful time in Japan. **
English and French speaking licensed tour guide.
I got national certificate for English in 2009 and French in 2011. Started working as a professional guide in 2009 and went around Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Takayama, Matué, Mt. Fuji, Kawagoé, Nikko, Karuizawa with people from the U.S., Austuralia, France, Norway, China, Marroc , Bel
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Hiroko Kawasaki Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 9 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

Hello, I'm Hiroko. Welcome to Japan !!
I've been working as a tour guide for international guests since 2009.
I'd love to show you around mainly the Western Japan (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, Koyasan) and others.
I love working with visitors of all ages and can operate any tour towards the special needs or interests of my guests.
Please e-mail me to check my availability.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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