Kyoto

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Satoko Kuroda

  • 5 stars 62 Reviews
  • 166 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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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/
Please do check availability first before making a confirmed booking.
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
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Toyoko Michino Licensed

  • 5 stars 20 Reviews
  • 39 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

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.
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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 16 Reviews
  • 37 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 5 Reviews
  • 27 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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Mayumi Ueda Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 24 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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Hiroko Kawasaki Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 15 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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Emiko Kai Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 11 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

Hello. I am Emi. I am 7 year experienced,the national licensed tour guide. I used to work at tourist information.
I offer various private tours in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara.
For example, Kyoto best half day tour (Gion Geisha town,Fushimi inari and so on)from $85.00 including Lunch(Sushi or Ninja restaurant or ramen you can choose!), transportation fee, one day kyoto bus ticket and admission fee.
■Kyoto best half day private tour including lunch and transportation fee■ 
USD $85.00 per person(minimum from 2persons)
□Start: Kyoto station 10:00am or pick up at your hotel(within Kyoto city/p
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Satoko Tsushima Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 10 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Yokohama (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

**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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Takuya Yanagisawa Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 5 Bookings

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

Are you tired of the regular tours and seeing the same sights again and again? Would you actually like to experience a more remote area in Western Japan? Then, I am here for you.
I am located in Osaka, the kitchen of Japan, and accessible to the Japanese ancient capital, Kyoto, or the historic international port city of Kobe, less than 60 minutes away.
If you would like to visit a quiet out-of-the-way Onsen (hot springs) or go sailing or bike riding around the Shimanami Kaido area, I can guide you. Would you like to experience sake breweries and learn many Japanese customs? I can help you
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KOJI MATSUDA Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 4 Bookings

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

Hi and Piacere!, my name is Koji Matsuda, a nationally certified English-speaking guide. Let me welcome you to Japan and be your Private Guide in the Kansai (近畿地方 (or Kinki) region of Japan’s main island of Honshu. The region includes the prefectures of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama, Mie, Shiga. The area of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe (the Keihanshin region) is the second most populated in Japan after Greater Tokyo.
After more than 20 years in the business world, in May 2015 I began a new career as a professional guide. Through my education, private study and travel experience I am well q
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Kazuhisa Furuichi Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 21 Reviews
  • 78 Bookings

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

Hello, my nickname is Kazu, a government licensed guide. By now, I have guided, about 60 groups from 14countries. Among them, I found some people say “Visiting temples and shrines is enough, I would like to gain more insight into Japanese life and culture!”  Every time, I do my best to realize such clients’ requests, and to make a tailormade itinerary as visiting unpretentious markets or small alleys in addition to typical tourist spots.
I am a retired business person. In 2007, after retirement, I walked Japanese Buddhist pilgrimage road known as Shikoku 88-temples, total 1200km, then in n
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guillaume pavese

  • 4.5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 10 Bookings

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Languages:
English (primary)
  • French (Fluent)
  • Japanese (Fluent)

Hi,
Coming from France, I now live in Kyoto. I Speak English, Japanese and French.
Fond of Kyoto, I crossed it in all directions with my bike and climbed most hills and mountains, searching for small forest paths and abandoned temples.
I tried as many ramen restaurants as possible and became quite an expert on the matter. Let me recommend some to you :)
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Madoka Hori Licensed

  • 7 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kobe (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Basic)

Hello, I'm glad you found me! I write and take photos for a local tourism website (mostly in Japanese). I also translate articles and work for foreign entrepreneurs who want to do business and live in Japan. I work as a freelancer so my schedule is flexible if you are wondering. Meeting new people and talking about each other's culture is exciting! That's one of the main reasons why I considered getting a guide license and here I am. Hope to hear from you soon!
What I love: Photography, Cooking, Books / Kindle, Outdoor sports, Traveling, Baseball, DIY&Crafts, Food and Beer (I don't drink a
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Yuji aboshi

  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Hiroshima (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

Hi, I’m a tour guide for foreign travelers in Japan.
All of my tour is cos-play guiding, figure in Ninji Monk Style and full of Joke,
Everybody call me, Mr. no money, no honey, no hair. Ha ha ha
Especially for those who are interested in cycling tour and Buddhist pilgrimage, I'm the guide for you.
I can guide you from Honshu Main Island to Shikoku Island through various islands and bridges. This route is called “Shimanami Highway” with a fantastic cycling road (one of the most beautiful cycling road in the world. You’ll feel like flying above the sea when you are cycling on the bridges.)
I al
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