Kyoto

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Satoko Kuroda

  • 5 stars 61 Reviews
  • 159 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/
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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Toyoko Michino Licensed

  • 5 stars 18 Reviews
  • 36 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.
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 14 Reviews
  • 34 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
  • 21 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 4 Reviews
  • 17 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
  • 12 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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guillaume pavese

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 8 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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Emiko Kai Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 4 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

I am 7 year experienced, national licensed tour guide. I offer reasonable PRIVATE Kyoto best tour (Gion Geisha town,Fushimi inari and so on)from $75.00 including Lunch(Sushi or Ninja restaurant or ramen you can choose!)
■Kyoto best half day private tour including lunch price!(SAMPLE)■ 
USD $75.00 per person(minimum from 2person)
□Start: Kyoto station 10:00am or pick up at your hotel(within Kyoto city.additonal 1000yen is needed)
-Fushimi Inari Shrine (No1.popular tour attraction in Kyoto)
-Lunch (Sushi or Ninja restaurant or ramen noodle, you can choose)
-1 hour shopping as you like
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Kazuhisa Furuichi Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 20 Reviews
  • 72 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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Yoshinori Hasegawa Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 11 Reviews
  • 36 Bookings

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

Hello! Please call me "Yoshi". I'm a government-licensed tour guide in Japan and have over 90 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 bus tour never offer
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Rauf Jefura Licensed

  • 1 Booking

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Arabic (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Basic)
  • German (Basic)

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” However, if you’d like to better comprehend this thousand words or gain unique insights beyond the visuals, please be my guest! I am an Insider who will never let you feel left out.
My name is Rauf Jefure and I am a professional English speaking licensed tourist guide in Japan . In addition to providing insights at popular tourist attractions, my utmost interest lies in sharing the local culture at less or most travelled sites or in the heartlands. Come join me!
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KOJI MATSUDA Licensed

  • 1 Booking

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

**Your cicerone in Kansai**
Greetings!!
My name is Koji Matsuda, an officially lisenced guide of Japan.Let me introduce you a bit of myself. I was born in Osaka and graduated from Keio University in Tokyo, dept of commercial science. After graduation, I studied abroad in London and worked in Rome for one year respectively. Currently I am a citizen of Katano city, suburb of Osaka, working for a trading company.After I passed guide exam, I decided to quit my present job and start new career from this May as a longed-for proffesional guide for foreign guests visiting Japan!!
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Takuya Yanagisawa Licensed

  • Newly Listed
  • No bookings yet

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

Are you tired of the regular tour and see the same sights again and again? Do you actually would like to experience or visit somewhere remote 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, Kobe in less than 60 minutes. And if you want to visit especially a kind of hiding Onsen (hot springs) or sailing or bike riding around Shimanami Kaido area, I can guide you. Or if you want to experience sake breweries or learn something quite Japanese, I can help you Learn more

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Vinike GDW

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Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

Would you like to explore all the fashion of Japan?
I would be happy to guide you thorough Tokyo and/or Kyoto and show you the most significant spots which will happily surprise you!
I am Vinike from Italy and I love pets and kids so I wish I could meet many of them :)
Tours personalized for any needs, interests and ages!
Also if you would like to do a particular activity (tea ceremony, Kimono dressing, museums visits and etc., transportation and etc. ) I will support the arrangement and make sure you will enjoy your trip without problems.
So, what`else? Let`s explore Japan together ;
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