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. Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to eat while you're in Osaka/Kyoto.
I'm a friendly and courteous guide. Depending on your preferences, I'll arrange the itinerary.
I look forward to seeing you!!
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
We had an amazing 2 days with Toyoko in Kyoto,Osaka and Nara.She was flexible,well informed and so organised and courteous,we could not have asked for more.
Our 2 days with Toyoko brought a special experience enjoying the history,culture and people of japan,we had considered cruise tours of the Crystal Symphony,but when comparing our experience to those of our friends on the cruise there was no comparison!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
There are three different sightseeing tours:
1. - Osaka Full-day Tour 8 hours
2. - Osaka Half-day Tour 5 hours
3. -Kyoto Full-day Tour 8 hours
* The meeting place is your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto/ Osaka Cruise Ship Terminal/ JR Shin-Osaka Station.
*Toure prices include my transportation fares. Admission is free for the guide.
*All the prices are for a group (from one to eight people)
*You can find these tours below ( 'sightseeing tour' section). The price includes my transportation fares. Admission fares are free for guides.
Transportation by tour guide:
I generally use public transportation.
Osaka one-day subway pass 800yen (600yen for weekends and holidays)
Kyoto one-day subway pass 600 yen / one-day bus pass 500 yen
In order to save time, or in order to avoid crowded buses, we can take a taxi for minimum distance.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Kyoto Full-day Tour
Osaka Full-day Tour
Osaka Half-day Tour
Tour guide interests:
food, culture, history
meeting new people from all over the world
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
My wife and I took a tour of Osaka city with Toyoko-san in January 2012, and strongly recommend both the destination and the guide. Whilst there are many highlights in Osaka city, the two aspects we loved best were the colourful street markets and shops in and around the Minami area, and the abundance both in variety and pricing of Japanese cuisine all around, including many Michelin starred restaurants. And Toyoko-san made our experience richer by providing a lot of interesting local cultural insights and historical knowledge. In addition, she went out of her way to help us not only in booking train tickets, restaurant reservations, and a Bunraku performance, but also provided useful advice on these matters. We shall return to Osaka in the near future, and look forward to seeing Toyoka-san again!
Tour Guide Comment:
Dear Victor san, I was very happy to be your tour guide. You and your wife are so kind and generous that I look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. I do thank you from the bottom of my heart.