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Photo of Hiroe Nakayama

Hiroe Nakayama Licensed

  • 5 stars 36 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/
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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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Mie Tokunaga Licensed

  • 5 stars 12 Reviews
  • 52 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Hiroshima (primary)
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 40 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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Hiroshi TSUYAMA Licensed

  • 5 stars 13 Reviews
  • 48 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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Koichiro Kimura Licensed

  • 5 stars 23 Reviews
  • 46 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

Would you like to have a private guide who caters to all of your needs when you are in Tokyo? I can provide you with a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable trip in which you can feel you are guided by a local Japanese with personal warmth and without any language barrier.
My name is Koichiro Kimura(Please call me Koji or Kim!). I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years to attend and graduate from an American college(Orange Coast College) and I learned speaking English there. I am a licensed, professional English-speaking tour guide and would be truly glad to show you around Tokyo by sha
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Chisa Mizuno Licensed

  • 5 stars 20 Reviews
  • 44 Bookings

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Languages:
English

A licensed tour guide and editor, born and raised in Tokyo. Through a professional editor's eye, I’ll offer you a cutting edge tour which showcases Tokyo’s unique attractiveness and impart snippets of knowledge to give you food for thought.
What do you want to experience? Good food and drinks, culture, history, art, hidden treasures? You will savor your time in Tokyo with me! I want to share my knowledge of Japanese history, culture, local life with you.
As an experienced traveler who has been to more than 25 countries, I know what makes a trip memorable.
Let me help you make your trip
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toshi suzuki

  • 5 stars 9 Reviews
  • 43 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
English

Would you like to have an awesome time with friendly, knowledgeable local guide in Japan?It also comes with cool photos...If so, your guide must be Toshi!!!! Who is he?
Hello, there!My name is Toshi, I grew up in Japan.
I am a professional guide/photographer. I take photos for magazines, air line and fun!
In 2013, I was assigned to take pictures in New Zealand for 2 months fully sponsored by Air New Zealand. In 2014 and 15, I worked as a professional guide in New Zealand.
Winter of 2016, I worked as a photographer/guide for Niseko Photography and Guiding.
Aa a guide, I guided more than
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Takuya Yanagisawa Licensed

  • 5 stars 14 Reviews
  • 36 Bookings

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

Are you tired of “regular” tour schedules? Do you want to have more freedom or privacy during your tour? Would you like to experience a bit of the real daily life of Japan? Or perhaps you’d like t to explore Japan’s beautiful back country? Then, I’m here for you.
I’m located in Osaka, known as the kitchen of Japan, and within an easy distance to Kyoto, with its splendid temples, to Nara, the first capital of Japan with a huge statue of Buddha, and to the historic international port city of Kobe, all less than 60 minutes away.
If you would like to visit a quiet out-of-the-way hot spri
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Ryoji Shimada Licensed

  • 5 stars 14 Reviews
  • 27 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Japanese (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Basic)
  • Indonesian (Basic)
  • Korean (Basic)
  • Russian (Basic)
  • Swedish (Basic)

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Hello! My name is Ryoji Shimada. I am a Japanese national, professionally qualified and fluent English-speaking tour-guide for inbound tourists. Although I received my tour-guide license this year, I have been voluntarily involved in introducing Japan to non-Japanese people extensively for the past 19 years. I set up an international cultural exchange organization in 1997 where Japanese and non-Japanese can get together through diverse cultural activities such as visiting various cultural places or enjoying outdoor activities lik
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Akie Watanabe Licensed

  • 5 stars 8 Reviews
  • 26 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

Hi! My name is Akie. I have been working as a tour guide for three years. I used to travel over 30 countries as a tour leader. Now I am very happy to welcome foreign guests in Japan.
I love my job so I am passionate to show you around Kansai Region - Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe to make your time a pleasant and comfortable one.
I will take you some off the beaten tracks where only locals know. You can see the real life of Japanese.
I can arrange your tour according to your requests. I have done the special maiko tour, pottery tour upon my guest's requests. Please feel free to ask me any ques
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Jiro Takahashi Licensed

  • 5 stars 11 Reviews
  • 24 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hi! Welcome to Tokyo! My name is Jiro Takahashi. Please call me “Jiro” for short. Since graduating from university here in Japan, I have lived in London and New York, as well as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka. My career in the finance and IT industries (about 35 years) afforded me multiple opportunities to make many friends from around the world and understand various cultures much better. It was from these experiences that, once I retired, I decided to become a licensed English guide in Japan. My goal is to create a cross cultural bridge between Japan and other countries. In addition to bein Learn more

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Ayako Furuya Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 24 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

[Important Notice]*I'm sorry, but I sometimes keep you wait for my answer because I do many tours.Thank you for your understand.*
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’m a local of Tokyo, I have a wide knowledge of Tokyo and suburban areas.
I'd like to take you to must-see spots and backstreet of this Tokyo metropolitan.
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,
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Emiko Kai Licensed

  • 5 stars 18 Reviews
  • 23 Bookings

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

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Hello. I am Emi! I am a 9years experienced tour guide.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 $100 including Lunch(Sushi or Ninja restaurant or ramen,you can choose!), transportation fee, one day kyoto bus ticket and admission fee.
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■Kyoto best half day private tour including lunch and transportation fee■ 
USD $100 per person(minimum from 2persons)
□Start: Kyoto stat
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Hiro A

  • 5 stars 6 Reviews
  • 21 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hi, I'm Hiro and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.
I am a professional guide and sake master.
I am working sake industry and I know very well about Japanese drinking culture.
Also, as a guide, I guided more than 100 people for the last 1year from all over the world.
I love traveling, surfing and meeting people, am super friendly, easy going and open minded!
I can show you from Japanese traditional temples, modern shopping area, hipster cafe, sake bar, club, Izakaya where locals hang out!
Also when I was a student, I used to travel around the world as a backpacker.
Through the backpacking
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Takae Suzuki Licensed

  • 5 stars 6 Reviews
  • 20 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hello,everyone!
I'm Takae and a licensed tour guide in Japan.I'm very good at communicating with people and have wide knowledge of places in Japan. As you might know Japan is blessed with nature and boasts a rich history with faciating taraditional culture.I do exiciting and insightful tours to major sightseeing spots including World Heritage sites such as Hiroshima and Kyoto, also other unique sites such as Shirakawa-Go:pray -hands village in Gifu, Koyasan esoteric Buddhism Temple in wakayama and Ninjya temple in Kanazawa or Toyota Factory.You can also experience Japanese culture such as
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Atsuko Takase Licensed

  • 5 stars 10 Reviews
  • 20 Bookings

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Languages:
English

*** Please contact me to check my latest availability before booking !***
"KONNICHIWA" Hello
I'm Atsuko. I am a national certified tour guide.
I used to work for Virgin Atlantic Airways as a flight attendant.
I lived in London UK three years and Portland Oregon USA a year to study travel and tourism.
I live in Tokyo over 20 years with my family.
I have 2 children. My son is college student,he is studying in Christchurch New Zealand now.
My daughter is university undergraduate. When she was high school ,she also studied in Marlborough New Zealand.
Travel is one of my p
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