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Hiromi Kobayashi Licensed

  • 5 stars 6 Reviews
  • 7 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese

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My name is Hiromi Kobayashi, a certified tour guide in English mainly covering Chubu region, where we can enjoy historical, cultural and natural locations including the World Heritage and National Parks such as Ise-Shima, Shirakawa-go and so on, as well as the birthplace of Japanese automotive industry, Toyota-city.
I've been working as a freelance translator/interpreter in the fields such as automotive, semi-conductor, and IT industries and in the consequence have become enthusiastic about expressing myself in English through the introduction of Japanese cultures and natures to the g
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Takashi Mori Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

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

Hello, I'm Mori! I was born and raised in Gifu Prefecture. Now I live in a town near Nagoya.There are a lot of interesting places, which are worth visiting in and around Nagoya.
In Nagoya City
Nagoya-Jo(Nagoya Castle)
This castle is a symbol of Nagoya. The keep is a replica of the original, but its stone wall and towers are original, so you would feel like being in samurai's age. Honmaru-goten(Honmaru Palace) and Ninomaru Teien(Ninomaru Garden) are also attractive.
Atsuta-Jingu(Atsuta-Shrine)
This shrine is one of the most famous shrines. It houses a sacred sword, Kusanagi-no-tsur
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Moto Suzuki Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
English

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I was a movie and TV subtitle translator when I lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years. After moving to Kyoto in 2012, I became more and more interested in our own history and culture again, took the license and became a certified guide.
Another reason I decided to become a tour guide was the 2011 big earthquakes and tsunami that hit my hometown in northern Japan. A lot of people from all over the world came there to help. I really thanked them and enjoyed working with them. I really enjoyed helping them communicate w
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Michiru Azuma Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

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Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Basic)

Hi. I'm Michi.
I’m a national certificated tour guide in English. I would like to introduce many faces and charms of Japan and make your stay in Japan more fascinated and satisfied.
I was born and raised in Hiroshima.
In Hiroshima, there are two famous World Heritage Sites, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial & Itsukushima.
I have experienced many tours of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & Park since I was a junior high school student. I would like to introduce you the a-bomb legacies that are still existing in the city.
I also would like to share time with you in a historic island, Miyaji
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Eriko Nomoto Licensed

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hello everyone,
I am Eriko, a mother of two adult sons, a former backpacker, and an open-minded certified tour guide. I was born and brought up in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, and have lived in Tokyo with my family for almost 30 years.
My childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, an English interpreter, or an expert who can command the English language. Also I like Japanese history. I therefore majored in Japanese history and minored in English-language education, and worked as an English teacher at a high school and a preparatory school. After enjoying parenting and my hobbie
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Anji Yuuko Licensed

  • 5 stars 5 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

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Hi, I'm Anji. My first name is Yuuko, but call me Anji as your guide.
Your trip would start when you plan it, wouldn't it? You may have many concerns such as transportations, accommodations, foods, customs as well as what you can do, see and go etc., when visiting other countries.
My private tour will start when you confirm the booking. I'll help you to have better understanding of various things Japanese before coming to Japan
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Hero Hiro

  • 5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 6 Bookings

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English (primary)
  • Japanese (Fluent)

Hi there, I am Hiroshi. Although I love to be called as "HERO" , but I am Hiro in short (︶︹︺) .I am a native Japanese and grew up in Tokyo.
I enjoy traveling and meeting people, and much friendly, helpful and open minded. And I had been to many countries particularly in Asia and USA.
I like riding in my car to beautiful beach hunting for beautiful scenery and photography spots during my free time. I would often travel in train to find hipster cafes and relax myself to generate creative ideas for photography.
I can pick you up from airport to hotel and within other destination. If y
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Gary Wang

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 6 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Chinese (Fluent)
  • Japanese (Fluent)

Greetings! I would be your NO.1 tour guide for many reasons. Like you, I was once a tourist and after settling in Japan for 9 years, I have a deep insight of not only what a tourist would like to see and also can introduce the places only locals would know. I have lived in Taiwan and NZ before moving to Japan so I can show you around in English or Mandarin.
I have traveled all over Japan and discovered many hidden places that you would not find on the typical guidebook. I am always on top of what's happening in the city so be sure to see some events that are only available on the day of yo
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MAKOTO HORI Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

Hi, I am Makoto, but please simply call me Mack.
Let me support you to make your trip unique and special.
I would like to offer you two kinds of tours. One is a highlight tour of Tokyo in which we will visit several must see places in Tokyo, like Tsukiji fish market, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa and so on. This tour is especially good for first time visitors who want to quickly cover the best places in this big city.
The other one is an off the beaten pass tour in which we will visit less touristy area, like Yanesen, Fukagawa, Kagurazaka and so on. I named it Tokyo HIdden Gem Tour. This tour i
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Inamura Hiroko Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 5 Bookings

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English

Dear Guests,I am Hiroko,a national licensed English tour guide( but I speak Spanish ,too) ,born in Numazu,Shizuoka(only one hour from Tokyo,near Mt.Fuji ,surrounded by beautiful Suruga Bay) and currently living in a beautiful hot spring town in Izu. I also work as an interpreter and teach English .
Through my experiences of having lived in Perth,Australia and Barcelona ,Spain, and travelled over 38 countries, I have learned that traveling and getting to know different cultures and ways of thinkings are very precious things in our lives to broden our horizons to new world .And Your trave
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Aki Tanaka Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 5 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Yokohama (primary)
Languages:
English

Hi, I’m Aki, a government licensed tour guide, living in Yokohama, Japan.
I was born and raised in Kagawa prefecture, facing the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, in western Japan. Kagawa is famous for its iconic food Sanuki Udon noodles and Shikoku Ohenro, a religious journey to sacred 88 temples in Shikoku island.
I had worked for a global electronics company in Tokyo for 30 years and retired early. Working with foreign colleagues gave me fantastic opportunities to learn Japan from their points of views and I came to think it's interesting to talk about Japan with foreign people.
Also, I lo
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Mineko Ogura

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 4 Bookings

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Japanese

Hello! My name is Mineko. I am a Government certified tour guide. As a guide, I can make you an original travel itinerary according to your preferences. Areas other than the Kansai region (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, Ise etc.), I can cover other cities such as Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, Gujohachiman or Tokyo. If you wish to see some other places, please contact me! I am also a wheelchair-friendly guide! Learn more

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Erina Seki

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 4 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
English

Hello! Nice to meet you, everyone! Thank you for visiting my profile.
My name is Erina; I was born and raised in Osaka, and living in Kobe now. Therefore, I'm very familiar with West side of Japan. (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe). I've studied abroad in Australia and United States when I was a high school and a college student. Therefore, I'm very good at communicating in English and love to talk with new people!
Speaking of my specialty, I'm a very foodie, and I like to visit fancy and trendy cafes/restaurants. So, If you want to go to best restaurants in Japan, I am the one! haha Besides, If you a
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Mike Masaki Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 3 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
English

Meeting with people is a gift of God for me.
A new encounter inspires and enriches my heart.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I can’t answer on the spot.
Guiding is like a thrilling, adventurous journey.
Hello I’m Mike, a national licensed tour guide from Kyoto.
My main guide areas are Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.
But as a national guide, I go around Japan from north to south.
I retired from work as a teacher and then started this job 4 years ago.
I’m familiar with Japanese history, culture, religion and architecture.
Japan is also a country with a lot of delicious food.
I
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Ikuyo Watase Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 3 Bookings

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Languages:
English

Hamamatsu is not a major tourist attraction spot but you can really enjoy the rural and friendly atmosphere of Japan in Hamamatsu. I will arrange your trip in the most satisfying way. There is a castle, a lake, temples with beautiful gardens etc. Learn more

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