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Erina Seki

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 5 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 Hero Licensed

  • 5 stars 3 Reviews
  • 4 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 5 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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Yasuna Oda Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 2 Bookings

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English

born and raised in Kyoto.
experienced planning sightseeing tours for international students as a club activity in uni.
studied Tourism in Australia as an exchange student.
worked in a long-established hotel in Kyoto.
Kyoto has many traditional aspects but also it has beautiful and kawaii (lovely) charm.
Traditional shrines and temples, cafes, book stores, music, knick-knack stores, pastries... There are many things I love and you will love in Kyoto!
Why don't you explore this old and new city, looking through local Kyotonian's eyes!
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Katsuko Ozaki Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 1 Booking

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English

Welcome to Kyoto ! I was born and grew up in Osaka, later lived in Tokyo, then the UK and Singapore, and now I live in Kyoto. I have more than 15 years of experience working in a multinational corporation and now I am working as a national licensed guide interpreter, as well as a City of Kyoto visitors host guide.
One of my hobbies is travelling abroad and so far I have visited more than fifty countries.
Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan and has great historical importance. I can offer you unique experiences in this beautiful city, which can include visits to traditional Japanese garde
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Akira Matsui Licensed

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 1 Booking

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

Hi! My name is Akira Matsui . Please call me Aki. I am a licensed national tour guide in English . Now specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. When you have a plan to visit those area, please contact me. In those area, I am sure that you can find a traditional and cultural Japan. Learn more

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Kazuhisa Furuichi Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 35 Reviews
  • 118 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese

Hello, my nickname is Kazu, a government licensed guide. By now, I have guided, about 140groups from 30countries. 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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Jade Furuta ( fun tours)

  • 4.5 stars 14 Reviews
  • 52 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English (primary)
  • Japanese (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Basic)
  • Tagalog (Basic)

Check out my Youtube Video Showing you Shibuya! *you can just search my name on Youtube. I'm the Tokyo private tour guide you need :)
I'm Brazilian Japanese, but I live in Manila & Tokyo
This profile is not active all year long, so if you see this, don`t miss out the chance to book a tour with me!hehe MORE INFO BELLOW (^^)
Experience Tokyo life as you were a local and have some real fun in the country of Fashion , technology , anime and delicious food! With me, you will not only visit the popular touristic spots , but also try some trendy street food , fashion , and check out the
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Yoshinori Hasegawa Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 16 Reviews
  • 43 Bookings

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

Hi! I'm "Yoshi", a government-licensed tour guide in Japan. I have over 100 experiences of guiding foreign visitors from various countries.
You can enjoy visiting not only famous World Heritage Sites but also off-the beaten local paths with me.
I'll make a special tailor-made itinerary plan of Kyoto , Osaka , Nara and other places tours for you based on your requests.
And I’ll give you the special opportunities of enjoying Japanese culture and delicious local foods.
Feel free to talk over your schedule, interests, budget to make your visit enjoyable.
I can help you to make your tra
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guillaume toron

  • 4.5 stars 4 Reviews
  • 11 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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Tomoko Yoro Licensed

  • 4 stars 1 Review
  • 7 Bookings

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

This website message system is something wrong and I cannot reply you via message system somehow. So please send a message to my personal website. JapanPersonalTours !
" http://japanpersonaltours.com/ "
Hi. There! I'm Tomo, live in Kyoto and have grown up in Osaka. I've worked as tour leader for Japanese group for 3 years all around in Japan. I like art so I provide the art workshops as well. Hence I have Japanese tour guide license, I sometimes lead Hiking tour for Japanese group. I got English interpreter National Guide license at 2017.
Therefore I have these license, I don't need a
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Kiko Matsumura

  • 5 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

Hello! Nice to meet you, everyone! Thank you for visiting my profile.
My name is Kiko; I am a Japanese woman who is living in Tokyo for over ten years. Therefore, I'm very familiar with trendy and fancy restaurants/bars/cafes in Tokyo.
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 are worried about Japan transportation system, don't worry. I'm happy to teach you how to use it. ^^
Anyway, please let me know your preferences! I'm pleased to follow
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Elise Isoyama Licensed

  • 2 Bookings

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

Bonjour à tous!
I am Elise, a French girl from the Provence. I have been living in Japan for 13 years and know Kansai like the back of my hand (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji…) . I am a French teacher and guide. I can explain Japanese culture to you(for example do you know the difference between a shrine and a temple ?! ) and do translating and interpreting as I speak Japanese and French fluently. I can book restaurants, ask for special diet/meal, help you to order, buy tickets, pick you up at the airport and obtains maps and pamphlets of your favorite tourist attractions.
I know a l
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Yoko Asano

  • 1 Booking

Guide Locations:
Kyoto (primary)
Languages:
German (primary)
  • English (Basic)

I have lived in Germany for 17 years, so I know how people in Europe are likely spend time during vacation. Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka is the place for sighseeing, but my tour will show you a life in a countryside, especially in a fisherman town.
I have quallifications of Sake (Kikizake-shi, or Master of Sake, or Sake sommelier) and Tea-Ceremony.
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Bilal Lamarti Licensed

  • Newly Listed
  • No bookings yet

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
Spanish (primary)
  • Arabic (Fluent)
  • Catalan (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

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Hi there!
My name is Bilal and I am originally from Barcelona, Spain. My relation with Japan started back in 2014 when I decided to travel around the country during 3 month all the way from the north to the south by trains and roads and visiting not only the biggest and most important cities but also the very small villages and remote places such as Magome, Tsumago or Teshikaga. Ever since the country totally captivated me in so many ways that I decided to move here and start sharing all
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SHINICHIRO YAMANA Licensed

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Languages:
Japanese

Thank you very much for visiting my site. ^^
I am SHIN, licensed tour guide and professional travel conductor. I was born in Kobe, grew up in Kyoto, now living in Kawasaki between Tokyo and Yokohama. I live happy life as a tour guide to meet a lot of people like you.
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Before becoming a tour guide, as a steel maker engineer, I had been traveling overseas many times. Now that I've started exciting new life as a tour guide, I live happy life to welcome people from around the world. I love introducing Japanese culture, dishes and local people. Tons of amazing itinerary a
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