Kyoto

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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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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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Yasuna Oda Licensed

  • 5 stars 2 Reviews
  • 2 Bookings

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Languages:
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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Nana Yamamoto

  • 5 stars 1 Review
  • 2 Bookings

Guide Locations:
Osaka (primary)
Languages:
English

Hi! I'm Nana.
I was born and raised in Kansai (West area of Japan), which is why I'm very familiar with this area! Especially, I love Kyoto so much. last year, I visited Kyoto more than 30 times.
And, I love eating, so I know well about the good restaurant.
If you are worried about Japan transportation system or hotels or booking restaurant, don't worry. I'm happy to teach you how to use it.
I can promise you to provide an excellent tour for you! Anyway, I'm happy to follow up on your request! Let me know your preferences!
Anyway, If you have any questions, don't hesitate to a
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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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Kazuhisa Furuichi Licensed

  • 4.5 stars 34 Reviews
  • 116 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
  • 50 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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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)

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 any entrance fee at Temples and Shrines.
Each person have different interest so I would love to hear what do you want to do and What do you like...
History, Food, Culture, Art, Crafts, Nature, Seasonal Festi
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Kiko Matsumura

  • 3 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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Yoshito Miyasaka Licensed

  • Newly Listed
  • No bookings yet

Guide Locations:
Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

I'm a Tokyoite. I was born and grew up in Meguro-ward in Tokyo. Shibuya area was a kind of my backyard and enjoyed going with my friends when I was young. So, I'm very familiar with the areas such as Shibuya, Meiji Jingu shrine and, Harajuku. I live in Setagaya-ward in Tokyo now, so I stroll around in Shibuya, Harajuku, and Aoyama once a week.
I like Japanese traditional cultural things such as Kabuki, Noh, and tea ceremony. Especially, I have three close friends one of them plays Noh, the other practices a tea ceremony for a long time and the last guy who is a professional para-glider
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Yoshiko Oishi Licensed

  • Newly Listed
  • No bookings yet

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

Hello, I am Yoshiko. I am a certified national tour guide in Japan. I was born and brought up in Kyoto and I have lived in Tokyo for more than 10 years. Let's explore Tokyo and Japan together! I can customize your tour upon your interests. There are so many places to visit in Japan so I can advise you the best spots for you. I also love traveling worldwide, so I can provide you TIPs for traveling in Japan, as the country has so many unique habits and different lifestyle. What do you expect for traveling Japan? Let's start discussing! Learn more

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Vidal Lamarti Licensed

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

Hola a todos!!
Me llamo Bilal y llevo trabajando como guía y tour leader desde ya hace varios años aunque anteriormente trabajé como guía en otros países de Asia.
Me fascina mi trabajo y me divierto muchísimo con los clientes, al final de los tours acabamos creando una amistad especial (ya son más de mil repartidos por América Latina y España, y el resto del mundo!).
Resido en Tokyo city pero trabajo por todo Japón. Acostumbro a acompañarles durante toda su estancia en Japón (desde el momento de recogida, realizacion de todos los tours incluyendo rutas por todo Japón, hasta que fin
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