Kyoto

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Takaaki Yamane Licensed

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+++ Please note that I'm available from December through February +++
I know Kyoto and I love sharing my city with visitors from overseas. Using a guide during your time in Kyoto means you can make the most of your trip. I specialise in providing friendly, private tours to discerning travellers. Whether you'd like to bike, walk, taxi or hike, I can plan an itinerary that is sure to please.
I'm new to Viator, please check out a review I have received in the past.
J from U.K.
We had a great time on the Gion evening tour with Takakaai. It was so much more than just Geisha chasing , which i
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SHINICHIRO YAMANA Licensed

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

Hello my future guests. Thank you for visiting my web site. I feel so happy if this would be precious moment to start your wonderful Japan tour. I'd like to introduce myself briefly.
1.Name
SHIN (Full name is Shinichiro Yamana). Male, Japanese
2.Home town
Born in Kobe,grew up in Kyoto,living in Kawasaki city between Tokyo and Yokohama.
3.Career before tour guide.
Engineer of Japanese steel company and business consultant.
4.Tour areas
Tokyo,Yokohama,Kamakura, Hakone,Kyoto,Nara,Osaka,Kobe,Mt.Koya
5.Family
Wife,three children,five grand children.
6.Favorite ones
Eating,Drinking
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Satoshi Santos Yoshida Licensed

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Sakai (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • English (Basic)

Eu sou evangelico,
let's enjoy japanese diversity! mainly Osaka,Kyoto and Kobe.
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Nobuo Suzuki Licensed

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Kyoto's off-the-beaten-track, if it's your interest, I'm ready to go with you. Learn more

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Kazuyuki Morio Licensed

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

Bonjour ! Je m’appelle KAZU (prononcez “Kazou”). Je suis guide-interprète de français certifié par l’Etat depuis 2012. Je suis devenu guide pour utiliser le français que j’avais appris à Montpellier, pour mieux faire connaître mon pays aux visiteurs francophones et surtout pour continuer à partager une partie de ma vie avec les étrangers, avec lesquels je partage de beaux souvenirs.
Conformément à vos attentes (temples, jardins, cérémonie du thé…etc.), je vous propose de choisir soit un parcours personnalisé, soit un des 5 parcours fixes dont le détail est mentionné dans le “Private sightsee
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COCO Licensed

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Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
English

Hello!
How are you?
Custom tour by your own requests can be created by my experiences!
I am a lisenced tour guide and interpreter.
For about 20 years I worked for one of the US Major airlines as a fight attendant.
Therefore,I would like to guide friendly for you and introduce the best places,Including town with high-technology, traditional architecture and culture.
For example; good experiences to take meditation practice in the Temple and take part in the aucentic Buddhist ceremony which gets rid of eveil spirits in the another Temple in Tokyo.
Finally your soul would be purified.
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Chisato Maeda Licensed

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Hello. I am Chisato originally from Kyoto.
I completed master degree of organic agriculture in the Netherlands in 2011.
Especially, my specialization is agriculture, anthropology and food culture.
I often travel around rural villages in japan for my research on traditional knowledge, ethnobotany and local cuisine, "kyodo ryori".
I can organize a trip with very unique experience for you in the off-the-beaten rural villages, especially in Kyoto and Nara. For instance, programs like cooking experience with locals, traditional handicrafts, visit farmers, or stay at a farmhouse.
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Akira Matsui Licensed

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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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Ai A

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Osaka (primary)
Languages:
Japanese (primary)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Hello! I'm a trilingual(Japanese/English/French), English-licensed tour guide & an award-winning photographer, living in a city between Osaka and Kyoto.

-raised in Kobe, attended schools in Kyoto for ten years, and started my career in Tokyo.
-won the Gold Award of CONRAD Osaka Art Photo Contest, and awarded as second prize two times of Festival City Photo Contest. (See my profile pics.)
I can take & share beautiful photos for you with no extra charges. Σp[【◎】]ω・´)
These pics will be unforgettable, both in your memory and on your SNS!lol
-have personal connections with many celebr
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Ted Taylor

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Interests in Zen Buddhism and the martial arts of Japan led Ted to move to Japan in 1994. He settled into the countryside on the Sea of Japan coast for twelve years , supplementing his martial arts studies to the traditional arts of tea and calligraphy, as well as enhancing his Zen practice with training in Shugendo, an esoteric religion associated with itinerant monks. Originally a drummer and percussionist, Ted also pursued his musical interests by taking up Taiko drumming and the Shakuhachi flute, and as an amateur musician gave performances throughout Japan.
An invitation to train in
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Marco Alonso

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Tokyo (primary)
Languages:
Spanish

Hola a todos!
Me llamo Marco y llevo trabajando como guia y tour leader unos 5 años para dos de las mejores agencias de Japón.
Me encanta mi trabajo y me divierto muchísimo con los clientes, al final de los tours acabamos siendo amigos ( ya son mas de 2000 repartidos por América Latina y España)
Resido en Tokyo pero trabajo por todo Japón. Acostumbro a acompañarles durante toda la estancia en el pais del sol naciente :) pero dias sueltos esta bien tambien.
El maximo de clientes en transporte público son 25.
Es preferible reservar con tiempo.
Instagram: marcoguiaenjapon
Perdonen si no e
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Shuang Wang

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

Hello , my name is Shuang , I'm Chinese, I came to Osaka 5years ago , before that I was living in Montreal Canada for 10years Learn more

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Hugh Sakamoto Licensed

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

Culture, history, society and everyday life of Japan? Yes, I'm the right pick. I've toured more than 1,000 English speaking tourists from all over the world. We usually enjoy walking at each sport and use the train/ subway among them. I'm happy to respond to millions of questions on Japan and find the best lunch venue as per your interest. We can have some drink at a yakitori place (pub serving chicken skewers) at the end of the tour. Let's enjoy Tokyo! Learn more

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Laurent Daniel

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  • French (Fluent)

Nice to meet you:)
my name is Laurent and I'm french.
I was previously japanese student then fall in love with Kyoto (I live there for 4 years now and always enjoy it like it was my first time)
I propose you a high quality tour.
The traditional Kyoto and the ancient Kyoto that will make you discover
the magnifience of that city and will introduce you through the visit of temples and shrines
to the buddhism, especially the zen practice now popular world wide.
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Ahmed Abu Tayeh

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My name is Ahmed, a PhD student in Kyoto University. I have been here for 3 years, so I know well how to make your visit to Kyoto an unforgettable experience.
I am a culture,history and food fan, so I can introduce to you the best about the Japanese culture, a historic background about each place we visit, and can recommend to you the best food options in Kyoto.
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