Kazuhiko Goto Private tour guide in Kyoto - Japan

Kazuhiko Goto

Guide profile:

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children.

I was born in Osaka city near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business.

I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years.

During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc.. Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.).

You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter.

I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure.

Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !!

Please feel free to contact me!!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Susanna L.

Kazu-san is a very nice and organized tour guide. He knows the history of places we visit and explained it well for our knowledge.

My family enjoyed much.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

You can visit following breathtaking beautiful spots and experience intriguing activities.

(Kyoto) Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple,

Ryoanji Temple,Tenryuji Temple, Nijyo Castle, Gion, Bamboo garden, Tea Ceremony

Experience, Walking while eating Japanese Food at Nishiki Market, Playing with wild

Monkeys at Monkey Park, Kimono Show, Saga Romantic Train

(Nara) Toudaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, kouhukuji Temple, Playing with wild deers

  at Nara Deer Park

(Osaka) Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, Doutonori & Shinsaibashi Area

I also guide you in Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Nikko, kamakura, Kanazawa and Hiroshima, Miyajima.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Basically, I will use public transporatation system. However, depending on locations or

schedule, I will recomend you to use a taxi.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Janice Guan's Tour on Sep.9~15 Price Per Group 1063.10 USD
Kyoto & Osaka Tour (2 days) Price Per Group 380.00 USD
Tour in Kyoto on Apr.10 Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Your most memorable tour in Kyoto Price Per Group 190.00 USD

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Susanna L. 17 Dec 2017

Kazu-san is a very nice and organized tour guide. He knows the history of places we visit and explained it well for our knowledge.

My family enjoyed much.

Tour Guide Comment: I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!!

5 stars Don A. 24 Apr 2017

We had a delightful day with Goto, touring the Bamboo garden, Nijo castle, Golden Pavilion and the Market. He was very well prepared and came with handouts and explanations for every site we visited. A real gentleman!

5 stars Wallace T. 02 Oct 2016

Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful gentleman. He provided a tremendous amount of interesting background material on Japanese history and culture that enriched our understanding of the castle, shrines and temples that we visited. He developed a very nice itinerary of key sites in Kyoto. Goto also helped us learn to navigate the subway and bus systems of Kyoto. I highly recommend him!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your message.I also enjoyed this tour with you.I hope that you will visit Japan in near future. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!!

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