toshi suzuki Private tour guide in Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo - Japan

toshi suzuki

Guide profile:

Would you like to have an awesome time with friendly, knowledgeable local guide in Japan?It also comes with cool photos...If so, your guide must be Toshi!!!! Who is he?

Hello, there!My name is Toshi, I grew up in Japan.

I am a professional guide/photographer. I take photos for magazines, air line and fun!

In 2013, I was assigned to take pictures in New Zealand for 2 months fully sponsored by Air New Zealand. In 2014 and 15, I worked as a professional guide in New Zealand.

Winter of 2016, I worked as a photographer/guide for Niseko Photography and Guiding.

Aa a guide, I guided more than 1000 people for the last 3 years from all over the world.

toshitakesuzuki.com Here is my website if you would like to know what I do more, may be enough???haha

I love traveling and meeting people, am super friendly, easy going and open minded!

I just move back to Japan(where I grew up) after many years of abroad in April of 2016.

I can show you from Japanese traditional temples, gardens,etc.. to hidden alley,Japanese art scene, hipster cafe, sake bar, Izakaya where locals hang out! You name it!My tour is your tour, you tell me what you want to experience and I will make you happy in my backyard!

I can also take super good photos on my tour for you if you want!

***please inquire availability before booking***

I might be away for photo shooting!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Victoria G.

My husband and I had a fantastic time with Toshi! We felt like a friend was showing us around the city.

We learned so much about the history and culture of Japan. He also showed us how to use the trains (which is quite easy with his guidance).

We covered a lot of ground in our short time together without ever feeling rushed. I highly recommend him. Thanks Toshi for making our trip truly special!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Kyoto sightseeing tours

Kyoto city tours personalized

Kyoto travel tours for your needs

Kyoto tour guide general services

Also the same services available in Tokyo and Shizuoka.

Transportation by tour guide:

Public Transportation

Tour guide interests:

Traditional/Modern real Japanese culture(foods, drinks,architecture, art.ect..)by a local guide

Photography service by a professional photographer

Mostly, having an awesome time with super friendly,knowledgeable guide

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Victoria G. 19 May 2018

My husband and I had a fantastic time with Toshi! We felt like a friend was showing us around the city.

We learned so much about the history and culture of Japan. He also showed us how to use the trains (which is quite easy with his guidance).

We covered a lot of ground in our short time together without ever feeling rushed. I highly recommend him. Thanks Toshi for making our trip truly special!

5 stars Kathryn M. 28 Nov 2017

Toshi was friendly and very accommodating - he took us to see everything we wanted to see, even though the locations were nowhere near each other. Toshi gave us the history behind the places we saw, shared stories, and even showed us a shortcut at the bamboo forest that allowed us to beat the crowds. We had a great tour of Kyoto and Toshi did a great job!

5 stars Alexia J. 17 Oct 2017

Toshi was the first tour guide we have ever used and we had the best time ever with him! We didn't have a lot of time in Japan but he was able to show my husband and I the top sites much quicker then we would have been able to navigate on our own. He had great background knowledge and took awesome photos of us! Do your self a favor and hire him to help you in Tokyo and Kyoto, you wont regret it!

5 stars Ryan S. 06 Aug 2017

Toshi was absolutely fantastic - we ended up spending a day and a half with him and exploring all over the city. This was perfect for us in learning about areas we wanted to come back to during our stay and explore more. He made it feel like we had a local friend showing us around - and helping make sure we knew all the places worth eating at 🤤

5 stars David A. 04 Aug 2017

Toshi was great! He surpassed all expectations. He was always on time and kept us on track. He is extremely nice, patient (there were four children in our eight person party), and full of character. He even came armed with a camera and professional photography skills!

We booked Toshi from about noon to 6pm for two days. We checked out as much as possible in that short span of time. He as an absolute lifesaver in the metro system. Lastly, you should definitely eat ramen with him.

5 stars Hollis M. 30 Jun 2017

Toshi was fabulous. He met us at the pier in Kobe and took us to Kyoto. We were able to see Sanjyusangendo, the Kiyomizu temple and the

Nishiki market. I just wish we had more time to spend in this beautiful city.

5 stars Axel W. 15 Apr 2017

Toshi was the absolute best! If you are looking for a guide that is knowledge, punctual, friendly, easy going then Toshi is your guy! We had Toshi as our guide for two full days and he showed us a variety of sites around Tokyo, he went above and beyond and showed us how to get around in the vast metro/subways, pointed out an amazing ramen place (which we absolutely loved and went back a couple of times) Toshi, it was a pleasure to meet you and have you guiding us for those two days! Thank you.

5 stars Nancy H. 18 Mar 2017

Toshi was outstanding and invaluable as our guide. He was the perfect fit for our family of three (traveled with 16 year old daughter). His knowledge related to any questions we had on Japan was great and that alone made him more than worth it. Add to that some extraordinarily good people and communication skills!. Toshi is really easy to be arournd and we received nice photos to commemorate our adventure. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His tour was the highlight of our trip.

5 stars MICHAEL C. 15 Nov 2016

toshi was excellent, arrived promptly at our Ryokan, was fluent in English, and was willing to go where my group of three wanted to see. He was very knowledgable about modes of transportation in Kyoto, and was very informative at Each Temple we visited.

All in all, I would highly recommend Toshi and a kind, witty, and informative tour guide. I would have no reservation of using him in the future..

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