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Shin K.

Hakonemachi, Kanagawa, Japan

Hello, I'm Shin. I was born and raised in Hakone, 100% local!

My hometown is one of the most popular destinations in Japan and I can show you many good sightseeing spots in 1 day.

I specialize in private tours and I only take 1 group per day. So my tours will be all yours. I can customize tour itinerary based on your interests. It's 100% customizable.

I have following qualifications as a professional guide.
- Tourist Guide/English licensed by Japan National Tourism Organization
- Mountain Guide Stage II licensed by Japan Mountain Guides Association
- Wilderness First Aid licensed by Wilderness Medical Associates Japan

If you are interested in visiting Hakone and Mt. Fuji area, let me help you enjoy your stay and have a great travel experience.

I spent 6 years in France and 5 years in America (B. A in Business Operations Management at University of Southern California, I'm a Trojan!) I know both Japanese and Western cultures well.

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

A Recent Review of this guide

Highly recommended! Yes, you can absolutely do Hakone on your own. But... you won't get nearly as much out of your day there as you would without Shin as your guide. Off the beaten path stops, his intimate local knowledge of the place that only a local can share, and doing the circuit his way. He's a great conversationalist and insta-friend. Not to mention he was amazing with our kids (ages 8 & 10) and has a comfortable van that allows you to experience more than the typical "circuit." Awesome.
Katie Irvine

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Credentials

- Tourist Guide/English licensed by Japan National Tourism Organization
- Mountain Guide Stage II licensed by Japan Mountain Guides Association
- Wilderness First Aid licensed by Wilderness Medical Associates Japan

Restrictions

I'm a licensed guide for only English, not other languages.
I'm not permitted to book a hotel room on behalf of the guests.

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Private tour guide Shin

Customized 1 day Private Tour in Hakone,...

Private Tour Just for You - Visit Major Must-Sees in Hakone

500 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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