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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

Mr. Shin was an exceptional tour guide who made sure he med our needs:Mt. Fuji. He introduced us to the treasures of HAKONE and explained the rich historical background of the town. We went to the iconic old teahouse that served travelers during the Edo Period and had the pleasure of meeting the Yamamoto family who are still serving travelers of today. It was a pleasure to meet Shin. HAKONE will be one of my favorite places. I pray that it will continue to flourish as they preserve their history.
Margaret Yu

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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

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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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