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Nobu T.

Koyasan, Wakayama, Japan

My name is Nobu. In the past, I learned various cultures by traveling the world after studying in the UK.

Since then, I have lived in Koyasan, a world heritage site for nine years. I entered the Buddhist priesthood more than 10 years ago and experienced life as a Buddhist practitioner at a temple of Koyasan. Many people abroad stay in the temple of Koyasan. Since I lived in the UK as a foreigner, I fully understand the feelings of foreigners coming to Japan. When I lived in the temple of Koyasan, I read the sutra, clean the temple and got the opportunity to learn Buddhist teaching directly from the priest.
Such a life lasted a few years, but as I was able to speak English, I was in the office more frequently. Responding to overseas travelers, negotiating with travel agencies, the composition of the website, guidance of meditation etc. There are many guides that know cultural properties well, but since I lived in cultural assets and lived with priests, I can talk about various internal details.
I am from Kansai. There are many famous tourist destinations such as Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, Osaka etc. Since I know the transportation network in various parts of Kansai, I can guide you smoothly.
In addition, because I am qualified as an interpreter guide and travel agency, I am familiar with general Japanese culture, food culture and religious culture. Besides that, I am familiar with nightlife and peculiar custom unique to Japan, that are not written in the guidebook. What I am paying attention to when planning your journey is bringing in seasonality to your itinerary and having fun guiding. In addition to seeing cultural properties, I think that it is also important to actually experience. In addition to seeing the temple, I meditate with you. In addition to eating meals, I also teach which alcohol should be selected for which meal. If you want to relax, we would like to suggest a slow journey to you. For those who want to experience as much as possible in a day, I can plan such a trip. Please tell us what you would like to do in Koyasan / Kansai region. I propose the content according to your request.

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The tour of Koyasan with Nobu-san has been a highlight of our trip to Japan. Nobu-san is an absolutely wonderful guide - he is caring, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable. He is also very, very good with children - he engaged very well with my 10 year old son and tailored the tour and the narrative to be fun and engaging for a child. Thank you Nobu-san for a wonderful experience!
Veronica Rogers

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National interpreter guide (English)
Wakayama Prefecture Special Zone Interpreter Guide
Koyasan official guide
Member of Koyasan Tourism Association
Japan Travel Agency full member (Travel agency qualification)
Management innovation company approved by Wakayama prefectural government



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