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Masaki H.

Nara, Japan

Hello I'm Mike, a national licensed tour guide from Kyoto.

Guiding is a miraculous encounter of people from different cultures.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I've never thought of.
This is the moment that I realize what I took for granted for a long time isn't so.
Unexpected questions embarrasses me and makes me feel at a loss for words.
Guiding is really a thrilling, adventurous journey.
Even though, I love this job.
A new encounter opens the door of my mind.
No wonder that this door leads to a new journey of life.
It is the journey of six degrees of separation.

I taught senior high school students.
After retired from work, then I started this job in 2015.
I'm familiar with Japanese history, culture, art, religion and architecture.
Japan is a country with a variety of delicious food.
The diversity of Japanese dishes makes you feel astonished and excited.
I also love Western art, culture and history.
The more I know about them, the more strongly I feel the oneness of this world.
No country can live alone.
Below the understory is not confrontation, but empathy.

Anniversary tour, honeymoon tour, graduation tour, photo tour, excursion tour; any tour is available.

Please feel free to ask me.

A Recent Review of this guide

My family has been on many different tours all over the world but our tour with Masaki is at the top of opur favorites list. our teenage children attend online school so we are able to travel with them to experience different cultures and Masaki was the perfect teacher and guide. He adjusted to schedule for our desires to see certain sites and helped us schedule our ride on the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Osaka to Kyoto and back. Taking the tour with Masaki was like traveling with an old friend.
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- A national licensed tour guide
- Practical English Proficiency Grade 1


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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