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Masaki H.

Nara, Japan

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

Meeting with people is a gift of God for me.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I've never thought of.
Guiding is like a thrilling, adventurous journey.
But there is one thing that I can say with confidence.
A new encounter inspires and enriches my heart.
Probably it opens the way to a new journey of life.
Six degrees of separation.

I retired from work as a teacher at senior high school and then started this job in 2015.
I'm familiar with Japanese history, culture, religion and architecture.
Japan is a country with a variety of delicious food.
Each place has its own food specialty.
Food is an essential part of my tours.
Some of my guests are interested in daily experiences, agricultural or cultural experiences.
Anniversary tour, honeymoon tour, graduation tour, etc are also available.
Over these years I have guided 200 solo or group tourists from Us, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Japan has various 'Must to See and Experience'
but Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are especially popular because of their abundance in history, culture, natural beauty and delicious food.
You can enjoy going around World Heritage sites or experiencing agriculture at Off-the Beaten local areas.
I offer any advise, suggestion or necessary information to make your tour smooth and memorable, helping you arrange your itineraries in Japan.
Please feel free to ask me.
I will be happy to share my knowledge with you.

A Recent Review of this guide

As a former history teacher, Misato is very informative! He knew the answer to pretty much every question we had. He was very keen to take photos of us, so if you love collecting pictures of your travels, he's the perfect guide for you. He's also a licensed zen teacher so he had a lot of interesting insights to share with us throughout our tour of West Kyoto.
Tzeyi Koay

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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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