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Private tour guide Tomoko

Tomoko H.

Kyoto, Japan

Hi! I'm Tomoko and I'm a national licensed tour guide in Japan.

I specialize in tours of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. But I can take you to different cities, as well.

I have been professionally licensed since 2006 and since then I have guided many people from many countries - individuals, couples and groups.
My favorite way to guide you is with walking tours. That way, you can feel the real charms of the places in a relaxed mood.
You will feel as if you are with a close friend who is both knowledgeable and kind.

I am totally passionate about my country and its culture One of the things I love most is to see people smile and
hear them say "wow" when they learn or see something new. There is an intimacy on my private tours.
And when I am planning the tour with you, I can arrange everything in advance.
Best of all, when you work with me on your plans, it helps to create a relationship even before you get here.

About me? I am an easy going and cheerful person. I have received many "thank you" letters from my clients…
and many have referred to me as knowledgeable, friendly, warm and interesting.
(Sometimes - even funny!)

As I, myself, love to travel and have been to many countries, I appreciate how important it is to enjoy an inside perspective of a city or country. Here in Japan, I will make you feel like a "visitor", not a "tourist".

And. . . I'm also a jazz singer. I sometimes have jazz gigs in jazz bars.
I'd love to sing for you in my tour, if you'd like.

I will be very happy if you will allow me to be your guide
and I promise, you won't regret touring with me.

A Recent Review of this guide

Tomoko is a consummate professional guide who still knows how to have fun. We loved our time with her and her intimate knowledge of Kyoto's rich historical past as well as its modern scene made for an excellent tour. I would highly recommend her.
Katie Grube

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I'm a national licensed English speaking tour guide.

My National Gide Certificate is #EN00259.

I graduated from Doshisha University, English Literature Department.


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

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Kyoto Golden Course full day Private,...

must-see places for the first visitors! with a private guide

355 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Kyoto Western Part full day private tour

temples of the World Heritage Sites and Arashiyama with a private guide

402 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

9 hours

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Tomoko's Customized Private Tour

Customized Full-day Tour in Kyoto with a private guide

374 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Tomoko's Customized Private Tour - Half,...

Nara or Osaka, or other places with a private guide

346 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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