Now I live in Kyoto.
I have more than 15 years of experience working in a multinational corporation and now working as a national licensed guide-interpreter, as well as a City of Kyoto visitors host guide.
One of my hobbies is travelling abroad and so far I have visited more than fifty countries.
Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan and has great historical importance. I can offer you unique experiences in this beautiful city, which can include visits to traditional Japanese gardens, ancient temples and shrines designated as world heritage sites; authentic Japanese cultural experiences such as the tea ceremony, sake tasting at local breweries, and exploring food markets. With a flexible approach, I can help you personalize your agenda.
I will endeavor to make sure that you will have an enjoyable and memorable trip.
I look forward to guiding you here in Kyoto.
A Recent Review of this guide
Katsuko was a wonderful guide. She suggested an itinerary for us that was great for the whole family and she provided a lot of interesting history and cultural background for the places we visited and Kyoto in general. She also followed up after the tour with an email giving some further details about some of the options we discussed for our remaining time in Kyoto. We could not have asked for more. Thank you Katsuko!
National Licensed Guide Interpreter (EN00750)
City of Kyoto Visitors Host - Licensed Guide certified by City of Kyoto (EN00054)
International SAKE Sommelier
Kyoto Expert Certification 2nd grade
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.