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Katsuko O.

Kyoto, Japan

I was born and grew up in Osaka, later lived in Tokyo, then the UK and Singapore.

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 tailored our tour perfectly to our tastes and personality. Our lunch at a Zen Temple was an additional bonus that just added to a magical day allowing us to immerse ourselves in all that is Kyoto. Arigatō gozaimashita Katsuko
Kathryn Willetts

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Credentials

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

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Katsuko O.

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Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour

Enjoy Half-day Kyoto Tour personalized according to your interests,...

128 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours

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Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour

Enjoy Kyoto with a personalised tour according to your interests and,...

256 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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A Visit to Stunning Kyoto Japanese Gardens

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Explore renowned Japanese gardens in Kyoto where is a garden lover's,...

256 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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Personalized Kyoto Cultural Experience,...

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Enjoy cultural experiences unique to Japan

110 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour

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Enjoy Six-hour Kyoto Tour personalized according to your interests,...

192 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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