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Private tour guide Akira

Akira M.

Takaraduka, Hyogo, Japan

Hello ! My name is Akira, but please call me Aki. I am a national licensed tour guide in English.

I am specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. When you have a plan to visit those area, please contact me. In those area, you can find a traditional and cultural Japan. I will guide you wherever you would like to visit and you can enjoy Japan with me for sure.

I worked for an export company for more than 30years and met many people from overseas who were interested in Japanese culture, history and buildings. So after I retired, I decided to become a tour guide.

Please let me know what and where you are interested in so that I can arrange it for you, and make your itinerary which you will be satisfied with.

In my spare time, my hobby is Japanese martial art Aikido (black belt 2nd grade).

If you are interested in Japanese martial art, I am pleased to talk about it with you.
Looking forward to your inquiry.

Thank you so much for reading my introduction, and I look forward to sharing my country with you.

A Recent Review of this guide

What a wonderful introduction to Kyoto! Aki was patient & kind - he let us ask a million questions, stopped and made sure we took great photos and let us set the pace of the tour. Before hand he was awesome about email communication and confirmed the tour with us after making a custom plan for our time! Thank goodness as San Francisco natives we were used to walking hills :) He listened to our asks and set up a great schedule for our time. Lovely tour guide in a lovely city!
Samantha S.

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Credentials

- National guide certificate (registration number EN00593) English
- Certificate of Authorized Tour Conductor (registration number 05-15-D043954)

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle which you book.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Private tour guide Akira

Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara

See the Big Statue of Buddha with your own Local Guide

174 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and,...

Explore the Temples and shrines of Kyoto and Nara in a day

274 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto

A Fully Customised Tour with your own Local Guide

265 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private Half Day Walking Tour of the,...

Explore Kyoto's Arashiyama district with your own Local Guide

164 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Private Tour for Kyoto - Half Day walking,...

Explore the Higashiyama district with your own Local Guide

164 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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