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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

We had an excellent tour of Kyoto with Akira. He is a very thoughtful and patient man who was accommodating of our children. He did a good job of keeping us moving so that we were able to fit a lot into the day (despite the heat!)
Lucy N.

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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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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Kyoto-Private-Guide

Tours by Akira M.

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Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka

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Enjoy Nara and Osaka with your own Local Guide

277 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara

See the Big Statue of Buddha with your own Local Guide

175 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

277 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

268 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

166 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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

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Explore the Higashiyama district with your own Local Guide

166 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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