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Tomoko Y.

Kyoto, Japan

Hi. There! I'm Tomo, I live in Kyoto but I have grown up in Osaka.

I've worked as tour leader for Japanese groups for 3 years travelling all around in Japan. I like art so I provide art workshops as well.

Each person has different interests so I would love to hear what you want to do and what you like. . . History, Food, Culture, Art, Crafts, Nature, Seasonal Festival and more? Let's talk about what we can do together. I can create your customized travel itinerary based on your needs.

If it's your first time in Japan and you have no idea of what you're gonna do, I suggest a private tour that includes the "Must-see lists in Kyoto".

In my free time I'm also an Instagrammer and YouTuber. And I also spent 1 year living in Munich. . . Also ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen!

Other guide experiences are below;
Hiking guide at Zermatt, Grindelwald and St. Moritz in Switzerland
Guide at Niagara National Parks in Canada
Hiking guide in Japan Alps, Kumano Kodo, Nakasendo and Kyoto Trail
Cycling guide in Kyoto, Japan.

Mountaineering experience :
Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tsurugi, Mt. Yarigatake in Japan
Eiger in Switzerland

I look forward to seeing you in Kyoto!

A Recent Review of this guide

Very knowledgeable and motivated guide, the day flew by in just no time, tks so much for this excellent experience
Matti Weinberg

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National licensed tour guide in English (EN-00753)
Tour Conductor License by Tour Conducting Service Association in Japan
Wilderness Advanced First Aid by Wilderness Medical Associates International


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
To hire a big taxi is about 50,000yen for 8hours in Kyoto.

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Kyoto Full Day Private Tour

Your Kyoto Customised Full-day tour. Personal tour for small group.

329 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Kyoto Halfday Private Tour

Personal tour for small group up to 10 people.

183 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Kyoto City & Culture Half day Walking,...

Walk in the ancient city and visit the most famous highlights with,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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