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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 Pilgrimage, Nakasendo and Kyoto Trail
Cycling guide in Kyoto, Japan.

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

I look forward to seeing you in Kyoto!

A Recent Review of this guide

Our tour of Kyoto with Tomoko was the highlight of our Japan trip. There were four in our group including my wife, our 6 year old daughter and my mother-in-law. Tomoko did a great job of entertaining every one in our group. Her English was excellent and knowledge of Kyoto exceptional. We took the Nozomi from Tokyo and Tomoko meant us at the gate at Kyoto station and escorted us back at the end of the day. Definitely would recommend Tomoko highly and will use ToursByLocals again.
Kenneth Kinzler

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Credentials

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

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
To hire a private taxi is about 50,000yen(3 guests +guide), 60,000yen(8 guests +guide) for 8hours in Kyoto.
And car parking fee and highway toll are not included in hiring taxi fee.

Guide Requirements for Japan

Private tour guide Tomoko

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Tours by Tomoko Y.

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Kyoto Full Day Private Tour

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

338 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Kyoto Halfday Private Tour

Personal tour for small group up to 10 people.

192 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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