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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

Had a wonderful full day with tour guide Tomoko! We booked tour with her on New Year's Day. She met us promptly at our Airbnb. Tomoko navigated us thru local transportation systems (bus, subway) ... aware of holiday schedules, closures, times when shrines might be too busy ... we could not have done this without Tomoko! We had a wonderful first visit to Kyoto thanks to Tomoko! Recommend Tomoko to all! My 3 adult children, husband and I all enjoyed our day very much. Thank you Tomoko!
Diana Shak

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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 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.

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