I am a licensed tour guide specializing in the City of Kyoto. I have a great love for Kyoto City, from its major tourist attractions to some of its lesser-known, quiet and peaceful sites. I would be glad to conduct the tour according to your interests and share with you my knowledge of the city's rich history as well as its cultural and seasonal events.
Since both my high school and university days were located in Kyoto, I know not only all the city's shrines and temples but also great local restaurants that serve traditional Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. So, for example, if you are interested in a traditional Izakaya experience, please let me know, I know the perfect place and I will be glad to escort you there after the tour.
As an added bonus, I am an experienced, award-winning photographer and I would be happy to take photos of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and then email them to you after the tour.
Additionally, I love motorcycle touring as my hobby and I enjoy taking pictures of Kyoto's beautiful landscape.
Therefore, whether you are wishing to explore Kyoto's traditional heritage, sample the fantastic food that Kyoto offers or take a trip off the beaten path, I am the guide for you!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great time with Koichi. One of the best tour guides I had. We really recommend him to anyone visiting Kyoto. We visited: -Fushimi Inari taisha shrine and hidden bamboo -Miyagawacho Geisha town -Kenninji temple -Kyoto imperial palace and its garden -Lunch at local soba buckwheat noodle restaurant -Kinkakuji Golden pavilion -Higashi Honganji temple Wonderful experience. Thank you very much Koichi.
- Kyoto Visitors Host (Official English tour guide certified by the City of Kyoto) EN00052
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation during the tour.