I'm so passionate about showing you this beautiful city!
Since I have lived in the center of Kyoto for long time, I know the city very well and have confidence in meeting your requests.
I would love to take you to the places that travel guidebooks usually don't tell much, such as nice alleyways, peaceful gardens, popular local restaurants etc. .
So please let me know your interests! I can guide whole Kyoto and a bit of Nara, Osaka and Kobe.
My guide policies are
1, Showing you both "Great Kyoto" and "Off-the-beaten Kyoto".
2, From a local standpoint, sharing topics about Kyoto and Japan in a fun way.
We can talk about the history, religion and culture but I don't want my tour to be a school lecture.
I love humors and jokes and hope you are too!
3, Above all, making everyone happy is my "Goal".
I hope in the end of the day, you would feel you want to come back again.
By developing mutual understanding, if I could make this world a bit more peaceful, I couldn't be happier. I'm looking forward to seeing you!
I work as a full-time private guide and use my 100% energy for each small group.
Luckily I receive many emails from people but sometimes after work, I get too tired to reply quickly. .
If you are in hurry, other tour guides may work faster and they are very nice as well.
I appreciate your understanding!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great time with Kenzo doing the 4 hour biking tour of Kyoto. Very prompt and efficient delivery of bikes, enough things to keep my boys aged 9 and 12 interested, and very knowledgeable about questions we asked. He also helped us figure out how to see monkey park and bamboo forest on our own using the train system. Highly recommended!
I have a national certificate of an English speaking guide, registered in Kyoto Prefecture. My cert.No. is EN00278.