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 narrow back streets, quiet gardens, good restaurants which are popular by locals. . .
So please let me know your requests. I can show you Kyoto (and it's outskirts) by walking, cycling, driving and sometimes even running!
My guide philosophies are
1, To show you both "Great Kyoto" and "Off-the-beaten Kyoto".
2, To tell interesting stories about Japan. They can be about the history, culture and tradition but never going to be boring! My tour is not a history class (but still educational). Tour guides must be fun with humors and jokes.
3, Above all, making you all happy is my "Ultimate Goal". I hope in the end of the day, you would feel you want to come back again.
I'm looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto!
*Forgive me! I work as a full-time private tour guide almost every day and use my 100% energy for each small groups. I have many contacts from people and sometimes after the tour I get too tired to reply them back quickly. . If you need a quick advise or booking, maybe other Kyoto tour guides can work much faster than me and they are all very nice guides. Thank you for your patience!*
A Recent Review of this guide
Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He put together a perfect itinerary based on our timing and interests. He has a thorough knowledge of the sites and their history, and presents it all in a very engaging way. He's a delight to spend time with. I highly recommend Kenzo and any tour he offers.
I have a national certificate of an English speaking guide, registered in Kyoto Prefecture. My cert.No. is EN00278.