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Kenzo S.

Kyoto-city, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Thank you very much for seeing my profile! I'm a government licensed tour guide, having 10-year guiding experience in Kyoto.

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.
Peter Horst

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I have a national certificate of an English speaking guide, registered in Kyoto Prefecture. My cert.No. is EN00278.

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Optionally Fishing or Biking experience.

145 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours

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