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Koichi W.

Otsu, Shiga, Japan

Hi ! I'm Koichi. I'm a certified tour guide. I've been working as a professional sightseeing Taxi driver in Kyoto for over 5 years.

I was born in Osaka, and studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga near Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest lake.
I can guide you mainly in Kansai region, including Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Shiga.
Well, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and kayaking. So I can also take you to some interesting areas where you can enjoy Japan's unique nature.
Let's go and enjoy together!!

A Recent Review of this guide

I give 6 on the scale from 1-5. Koichi san is very helpful and polite. The tour ends at Gion, but he dropped us to the hotel. And she also taught me how to use the ticket machine in the station to buy my ticket as well. I do really appreciate it!! The program is also wonderful. Arigato!
Ayu Sadewo

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Credentials

Licensed National tour Guide
Certified General Travel Supervisor
Kyoto Sightseeing & culture Test 2nd Grade
Home care worker 2nd grade
Professional Driver's License for Passengers

Education
Bachelor of Laws from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto

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Private tour guide Koichi

Eastern Highlights in Kyoto for the first,...

Discover major sites and some hidden spots with a private guide

289 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Western Highlights in Kyoto for the first,...

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Discover major sites and some hidden spots with a private guide

289 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Kyoto Cultural Experience Tour wearing,...

How about wearing kimonos and experiencing an authentic tea ceremony?

217 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Koichi

Kyoto Mt. Daimonji Trekking tour

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-Trekking from Bishamondo to Nanzenji via Mt. Daimonji -

163 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Enjoy Hot Spring after Hike in mysterious,...

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-From Kifune Shrine to Kurama dera temple-

190 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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"Higashiyama trail" Hiking Tour from,...

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From Fushimi Inari to Sanjusangen-do in Eastern mountains Area

181 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Let's Enjoy half day Water Sports on,...

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experiencing Kayak and Stand-Up-Paddling with Onsen

203 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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