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Koichi W.

Otsu, Shiga, Japan

Hi ! I'm Koichi. Welcome to Japan and Kansai region.

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 freshwater lake.
I can guide you mainly in Kansai region, including Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Shiga. I've been working as a professional sightseeing Taxi driver in Kyoto for over 5 years. Usually, we use public transportation systems, but in some tours, I would use my complimentary vehicle to make your tour enjoyable and effective.
Well, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and kayaking. So I can also take you to some areas where you can enjoy Japan's unique nature.
Let's go and enjoy together!!

A Recent Review of this guide

Koichi was a wonderful tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and genuinely excited to show us as much as possible in one day. He was also very flexible as we made multiple changes in the fly. We really enjoyed our day very much.
Bruce Zwiebel

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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

Kyoto Mt. Daimonji Trekking tour

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-Trekking from Bishamondo to Nanzenji via Mt. Daimonji -

224 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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"Higashiyama trail" Hiking Tour from,...

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From Fushimi Inari to Sanjusangen-do in Eastern mountains Area

186 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

210 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Nara tour from Osaka by car with a driver,...

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Enjoy communicating with lovely deer and historical sites

384 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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