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Ken S.

Kyoto, Japan

Hi, my name is Ken. I am a Kyoto native ( born and grown up till 23 years old) with 16 years of business life in the USA.

I am a private tour guide, and love this work. Why? Because visitors can ask, talk, and discuss with me on whatever questions they have. As I love talking on history, art, literature, Haiku, business, economy, anime, martial art, sumo, Ninja, and bird watching, you can ask me whatever subject. This is one of the advantages you have only through my tour, not by a stereotyped group tour or a mobilized bus tour.

My private tours cover Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Himeji and Iga, a Ninja hometown, by walking, public transportation, and sometims by a private vehicle. Most of my tours take 6 to 8 hours per trip. The tours listed here are just samples of them. I will customize them according to your interest or itinerary. The ideal group that I recommend for the tour is 2 to 6 people. Kids are absolutely welcomed, as long as they are supervised by their parents. I can accommodate your trip with their interest, i. e. Ninja or Anime.

As I have homes both at Nabari ( Ninja town )in Iga region, with my wife, and in Kyoto with my sister, I can adjust my schedule to the customers' request with flexibility. Just contact me to ask how I can accommodate your trip with your request and itinerary.

A Recent Review of this guide

Great Tour with an excellent guide. Ken was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip really interesting. We travelled with 5 teenagers and they all loved the day trip with Ken. We got to see some amazing scenery, wonderful temples and learned so much about Kyoto's history. Travelled on multiple trains to get to various places efficiently with no time wasted, thanks to Ken.Highly recommend.
Sirisha Penmetcha

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Credentials

A government licensed national tour guide in English since 2010. A government licensed Customs House broker, that can facilitate you with consultancy for souvenirs to ship, if any.
Kyoto University graduate, majoring in Economics.

Restrictions

I have no license for driving a commercial car that carries passengers.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Ken S.

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Private tour guide Ken

Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light,...

You can still visit 4 major sites in Kyoto, i.e. Nijyo Castle, Golden,...

280 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Full day private tour to visit as many,...

Visit to Golden Pavilion, Nijyo Castle, Silver Pavilion, Kiyomizu temple,,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area,...

Enjoy riding on trams with scenic river views and visiting Tenryuji,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Full day private tour to western Kyoto,...

Visit the most popular points in western Kyoto with a private guide

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto,...

Visit the most popular points in eastern Kyoto with a private guide

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto,...

Visit to land marks of Kyoto including Golden Pavilion/Nijyo Castle/Ryoanji,...

340 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto,...

Visit to land marks of Kyoto including Golden Pavilion/Nijyo Castle/Ryoanji,...

320 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

9 hours

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Full day Private tour to ancient city,...

Visit Kofukuji temple, Nara park, Great Buddha hall, and Kasuga shrine.

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Full day Private tour to Himeji castle,...

Optional tour for Sake brewery plant and/or Kobe beef lunch is available.

360 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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Ninja - Private tour

Visiting Ninja homeland to see real Ninja with a private guide

280 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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