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Rick I.

Yawata, Kyoto, Japan

My nick name is Rick and Japanese name is Ryoichi.

I am an English interpreter guide certified by Kyoto city government.
The first priority of my guiding is to make my customers ENJOY the tour. For this reason, I am always trying to make nice contact with my customers. Also, I was born and grew in Kyoto, so I can make unique guiding based on local sense.

Kyoto has so many sightseeing spots based on its 1000 year history. I will propose you the "must see" spots from local eyes not only temples & shrines but also an alternative side of Kyoto.
For the first-time visitors, I will prepare customized tour with selection out of the spots as Nijo-castle, Imperial Palace, Nishiki-market, Gion amusement quarter, Arashiyama area and some temples and shrines of World Cultural Heritage Sites based on your request and taste.
For the visitors who want to see more spots than regular tours, please check my tours or tell me your preferences and I will prepare customized tours visiting traditional handicrafts ateliers or a walking tour through philosopher's path or Fushimi area tour for visiting Sake brewery or riding a classical boat, etc.
For the repeaters or history & relics lovers, please check my tours or I can make customized tours visiting some hidden relics to find out the Kyoto's historical footprint from ancient capital to 150 years ago.

Please make any inquiry for your preferred type of Kyoto guiding without hesitation. I would be happy to propose you with the type of tour that makes your visit in Kyoto unforgettable one.

A Recent Review of this guide

Rick was the best guide we had in Japan. Very informative, good English and a unique tour. Thanks Rick!
Carlyn T.

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City of Kyoto Visitors Host - Licensed Guide certified by City of Kyoto (EN00004)


I do not have a commercial driver's license. I cannot drive during the tours.

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