First, let me welcome you to Japan and be your Private Guide in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu. The region includes the prefectures of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo, Wakayama, Mie, Shiga. The area of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe (the Keihanshin region) is the second most populated in Japan after Greater Tokyo.
After more than 20 years in the business world, in May 2015, I began a new career as a professional guide. Through my education, private study and travel experience I am well qualified to be your guide to the geographic wonders, history, customs, and places of interest in Japan.
I am also willing to travel with you from Hokkaido to Okinawa, in short, anywhere in Japan.
To take your own tour with me, please contact me first. We will correspond and work out the very best tour.
A Recent Review of this guide
Spending time with Koji is like hanging out with a long-time friend. Koji himself is very thoughtful and authentic person. The tour is a true slice of Japan that is off the beaten path and inaccessible to foreigners that don't speak Japanese or know the area. The cycling in this area invigorating and full of natural beauty to take in. The conclusion of the trip is a reward for your body with a genuine Onsen experience at the end that will leave you feeling floating on air.
National guide certificate in English (2015)
Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification Test 2nd grade (2014)
The National Examination for certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor (2012)
Keio University, Tokyo
the department of commercial science (1993)