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
Koji-san was one of the "bestest" tour guides my family has had - and we're world travelers! Our full day tour of Kyoto was exciting, interesting, and very well planned for efficiency, variety and cultural/historic aspects. Koji-san was fun and very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to meet the requests and interests of each of us (5 in the family!). If I could give more stars I surely would!
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)