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Toichi N.

Osaka, Japan

Hello, I'm Toichi. Thank you very much for finding me.

Please call me Ichi, which means No. 1 in Japanese. You might be able to remember my name as 'itchy' Ichi.

Born and bred in Osaka, the western center of Japan, I am honored to introduce you to this energetic, friendly city.

I have traveled extensively around the globe, and I think one of the greatest pleasure of traveling is meeting new people who have different ways of lifestyle and thinking. I hope to become a bridge to guide you to understand Japan and the Japanese people.

I hope to show you how ordinary Japanese people live and think. I would like to take part in making your trip in Japan unforgettable.

I am offering 3 tours at the moment. "Gems of Kyoto, " "Walking through Old and New Osaka" as well as "Private Osaka Tour, ". but I can customize tours to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe according to all the places you would like to visit. I can also do a day trip to Himeji Castle, Hiroshima and Koyasan if requested.

Let's go out and have fun together in Japan!

A Recent Review of this guide

Best tour guide ever! If he couldn't answer a question on the spot he found the answer and sent it to us. He entertained and educated us all at the same time. I feel like I got an insight into the Japanese culture and history.
Roger Fuller

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National Government Licenced Guide (EN00328) English since 2015

Wine Expert
National Cookery Licence
Certificate for Teaching Japanese as Second Language
English Language Teacher's Certificete for high school in Japan

Graduate of Sarah Lawrence College(New York, BA in Sociology)
Graduated from National FIlm and Televison School(UK, documentary film-making)


I do not have a commercial driver's licence, so I am not legally allowed to drive any vehicles while guiding.
We will use public transportation and explore the city on foot.

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