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Private tour guide Shino

Shino M.

Kyoto, Japan

Hello, Hajime-mashite! ("Nice to meet you" in Japanese).

My name is Shino Matsumoto, please call me Shino.
I was born and grew up in downtown Tokyo where my family runs a 'Sento' Japanese public bath.
I moved to Kyoto 15 years ago where I began to attend university.
I had been in love with Kyoto city ever since I visited when I was a high school student for a school trip.
Now I live with my family; my husband and two children, near Lake Biwa, about 20 miles from Kyoto.
I've been working in the travel industry for the last 5 years and truly love this job and the opportunities it gives me to introduce my country and the culture I love with guests from overseas. . . !!
If you have a particular interest or request, I will do my best to make arrangements for you.
Let me assist you to make your visit to Kyoto an extra special one.

Credentials

Licensed English Guide (EN00512)
BA in International Relations

Restrictions

None

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Private tour guide Shino

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Private tour guide Shino

West Kyoto Private Tour (Tenryuji Temple,,...

 unrated

From Arashiyama Bamboo Grove to Golden Pavilion

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Shino

East Kyoto Private Tour (Fushimi Inari,...

 unrated

Visit the must see places of south and east side of Kyoto city

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Arashiyama Half Day Private Tour (Tenryuji,...

 unrated

Half Day Private Tour in Arashiyama District

250 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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