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Adam O.

KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan

I came to Japan more than 30 years ago. Soon after I started my studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto.

Being the only foreign student in the faculty helped me to understand the people better and learn a lot about Japanese society and the city itself.
Whenever I had free time I took my bicycle to ride around Kyoto, to visit new interesting places, and because of its 1200 years history, I haven't seen them all yet.

Showing people around Kyoto is always a great adventure, because no matter how many times I visit the same place, it shows me again and again something new that I can share with my guests.

Kyoto was a capital of Japan throughout most of the history of the country. This is also a place where what we call Japanese culture was born and refined, and that's why Kyoto is the perfect city to experience the traditional Japan in its original surroundings and atmosphere. Each temple or shrine, each street, each corner tells a story that shaped the heritage of the city and left us a great many legacies to enjoy. Not only the sites, but also original food, clothes, artifacts and customs.

Since there are so many interesting things to see and experience in Kyoto and around, if you have any special interest, I can design a special tour just for you. Some travelers like to spend the whole day visiting Zen Gardens, some like to see some places with less tourists around, some enjoy eating local cuisine more than visiting temples, others prefer to spent more time shopping, whatever your preferences are let me know, so I could craft a special tour just for you to enjoy your stay in Kyoto even more.

A Recent Review of this guide

We rate our tour guide, Adam, 4.5 stars out of 5. Adam met us promptly at our hotel and took us by train to Arashiyama to see the snow monkeys, the bamboo forest and Nison-in Temple. Adam did a great job explaining the history and culture of the area and also of Kyoto. We appreciated his experience and excellent English skills which made our day most enjoyable. Thanks Adam
Jan Schultz

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Graduated from Doshisha University, Kyoto.
Working as a private tour guide since 2010.
Working as an interpreter and translator since 1995.


I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

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