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Yasuna O.

Kyoto-city, Kyoto, Japan

I am a designated area guide specialized in Kyoto-city, Uji-city and Otsu-city.

I was born and raised in Kyoto.
I experienced planning sightseeing tours for international students as a club activity in Japanese university.
Then, I went to Australia as an exchange student to study Tourism for one year.
I'd worked in a long-established hotel in Kyoto for 8 years, and I'm working as a full time English guide in Kyoto.
Kyoto has many traditional aspects but also it has beautiful and kawaii (lovely) charm.
Traditional shrines and temples, cafes, book stores, music, knick-knack stores, pastries. . . There are many things I love and you will love in Kyoto!
Why don't you explore this old and new city, looking through local Kyotonian's eyes!

I'm also licensed as a Sake Navigator, and Uji-cha-mmrlier which is a license to explain how to brew nice Japanese tea in Uji (Uji is a famous tea producing area of Kyoto known for Uji tea).

I'm happy to share some local knowledge with you!

A Recent Review of this guide

Yasuna was a wonderful guide. At our request she found Maika show for us, which was exactly what we were looking for: fun and educational experience. She also gave us a lot of information about Kyoto, local life, suggested good restaurants, and was incredibly helpful in every way. Highly recommended.
Lana Sverdlov

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- Second grade in the examination of Practical English skill
- Pre-second grade in the examination of Kanji
- TOEIC score 865
- Kyoto Visitors Host (Designated area guide specialized in Kyoto City, Uji City and Otsu City)
- Second grade in the examination of Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification Test
- Craft Adviser of Japan Decollage Association (accessories and craft making)
- Sake Navigator
- Uji-cha-mmelier (introducing the way to brew Japanese tea deliciously)


- I am a designated area guide for Kyoto-city, Uji-city and Otsu city. I am not licensed for other areas of Japan.
- I'm not licensed to drive a car for guests. So, we need to use public transport like taxi or bus or train.

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Kyoto Full Day Highlights Tour


Visiting What You Cannot Miss in Kyoto

342 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

8 hours

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Day Trip to Arashiyama

Bamboo Forest and Beautiful Gardens

180 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Tea Ceremony and Sake Tasting Tour


Let's Enjoy Traditional Japanese Beverage

202 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

4 hours

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