Local Guides in Kyoto-Japan

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Private tour guide Noboru

Noboru N.

Kyoto, Souraku-gun, Japan

Languages: Spanish (advanced), Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hi there! I'm Noboru. So please call me "Nob" for short. I am a National licensed tour guide in English and Spanish. I was born in Nara and have been,...

Credentials: National licensed tour guide in English (EN00065) and in Spanish (SP00013). I also have the "Certificate of Finishing the Training Course of Itinerar,...

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Private tour guide Shogo

Shogo K.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Welcome to Japan! I'm Shogo K. Nice to meet you. I'm a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in English. "Shogo?" Looks a little bit hard to,...

Credentials: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (Cert. #EN01076) Obtained M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Kansas

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Private tour guide Kentaro

Kentaro S.

Kyoto, Japan

Languages: English (advanced)

Biography: Hi there, I'm Ken. I'm a local of Kyoto who is deeply fascinated by the city, its history, and its culture. I'm especially into the Geisha culture, a,...

Credentials: I've been offering walking tours since 2016. Talking abouy my guide experiences I've guided more than 2000 people so far.

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Private tour guide Masaki

Masaki H.

Nara, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hello I'm Mike, a national licensed tour guide from Kyoto. Meeting with people is a gift of God for me. People sometimes ask me unexpected questions,...

Credentials: - A national licensed tour guide - Practical English Proficiency Grade 1

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Private tour guide Hiroko

Hiroko K.

Kishiwada, Osaka, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi, I'm Hiroko. Thank you very much for choosing my tour. I've been working as a licensed guide/interpreter since 2008. I guide mainly for private o,...

Credentials: Guide License No.EN00760 since 2008

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Private tour guide Andrew

Andrew W.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (advanced), English (fluent)

Biography: Hello, I am a landscape designer, living in Kyoto for the last 8. 5 years. In my time here, I have worked in a traditional Japanese garden company bu,...

Credentials: Over 450+ 5-star reviews on various travel websites. Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture. 4 years experience working in traditional Kyoto garden,...

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Private tour guide Katsuko

Katsuko O.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: I was born and grew up in Osaka, later lived in Tokyo, then the UK and Singapore. Now I live in Kyoto. I have more than 15 years of experience workin,...

Credentials: National Licensed Guide Interpreter (EN00750) City of Kyoto Visitors Host - Licensed Guide certified by City of Kyoto (EN00054) International SAKE So,...

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Private tour guide Luca

Luca B.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Japanese (conversational)

Biography: Hi, my name is Luca. I am Italian and Japan has been my home for the past 17 years. I moved to Kyoto almost three years ago after a long stint in Os,...

Credentials: - BA in East Asian Studies - English teacher qualification - Italian teacher qualification

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Tomoko H.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hi! I'm Tomoko and I'm a national licensed tour guide in Japan. I specialize in tours of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. But I can take you to different citie,...

Credentials: I'm a national licensed English speaking tour guide. My National Gide Certificate is #EN00259. I graduated from Doshisha University, English Litera,...

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Private tour guide Kanako

Kanako I.

Kyoto, Japan

Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Tagalog (basic)

Biography: I was born in Tokyo as a grand daughter of a Geisha. I grew up in Kanto area (East central) as a girl who admires Brigitte Bardot and Janis Joplin, h,...

Credentials: National Guide Certificate EN00427 IJCEE(Intitute for Japanese Culture Experience and Education) Tour guide's training

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Private tour guide Yasuna

Yasuna O.

Kyoto-city, Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Biography: 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 to,...

Credentials: - Second grade in the examination of Practical English skill - Pre-second grade in the examination of Kanji - TOEIC score 865 - Kyoto Visitors Host (,...

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Private tour guide Chisato

Chisato M.

Seika, Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Mandarin (advanced), Taiwanese (advanced)

Biography: Hello. I am Chisato, originally from Kyoto. As a National Licensed Guide and a tour planner, I suggest unique itinerary with various experiences for ,...

Credentials: National English Guide Interpreter: (Government License No. EN00295) Domestic Travel Service Supervisor (Government License) Itinerary control manage,...

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Private tour guide Ciara

Ciara B.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (advanced)

Biography: Greetings! My name is Ciara, and I've been living in the Kansai area of Japan for nine years. As a university student, I spent three months studying ,...

Credentials: I have four years' tour guiding experience. I've also been studying Japanese for over ten years, so I can assist you with most of your translation an,...

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Private tour guide Ahmed

Ahmed A.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (basic), Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

Biography: My name is Ahmed. I was born in Kuwait in 1982. I started learning English at a young age in high school, then got my qualification in 2008. I came t,...

Credentials: Tour guiding training -City of Kyoto Visitors Host

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Private tour guide Tadashi

Tadashi K.

Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: I had been working as an English-speaking tour guide corporate taxi driver in Kyoto for about 9 years . I explore and introduce Kyoto and Japan for m,...

Credentials: Kyoto city authorized tour guide : Certificate No. EN00022

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Private tour guide Koji

Koji M.

Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Italian (conversational), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Greetings, My name is Koji, a nationally certified English-speaking guide living in Kyotanabe city, Kyoto. First, let me welcome you to Japan and be,...

Credentials: National guide certificate in English (2015) Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification Test 2nd grade (2014) The National Examination for certified Domes,...

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Private tour guide Takaaki

Takaaki Y.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: ★Local insight by an insider in the Ancient capital of Kyoto. Hi there! I'm Takaaki. I was born and raised in Kyoto. Contemporary art and hidden gem,...

Credentials: Kyoto Visitors Host (Official English tour guide certified by the City of Kyoto) EN00077 Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor

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Private tour guide Hisao

Hisao M.

Osaka, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi! Nice to e-meet you! Call me Hisa. I've spent much of my life in Kyoto and Osaka. I know a lot about Kyoto as I studied at Kyoto University. I was,...

Credentials: I have been a vacation rental host and a personal tour guide since the winter 2017. I graduated from Kyoto University and also studied at Oxford, UK.,...

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Tomoko Y.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: I am a government-licensed tour guide. I am completely Kyoto native, born and raised in Kyoto. I know every corner of the city and hidden stories of ,...

Credentials: National licensed English guide (certification number: EN00047) (I obtained the license in 2012 but I worked as a volunteer tour guide for 4 years b,...

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Private tour guide Koichi

Koichi W.

Otsu, Shiga, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi ! I'm Koichi. I'm a certified tour guide. I've been working as a professional sightseeing Taxi driver in Kyoto for over 5 years. I was born in Osa,...

Credentials: National Government Licensed Guide Government Licensed General Travel Supervisor Certificate of Kyoto Sightseeing & culture exam Certificate of Home ,...

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Private tour guide Shino

Shino M.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: 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 w,...

Credentials: Licensed English Guide (EN00512) BA in International Relations

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Private tour guide Toshitake

Toshitake S.

MORIMACHI SYUCHIGUN, SHIZUOKA, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Biography: Would you like to have an awesome time with friendly, knowledgeable local guide in Japan? It also comes with cool photos. . . If so, your guide must ,...

Credentials: Drivers license First Aid certificate TOEIC 900

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Private tour guide Yuka

Yuka Y.

Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan

Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Biography: Hi! I'm Yuka I am living in Kyoto and really enjoying Kyoto life. Kyoto is an interesting place with many aspects such as long history, unique cultur,...

Credentials: National licensed English Guide (Certification Number/EN00092, Date of Issue/26, Feb, 2014)

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Private tour guide Tomoko

Tomoko Y.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), German (basic), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi. There! I'm Tomo, I live in Kyoto but I have grown up in Osaka. I've worked as tour leader for Japanese groups for 3 years travelling all around i,...

Credentials: National licensed tour guide in English (EN-00753) Tour Conductor License by Tour Conducting Service Association in Japan Wilderness Advanced First A,...

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Private tour guide Toyoko

Toyoko M.

Osaka city, Osaka, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced)

Biography: Hello. I have been a licensed tour guide since February 2010. My license is certified by the Japanese government. I have lived in Osaka since I was b,...

Credentials: I've been a licensed English-speaking tour guide certified by the Japanese government since February 2010.

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Private tour guide Koichi

Koichi T.

Otsu, Shiga, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi, my name is Koichi. Thank you for your interest in my profile and my tours. I am a licensed tour guide specializing in the City of Kyoto. I have a,...

Credentials: - Kyoto Visitors Host (Official English tour guide certified by the City of Kyoto) EN00052

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Private tour guide Eriko

Eriko

Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hello! I am Eriko, a lifetime traveler, a mother of two adult sons, and a national licensed tour guide who has lived in Tokyo for almost 30 years. O,...

Credentials: *National licensed tour guide (Cert. #EN4801) *Teacher’s certificate of Japanese History and English *Trained by IJCEE (Institute for Japanese Cultur,...

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Private tour guide Yoshiro

Yoshiro

Osaka-city, Osaka, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: I am an A - grade (top grade) guide of JAPAN GUIDE ASSOCIATION, certified Sake sommelier, and have guided visitors around many areas in 35 Prefecture,...

Credentials: A government licensed national tour guide in English a JAPAN GUIDE ASSOCIATION [A - grade (top grade)] member An authorized tour conductor certifi,...

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Private tour guide Toichi

Toichi N.

Osaka, Japan

Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent), Korean (basic)

Biography: 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 ',...

Credentials: National Government Licenced Guide (EN00328) English since 2015 Wine Expert National Cookery Licence Certificate for Teaching Japanese as Second Lan,...

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Private tour guide Rick

Rick

Yawata, Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: My name is Rick and I am an English interpreter guide certified by Kyoto city government. The first priority of my guiding is to make my customers EN,...

Credentials: City of Kyoto Visitors Host - Licensed Guide certified by City of Kyoto (EN00004)

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Private tour guide Mari

Mari I.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), French (basic), German (basic), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hello everyone, welcome to Japan! I am Mari, 3 year-experience guide in KYOTO. I enjoy my life discovering hidden gems in Japan, teaching calligraph,...

Credentials: National licensed tour guide in English (EN-00357) **I have three years' tour guiding experience Zertifikat Deutsch BA in Tourism

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Private tour guide Masa

Masa Y.

Higashi Osaka, OSAKA, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent), Spanish (basic), Thai (advanced)

Biography: Hi, I'm Masa. Thank you for checking my profile! I was born and grown up in OSAKA. I know OSAKA and KANSAI in old and good days, and also know recen,...

Credentials: - Bachelor degree of communication in foreign languages. - Dedicated in an international business for more than 20 years.

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Private tour guide Kenzo

Kenzo S.

Kyoto-city, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Thank you very much for seeing my profile! I'm a government licensed tour guide, having 10-year guiding experience in Kyoto. I'm so passionate about,...

Credentials: I have a national certificate of an English speaking guide, registered in Kyoto Prefecture. My cert.No. is EN00278.

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Private tour guide Ken

Ken S.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi, my name is Ken. I am a Kyoto native ( born and grown up till 23 years old) with 16 years of business life in the USA. I am a private tour guide, ,...

Credentials: A government licensed national tour guide in English since 2010. A government licensed Customs House broker, that can facilitate you with consultancy,...

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Private tour guide Hisashi

Hisashi O.

Suzuka, Aichi, Japan

Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hi, My name is Hisahi. Since I obtained the national license as a proffesional tour guide in 2017, I have guided foreign customers mainly at Kyoto, N,...

Credentials: Majored in Japanese and Chinese literature at college. Went to ceramic art school for two-year to study and make traditional ceramic ware.

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Private tour guide Eri

Eri K.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hi, I'm Eri , a national licensed tour guide. I was born in Marburg in Germany and grew up in Kyoto. After graduating from the university, I moved to,...

Credentials: National licensed tour guide in English (EN-00696) National licensed travel service conductor Yoga teaching license RYT200

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Private tour guide Meiko

Meiko T.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Welcome to Kyoto! My name is Meiko. I am a government licensed tour guide and an authorized tour conductor. After graduating from a national universi,...

Credentials: National licensed English guide (certification number: EN00427 Date of Issue: Mar.14.2012) Authorized Tour Conductor Certified Domestic Travel Serv,...

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Private tour guide Akira

Akira M.

Takaraduka, Hyogo, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hello ! My name is Akira, but please call me Aki. I am a national licensed tour guide in English. I am specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hi,...

Credentials: - National guide certificate (registration number EN00593) English - Certificate of Authorized Tour Conductor (registration number 05-15-D043954)

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Private tour guide Yoriko

Yoriko O.

Suita, Osaka, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hi! My name is Yoriko. I was born and brought up in Osaka in Japan. Now I have a family with my husband, one son and one daughter. I have an experien,...

Credentials: ・National guide license ・License for teaching English at junior/senior high school

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Private tour guide Chizuko

Chizuko H.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hello. I'm Chizuko, a licensed tour guide living in Kyoto. Kyoto has a lot of historical, cultural and scenic places worth visiting. I'll show you ar,...

Credentials: a certified guide since 2009 I've taught foreign tourists Japanese culture such as Japanese cooking,the tea ceremony and folding paper (Origami) for ,...

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Private tour guide Masaki

Masaki M.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (fluent)

Biography: Hi! I'm Masaki. Please call me Makoon. https://youtu. be/E1N3G8IzB_M I was born in Japan and have lived in Vancouver, Canada for about 10 years. I'm,...

Credentials: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (EN00519) Itinerary Control Manager

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Private tour guide Kenji

Kenji M.

Kyoto, Japan

Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Hi I'm Kenji I have a national government license of tour guide interpreter in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over,...

Credentials: National government license of tour guide interpreter in English

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Private tour guide Naoki

Naoki D.

Kyoto, Japan

Languages: Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Kyoto Limousine Tours in English See the wonders of Kyoto in comfort without any communication problems or complications. I provides excellent servic,...

Credentials: I am a government licensed tour guide & taxi driver.

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Private tour guide Mitsuyuki

Mitsuyuki N.

Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: I had been working as an English-speaking taxi driver in Kyoto for about 4 years from March 2012 to May 2016. During that time I guided many visitors,...

Credentials: Licensed English Tour Guide Professional driver 2nd Grade Kyoto History & Culture Test 1st Grade English Proficiency Test

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