Local Guides in Kyoto-Japan

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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. Please see my video. https://youtu. be/E1N3G8IzB_M I was born in Japan and have lived in Vancouver, Canada fo,...

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

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Private tour guide Yoshie

Yoshie K.

Kyoto, Japan

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

Biography: Hi, I am Yoshie and I was born and raised in Japan. After spending 15 years in New York and 8 years in Italy, I decided to live in Kyoto to rediscove,...

Credentials: Certified Onsen Sommelier

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Private tour guide Kanako

Kanako I.

Osaka, Japan
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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 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 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 Masahiko

Masahiko T.

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

Biography: Hello everyone! I'm Masahiko, a national licensed tour guide in English. I live in Hirakata-city, where is convenient to Kyoto and Osaka. I am very ,...

Credentials: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (certification number: EN01338)

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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 can customize multi-cities tour, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe etc. For customizing your original to,...

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 Hiroshi

Hiroshi K.

Kuwana, Mie, Japan
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Languages: Russian (conversational), Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Biography: Welcome to Japan I love! I have enormous pleasures to offer you " highlight tour of Nagoya, Kyoto, Iseshima and Takayama", and also "off the beaten ,...

Credentials: ・Government licensed national tour guide in English ・Authorized tour conductor ・Trained at JGA (Japan Guide Association: 2017-). ・Kyoto Expert Certif,...

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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 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 Kosuke

Kosuke H.

Kyoto, Aichi, Japan

Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

Biography: Hello! My name is Kosuke. Ko -meaning big heart, open mind and worldly. Suke- meaning to help people. I like to think that my journey in life is to ,...

Credentials: I had awards for the certificate of excellence 2018 and 2019 on the famous website

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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 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 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 Rick

Rick

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

Biography: My nick name is Rick and Japanese name is Ryoichi. I am an English interpreter guide certified by Kyoto city government. The first priority of my gui,...

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

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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 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 Toichi

Toichi N.

Osaka, Japan
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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 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, a tour guide in KYOTO with over 4 years of experience. I love discovering hidden gems in Japan, teachin,...

Credentials: National licensed tour guide in English (EN-00357) **I have 4 years experience as a tour guide Zertifikat Deutsch BA in Tourism

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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 Keiko

Keiko K.

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

Biography: When I passed the exams of tour guide license in 2008 for English and 2010 in French, I didn't expect that I enjoy guiding THIS MUCH. During service,,...

Credentials: National guide certificate in English (2008) National guide certificate in French (2010)

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Private tour guide Mayako

Mayako Y.

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

Biography: Hello, I'm Maya. I was born in Kyoto and grown up here in Kyoto. I've been in Mexico and Great Britain when I was a student. Also I traveled more th,...

Credentials: Kyoto Visitors Host in English (Official tour guide certified by the City of Kyoto) Kyoto Visitors Host in Spanish (Official tour guide certified by ,...

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Private tour guide Noboru

Noboru N.

Kyoto, Souraku-gun, Japan
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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 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 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: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in English a JAPAN GUIDE ASSOCIATION [A - grade (top grade)] member An authorized tour conductor ce,...

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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 Kentaro

Kentaro S.

Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (advanced)

Biography: Dear travelers! I'm Ken. I'm a founder of a local tour agency located in the eastern Kyoto who is deeply fascinated by the city, its history, and its,...

Credentials: I've been running a small tour agency located in the eastern Kyoto and offering tours since 2016. I personally have been guiding over 3000 clients ju,...

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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 Alex O.

Alex O.

Kyoto, Japan

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

Biography: (New here, but guiding in Japan since 2015) Hello there! I m Alex(37), made and grown up in Argentina. I left my country at the age of twenty four, ,...

Credentials: -Degree in psychology from the UBA university in Argentina

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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 Gulay

Gulay G.

Kyoto, Japan

Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (basic), Spanish (basic), Turkish (fluent)

Biography: Konnichiwa! I am Gulay, I have been working as a professional guide since 2008, and have received my training at the Department of Tourism Guidance ,...

Credentials: -Professional Tourist Guide License from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture And Tourism License Number: 02741

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Private tour guide Andrew

Andrew W.

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

Biography: Come along with me for an experience that will connect you to the true nature of Kyoto. Drawing on my 11 years of experience as a landscape designer ,...

Credentials: Over 600 5-star reviews on various travel websites. Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture. 5 years experience working in traditional Kyoto garden ,...

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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. Guiding is a miraculous encounter of people from different cultures. People sometimes ask,...

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

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Private tour guide Eriko

Eriko

Suginami Ward, 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 certified national interpreter guide who has lived in Tokyo for almost 30 y,...

Credentials: *National qualified tour guide (Cert. No. EN4801) *Teacher’s certificate of Japanese History and English *Trained by IJCEE (Institute for Japanese Cu,...

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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 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 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 be,...

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Private tour guide Yuka

Yuka Y.

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

Biography: Hi! I'm Yuka Your trip to Japan might be once in a lifetime experience. So creating your itinerary as your request is very important and my great ple,...

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

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Private tour guide Kenji

Kenji M.

Kyoto, Japan
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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 Ayumi

Ayumi D.

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

Biography: Dear my guests, I am thrilled to be meeting with you and sharing the inspiring moments together. I am a Kyoto local. I have over 15 years of experi,...

Credentials: Graduated from the national Osaka university, majoring foreign studies. Finished Simul Academy interpretation course Japan English Foundation 1st cla,...

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Private tour guide Adam

Adam O.

KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
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Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Polish (fluent), Russian (basic)

Biography: 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 facult,...

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

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Private tour guide Tohru

Tohru S.

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

Biography: Thank you so much for seeing my profile! My name's TOHRU. I'm a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I was born and grew up in Kyoto, so I,...

Credentials: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter Itinerary Control Manager Kyoto Expert Certification 2nd grade

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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 was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga which is famous for the biggest lake in,...

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 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 Hisashi

Hisashi O.

Suzuka, Aichi, Japan
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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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