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Shogo K.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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 pronounce. So if you are interested in Samurai or Busho, you can call me "Shogun". (rather hen-pecked in my family, though. :)

Just a little information about myself. I was born and grew up in Himeji, world-famous for its Castle. I also used to live in Kyoto for 4 years and 2 years in the US both in my 20s. I have lived in Kobe with my family for over 30 years. So I'm very much familiar with Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Himeji all in western Japan.

One of my hobbies has long been to go trekking over high mountains like the Japan Alps in central Japan, soak in local hot springs in the mountains, and enjoy local dishes & sake chatting with local people. I've also enjoyed exploring overseas like in the US, the UK, Mongolia, Mexico, and New Zealand. It was really great fun. Through explorations, I think I've been learned to see what the tourists need and how they want to be treated while staying in Japan!

I'd like to show you whole-heartedly the beautiful and historic spots of Japan, including again Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Kobe, spiritual Koyasan (Mount Koya), Hiroshima, Nagano Prefecture in central Japan, and more.

It's always my great pleasure showing you around Japan, and helping you feel and explore the very spots Japanese. I hope you will have an ENJOYABLE and MEMORABLE trip in Japan. I'm here to help you. I'll see you soon.

Credentials

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

Restrictions

I don't have a commercial driver's license. So I do my tours, using public transportation such as bus, train, subway and taxi, plus walking depending on the tour you book.

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Private tour guide Shogo

Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour

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Explore must-see places of Kyoto full of grace & a lived-in feel with,...

281 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Shogo

Discover Eastern Kyoto - 1 Day Private,...

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Explore must-see places of eastern Kyoto full of grace & a lived-in,...

281 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Discover Osaka - Half-Day Private Tour

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Explore super energetic Osaka with a local guide

252 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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