I am a National licensed tour guide in English and Spanish.
I was born in Nara and have been living in Kyoto for more than 30 years. And I worked in Osaka for a long period of time.
It means that I know very much especially about Kyoto, Osaka and Nara.
I have been working as a tour guide for about ten years using English and Spanish. My working days as a tour guide are 285 days up to February 2019. I have guided many clients in places such as Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Ise, Hiroshima, Okayama, Kanazawa, Takayama (Shirakawago), etc.
I am studying very hard every day to become one of the best guides in Japan.
This is inevitable because I have to use two foreign languages in guiding.
I keep in mind to be polite, considerate and hospitable to clients so that you, clients, may enjoy your trips here in Japan.
Also I have to be careful with you and keep you away from the surrounding dangers to protect you.
I also make it a rule to visit some unacquainted places (if any, ) in advance before our tour.
I will do my best to make your tour very comfortable and pleasant.
Looking forward to meeting you.
A Recent Review of this guide
What a wonderful first day we had in Kyoto thanks to our tour with Nob. Nob was so knowledgeable, so kind, and so fun to be with. He was patient with us, taught us so many interesting facts about Kyoto and Japanese culture. It was so nice to be have a guide who could explain each facet of the temples and shrines we saw. We highly recommend taking a tour with Nob and are so grateful that we got to meet him.
National licensed tour guide in English (EN00065) and in Spanish (SP00013).
I also have the "Certificate of Finishing the Training Course of Itinerary Control Domestic Travel Work". It is like the license for tour conductors. So I can help you, clients, to do the check-in and check-out procedures of hotels and aircrafts.
I also have the "Finishing Certificate of Training Course sponsored by Tourism Agency, Japanese Government. It has recently become a must to keep on working as tour guides.
I have been working as the tour guide for about 10 years. My working days are 285 days up to February of 2019.
My main spots of tours are as follows: Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Kobe, Ise, etc.
*I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
* I am not permitted to guide in the French and German languages - only in English and Spanish languages