Richard

Local Guide
(136) Reviews
US$ 45 Hourly rate
Wes Wes United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Snow monkeys and sake! ”

I highly recommend using Richard as your tour guide for the Kyoto/Osaka area. He speaks fluent Japanese, and has a deep knowledge and appreciation of the Japanese people and customs. We fed snow monkeys, visited temples and shrines, ate at fish markets, learned about sake, and had a truly memorable bar crawl in Osaka. Richard seeks out unique experiences for his clients and was able to customize an itinerary for us. Communication was great. Richard has clearly done his homework on the sights, and was even able to reschedule things when it started raining. We had a wonderful time with Richard for three days. We never would have seen most of the places he took us to, and the days we were with him were the highlight of our trip to Japan!

Richard:

Thank you so much Wes for the days you let me guide you. It was a lot of fun and I just want to say I am amazed at how much you guys can drink!!! LOL I hope to visit your neck of the woods one day and have one of your beers!! Say hi to the gang for me! Kind regards, Richard

Private Tours

Kyoto Shrine & Temple Tour

(136) Reviews
by Richard
I pick you up @ your Hotel (or) Kyoto Station, we hit my favorite Zen Temple with an amazing history, then one of most prominent Shrines in Kyoto, then the...
8 Hours US$ 360 up to 6 people

The Secret Shrine of Omiwa & Sake Tasting

(136) Reviews
by Richard
This is in NARA PREFECTURE. The oldest SHRINE in ALL OF NARA, OUTSIDE OF NARA CITY. This amazing tour gives you over 2,600 years of history, 4 Shrines, a l...
10 Hours US$ 426 up to 6 people

Fushimi Inari Red Torii Gate Hike and Sake Tasting

(136) Reviews
by Richard
The Fushimi Shrine is one amazing Shrine, it has over 10,000 Red (Vermillion) Torii Gates that takes 2 hours to walk through. The history and culture, the ...
8 Hours US$ 341 up to 6 people

Osaka Street Food Tour

(136) Reviews
by Richard
This is a comprehensive tour concerning the National Drink of Japan, Japanese Sake and food from Japan's Kitchen (Osaka). Soul Food and good sake. I will d...
3.5 Hours US$ 246 up to 6 people

Osaka Shrine & Temple Tour

(136) Reviews
by Richard
I will meet you at YOUR HOTEL IN OSAKA and we will head a Living Museum to see how Japanese lived 150~400 years ago, Osaka Castle Grounds, an Ancient Shrin...
8 Hours US$ 360 up to 6 people

Ise Jingu Day Trip (Most Sacred Shrine in all of Japan)

(136) Reviews
by Richard
I do not care what Shrine you visit, Ise Jingu has over a 2,000 year history and is the most SACRED site of all of the 88000 Shrines in Japan!
10 Hours US$ 426 up to 6 people