Koichi

Licensed Guide
(32) Reviews
US$ 34 Hourly rate
Divya Divya United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing kyoto guide ”

When we initially met Koichi, he was just a guide. By the time we left Kyoto, he was a family member. Koichi is a kind, generous, and hospitable man who sees guiding as his calling. He met us at Ippudo and then we toured Western Kyoto (Arashiyama bamboo forest, monkey park, and boating on the Hozugawa river). I was struck by his genuine kindness. For example, when I mentioned I was afraid to feed the monkeys in Arashiyama, he bought apples himself and coaxed me to do so because he didn't want me to miss out on the experience. That night, he ate dinner with us in Gion at an okinomiyaki restaurant. He goes out of his way to make others comfortable and truly sees himself as an ambassador of his country. I was traveling with my father and husband and all 3 of us had infinite praise for him. The 2nd half day, we saw Fushimi Inari, another temple, and then he dropped us off at Kyoto station. He brought laminated papers to help orient us to the history and culture of Japan and was always on time and cheerful. I had 2 other guides on triple lights who were both professional and objectively good guides. Koichi gives you a taste of the hospitality and personality of the people of Japan in addition to being a guide. Koichi is now part of our family.

Koichi:

Hi! Divya san! Thank you very much for giving me such a wonderful review. I really appreciate you for taking time from your precious time and writing me such a good and kind reference. I am glad that I could share happy days in Kyoto, with you , your handsome husband, and gentle father. I really hope to see you again with your family members. By the way, Shall we eat "Daigaku-Imo" (= University Sweet Potato) once more at Fushimi Inari??? Koichi

Private Tours

Let's go across the World biggest suspension bridge and enjo...

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
Do you know the world biggest bridge? It is "Akashi Kaikyo Bridge" spanning the Akashi Strait and has 3911 meters length. It is located about 50 km west ...
5 Hours US$ 220 up to 6 people

Let's Enjoy half day Water Sports on the Lake from Kyoto !

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
Aren't you looking for some waterfront while planning for Kyoto trip, besides visiting the city?  I recommend this tour. on this tour, you can experience ...
7 Hours US$ 240 up to 7 people

Kyoto Hiking tour Fushimi Inari to sanjusangen-do

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for many torii gates like an orange tunnel. But most tourists just visit only the entrance. I would like to show you the deep ...
5 Hours US$ 192 up to 7 people

Enjoy Hot Spring after Hike in mysterious mountains of Kyoto...

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
We will visit Kuramadera which is a Buddhist temple located along the steep wooded mountainside. Behind the temple's main building, the hiking trail contin...
6 Hours US$ 205 up to 7 people

Kyoto Mt. Daimonji Hiking Tour -from Bishamondo to Nanzenji...

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
Aren't you tired of busy sightseeing spots a little bit? Don't you want to move your body, and enjoy workout on the mountain path with calm historical sit...
6 Hours US$ 205 up to 7 people

One-day Nara tour from Kyoto with a private guide

(32) Reviews
by Koichi
Nara is a very beautiful and interesting city known by the old name of "Yamato". It was established as the first permanent Japan's capital in the year 710....
7 Hours US$ 288 up to 7 people