Richard

Local Guide
(99) Reviews
$ 37 Hourly rate
Todd Todd United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Incredible 2 Days in Kyoto with Richard! ”

5 Stars seems wholly inadequate to rate our experience with Richard these past two days. We had an absolutely unbelievable experience. Our first day included several shrines, feeding monkeys at a monkey park up a mountain, a delicious authentic Japanese lunch at a private home and the greatest walk through a food market of my life (stopping to taste the best roasted duck, fatty tuna, sake, wagyu beef and more) and much more! Our second day was highlighted by a castle tour and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. I have been on private tours around the world and Richard ranks among the absolute best guides I have ever had. He kept my family of five engaged and having fun the entire time. He is a consummate storyteller as well as a food and drink connoisseur which was so appreciated by all of us! He has obviously found his calling and we feel fortunate to have spent two wonderful days with him as our guide. Domo Arigato Richard!

Richard:

Thank you so much Todd, for the kind words. I am sorry I had to drag you everywhere and I hope my pace was not too bad. But strategically placed sake spots assisted us along the way and we were even able to avoid your 4 o'clock slump!!!! LOL You have an amazing family and I was honored to be able to take them around. If you ever need me for anything, never hesitate and let me know. Have fun in the country! I'm a little jealous. Kind regards Richard

Private Tours

Kyoto Shrine & Temple Tour

(99) 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 the busiest Shrines in Kyoto, then the mo...
7h $ 223 up to 6 people

Osaka Shrine & Temple Tour & Sake Tasting

(99) Reviews
by Richard
I will meet you at the lobby of the Hilton Hotel Osaka at 2:00pm and we will head to 4 shrines and 1 huge Temple. I will teach you about protocols to enter...
5h $ 223 up to 6 people

Fushimi Inari Red Torii Gate Hike and Sake Tasting

(99) 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 ...
5h $ 186 up to 6 people

Hidden Osaka Sake Time Tasting

(99) Reviews
by Richard
This is a comprehensive tour concerning the National Drink of Japan, Japanese Sake. You will taste various flavors, pair them with food and have great time...
3h $ 93 per person

Nara & The Secret Shrine of Omiwa & Sake Tasting

(99) 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...
10h $ 279 up to 6 people

Himeji Day Trip

(99) Reviews
by Richard
This day trip takes you to one of the 12 remaining Historical Castles of Japan. Though there are over 250 places there were Castles and still over 100 foun...
8h $ 260 up to 6 people