Richard

Local Guide
(99) Reviews
$ 37 Hourly rate
Vandana Vandana United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Cultural Kyoto ”

Richard spent a day and a half with four of us in Kyoto. We had a marvelous overview interspersed liberally with sake and tasty tidbits at the market stalls. He is knowledgeable and engaging with ready wit and an endless store of tales, more or less credible! We experienced sake tasting, a tea ceremony, evening with an apprentice geisha, a day trip to Arashiyama temple and bamboo forest. Our time there was packed with all manner of sensory stimulation not least because Richard knew where to take us and what to do in our limited time. It was also nice to be able to communicate in a language in which all of us were fluent. Great guide! Fun trip! Thanks Richard. We enjoyed ourseives.

Richard:

Well I'm very happy you guys had a good time Only 4 stars? Wow. You guys laughed the entire time. Whats up with that? LOL. I will have to be on my toes when you return then so I can top that! Thanks for allowing me to pack your trip in and I hope you took home some great memories of Japan. :)

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