|Meeting Point||At Kyoto Station or at the place we designate|
|Ending Point||At the place we designate|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Languages||English (License) , Spanish (License)|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 6|
I have worked as a tour guide in the following places in Kyoto during these 15 years..
As a one day tour; Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Path of Philosophy,Kiyomizu-dera (Temple of Pure Water), Gion (town of Maiko and Geiko).
Below are some facts you may find interesting:
"Kinkaku-ji" was set on fire by a student monk in 1950 and this incident was written by Yukio Mishima in a novel titled "Golden Pavillion".
"Ginkaku-ji" (the Silver Pavilion) was not built of silver but it still maintains a distinct atmosphere which attracts so many visitors.
"Path of Philosophy" is a very serene place. One famous philosopher actually took some walks here and this is the reason why this path earned its name.
If you walk along the Gion district at around 5:30 p.m. and if you're lucky, you may see maiko-sans (apprentice Geisha) walking around. But be careful, there are some that are not genuine maiko-sans, and may be only tourists playing dress-up.
Of course, I have guided many other places in Kyoto and in Nara.
El Señor Noboru es una persona muy càlida y amable que se esforzó en hacer las cosas mas placenteras y fáciles para nosotros.Es flexible y un muy bien guìa. Lo recomendamos a todos los interesados en hacer un tour en español
Noboru was an excellent tour guide. He communicated via email beforehand and tried to find an irezumi tattoo shop for my son. He was very knowledgeable about the Toshodai-ji Temple in Nara, the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavillion) and Kiyomizu-derabout temple. My son is handicap and he modified the tour route to accommodate him where he could. He was very flexible with our itinerary and helped us find a local restaurant my daughter wanted to try in Nara. He even helped my husband buy tickets for the shinkansen and explained the different trains and routes. I would highly recommend Noboru.
Mr. Noboru Nagata was very attentive in his email correspondence. He replied to emails promptly and was very thorough. Before starting the tour, he showed us the different locations for where would go throughout the day which was very helpful to get a prospective of our first day in Kyoto. His English was good but there were several occasions when we had to ask him to repeat what he said due to his pronunciation and his volume. He is very knowledgeable about the sights. There were some information he was unclear about but he was up front about not knowing which made us trust him even more. He went above and beyond his tour time. We were expecting the tour to end around 5 pm. However, he wanted to make sure we squeezed in a couple more sights. It was a good thing he extended his time. He took us to the Gion District known for the quaint restaurants and rare Geisha sightings. He pointed out a Geisha house and was explaining to us the process of becoming a Geisha. In the mean time, a taxi pulls up to the house giving indication that a Geisha was exiting the house. We waited about 6-10 minutes and the crowd grew around the house and then the Geisha quickly walked out of the gate and into the taxi. A rare sighting, indeed! If Mr. Noboru hadn't stopped to explain the sight, we would not have experienced seeing a Geisha. We parted abound 7 pm which was way beyond the tour hour. He probably would have kept on going to make sure we saw as much as much as possible! By that time, our family of 4 were ready to head back to our hotel. All in all, it was a very memorable and informative experience. We highly recommend Mr. Noboru.