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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.
I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.
Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.
When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !
These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.
I'll be looking forward to seeing you !!
★Je parle francais.
★I studied at Teachers College, Columbia University and obtained an MBA at Kyoto University, major in tourism & hospitality management(Class of 2020).
★free photo taking & sharing by an award-winning + magazine-cover photographer Σp[【◎】]ω・´)
-covered "NU7(top 7 national universities)" magazine, which issues 50,000 copies (in 2018)
-Gold Award in CONRAD OSAKA Art Photo Contest among 367 entries
-2nd Prize in Festival Tower West Opening Photo Contest and used as a billboard advertisement
(both in 2017)
-Photo Contest at Tourism Expo in Osaka,
hosted by SriLanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (in 2019)
★avid fan of musicals, JPOP/American/British rock music♪
(Grabbed arena row 1 of Paul McCartney's show.
Have met+talked many celebrities, such as YOSHIKI of X JAPAN, Jin Akanishi, some members of KANJANI8 & Shonen-Tai, Backstreet Boys, Mr. BIG, Lea Salonga, Keanu Reeves, a former Japanese Prime Minister, Novel Laureate, Kyoto/Osaka City Mayor, congressmen, UN Administrator, CEOs and executives of global companies in person!)
★raised in Kobe, have attended schools in Kyoto for twelve years, live in Osaka
Feel free to contact me!
Let's have fun together☆★＊*ヽ(^o^)丿
I’m Noriko, certified national tour guide.
I live in Wakayama prefecture, where there are a lot of nature and historic places, hot springs and delicious food, such as seafood and fruits.
Wakayama stretches from north to south on the Kii Peninsula, however, it takes only about one hour from Kansai International Airport to the north part of Wakayama prefecture.
I’m sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions, and fully enjoy traveling in Wakayama.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!
I was born and grew up in Wakayama prefecture. Since I was very young, I walked and run by motorcycle and car in the mountain region of Kii peninsula (Wakayama). I learned the nature of Wakayama well it’s tenderness and danger. I wish to make the only one trip for my customers.
There are many natural and historical sites in Wakayama because of its unique geographical nature and the longest history in Japan. You can enjoy various type of trip as ancient road walk, spectacular landscapes of the coastlines, suspension bridges, mountains and hot springs.