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Send message only 3 days available in September
$ 18 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Indonesian ( Intermediate )

(2) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 6 People )
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Hi.I was born in Kobe city famous for Kobe beef. So I grew up eating Kobe beef.No way! It is only a joke.
I like music especially jazz.Actually I can play jazz piano with my jazz band.But when I was younger, I was crazy about rock music. My other hobbies are cooking, oil painting, and calligraphy.
I really like encounter foreign people because of it's interesting and valuable experiences. Also I like to introduce Japanese culture and nature. As you know Japan is small country, but it has so many contents and diversity from Anime,Manga,Video Games, Robot to Samurai,Geisya,Ninjya etc. Of course Japanese food as well.
I have a license of guide by English, and I have been guiding for foreigners from all around the world for 4years. The number of guest is 85!. Therefor I will be able to guide you almost everything around Kasnsai area including from temples and shrines, famous landmarks, breathtaking beautiful nature to Osaka downtown's TAKOYAKI(octopus balls)stands ,SINSEKAI's deep-fried skewers restaurant and so on . Also I ca show you hidden place only a few people but bring you unforgettable experience.
So please join my tour. And have a lot of fun!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $16.02 $17.80 $4.45
4 Hours $64.08 $71.20 $17.80
8 Hours $128.16 $142.40 $35.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

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Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
mike Mike United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide ”

My wife and I spend two days with Toru-san touring both Osaka and Kyoto. He was extremely knowledgeable not only on every site that we visited but also very informative regarding the many questions that we had involving Japanese culture and history. My wife mentioned several sourvenirs that she was looking to buy for our children and Toru-san knew the best places to shop and prices to spend. I highly recommend Toru-san for your visits to Osaka, Kyoto or his home in Kobe. Thanks again for making our trip so enjoyable!!!


Thank you very much. I had read good time with you. You are so funny and good people. Please come back again especially spring and autumn. Si many flowers and changing Japanese maple leaf will make you happy. Best regards. Toru

Christopher Christopher United States ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ Amazing customized Tour Kyoto ”

We let Toru know the different places we wanted to go in Kyoto(about 6 listed at bottom) and we managed to go to all of them with plenty of time for each to explore. Our two concerns going in where communication skills and knowledge of history, takes and fun facts. Toru was covered in both immensely! His English was really good and he knew the answer to every question we asked and even gave us background of a ton of small features of the different areas. It was hands down the best tour I’ve done(I’ve never tried private, only group tours). Thanks again Toru for the perfect Kyoto trip! Places visited; Sanjusangen-do Temple Kiyomizudera Imperial Palace Nijo-jo Castle Kinkaku-ji Temple Fushimi-Inari


Thank you for your wonderful comment. Maybe it makes my job busy. Thank you again. See you again someday!😀😀😀😀