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Send message only 3 days available in July
$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Indonesian ( Intermediate )

(11) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 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 $18.60 $27.90 $9.30
4 Hours $74.40 $111.60 $37.20
8 Hours $148.80 $223.20 $74.40

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

Private Tours

Mt Kurama mysterious hiking in Kyoto

(11) Reviews
by Toru
8h $ 223 up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

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

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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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 ( 11 )
Veronica Veronica United Arab Emirates ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Great guide with a sense of humour ”

Toru is really an amazing guide. He is helpful and super funny- we went for a hike up mount kurama with our 5 months old baby and he was very considerate and accommodating. He is also a very genuine person and we enjoyed spending the day with him Would definitely recommend Toru to friends and will definitely use him for our next trip in japan!


Thank you so much. Please come back again!

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Around Beautiful Kyoto ”

He shown me around the major shrines, temples, smaller shrines and explained the history of each of them. Very friendly, very knowledgeable, and it was fun. Even took me to the Nintendo headquarters but to look from outside the gates, not to go inside(after all, it is a business). It was memorable. Thank you very much.


Thank you . Enjoy Japan!

Nady Nady Israel ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Two great days in Kyoto and Kurama with the great guide ”

We were a group of two families with kids. Toru showed us very interedting places in Kyoto. He did his best to make it easy and interesting also for the children. On the second day he took us to one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen to the mount Kurama. It was really wonderful experience. Toru is a great guide, very professional, patient and plesant. He knows a lot of interesting facts about the Japanese history and the places he guided us. Dear Toru, thank you for these wonderful days, hope to see you again some day. With love, Gruzdev@Paprany families


Thank you very much. I am sure that you have a good time in Japan. Please come back again.

Ludwig Ludwig Belgium ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Five star tour guide ”

Punctual, knowledged, good human knowledge of his clients, very flexible, Toru does everything he can to make sure you see what you have askes for.


Thank you for your appreciation. Enjoy your trip!

Christine Christine United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Kyoto and Uji ”

Toru guided us with expertise throughout Kyoto and Uji. We were showered with light rain throughout the day in Kyoto, which made the sights even more beautiful. Toru was flexible with our itinerary and accepted a last minute change to guide us in Uji to avoid the crowds in Kyoto. One of the highlights of Uji was the Byoden Myseum’s expansive collection of Buddhist carvings and relics. The commentary Toru provided regarding Japanese artifacts and history far exceeded our expectations. Overall, Toru crafted a very memorable experience for us in Kyoto and Uji.


Thank you very much. I enjoyed so much with you. Please come back again spring or fall season.