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Kazuhiko

Licensed Guide
  (54) Reviews
Send message only 8 days available in June
$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 18 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Gifu , Hyogo , Kobe , Fukui , Shiga

Languages English ( License )

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(54) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 18 people
( Max : 28 People )
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About

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children.

I was born in Osaka city near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business.

I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years.

During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc..
Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.).
You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter.

I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure.

Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !!
Your memorable tour awaits you.

Please feel free to contact me!!

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 18 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $34.58 $34.58 $18.20
4 Hours $138.32 $138.32 $72.80
8 Hours $276.64 $276.64 $145.60

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 28 maximum

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 54 )

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Ma.

“ Very organized guide ”

Mr Kazu was an excellent guide. He has good English skills and responds to queries right away. We were a group of 10 and he navigated us smoothly around Kyoto. Mr Kazu's personal touch made our tour more enjoyable.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Tim

“ Highlight of Kyoto Trip! ”

We wouldn’t have been able to see as many areas nor be as efficient on the train without Kazu! He was an AMAZING tour guide! He also was very accommodating with our large party and understanding with a baby on board. Kazu was also very personable, showed us very interesting sites, and even tried to get us an earlier train since we finished a little early because of the baby! Highly recommended guide; Kazu was the best tour guide we’ve ever had!?

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Nia

“ Kyoto Group Tour ”

We were in Koyoto for the day and had requested Kazu's help to visit 4 sites (Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Bamboo Forest, Ginkakuji and Kyomizu Temple) which required buses and trains, as they were located in various directions. Kazu, kept us on target and delivered what was promised and more by taking to Gion, we were all impressed! There was loads of walking and Kazu really set the pace, which we enjoyed. Kazu, thank you for an awesome day in Kyoto.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Jacob

“ Very successful trip ”

He was very good . Very polite and helpful . We highly enjoyed the 3 days we spent with him . We recommend him to other tourists .

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Alina

“ Kyoto’s perfect day ”

Kazu was fantastic!!! He made all the difference to us visiting Kyoto’s most important temples. Kazu knows a lot about Japan history and also about it’s religious context, and he was very generous on sharing this knowledge with us. He’s also diligent on preparing in advance the perfect route to our tour, once we’d asked him about too many spots for a short period of time. Moreover, he’s a wonderful person and we felt like we got a friend.