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$ 25 Hourly rate up to 18 people
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Cities where can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Gifu , Hyogo , Fukui , Kobe , Shiga

Languages English ( License )

(41) Reviews
Hourly rate 25 USD
up to 18 people

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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, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I have guided many foreign tourists as an English tour guide for 4 years.
I have guided many foreign tourists in following area.
Hiroshima & Miyajima
Takayama & Shitrakawa-go

I decided to become a tour guide for foreign tourists, because I would like to make them happy.
I think that this is a suitable job for me.
Now, I take delight in doing this job, and I have found out that I can take advantage of my experience and knowledge .
I believe that you will fully enjoy your tour in Japan with me.
Please join my tour !!

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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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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?

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

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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 ( 41 )

2 weeks ago |   by Lily

“ Mr. Kazuhiko ”

Mr. Kazuhiko is an excellent guide. He is a very nice man and he guided us to all the places as committed. He was able to point out important point of each place visited. I'm highly recommending him as a tour guide

1 month ago |   by Amanda

“ Comprehensive Tour of Kyoto ”

We were able to see a lot of sights through Kazuhiko’s tour. He even added a couple of things to the list of sights that he thought we would like. Kazu (which he asked us to call him) gave printouts to each one of us about the history of Japan and the temples/shrines that we visited. Kazu also took us to a nice Soba restaurant that we enjoyed. Kazu took many pictures of us and it was so nice having the whole family in the pictures. He went out of his way to offer and to take these photos. It was a jam-packed day and we were able to see a lot of things due to his fast pace. Kazu is a very nice man. From the very beginning he went out of his way to help us. He sent very helpful information before the tour including information about where we were staying. He is very informative and we learned a lot. Thank you, Kazu. The Morris Family, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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1 month ago |   by Dan

“ Kazuhiko was a very pleasant and helpful guide. ”

Kazuhiko did a lot of preparation work for my fairly specialized objectives, and our email correspondence before our day together was quite productive. He was pleasant company, too, and knew all the transportation connections to reach my two widespread objectives in Nara, Horyu-ji and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest preserve.

2 months ago |   by Cristina

“ Temples, Temples, Temples ”

I could not believe that we visited six (6) temples in one day. Very tiring but well worth it. Would suggest that people be ready to do a lot of walking and climbing up and down. We were quite exhausted by the end of the day.

2 months ago |   by Michael

“ Very energetic and kind guide ”

We had a wonderful day with Kazuhiko in Kyoto. We managed to visit quite few places in a half day and Kazuhiko's excellent navigation skills to use local transportation system was extremely useful. He never rushed us around and during the tour provided a lot of interesting information about sights we visited. I would definitely recommend Kazuhiko San if someone is looking for a guide who is friendly, has a good knowledge of Kyoto and values the time, since Kazuhiko can easily combine all three.