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Licensed Guide
  (2) Reviews
Send message fully booked in November
US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
Please request me at least 7days in advance.
Please note that we use public transportation in my tours.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kobe , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka , Shiga

Languages English ( Business )

(2) Reviews
Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 4 people
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Hi! I'm Michiko. Please call me Michiko or Mitchy. I'm a National Government Licensed Guide. I was born in Japan and since then have lived in Osaka. I have another job as a dentist and have worked in a dental clinic in Kyoto for more than 10 years. Osaka and Kyoto are my hometown and have many beautiful places worth visiting. Taking you to those beautiful places will be my big pleasure! I myself love traveling abroad.I've been to Minnesota for a 6weeks homestay when I was a university student, Vienna and Amsterdam for a concert tour as a member of a university student orchestra, China, Thailand and so on. Other than traveling, I like playing violin or ukulele and cooking .
Please contact me, I will do my best to make your trip in Japan unforgettable! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good

Private Tours

Half day tour in Kyoto Uji area

(2) Reviews
by Michiko
In this tour, you'll visit Uji area in Kyoto, about 20 minutes by train from JR Kyoto station. Byodoin-Hoodo temple is one of must-sees in Kyoto area, it ...
4 Hours US$ 196 up to 4 people

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Can I make changes after I book?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
jonathan Jonathan Israel ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Very obliging and kind ”

Michiko was very obliging and kind to us during the tour. Michiko was particularly good when I needed to go shopping - she was very able in finding an obscure place and in dealing with the people. Because of her excellent English, she could interpret what we needed very well.


Thank you Jonathan, for your nice review. It was really pleasure to meet you and visit places in Kyoto with you. It was a surprise for me that you had visited Japan so many time! I appreciate your love for my country very much. Please come again! Michiko

Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Very professional and knowledgeable ”

Michiko gave us an excellent tour. She met us exactly where she said she would at exactly the time specified. I admit, we had our doubts about finding her on an extremely crowded and busy train platform, but there she was, with her sign, exactly as she said she would be. Starting with Fushimiinari, where she provided us with interesting historical and local information that you don't find in the guidebooks and shepherded us through the crowds of people. Then local transport to Arashiyama, for a nice authentic Japanese lunch, a Japanese garden, bamboo forest, monkey park and local attractions. I even got to meet some local Jr High students and answer their questions about my trip to Japan, while working on their English skills. All through the tour, Michiko was very flexible an... read more


Hi Robert, Thank you for your nice review! It was really nice meeting you! In this tour, we had to walk a lot and your cooperation made the tour successful. I really appreciated it.Thank you very much! Your passion for Japanese pop culture interested me and I really enjoyed talking with you at the riverside of Arashiyama. I wish for your health and success from Japan and in the future, please revisit Japan! Michiko