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US$ 38 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Last updated: 18 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( Native ), Spanish ( Native ), Italian ( Conversational )

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-New here, but guiding in Japan since 2015-

Hello there!
I m Alex(37), made and grown up in Argentina. I left my country at the age of twenty four, lived in Europe for two years and then started a nomad life across almost all Asian counties that lasted for five years. However I spent most of the time in India, where among other activities I had my first experiences as tourist guide.

Then I met my actual wife, and when the relation got more serious we decided to settled down and have a more stable life. We choose Japan where she is from and where I had been travelling and doing volunteer work and living in isolated communities in multiple places of its countryside.

We spent a not so good year in Tokyo(her city) and then moved to Kyoto after a work proposal in a hotel and also for being a city that we loved from much before. I worked there for a bit more than two years, and being the only foreigners among a staff of thirty six people it was an experience that helped me a lot to understand deeply the Japanese idiosyncrasy, social dynamics, bright and dark points, and way of seeing the reality.
However after that time I decided to work more by myself, doing something that I experienced before, that I felt capable at that time there, and mainly that I really like. Therefore becoming tourist guide here was the best choice and I don t regret at all after almost five years doing this job.

I was working for two agencies, but very recently I planned to join one more and ******* was the best option among many others.

I love this job for giving me the chance to share many branches of knowledge related with the Japanese history, art, religion and society that I studied for years in a formal and informal way and very unconditionally, without any aim those times.
I also like very much to share my personal experiences here; working in different sectors, meeting local people from multiple backgrounds, or living with a local wife and a local kid.
However, I care the most about the human factor, not by planning it, but in an spontaneous way, I just enjoy a lot meeting new people walk around together, at the point that having the feeling of generating a certain kind of friendship at the end of each day trip.
In other words; I love this job, I love the culture I show, and I love human communication in itself.

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Full day Kyoto private guided tour!

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Full day Nara/Kyoto private guided tour!

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Full day Osaka private guided tour!

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Full day Kyoto private guided tour #2!

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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?

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 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 )
Juan Juan Mexico ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Tour Privado por Kioto ”

Pasamos un día increíble con Alex, un personaje, Súper guía altamente recomendado. Fue de gran ayuda sus consejos e información sobre Tokio. Desde el principio es muy atento y dispuesto a complacer a sus clientes. Seguro volveremos a trabajar con él.

Ana Ana Mexico ( Couple )
10 months ago

“ Osaka day tour ”

BEST GUIDE!! Both English and Spanish perfectly!! AWESOME DAY!! Alex es excelente!! Español e inglés perfectos!!! Agradable y dinámico! Muy atento y encantador! Lo recomendamos al 100%!