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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Shiga

Languages English ( License )

(13) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 3 people
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Hello, my name is Mana. I am a National Licensed Tour Guide in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto. I worked for Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters.I know a lots about Kyoto's cultures and festivals . I am good at walking. After I got married, I have been in Shiga for over 30 years.I work for at high school as a part time teacher. I am flexible in Kyoto and Shiga. See you soon!

4.5 (13) Reviews
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Reviews ( 13 )
Very Good
2 months ago |   by Jason

“ Lovely tour by Mana ”

Great tour, a lot of information so we've learned a lot. It was a lovely day.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Irma

“ kyoto 2 days ”

we saw a lot of Kyoto and Mana knew her way very well, her English was oke and she was very friendly and correct, we can recommend her as a guide

2 months ago |   by Paddy

“ Had a wonderful evening ”

Mana guided me on my first afternoon through late evening in Kyoto: initially the exchange of mails between us was limited and rather brief, and my only request to Mana was to help me see some good evening illuminations and places less strenuous for me physically. Based on this request Mana had crafted a very thoughtful program for the evening and in fact guided me to some places I had not read about but were true gems- Uji being one example. She also had already booked tickets for evening light show in Kodaiji temple, and it was a great idea. We had a wonderful time, and Mana's thoughtfulness and kindness as well as her knowledge of tourist attractions was evident throughout the journey.

3 months ago |   by Alex

“ Excellent trip with Mana! ”

Mana is an excellent tour guide! She showed me many different places as well as explained facts behind the sights we visited. Mana also helped me find the places I wanted to go and then some! I didn't want to try and find places by myself as I never been to this area before and I didn't have much time. Mana helped keep my trip stress free by doing that. I cannot speak Japanese and Mana helped me communicate with others which I found invaluable. She is fluent in English and it was like having a friend show me around. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide! Thanks again Mana!

3 months ago |   by Vanessa

“ An Excellent Experience with Super Tour Guide Mana ”

I traveled to Kyoto with my Mom and my Dad who was physically handicapped and I was worried on how to go about walking the crowded streets and places of Kyoto. Mana our super guide was the best as she was so kind to accommodate my father's needs in needing a guide to show the best areas to go around, even though my father cannot walk properly and needed a portable wheelchair to bring him around. Mana assisted him and also gave us some very good tips about culture, food and the best spots to take photos and to hang out in Kyoto. She even extended her time with no charge as we went to our last stop in our itinerary which was the Tori Gates. She accompanied us until the very last minute when she sent us off at the Gion Train Station. Without her, we would have been lost in translation. We will never forget our memorable experience in Kyoto, thanks to Mana. I fully recommend her to couples or groups who want to tour Kyoto and see the best sights without losing one's way in the midst of the crowds. 5 stars for Mana!