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$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
I will try to meet your needs and requirements as much as possible. Please let me know if you have special requests. I specialize in tours in Osaka, but I can also do day tours in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Hiroshima and Koyasan. I can do shopping tour and eating tour. I am very flexible with time and can also do tours at late in the evening.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License )

(10) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 15 People )

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I'm Toichi. Please call me Ichi, which means No.1 in Japanese. Or you can remember it as 'itchy' Ichi.

Born and bred in Osaka, I would like to introduce you to this extremely diverse and interesting city.

I have travelled extensively around the globe, and I think one of the greatest pleasure of travelling abroad is meeting people who have different ways of lifestyle and thinking. Japan may not be an easy place for tourists to get to know its people. So, I hope to help you to get closer to meet real Japan and Japanese people.

I would like to show you how ordinary Japanese people live and think. And I am happy if you could have a day of unique cultural experiences which you can look back to in ten years' time!

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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.

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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 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 ( 10 )

1 week ago |   by Geoff

“ Couldn't have have asked for more ”

Toichi was very easy to deal with over the e-mail as he planned our walk. I suggested what we would like to see and Toichi used this as the basis of his suggested walk, as well as suggesting his own ideas taking in to account the number of hours available and our age (we are both 74). As we came out of immigration he was waiting for us - the very entertaining day had started.. Nothing was too much trouble and he even showed my wife where a particular shop was located and helped her as she bought certain items. We visited cherry blossom near the mint, the castle, Dotonbori area and had lunch in a non- tourist Japanese restaurant, couldn't have asked for more. He then escorted us back to our cruise ship and waited until we boarded. I highly recommend Toichi as a guide.

2 weeks ago |   by Cierwen

“ Great day in Osaka! ”

Toichi was an excellent guide and I really enjoyed the tour. He went above and beyond by making sure we got tickets to the National Bunraku Theatre which I’ve always wanted to see. The places we visited were interesting and fun which is exactly what I needed. He knows a lot about Osaka and made me feel very welcome. I can’t recommend him enough!

2 weeks ago |   by Nabeel

“ Fantastic Guide ”

Our experience with Toichi was excellent. From the thorough research of our interests before we arrived, to his constant energy with us during the trip. His perspective on Japanese culture was insightful and we really enjoyed his outgoing personality. I've not come across many guides who prepares for the next day of the tour quite like Toichi and will highly recommend him as a guide.

2 weeks ago |   by Carolyn

“ Toichi was the best! ”

I definitely would recommend Toichi. He guided our family of 3 around Osaka, showing us hidden gems around town. He was friendly and personable, and tailored our itinerary to suit our specific needs - adjusting throughout the day. He showed us a lot of things that we could never have found on our own. He took the extra time to tell us the stories behind things and even brought visual aids to better explain the history of the area. When we were tired and stopped for a rest, he told us a story to help us learn the Japanese numbers 1-100. He is a great guide and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

1 month ago |   by Leslie

“ Amazing guide, Great Tour, Memorable Experience! ”

We had two fabulous days touring Osaka and Nara with Toichi. He was fun and knowledgeable about both cities. He was very concerned about understanding what we wanted to see and experience and went out of his way to exceed our expectations. He even delivered pamphlets and other information to the hotel we were staying in a few days before our tour so that we had time to look at the information. He also stayed way over his time so that we could do everything on our list. He was truly amazing. His English is great so it made communication very easy for us. I really can't say enough good things about Toichi. If you have an opportunity to book a tour with him, jump at the chance. You won't be disappointed! He's fantastic!