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Licensed Guide
  (4) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in October
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
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My transportation fare from my home to the meeting place is

2,500yen / one day
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Last updated: 20 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hello, my name is Toshiaki Ohbayashi, licecsed tour guide authorized by
Japanese government.

I love shopping traveling playing tennis, needless to say Japanese culture, sightseeing spots.

I am talkative a d cheerful and would be happy if guests are satisfied with my guide.

familiar with local good foods and sweetshop.

Let us discover unknown world in Jaoan.

Looking forward to receiving your requests

3.5 (4) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 8 people
Hourly rate $32.80 $32.80
4 Hours $131.19 $131.19
8 Hours $262.38 $262.38

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Discover unknown world

(4) Reviews
Famous and popular tour of sightseeing spots of Kyoto Temples shrines Japanese gardens old Japanese houses
8h $ 262 up to 8 people

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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 date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Josef Ferdinandus Dedy Josef Indonesia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Excellent service !! ”

Toshiaki-san was very helpfull in Osaka. He take us to Osaka castle and Dotonburi. He knows well about Osaka. We had a great time with Toshiaki-san.


I'm very happy to have received such a good review. I also had a great time with your family and looking forward to seeing your family again. I never forget the time we shared. Toshiaki

Chriss Chriss United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Not very familiar with Kyoto ”

I dont want to be unfair to this person as he was a nice man and spoke decent english, however his navigation of the city and his knowledge of the imperial palace seemed limited to what was written on the placards. He did take us to the sake museum which was high on our priority list but really didnt add anything to the visit other than what was on the placards. He brought us to the shrine at Fushimi Inari and did know quite a bit about Shinto but not so much about the shrine itself, he did take the time to google the answers to the questions he couldnt answer. He took good photos of us and sent them promptly. Overall we were underwhelmed with his guiding and I am not sure I would reccomend using him


Thank you for your review. I promise to make every effort to satisfy guests about sightseeing spots more and more . . Thank for your comment. Toshiaki

Jeannette Jeannette Australia ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Would not recommend ”

I don't enjoy leaving negative reviews but I would not recommend Toshiaki for anyone seeking to explore the outer areas of Kyoto. He lacked knowledge, or the ability to share it, about the areas we visited. He moved too slowly and spent much of our time stopping to take his own travel photos. Rather on the expensive side, this was not a pleasant use of our time or money. Sorry Toshiaki-san.


Sorry for caused you inconvinience. Thank you for your feedback. Toshiaki

Toh Toh Malaysia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Arashiyama Day Trip ”

We enjoyed the trip and will recommends yo my friends. Tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful.


Thank you for your feedback. I would like to express my hearty thanks to your message. Looking forward to seeing you again. Toshiaki