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Licensed Guide
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Send message only 8 days available in November
$ 47 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Shiga , Mie , Wakayama , Okayama , Kagawa , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License ), French ( License )

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Hourly rate 47 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 10 People )
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2 years experience as a licenced national guide by English language and French language. 25 years of working experience at Japanese trading company , which is my main carrer in my life , gave me a lot of chance to encounter with variety nationalities of people and foreign culture and to visit many countries. I was born in and brought up in Osaka and now live in Kobe (3 years now.) I have stayed in Tokyo for 8 years during working at trading company.(In addition to Tokyo , I have stayed in Paris , France for 5 years 10 months and in Hong Kong for 5 years too.) My guiding area is mainly at Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe , although I sometimes guide at other cities such as Tokyo , Hakone , Kanazawa , Takayama , Himeji , Hiroshima , etc.
I like Japanese history , which may feel very unique for foreigners. We have a lot of attaractive historic sites here and there. I would like to introduce them for many people.
And , I love walking & hiking in nature too. 30 years of my experience as a marathon runner and 10 years of my experience as a trail runner in mountains is making my body & soul very healthy and very active. In Japan , there are a lot of beautiful spots which is rich in nature. I would like to introduce many beautiful resorts in Japan for foreigners.

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

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $28.12 $46.86 $18.74
4 Hours $112.46 $187.42 $74.96
8 Hours $224.92 $374.84 $149.92

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

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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.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

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 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 ( 1 )
Sudhir Sudhir Japan ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Awesome experience ”

It's a blessing to have a guide like ISAO and we are very lucky to have him with us. Not only he , the weather and waterfall with full of noise made our day. An excellent guide having full knowledge of history and culture of Japan.  Kudoos to ISAO


Hi , Sudhir-san It was really , really very nice hiking yesterday. So many kinds of flowers and really amazing waterfalls ! I am also very happy if you and your family enjoyed in Kobe`s nature. I wish , have a nice trip continuously ! Arigatou Gozaimasu ! Best Regards, Maruyama