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National Certified Guide
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$ 34 Hourly rate up to 5 people
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Last updated: 6 days ago
Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kobe , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( License )

(24) Reviews
Hourly rate 34 USD
up to 5 people


Hi I'm Kenji
I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English.
I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years
So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city
Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year
I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics
but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking,
kimono-clad walking and so on.
I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking.
I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter
for it will never recur"
So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality.
Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture
I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours
Please contact me any time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.
See you soon !

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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 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?

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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 ( 24 )

1 month ago |   by DOROTHY

“ Kenji in Kyoto ”

We had a very nice time with Kenji. He guided our group of 9 with ease and care. Not having a flag, but we were able to keep up. Could not have done it on our own with the maze of trains and buses. Thank you Kenji!

1 month ago |   by Elisabeth

“ Kenji is a pleasant guide! ”

Kenji is well organized and helped us plan the sites to visit before hand. He also suggested several (lunch)restaurants before hand for us to select from. He was flexible and accommodating, and included an extra site that we were interested in visiting. He is pleasant company. We would never have seen as much of the city without him.

1 month ago |   by PETER

“ Tour of Kyoto ”

Kenji is an excellent guide. We enjoyed spending time together.

1 month ago |   by Janet

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Kanji is the perfect tour guide. He promptly met us at the ship and proceeded to guide us through the trains to Kyoto. He had the days activities well planned and made sure that we flowed the plan and got us back to the ship on time. I would highly recommend Kenji.

2 months ago |   by Igor

“ Kyoto Japan guide ”

I’m very disappointed with our Kenji guide. 1. Very limited English speaking and understanding. 2. Very limited history city and country knowledge 3. He was taking advantage of us to use ours expense on lot of things: like restaurant, he recommended very extensive 2,5 hours lunch, taxi instant train or bus. 4. He was paid for 9 hr and we visited one place and only 7hr. 5. Most of the time I was doing the talking asking questions and received very limited explanation. 6. I’m expecting to get a full refund.