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 !
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Kenji is all smiles when he's working, makes you feel very relaxed. We really enjoyed spending time with him, would absolutely recommend!
Dear Kenji. Marta and I had a memorable day with you going from one end to the other if Kyoto and learning the history and seeing the sites. You were well organized and thorough in explanations and a pleasure to be with. Thank you.
Kenji was fun to experience the site of Kyoto with. He was very nice and accommodating our needs and tourist shopping breaks. He had some difficulty answering some of our questions, but he was very nice and a joy to spend the day with.
We had a wonderful time in Osaka. Kenji was very friendly, personable, accommodating, and patient with us. We had made some last minute changes to the itinerary and Kenji was very flexible and adaptive to switching things around. He spoke English very well and is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. We did not feel rushed and most importantly my kids loved him. He also helped us pick out some great spots for lunch and dinner - as we wanted to try restaurants and cuisine that more of the locals would do. We would highly recommend anyone looking to use Kenji as a tour guide in Japan! When we are back in Japan to visit again we would definitely use Kenji as a tour guide again! Thank you Kenji for showing us Osaka!! All the best, Jimmy and Peggy
We had Kenji for our day tour in Osaka on 12 April 2017. Despite a rainy day, we enjoyed ourselves with Kenji's planned itinerary and also his services. He was patient with our questions and shared with us the history of the Osaka Castle and the Sho-guns - making the Castle visit interesting. We liked the Cherry blossom mint - there are so many types of cherry blossoms. Because of the rain, it was difficult to take picture as it was too cold and wet. Also, we had to keep moving so that the place will not jam up. As we were making our way to Kyoto after the tour and had requested Kenji to bring us to the Osaka station and showed us the Kyoto train platform. Kenji gladly agreed and he personally led us to the Kyoto train platform. He also made sure we were aware of the timing of the next 2 trains before taking his leave to his own train platform. Thank you once again, Kenji!