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Kenji

Licensed Guide
  (60) Reviews
Send message only 1 day available in November
$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Himeji

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

Reviews
(60) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 8 People )
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About

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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4.7 (60) Reviews
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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.80 $36.54 $4.68
4 Hours $131.19 $146.17 $18.73
8 Hours $262.38 $292.34 $37.46

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Customized Private Tour in Osaka

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This is customized private tour in Osaka which guest can make easily by selecting any spots from a list of recommended tourist spots. The list consists of...
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Customized Private Tour in Nara

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This is customized private tour in Nara which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations. The list cons...
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Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

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This is customized private tour in Kyoto which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations. The list consi...
8h $ 353 up to 7 people

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

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The tour includes five typical tourist destinations in Kyoto city. We will start with visiting Kiyomizudera Temple literally meaning "Pure water temple". ...
8h $ 331 up to 5 people

Amazing Osaka tour packed with fun

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A special pass called "Osaka Amazing Pass " costing 2500 yen allow you to use local transportation freely and enter 30 tourist attractions for free all day...
8h $ 331 up to 5 people

Exploring Magnificent Himeji Castle with Unspoiled Sanctuary...

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Guests can combine any of the following tourist destinations depending on their needs and tour time. 1) Himeji Castlea (magnificent fortress ) 2) Engyo...
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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?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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 ( 60 )
Barbara Barbara United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ 9 hours to see Kyoto ”

Kenji was knowledgeable, efficient, and flexible while showing us his home town of Kyoto. He expertly guided us through the Osaka subway and train stations, saving us valuable time we would have spent trying to read signs and figure out our route. He recommended okonomiyaki for lunch at a small restaurant in or near the Gion district and it was delicious!

Kenji:

Dear Barbara-san, Thank you for your excellent review of my tour. I'm very glad that you liked my home town Kyoto and my recommeded lunch. With the limited day-trip time from Osaka I managed to guide you several major tourists spots but Kyoto has plenty of sites worth visiting and facinating attractions. So I do recommed you to stay at least several days in Kyoto next time to enjoy more. Please contact me anytime if you need me in future. Best regards, Kenji

Lynn Lynn Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A day in Osaka ”

Kenji was knowledgeable and pleasant throughout. He made a great effort to accommodate our needs. One of our group had dietary requirements and he sought out a restaurant that met those needs.

Kenji:

Dear Lynn-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of my tour. I'm very glad that you could enjoyed my guiding in Osaka. I look forward to your next chance to visit Japan in near future. Best regards, Kenji

Robert W Wiarda Robert United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Highlights of Kyoto ”

Kenjii was a very knowledgeable guide and amenable to whatever our group wanted to do. His English was good, he was happy to answer questions and we had a lovely day together.

Kenji:

Dear Robert-san, Thank you for your great review of my tour. I enjoyed myself very much to spend a wonderful time with you and your nice party. Japan is a small nation but there many tourist spots worth visiting. If you have any chance to visit Japan in future please contact with me. I can offer any customized private tour for you. Best regards, Kenji

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Kenji is a great guide!

Kenji:

Dear Zachary, Thank you for your great review of my tour. I'm very happy that your clients could enjoyed my tours so much. Please contact me anytime when you have any tour request. Best regards, Kenji

Philippe Philippe Switzerland ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great experience ”

Was a great day with kenji! a lot of information.

Kenji:

Hi Philippe-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of my tour. I could enjoy communicating with you and your nice family very much. Please contact me anytime if you have a chance to visit Japan again. Thank you again. Kenji

Blog

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (3) Shitennoji-Temple

by Kenji
Id like to recommed you the following sightseeing spot in Osaka if you are planning to go round in the city. [ Shitenno-ji Temple ] This ...

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (2) Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory

by Kenji
Id like to recommed you the following sightseeing spot in Osaka if you are planning to go round in the city. [ Umeda Sky Building Floating...

Best Selection of Osaka Sightseeing Spots (1) Osaka Castle

by Kenji
Id like to recommed you the following sightseeing spot in Osaka if you are planning to go round in the city. [ Osaka Castle ] The castl...