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Licensed Guide
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Check Availability fully booked in February
$ 38 Hourly rate Price up to 7 people
My tour is available only in Kyoto-city
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Last updated: 2 weeks ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto

Languages English ( License )

(3) Reviews
Hourly rate 38 USD
Price up to 7 people

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Kyoto has many traditional aspects but also it has beautiful and kawaii (lovely) charm.
Traditional shrines and temples, cafes, book stores, music, knick-knack stores, pastries... There are many things I love and you will love in Kyoto.
I would like to offer tours to popular tourist attractions but I would like to take our guests other places we locals go and show more deep inside if this mysterious closed city of Kyoto. We know more shrines and temples which are worth visiting and nice cafes and shops. As I like craft, art, music, book, cafes, etc,,, I can introduce those cultural aspects for guests also.

experienced planning sightseeing tours for international students as a club activity in Kansai Gaidai University(**********).
studied Tourism in University of South Australia as an exchange student for 10 months (2007).
worked in a long-established hotel in Kyoto (**********).
licensed as Craft Advisor (making and teaching craft and jewelry making) (2015).
licensed as City of Kyoto Visitors Host which is a designated zone English guide in Kyoto City (2016).

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  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
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Reviews ( 3 )

1 month ago |   by Lisa

“ Knowledgeable Kyoto Guide ”

Yasuna was our guide for a very cold day in Kyoto. She had a great plan for the day but was flexible when my teenage kids just couldn't handle the snow and cold weather. Yasuna is on the quieter side, but she can answer any question you ask her from history to food. Her English is good and she likes to paint (only found that out at the end of the day)!

1 month ago |   by George

“ Well organized saw all we could in one day ”

Yasuna is a Kyoto native who loves to show off her city. Her English is good. Her knowledge of the temples and castles was excellent. She took us to lunch at a perfect non touristy Kyoto restaurant. Her knowledge of the city came in handy when we were faced with crowds waiting for public transportation; she immediately knew an alternate way. In addition she is a very nice person Highly recommend. George and Carole

3 months ago |   by Gabriella

“ Wonderful companion ”

Yasuna was a wonderful guide! She thought ahead and carefully helped me to tailor my itinerary so that we could fit as much in as possible. Her English is excellent and her interests very varied which meant that I could ask her a wide range of questions and gave a me a real flavour of living in Kyoto. Her historical knowledge was good and she was very sensitive about passing on information, giving information when it was needed but not just rattling it off. She had a great sense of fun and openness, and also was quite willing to be flexible and change plans if necessary. Also her restaurant recommendation was excellent! I would highly recommend her and would be delighted to book her again if we go back. Thanks for a great tour Yasuna!