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  (5) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in February
$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
My guiding charge excludes the followings (1)travel to/from your hotel ¥2000(in case of Osaka ¥1000), (2)transportaion fee, (3)entrance/admission fee approximately ¥500~700/person, (4)lunch and beverage, in case of I eat separately please pay ¥1000.
In my guiding, a child means under 13 years old.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License )

(5) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 6 People )
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After finishing teaching English at a high-school, I experienced volunteer guide for training a couple of years. I like talking with my friends. And also like to study English as well as to speak it. Now i'm looking forward to showing you around historical sites in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe City.
My hobbies are playing the piano, painting black ink pictures, visiting art museums. Among them, I'm now enjoying piano duo with a friend of mine.

4.4 (5) Reviews
Very Good

Private Tours

Compact Tour in Kyoto

(5) Reviews
by Akiko
4h $ 27 per person

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 I add more people to my booking?

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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?

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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 ( 5 )
Sheela Sheela Malaysia ( Family )
9 months ago

“ such a wonderful and caring tour guide ”

Very punctual and took great trouble to explain local history and customs


Hello Sheela, Thank you very much for your warm review. I'm pleased to know your safe back to your home. I also had a wonderful experience with you. I wish you come back to Japan again. Please give my best regards to your nephew. Akiko

Lisa Ann Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ A wonderful day with Akiko ”

We had a memorable day with Akiko. She picked us up at Kobe port and took us on the Shinkansen and navigated the various train stations. We saw a spring Miyako Odori show which only performs in April at the Kyoto University. We ended with a quiet, delicious Japanese dinner of several courses and a lovely evening. My daughter and myself enjoyed our tour of Kyoto and spending the day with Akiko. Aloha....Lisa & Marisa


Dear Lisa san, Thank you for your warm review. I really feel it was I that enjoyed that whole day. I became fond of Miyako Odori. I'll visit there again someday. When you come back again to Kyoto, I'd like to show you more around Kyoto. With best regards to you and your daughter, Akiko

minal Minal India ( Friends )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ super osaka ”

In osaka we had Akiko as our day tour guide. And i must say she was very helpful and prompt and a with lot of knowlegde about osaka and was bang on with our itinery. She went out of the way for even helping us with food as we are vegetarians. Will definately recommend her as a tour guide.


Dear Minal Thank you very much for your warm review. As I mentioned before, I feel really sorry that too many people discouraged you to go into the cherry blossom garden. It was fun to eat at the food stands! It seems that it was me that enjoyed the tour. Please give my best regards to your tour mates. Akiko

Helene Helene Switzerland ( Couple )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Nice tour in Osaka Dotonbori ”

Akiko showed us some great places to eat in Osaka Dotonbori. We had a nice hour together and she gave us further good tips for our trip. Thank's Akiko for your work and help!


Thank you vey much for your warm review. To tell the truth, I've thought I could have given you better idea of visiting some more places while you are in Osaka. I wish you can finish your whole tour back to your country in peace and safety. Please give my best regards to your friend.

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Great Tour ”

It was very easy. Sent Akiko a long list of sites, she helped narrow down the places and set a nice logical route. I would use her again!


Thank you very much for your review, Mike-san. The tour included many spots, so I'm afraid if I could fully explain each place. Do you remember the narrow path near Kiyomizu Temple? Not many foreign visitors go that area. I love that area because it shows good old Kyoto. And I was very happy that the weather was very fine. The next day was rainy! When you come back next time, I'd like to show you around Arashiyama area. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife. Akiko