Kyoto Certified Interpreter Guides (Kyoto City Visitors Hosts) are specialist interpreter guides with certification from Kyoto, Uji, and Otsu cities. From numerous applicants, we select only those with advanced language and hospitality skills to join our ranks. Full certification is possible after about half a year of training, with an average of 50 guides certified per year.
In addition to having an accommodating attitude and a charming personality, our specialist interpreter guides offer specialized knowledge and expertise regarding Kyoto. Armed with information on not only history, culture, and traditional industries but also all of Kyoto’s other charms—from its products to the residents and their lifestyles—Kyoto City Visitors Hosts are the perfect trip companion for all travelers.
Whether for business or pleasure, all visitors are welcome to enjoy the knowledge offered by Kyoto City Visitors Hosts. Fueled by a deep passion and pride for Kyoto, our guides are dedicated to making your experience in Kyoto special.