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Hello. I was born in and grew up in Kyoto. I've lived in Fushimi area very close to Fushimi Inari shrine, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto.
I used to work at a famous old hotel as a concierge and also to help guests with their requests during their staying.
Now, I would like to make good use of the experience and guide you from famous historical shrines and temples in Kyoto to lots of places known by local residences, such as local sake breweries, local shopping arcade and so on.
The tourism industry has been hit hard by Corona pandemic, and the guide business has been also stopped. The faint bright light is finally about to be seen in the early summer of 2022. The living environment has been changing drastically in the last two and a half years. It's never been so grateful to be able to talk face-to-face with people and be impressed by seeing the same things together.
It's a once-in-a-lifetime guide job, but I hope I can guide you while feeling the happiness of being able to share that time together.
When you are interested in me, please feel free to contact me with your lots of requests. I'm always happy to answer you.
I can offer not only tour visiting famous temples and shrines and so on, but also special experiences as below.
These days, more and more customers are looking for something special that can only be experienced in Kyoto.
That is why, we are making a plan to learn Japanese cuisine at a local authentic house near Fushimi Inari Shrine and have meal in a Japanese room while looking at the garden. The instructors who teach cooking are also qualified as Visitors Hosts, including me. For details, please see the following URL.
I guided a family from Israel. I contacted with them by e-mail and got their interests and requests. I took them Nijo-Castle, The Golden Pavillion, Ryoanji Temple and Bamboo forest in Arashiyama for 7 hours by public transportation as their request. One of them was a vegan but the others wanted meal like, fish and beef, so I made a reservation first and we had lunch smoothly. We enjoyed a lot.
I guided two couple from NY in ARASHIYAMA with full blooming cherry blossoms. They visited KYOTO for the first time and they were satisfied with the perfect day with flowers. At Tenryuji temple, they were interested in Japanese style rooms which includes many useful meaning which I explained. It was a nice day for walking around ARASHIYAMA.
I guided couples from Switzerland for 4 hours private tour. First they visited Tokyo, so I explained the difference between Tokyo and Kyoto. They were so curious that they asked many things. It was so fun. We visited Sanjusangendo-Temple and Fushimiinari Shrine.
At lunch they had an experience to have Cha-soba, back wheat noodle and Inari-sushi.
They enjoyed a lot!