30,000 JPY / day (8hours)|
I've been guiding many guests in English and Spanish. I love my city and enjoy sharing local experiences, history, culture and places "off the beaten track" with visitors.
I've been in Mexico and Great Britain when I was a student. Also I traveled more than 40 times(19 countries).
As an avid traveler I love meeting people from around the world.
The characteristic of my guiding is use of ''Original materials''.
Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials including old maps of Kyoto, ancient writings and Japanese wood rock print help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.
My interests vary from classics to hipster, Chashitsu (tea house) to modern coffee shops, Japanese rice wine to craft beer and Zen meditation to outdoor such as Mt. Kurama hike.
I'm also licensed in Tea ceremony and Japanese flower arrangement. Besides working as a licences guide at KVH, I work in the tea ceremony workshop for foreign visitors.
I can give you the best itinerary according to your schedule, budget and requests.
Please feel free to ask me.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you around!
●The fee includes:
Private guide in English
Pick up at the hotel in Kyoto
●Does not include:
Food and drink
～ ''Aizome-indigo dying'' experience with a craftsman in Ohara ～
I guided a family from Hawaii for two days. They've been to Japan more than 4 times and know a lot about Japan and Kyoto.Since they love Quilt and Sashiko,we visited many venues related with Japanese fabric and textile such as Nishijin-ori textile studio and museum,antique fabric stores and the oldest needle shop in Kyoto.In Ohara,they tried ''Aizome-indigo dying'' and It turned out really well.
～ A group from Mexico including a family with little Samurai boy ～
I guided a group from Mexico including a family with a boy. He bought a Japanese Samurai sword filled with colorful sweets inside that he enjoyed the Kyoto tour playing with.
It was the first time for all the member of the group to visit Japan.So we enjoyed learning not only the culture,history and local life of Kyoto but also of whole Japan.
～ Once in a life time encounter in Kyoto among 5 group from Spain ～
A total of eight guests from Spain who came to Japan in various style; a couple, with friends, alone.
We did one day tour visiting the highlights of Kyoto such as Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, Nijo Castle,Gion & Higashiyama historic area...etc.
Fresh green was beautiful in the blue sky and we enjoyed a a pleasant day.
By the end of the day,we found ourselves turned in to a good friends.