|Expertise||:||Cultural properties, Traditional Culture|
|Qualification||:||National Guide, Itinerary management supervisor|
29,000 JPY / day (8hours)|
18,000 JPY / half a day (4hours)
Guided tour and professional Photo shooting experience|
Fushimi Inari /Hidden bamboo → Imperial palace and park → Golden pavilion → Geisha town
Hi, my name is Koichi. I'm offering guided tour and memorable photo shooting experience in Kyoto.
I have a great love for Kyoto City, from its major tourist attractions to some of its lesser known, tranquil and peaceful sites. I would be glad to conduct the tour according to your interests and share with you my knowledge of the city's rich history as well as its cultural and seasonal events.
-Photo shooting experience at beautiful destinations in Kyoto-
I am an experienced, award winning photographer and I would be happy to take photos of you during the tour with my DSLR camera equipped with professional lens and then email them to you after the tour. Following is my Instagram account.
Since both my high school and university days were located in Kyoto, I know not only all the city's shrines and temples but also great local restaurants that serve traditional Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price. So, for example, if you are interested in a traditional Izakaya experience, please let me know, I know the perfect place and I will be glad to escort you there after the tour.
Additionally, I love motorcycle touring as my hobby and I enjoy taking pictures of Kyoto's beautiful landscape. Therefore, talking about and showing off Kyoto's scenery with my guests is one of my pleasures as well as explaining the traditional Kyoto culture.
My native city of Otsu is famous for Lake Biwa which is located just 10 minutes train ride from Kyoto station. It is not only an ideal location for the easy access to the ancient capital city but also for having an amazing visitor's viewing location. Since I belonged to a kayak racing club and practiced on the lake almost every weekend when I was a university student, I know all the best vantage points in the area.
Therefore, whether you are wishing to explore Kyoto's traditional heritage, sample the fantastic food that Kyoto offers or take a trip off the beaten path, I am the guide for you!
※Please note that separate necessary expenses are required.
:admissions, transportation fare, meal.
I am allowed to enter for free of charge by showing the guide license at the most of the temples.
Feel free to contact me if you need any further information about the tour.
I guided my guest to the Mt. Inari according with the request of my guests from Singapore. Also we visited Arashiyama and enjoyed authentic Tofu that is one of specialties in Kyoto.
I guided my guests from USA to night time Geisha town. We had chance to see Maiko (apprentice Geisha). I took memorable portrait photo shoot for my guest with the backdrop of old building and lantern. Also they enjoyed tasty sake at local pub Izakaya.
Gastronomic experience at Izakaya
After guiding my gourmet guests from United States to several destinations and the Nishiki food market, I escorted them to my favourite Izakaya, a culinary hotspot in Kyoto. Since it is directly managed by the sake brewery, we enjoyed authentic sake with reasonable price. To quote my guest, it is a must stop for Izakaya dinner in Kyoto.