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A Day in the Life of a Japanese Tour Guide PTII

(136) reviews

Forgot to tell you about my day.......

The tour begins well before I see you. I try to find out your likes and dislikes so I can adjust my tour to you. Cannot always be done, especially when there are crazy requests. I had a lady asking me if she could see Japanese Goats..... what the hell? What does that even mean? (Hope she does not see this, they were really nice).

Japan is amazing so I try to help with things you are looking for. I AM NOT AND NEVER WILL BE a generic guide sounding like a broken record telling you FACT AFTER FACT. I will though, give you awesome stories of places we go, things you probably would have never found out unless you were with me, and we make diversions. If you are trying to pack in a lot in a day, well then damnit, I am going to help you pack a lot in a day. We will get it done! AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!

Finding spices for people, trying to help with allergies or certain dietary requirements (which is really tough in Japan). I even had a guy that wanted POKEMAN! I took him to the POKEMAN WORLD STORE and he cried the entire time he was in there. LOL Good for him.

I want you to experience JAPAN, its Culture, its History, its Nuances, its Food and Drink. Its People! I will force you to interact with them during drinking time! LOL

My average walking day is around 13 kilometers. (That means you will walk that also).

My day begins two hours before I see you. I make sure I am there waiting for you. My mother taught me that it is better to be somewhere an hour beforehand than five minutes late. Actually had a group the other day saying they would arrive from Tokyo at NOON! I got their at 11:00am and was having coffee when he texted me at 11:15 that they had arrived!!!! WOAH!

I'm there. Let's have fun. I will walk that extra mile, do that extra experience, help you find crazy things and most of help create awesome memories. ......Richard

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Kyoto Shrine & Temple Tour

I pick you up @ your Hotel (or) Kyoto Station, we hit my favorite Zen Temple with an amazing history, then one of most prominent Shrines in Kyoto, then the Castle so we can see how a Shogun ran a Castle. We head to the famous Nishiki Market and I show you what are the foods you should try (with sake) and then off to eat a little Okonomiyaki and hit two Geisha (Geiko) Districts.

FROM$345/ per person

Fushimi Inari Red Torii Gate Hike and Sake Tasting

The Fushimi Shrine is one amazing Shrine, it has over 10,000 Red (Vermillion) Torii Gates that takes 2 hours to walk through. The history and culture, the energy, it is hard to put into words. Come let me take you on Spiritual Journey that you will not soon forget! We will have some tasty Sake at the end.

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Osaka Street Food Tour

This is a comprehensive tour concerning the National Drink of Japan, Japanese Sake and food from Japan's Kitchen (Osaka). Soul Food and good sake. I will delve into how sake is made and the stories behind how food dished evolved in Japan. Lot's of fun!

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Osaka Shrine & Temple Tour

I will meet you at YOUR HOTEL IN OSAKA and we will head a Living Museum to see how Japanese lived 150~400 years ago, Osaka Castle Grounds, an Ancient Shrine, the oldest registered Buddhist Temple in Japan and two awesome food and sake Districts where locals hang out and have awesome Osaka 'Soul' food.

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VIRTUAL JAPANESE TEA Ceremony - Inc kit & utensils

You will be SENT a bowl, a tea spoon, a tea whisk and Macha Tea for each person booked. On the tour day, you log on to ZOOM, the Guide will provide a 15-min intro The camera will be set as the Tea Master prepares the Tea, and you will follow along, watch the ceremony and use your items The high-quality Tea you will be using is the same Tea as you would have gotten at the actual ceremony You will then participate in drinking your Tea the proper way

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The Secret Shrine of Omiwa & Sake Tasting

This is in NARA PREFECTURE. The oldest SHRINE in ALL OF NARA, OUTSIDE OF NARA CITY. This amazing tour gives you over 2,600 years of history, 4 Shrines, a local swimming somen noodle lunch, a local Nara sake tasting and then immersion into Japans History

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