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Himeji Private Tour Guides

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Popular Himeji Tour Guides

Osaka Tour Guide - Shuji O.

Shuji O.

4.93 / 5
(14 reviews)

Hi, I am Shuji, a licensed tour guide living near Kansai International Airport. I taught world history in high schools for four decades. So, I can explain Japanese culture or history in an easier way tailored to you who have different cultural and historical backgrounds. I also practiced Kendo, Japanese fencing, for more than four decades, and now I enjoy growing vegetables and going fishing. Therefore, I can also share some Japanese culture and its nature. I have traveled to more than 25 countries and all over Japan. I’m also passionate about photography and know many photogenic places in Japan. If you prefer to go off the beaten track, I can take you to hidden gems, including some cozy restaurants. Of course, I also know how to enjoy the crowded, most popular tourist sites. I am here to make your trip stress-free. See you soon!                                                                                                                                  

Kyoto Tour Guide - Kenji M.

Kenji M.

4.74 / 5
(78 reviews)

Hi I'm Kenji I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking, kimono-clad walking and so on. I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking. I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter for it will never recur" So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality. Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours Please contact me any time. I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you. See you soon !                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Kenji O.

Kenji O.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)

I lived in Seattle, WA US for several years to study public policy and urban planning at University of Washington and Washington State Department of Transportation . The US life has awakened me to realize its beauty and value of the Japanese nature and culture. After coming back from US, I have started my professional career of the infrastructure development in both developed and developing countries as a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) expert for more than 20 years. I have provided hospitality and honesty as a Japanese during my professional career. I can give you not only sightseeing tours but also technical tours with my expertise. I live in Osaka where an ancient capital city, Kyoto is located within a hour by train. I can show you how Japanese has developed the capital city with urban planning and infrastructure development. I look forward to seeing you here in Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Shiga Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.

Kazuhiko G.

4.75 / 5
(167 reviews)

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children. I was born in Osaka city near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business. I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years. During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc.. Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.). You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter. I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure. Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !! Your memorable tour awaits you. Please feel free to contact me!!                                                                                                                                 

Hyogo Tour Guide - Nishi N.

Nishi N.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)

Hello, I am a national government licenced guide in Hyogo. I will help you enjoy your travel in Japan. My guiding areas are mainly Hyogo, especially the Himeji area. Spanish:conversational level                                                                                                                                 

Hyogo Tour Guide - Hideo Y.

Hideo Y.

4.54 / 5
(156 reviews)

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585. I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama. Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof. In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships. When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it ! These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people. I'll be looking forward to seeing you !!                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Mouloud H.

Mouloud H.

4.73 / 5
(11 reviews)

Hello, my name is Mouloud and I have been living in Japan for more than 9 years, more specifically in Kansai. I mainly worked in the tourism field and now I would like to introduce you to my Kansai. Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and so on, so many things to do and to see! I already have some tours for you but do not hesitate to contact me if you have other wishes. I am waiting for you! Bonjour, je m’appelle Mouloud et ça fait plus de 9 ans que j’habite au Japon, plus précisément dans le Kansai. J’ai surtout travaillé dans le tourisme et maintenant, je voudrais directement vous faire découvrir mon Kansai. Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, etc., tant de choses à faire et à voir ! Je vous propose déjà quelques circuits mais n’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez d’autres envies. Je vous attends.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Kay F.

Kay F.

4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)

Hi, I'm a National licensed guide living in OSAKA. Raised between KYOTO and OSAKA, I've got two different unique cultures, customs and dialects. So called Bilingual?? I can guide you both cities from Major tourist spots to Off-the-beaten paths. Throughout the tour, I'll show you unique local cultures and history !! Since I got the license in 2015, I've guided foreign tourists to OSAKA, KYOTO and NARA and really enjoyed meeting with foreign guests. And also experienced Mt.KOYA, HIMEJI and KOBE. Based on your request, I suggest the best memorial tour just for you !!                                                                                                                                  

Day Trips from Himeji

Himeji Tour Reviews

A fantastic and cultural day trip to Himeji

We had a fantastic private day trip with our wonderful guide Kenzo to explore the Himeji castle; gardens and suspension bridge Highly recommenced and informative, we never felt rushed and enjoyed being guided seemlessly through all the stations along route to the castle and back to Osaka downtown without having to worry about what line to take- very highly recommended!

Lee S.

Lee-san, Thank you for your great review of our tour. With your party cooperation we managed to conduct our fascinating tour enjoyably almost on schedule. I also enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with your party. Thank you again for joining my tour! Kenji


Myriam G.

5 / 5
Jun 18, 2024

Day trip to Himeji from Osaka

4 hours

Great Day with Shuji

We had a great day visiting Himeji and its garden with Shuji. He was very accommodating and discreet. It was a perfect day!

Myriam G.

Thank you for the wonderful review. As you suggested starting early, we were able to enjoy Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden during the cooler hours. And we got amazing seats for lunch. It really was a lovely tour. I would love to go on a tour with you all anytime. I hope you enjoy the tours for the rest of your stay in Japan.

Great time in Himeji

We had a great time with Hijo, really cover more than planed at our pace, very esay going and great humor !

Isaac R.

Dear Isaac, I appreciate your prompt posting review on the tour with me today. I had a very good time with you and your family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Hiro

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Local Tour Guides in Himeji

Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Himeji. All GoWithGuide guides are real locals who know the area on a deep and personal level, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. When traveling, everyone wants to get the most bang out of their buck. How to do that? Ask the right person to be your tour guide, of course! As opposed to fixed itineraries that are too formal and geared towards large groups, arranging a trip with the help of a local guide will mean the trip will be about what YOU want to see and do. Go ahead and send a message to one (or several!) of our local guides. They would love to show you their Himeji!