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Shiga Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Shiga, Japan with a Local Guide

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Popular Shiga Tour Guides

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.95 / 5
(61 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Koichi. I was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga next to Kyoto. I am a national government licensed tour guide. I have been guiding about 160 groups over the past twelve months. I usually guide my customers mainly in Kansai region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Shiga by public transportation systems. Well, I am curious about Japanese history, especially the history of Japan's ancient times since I was raised next to the world biggest mausoleum of the ancient Emperor called "Nintoku" in Sakai city Osaka which has just become one of the world cultural heritage sites. I dug out some ancient earthen ware vessels around there when I was a primary school student like the adventure archaeologist “Indiana Jones" (It’s our secret!!). That was my hobby. Now, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and others. So I would like to take you to some good places where you can enjoy Japanese unique nature. I love to guide foreign visitors from all over the world. I think it is my calling or heavenly given job. Let's go and enjoy together! I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Nori I.

Nori I.

5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)
Japan

I have lived in the US, UK, and India for approximately 20 years, and I’ve also traveled to many other countries. Living abroad for such a long time made me realize Japan’s value and sparked my interest in working as a translator/guide for foreigners. I’m truly passionate about introducing people to historical sites, authentic Japanese culture, and stunning natural spots that may not be widely known to people outside of Japan. There are countless places that I believe people would love. Originally from Nagoya, I cover areas around the city and the Kansai region including Kyoto, Shiga and Mie. I’m here to ensure your trip to Japan becomes an unforgettable memory. Looking forward to meeting you!                                                                                                                                 

Kyoto Tour Guide - Kanae O.

Kanae O.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

I am a nationally licensed tour guide enthusiastic about introducing my hometown, Kyoto, Japan, to tourists and showcasing the finest dining spots, recreational activities, and enjoyable experiences it has to offer. In addition to my role as a lecturer at a local university in Kyoto, I also serve as a tour guide, specializing in food tours, hiking and trekking adventures, and invigorating workout tours, such as jogging. I take great pride in tailoring these experiences to suit the preferences of my guests. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you to the old capital of Japan!                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Mana F.

Mana F.

4.85 / 5
(85 reviews)
Japan

Hello, my name is Mana. I am a National Licensed Tour Guide in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto. I worked for the Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters after I graduated from university. I know lots about Kyoto's cultures and festivals . I am good at walking. After I got married, I have been in Shiga for over 30 years. I work for at high school as a part time teacher. I am flexible in Kyoto and Shiga. See you soon!                                                                                                                                 

New Shiga Tour Guides

Osaka Tour Guide - Kai M.

Kai M.

Japan

I'm living in Osaka for 50 years. I am happy to share my experience with you to enjoy more about Osaka, Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Gifu Tour Guide - Norman B.

Norman B.

Japan

Good day, everyone! I am Norman. I live in Japan since 2006 and currently residing in Gifu ken. My passions are playing competitive sports and traveling around famous and historical tourist destinations. If you are planning a trip, please do not hesitate to reach out. I’ll be more than happy to assist you especially here in Nagoya, Aichi ken/Gifu ken/Shiga ken and Kyoto. Let’s make your journey unforgettable.                                                                                                                                   

Kyoto Tour Guide - Eco H.

Eco H.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Eco has called Kyoto his home for the last 7 years, and now he hopes to share with you all he has learned of this wonderful city and the surrounding area. Recent graduate with a background in Japanese history and religion, he is now a professor a university in nearby Kobe city. Therefore, if you are particularly interested in learning more about the history and culture of Kyoto he can provide exciting narratives to go along with visiting the delightful sites. Throughout his time in Kyoto he has been working as a guide for numerous organisations, including guiding around Japanese tourists visiting Kyoto, and has provided many with a unique view of the city.                                                                                                                                 

Kyoto Tour Guide - Yuta I.

Yuta I.

5.00 / 5
(22 reviews)
Japan

Hi, my name is Yuta! I want to show you my city Kyoto and its culture, food and history in a funny way! I can speak English and German. I love travelling myself and especially with the help of a local. So I want to become your local Kyoto friend and show you the city how I see it!                                                                                                                                  

Popular Shiga Private Tours

The villages of Kouga Ninja and Shigaraki pottery cover image

The villages of Kouga Ninja and Shigaraki pottery

Shiga
9 hours

Koka city is one of the two most famous districts for Ninja as well as Iga city. The Ninja house was built about 300 years ago .It displays some gears and weapons actually used by Ninja allowing you to have experience intelligence and crafty skills. Shigaraki pottery has a long history and famous for its cute raccoon dog "Tanuki" There are many genuine Sake breweries in Shiga

FROM$114/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mana F.
Mana F.
4.85 / 5
(85 reviews)
Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony cover image

Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony

Shiga
2 hours

You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed to contact me.

FROM$63/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toshiyo O.
Toshiyo O.
4.67 / 5
(241 reviews)
Let's enjoy Lake Biwa cruise and National Treasure Castle!cover image

Let's enjoy Lake Biwa cruise and National Treasure Castle!

Shiga
7 hours

Hikone Castle is one of the five National Treasure castles. The castle is on the hilltop and you can see beautiful scenery of Lake Biwa and castle town. Beside the castle, there is a beautiful Japanese garden, named "Genkyu-en". If you like, you enjoy a cup of green tea with Japanese sweet. After lunch at the castle town, let's enjoy cruise to a small sacred island, Chikubu-jima. In the sacred island, there are a famous temple and a National Treasure shrine. I'm sure you like it!!

FROM$190/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)
Enjoy the authentic castle town and famous Oumi beef just outside Kyotocover image

Enjoy the authentic castle town and famous Oumi beef just outside Kyoto

Shiga
3 hours 50 min

Oumihachiman was once very flourished town under Hachimanyama castle back in the 16th century. Still you see a beautiful town with traditional style houses as well as the moat used for the castle. The area is also famous for Oumi beef which is one of the 3 best beefs in Japan similar to the famous Kobe beef. We will go up the mountain by the cable car. Will see the beautiful view of Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan together with the rice paddies.

FROM$127/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Nori I.
Nori I.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)

New Shiga Private Tours

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Shiga nature tour

Shiga
8 hours

Shiga prefecture is next to Kyoto prefecture. There is the biggest lake, the lake of Biwa. And you can see many beautiful mountains and clear streams. I will guide small hiking to a beautiful waterfall (30 min up, 30 min down) I can also show you Shiga sightseeing spots!

FROM$317/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hero I.
Hero I.
4.91 / 5
(45 reviews)
A Walking Tour along the Old Street in Nagahamacover image

A Walking Tour along the Old Street in Nagahama

Shiga
5 hours

Since Nagahama started growing after Hideyoshi had based here in 1574, sightseers can feel the retro-inspired atmosphere here and there. After visiting the Tycoon’s first built castle, we will stop by the Railway Square and Keiun-kan Guest Palace, where we can appreciate the nationally designated Japanese Garden, too. Along the Kurokabe Street, we will see that gorgeous floats for the spring festival, which was registered UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
A Winter Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga (余吴湖畔冬季之远行在滋贺县)cover image

A Winter Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga (余吴湖畔冬季之远行在滋贺县)

Shiga
5 hours

Lake Yogo is a mirror-like spot surrounded with community based forests in a secluded corner of Shiga. Though the district around the lake is often covered with fresh snow almost every day in sever winter season, the sceneries from the lakeside must give sightseers unique landscapes associated with genuine local cultures of Japan and folklores which have come down from more than 1,200 years ago.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Autumnal Leaves at Keisoku-ji & Shizugatake Old Battlefieldcover image

Autumnal Leaves at Keisoku-ji & Shizugatake Old Battlefield

Shiga
9 hours

Keisoku-ji was re-built by the Venerable, Saicho (767-822 AD), and named after footmarks of a chicken left on accumulated snow. The monk found an Eleven-headed Deity of Mercy in burned-out ruins, and then opened tremendous area of many Buddhist temples. Though the temple became deserted now, the breath-taking beauty of hundreds of colored leaves attracts so many people just like the old days.

FROM$257/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)

Day Trips from Shiga

Shiga Tour Reviews

Shiga is amazing

Nori was such a wonderful tour guide and was so flexible with us and the schedule. We had an amazing time and we were not disappointed at all. Shiga is an amazing place and I hope more people would go and explore it!

Tammy K.

Thanks for your kind comments! I also had fun exploring my favorite places with you guys! Soon I am sure people will start to find out more about this amazing hidden area of Japan. If you guys can come back, I will make sure we can go to even more fun secret spots!! Hope to see you all again! Take care!

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Laura A.

5 / 5
May 27, 2024

Laura Tour 21th in May

Shiga
11 hours

Customized

Great experience!

Mana was fantastic! She was not only reliable but also very flexible. Her knowledge of Shiga and Kyoto was incredible. Despite some changes in the itinerary on the day, she still provided excellent service. Highly recommend!

Laura A.

Dear Laura Thank you for promptly sending me such a high-rating review. I truly appreciate you hiring me as the guide for your very special clients for four days in Kyoto and Shiga. It was a wonderful tour for me, especially since we were able to visit beautiful places in the normally hard-to-access areas of Shiga and even attend an exhibition by their favorite ceramic artist. Thank you Mana

Unique and Unforgettable Experience!

I'm a foreign exchange student studying Japanese history, so over the break, I really wanted to see some lesser-visited sites from Sengoku-period Japan. Even though the places I visited with Kazuhiko weren't exactly tailored to foreign tourists (there was not a lot of information in English), he was such a knowledgeable guide that I didn't feel like I was missing out at all! Whenever we stopped to take a break, he would draw pictures to explain what we had just seen and explain the concepts behind the architecture. I had such a wonderful experience, and none of it would have been possible without Kazuhiko! He went above and beyond— from planning an itinerary around my interests, translating signs and information to English, providing me with handouts on the history of the places we visited, and even showing me around the next city over! I've been on a lot of tours before, but I can definitively say that I had the best experience with Kazuhiko. 100% recommend!

Erika T.

Hello, Thanks for the nice review. I enjoyed it very much as well. Thank you very much !! For me, this was my first time guiding those places and I apologize for my lack of preparation. But I too was glad to learn more about the Warring States period. I hope this tour will be useful for your study. I also hope that this tour will be a memorable one. Thank you very much !! Kazuhiko Goto

Shiga Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Shiga or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Shiga has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Shiga tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Shiga, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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