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US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( Business )

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 4 people
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Hello, I'm Masahiko. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.I was born in Kobe. Now I live in Hirakata city located between Kyoto and Osaka.

I am very familiar to Kansai region especially Kyoto and Osaka and I can show you various nice places in this region. Kyoto had been a capital city in Japan and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. So there are a lot of historically important places in Kyoto. You must see them. And Osaka is the largest city after Tokyo and it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. There are a lot of attractions in Osaka such as neon lights at night, delicious local food, modern and trendy shopping streets, the amusement parks.

I studied Chemical Engineering at a University in Osaka and have worked in Japanese manufacturers. I have been to more than 30 countries as business trips. I had many wonderful experiences at various places all over the world. Over the years, I have came to love travelling and showing beautiful and wonderful Japan to foreigners.

I 'd like to share wonderful experiences in Japan with you. And I look forward to seeing you soon!

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4.6 (6) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$38.53 US$38.53 US$9.63
4 Hours US$154.10 US$154.10 US$38.53
8 Hours US$308.21 US$308.21 US$77.05

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto half-day tour

(6) Reviews
I will introduce the most popular tourists' destinations in Kyoto, such as Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple, Nijo-jo castle. It is a ha...
4 Hours US$ 241 up to 4 people

Kyoto one-day tour

(6) Reviews
I will introduce the most popular tourists' destinations in Kyoto, such as Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyo...
8 Hours US$ 308 up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Kyoyoo highlights ”

Enjoyed yhe cirty aspects of the tour but felt we spent a little too much time at the site outside of the city where there was not a lot to see.


I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoyed the autumn season in Japan. I am sorry for the time we spent in Arashiyama. The area was very crowded, so we made a detour. Arashiyama is Next time, I will try to make the tour more fruitful. Thank you for attending my tour.

cynthia Cynthia United States ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ excellent day in Kyoto ”

Masahiko planned an itinerary based on my requests with some suggestions of his own based on his knowledge and experience. He was very flexible when I wanted to veer off course. Also made an excellent selection for lunch - traditional and very good. His knowledge of the city and off the beaten track areas made the day special. We covered so much of Kyoto in one day thanks to his organization and knowledge of sites and transit system.


Thank you for joining the tour in Kyoto. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed having lunch at the Okonomiyaki (Japanese traditional pancake) restaurant. For me, it was a joyful tour from Osaka port to Kyoto traditional tourist's destinations. I hope to see you again sometime in the near future.

STEVE STEVE United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Personalized, Professional and Flexible ”

I took my 12 year-old grandson to Japan for one week. We spent 3 days in Kyoto (I love Kyoto) with Masahiko. He personalized the tour to fit my grandson's wishes. We went to a Samurai training class, a Manga Museum, practiced writing in Japanese, fed deer in Nara, and learned how to use IC cards! It was 100 degrees everyday, and Masahiko adjusted our tours so that we would not be too stressed out by the heat. Masahiko enhanced the trip immeasurably. And his English comprehension and speaking are excellent.


Thank you for attending my tour in Kyoto and Nara. I was very happy to have unique experiences with you. I hope these experiences will become a great memory for your grandson. I look forward to the next chance to see you!

Brad Brad United States ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ Great guide ”

Masahiko was very flexible in setting up my tour as I only had a few hours in Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He also helped me get to my train on time for my flight home. I recommend him him with no reservations.


Thank you for attending my short tour in Kyoto. I hope you had a good impression of Kyoto atmosphere. Japan has distinctive feature of each season, so you will be never tired of the scenery. I look forward to seeing you again in Japan.

Jonathan Jonathan United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Highly Recommended Tour Guide ”

My wife and I had a very educational and enriching tour of Kyoto with Masahiko. We planned for one full day tour with Masahiko and he created a full schedule for us based on what we wanted to visit. It seemed we were a bit ambitious with our goal of visiting most of the main attractions in Kyoto, as some of the shrines/temples were all the way across town and take anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes to get to. In addition, although we knew that we were going to be walking most of the time, we didn't anticipate that there would be a lot of uphill walking. Masahiko informed me that most of his clients book at least two days to see Kyoto so they wouldn't get exhausted and have more time to enjoy the beautiful shrines and temples. After we visited Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Templ... read more


Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your detailed comment. I am very happy to know that you really enjoyed staying with me. There are still more places that I would like to show you in Kyoto and Osaka. I hope to see you again someday! Masahiko