Toru A.

4.93(14) reviews

Available Areas

Hyogo (Living), Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe





Response Time

Less than an hour


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Hi.I was born in Kobe city famous for Kobe beef. So I grew up eating Kobe beef.No way! It is only a joke.

I like music especially jazz.Actually I can play jazz piano with my jazz band.But when I was younger, I was crazy about rock music. My other hobbies are cooking, oil painting, and calligraphy.

I really like encounter foreign people because of it's interesting and valuable experiences. Also I like to introduce Japanese culture and nature. As you know Japan is small country, but it has so many contents and diversity from Anime,Manga,Video Games, Robot to Samurai,Geisya,Ninjya etc. Of course Japanese food as well.

I have a license of guide by English, and I have been guiding for foreigners from all around the world for 4years. The number of guest is 85!. Therefor I will be able to guide you almost everything around Kasnsai area including from temples and shrines, famous landmarks, breathtaking beautiful nature to Osaka downtown's TAKOYAKI(octopus balls)stands ,SINSEKAI's deep-fried skewers restaurant and so on . Also I ca show you hidden place only a few people but bring you unforgettable experience.

So please join my tour. And have a lot of fun!



Katharina C.

Oct 17, 2019

Wonderful Osaka walking tour

Toru was very informative and flexible throughout the walking tour. He did a great job guiding our large group.

Toru A.

Thank you very much. I enjoyed too.


Birgit G.

Oct 8, 2019

A great day in Kyoto

We had a great day and saw lots of sites in a small amount of time. He knows his way around and went at a pace we wanted. A very pleasant man to spend the day with, has good knowledge of much of the history.

Toru A.

Thank you very much. Please come back again.

Sarah O.

Aug 2, 2019

Hot day in Kyoto

Toru gave a fantastic tour for us on one of the hottest days of the year. He was easy to work with and accommodated all our requests. While on the tour, he used JR Rail lines as much as possible so our transportation costs were low. We learned a lot of interesting facts from him. We highly recommend Toru for your tour.

Toru A.

Thank you so much. I enjoyed too in spite of the hottest day. Please take and have lots of fun in Japan.


Veronica A.

Jun 11, 2019

Great guide with a sense of humour

Toru is really an amazing guide. He is helpful and super funny- we went for a hike up mount kurama with our 5 months old baby and he was very considerate and accommodating. He is also a very genuine person and we enjoyed spending the day with him Would definitely recommend Toru to friends and will definitely use him for our next trip in japan!

Toru A.

Thank you so much. Please come back again!