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Tour Guide - Toshi  M.

Toshi M.

4.75 / 5
(40 reviews)
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Available Areas

Kyoto, Nara, Osaka (Living)

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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Response Time

10 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Food & Drink

About Tour Guide Toshi M.

Hello, my nickname is Toshi. I am a nationally licensed tour guide, working mostly in the Kansai Region, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I was born in Kyoto and live in Osaka now. I went to the U.S. and stayed there for several years. Returning to Japan, I began to work as a media coordinator. Media coordinator helps foreign film makers, TV productions, or journalists who want to produce documentaries or TV programs about Japan. I assisted them in such ways as finding locations, setting up interviews, coordinating logistics etc. Some of the things that a media coordinator should do is similar to what a tour guide does, in order to present good guiding services.


As I have worked on various media projects, I traveled extensively throughout Japan. That experience led me to a greater appreciation for my own country and culture. Japan’s culture is very unique and rich with entertainment, art, literature, craft work, Manga, temples and shrines, festivals, food and drinks, etc.. It’s countless. I would like to share these things with you. I presented some tours around Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara in my tour pages. If you would like to explore Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, or else, please let me know. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


Important

* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour.

* Duration of guiding service : minimum 6 hours and maximum 10 hours during the period of March 20th ~ November 31st.

* If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

Tours

Osaka :  OLD & NEW Tour 6 hourscover image

Osaka : OLD & NEW Tour 6 hours

Osaka
6 hours

Firstly, you will visit Osaka Castle. The castle was built in the late16th century during the medieval ages. After learning about the Warring State Times in Japan, you will visit The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living to see and feel how the people in Osaka lived in the 1830s. On the contrary to visiting a few historic places besides Tenmangu Shrine as “Old”, we will visit Dotonbori Area, as “New”, representing modern times in the Southern part of Osaka.

FROM$153/ per group
Kyoto : Fushimi Inarii ・Kiyomizu-dera・Geisha Districtcover image

Kyoto : Fushimi Inarii ・Kiyomizu-dera・Geisha District

Kyoto
8 hours

"Higashi-yama" means Eastern mountain in Japanese. It is an interesting area with historic and scenic spots. They are located on the foot of Eastern mountains in Kyoto city. Anyone can enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu temple. In addition, walking in the historic site gives you a feel of olden time Kyoto atmosphere, and you will find a unique impression while strolling in the Gion Geisha district.

FROM$204/ per group
Osaka: Culinary Culture Tour 6 hourscover image

Osaka: Culinary Culture Tour 6 hours

Osaka
6 hours

In this tour, first we will visit Osaka Castle, one of the must-see spots in Osaka. Then we will visit food-related places, such as Dohtonbori Canal Area and Kuromon Market. Sometimes, Osaka is called "Tenka no Daidokoro". It means, "the kitchen of the country". We will visit these exciting spots, focusing on the culinary culture in Osaka. In the conclusion of this tour, you will have an idea why Osaka is called "Tenka no Daidokoro".

FROM$153/ per group

Toshi M. Japan Tour Reviews

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Norman M.

4 / 5
Jun 2, 2024

Osaka: Culinary Culture Tour 6 hours

Osaka
6 hours

Osaka Culinary Culture Tour

Toshi was very helpful in adapting our 2 person tour to suit very wet conditions and we had a very enjoyable day exploring a number of Osaka's less busy spots. Toshi was a very good communicator and kept us informed in the weeks leading up to the tour. I would recommend Toshi for anyone interested in getting to know Osaka.

Norman M.

Hi Norman, Rain was terribly awful, besides our communication. I wished that the hotel man would have told you about the situation. Any way, apart from that, I hope you had a fun time in Osaka.

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Mary grace T.

5 / 5
Jun 1, 2024

Osaka : OLD & NEW Tour 6 hours

Osaka
6 hours

Osaka tour

This is a private tour, so it can be adjusted to your pacing & liking. We visited major tourist spots in Osaka. We had a memorable experience wearing kimono in Osaka museum. Mr. Toshi speaks good English too.

Mary grace T.

Hi Mary grace T, Thank you very much for your favorable review. I'm glad to hear "memorable experience". That makes me happy as a tour guide. If you come back to Japan, I would like to be your guid again. Thank you.Bes, Toshi M.

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Mary ellen W.

5 / 5
May 26, 2024

Mary ellen's Kyoto Tour 2024

Kyoto
7 hours

Customized

Knowledgeable Guide

Toshi is a very knowledgeable guide. We asked to go to a sight we had already seen years earlier and he told we much more than our previous guide. He is also very pleasant to be with. He organized our day in consultation with us and suggested a river tour and saki tasting which we were very excited about. Unfortunately I had a surgical procedure shortly before we came to Japan and I got very tired during our tour and needed to go back to the hotel. He guided us back efficiently and quickly. I would definitely recommend Toshi as an excellent guide with a great sense of humor.

Mary ellen W.

Hi Mary, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was very unfortunate that you were not feeling well, and could not make it to the sake tasting together. If you ever come to Kyoto again, please contact me, we will visit the places you and your husband could not visit this time. Please say hello to your husband for me. I really hope you are well. Best regards