Kazuhiko G.

4.61
(109) reviews
 

Available Areas

Fukui, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga (Living), Kobe, Himeji

 

Languages

English

 

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Availability updated

3 days ago

 

About

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. 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!!

Tours

Your most memorable tour in Kyoto (Kinkakuji-Temple, Kiyomizu-Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine etc.)

Kyoto
8 hours

In Kinkakuji Temple, you can see beautiful garden and golden pavilion. Next, you will go to Kiyomizu temple. Since Kiyomizu Stage is 12 m (39 ft.) high, you can get a full view of Kyoto city from there. After lunch, you will viist Fushimi Inari Shrine. There are roughly 10,000 torii gates. Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.

FROM$311/ per group

Your most memorable tour in Osaka (Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, Douton-bori, Sumiyoshi Shrine)

Osaka
7 hours

In Osaka Castle, you can see huge stone walls, moats, turrets and Catle tower. Next, you will visit Umeda sky building and you can get a full view of Osaka city from there. After lunch, you will viist Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine and Douton-bori area. Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.

FROM$303/ per group

Your most memorable tour in Nara (Nara deer Park, Toudaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine etc.)

Nara
6 hours

In Nara deer Park, you can feed many cute wild deers. After playing with deers, you will go to Toudaiji Temple. You can see huge buddaha statue. Next, you will go to kasuga shrine After lunch, you will viist Koufukuji Temple and you can see a five-storied pagoda. Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.

FROM$276/ per group

Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

Shiga
4 hours

You will visit the Hikone castle tower, turrets, stone walls and moats etc.. Moreover, you will visist Hikone castle museum and castle town. You feel like you have slipped back into the Edo Period ( about 200~400 years ago). Hikone city is near Kyoto city. It takes about 50 min. by JR train. Please vieit Hikone while you visit Kyoto. Of course, I can guide you in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

FROM$156/ per person

Reviews

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Vinh T.

Jan 11, 2020

Excellent guide and great with Families

Kazu was great and was very patience and flexible and extremely helpful in guiding and assisting us with our travels from landing in Osaka, sightseeing and dinners in Kyoto. We had a large group of 10 adults and 8 kids(6-10yrs). He greeted half at KIX at lunchtime and then guided them around and then brought the group together when the other half landed in ITM and then big bus to dinner and off to Kyoto. Good english and communication and planning was excellent. We have hired him again in 2 days time for full day Kyoto tour.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Mr.Vinh I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Osaka and Kyoto. I was concerned about your family getting tired. I'm sorry that I could not visit Fushimi Inari shrine because we had no time. I'm glad that I was able to show your family Osaka (Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle and Doutonbori) and Kyoto (Kinkakuji Temple and Arashiyama). Moreover, i'm glad that your family experienced Kimono, Kaiseki dish for dinner and rickshaw riding. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Lata R.

Dec 15, 2019

Quick Kyoto Tour

Kazuhiko guided us to get to all the major spots spread out in different directions in one single day. We visited Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kinkakuji temple and Kiyomizu dera.He kept our large group of 13 on track and ensured that we reached our points of interests in a timely manner. There is no way we could have figured it out on our own. I will certainly recommend him to anyone who wishes to visit Kyoto.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Lata, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. The pictures which were taken at Kiyomizu-dera temple remind me of when I guided your group. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. Moreover, it took much time to move because of traffic congestion. I am anxious that your group got tired. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Ramya B.

Dec 10, 2019

Evening walk kyoto

Our walking tour of kyoto on the evening of 26th November with the guidance of Mr.Kazuhiko, we visited the enchanting Tori gate shrine of Fushimi Inari and the enthralling Kiomizudera with its beautiful illumination. Mr.Kazuhiko is an excellent guide with facts & figures about kyoto and surroundings. We were pleasantly surprised to see the similarities between the Indian & japanese traditions as well as practices & beliefs. Thanks once again.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Ramya, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the night tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I have guided many guests for many many times in Kyoto. However, the night tour was only second time. Therefore, I also saw beautiful illumination at Kiyomizu-dera temple. Moreover, I'm sorry that I confused you, because I waited for you at the different hotel. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Margaret G.

Dec 10, 2019

BEST KYOTO GUIDE

Kazu was a knowledgable and friendly guide with terrific preparation of interesting facts that ensured our Kyoto tours were packed full of interest. His English is excellent. He did not walk fast but managed to cover all our requested site visits in a relaxing and enjoyable way within a reasonable time schedule. He chose different styles of outstanding lunch restaurants. He would definitely be our Number One choice of guide for whenever we return to Kyoto.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Margaret, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. We visited many places in Kyoto. Regarding some spots, it is first time for me to guide guests. Therefore, it was nice experience for me and I also have found that there are many other beautiful spots which I have not been. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto