Kyoto, Nara, Osaka (Living), Kobe
English, Japanese (Native), Thai
Less than an hour
Hi, I'm Masa. Thank you for checking my profile!
I was born and grown up in OSAKA.
I know OSAKA and KANSAI in old and good days, and also know recent exciting KANSAI as well.
The reason why I'm doing the guide is quite simple.
I just want to be the best memory of your travel in Japan.
After back to home, you will tell the stories of your trips with your family or your friends. And I just want you to say,
" Hey, the tour we went with Masa was just a great!"
This is my goal as your private guide.
Let's travel KANSAI together with me, OSAKA, KYOTO, KOBE, NARA and more.
I'm here waiting for you!!
Contents of my tours are flexible. I can arrange the contents following your request. Please let me know your interests, favorites and the places you want to visit. Let's make a special tour only for you together!
Warm and friendly guy, with plenty of intriguing information on all sights!
Hello Janice-san and Judy-san! Thank you for your warm review. I can say our tour was full of luck. Clear sky, less people, no trouble etc. I believe you brought me such a good luck, I really enjoyed traveling with you two. Thank you so much. Hope you will continue your pleasant and safety trip. Arigato-gozaimasita. Masa
Masahiro Yoshida served as our personal tour guide during the Osaka portion of our trip to Japan in October, 2019. After spending some time in Tokyo with another guide, we relocated to Osaka and used that location for day trips to other cities. Masa did a great job as the following text will attest. First, Susan selected Masa after watching video presentations by more than fifty certified guides. In the videos, Masa’s English language skills were superior to most of the people who Susan evaluated. While neither my wife nor I speak any Japanese, our in-person experience later confirmed that we clearly understood Masa and he clearly understood us. In addition to being a professional Guide, Masa uses his command of English as an interpreter to serve Japanese companies desiring to interact with companies around the world. This experience has exposed Masa to many cultures and enables him to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully in conversation. I have physical challenges as I have difficulty walking stairs. Prior to our trip, Susan corresponded with Masa who did his best to identify locations for ramps, escalators, and elevators. This is a real concern as not all subway and train stations in Japan are handicapped accessible. Also, ongoing construction in a number of these locations meant the elevators were out of service. I recommend the various guide agencies consider offering scouting services in advance of the trip as a chargeable item, as it will facilitate much appreciation on the part of physically challenged customers. Another item to note is Masa’s flexibility in terms of hours and places visited. He worked with us to adapt the itinerary to the weather and our preferences. Not all the guides Susan corresponded with were willing to change their published itineraries. Masa was able to educate us about Japan in an environment that is warm, professional, and generous. He is able to speak about Japanese history and current events in a very engaging manner. If you are in need of guide during your visit to Japan, Masa Yoshida is a terrific resource and should be seriously considered. -Leon Roomberg
Dear Leon-san, Susan-san. How are you? I hope your trip to Japan had completed without any problem and filled with many delights. I really appreciate for your warm review for me. I'm happy to know that I could help you to have good experiences here in Osaka. I've learned a lot from you and Susan-san while we were together here. The experience with you is much more than just doing the guide with the guests, but like exploring and discovering about our town and the life here again. I will keep trying to be a guide as good as you kindly mentioned above. Hope I can have a chance to see you in your city sometime. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
We had the best guide in Kyoto! His name was Masa! Masa was so fun and made our trip so interesting and informative. He took us to beautiful places in Kyoto. Some of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. All the Temples and Shrines we saw were spectacular. Masa made the 2 days we spent with him enjoyable and even took us to a fun sushi restaurant we wanted to go to and helped us understand what to do. We are so thankful to Masa. He worked so hard to make sure our trip was memorable. We appreciate all of his hard work. We loved Kyoto so much and that was because Masa helped us see all the most incredible places. After two days with him, we truly felt like he was part of our family. He was meticulous at arranging transportation and organizing outings. He was always very prompt and extremely courteous. It would not have been the same without him. We highly recommend reaching out to him if you need a guide for Kyoto or Osaka. Thank you Masa!!!
Dear David-san, Thank you so much for your warm and heartful comment. I'm glad and very happy to know our tour in Kyoto is one of the best memories of your trip in Japan. I really enjoyed the days with you and your family, maybe more than you all. Your family were so kind and always tried to understand my poor explanation. I almost forgot of being with you as a guide, but even felt like my old friends visited me. Thank you again for choosing me as your partner in Kyoto. It was a great fun. Please continue your safe and pleasant trip. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please contact me. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
Masahiro is a passionate and knowledgeable local tour guide. He is also flexible, reliable and detailed-oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends.
Dear Juan-san, Thank you for your warm review. I really enjoyed the time with you and your family. I might enjoyed more than you did. When you will talk about your trip in Japan, I'm glad if you think of Osaka even a little. Thank you again for your kindly trust in me. Please tell my regards to your family too. Thanks! Masahiro