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Toshiyo O.

4.62(166) reviews

Available Areas

Kyoto (Living), Nara, Osaka, Shiga, Wakayama





Response Time

6 hours on average


Availability Updated

3 days ago



I was born and raised in Kyoto.Kyoto has a lot of things to see and experience. Kyoto is an ancient city with a lot of world heritage.

I am happy to show you both traditonal aspects of Japan and modern things.

I use public transportation and I am good at walking.

Also I am very flexible.


I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.


1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

7 hours

Kyoto has many beautiful places to visit. I especially would like to take you to the most exciting spots in Kyoto in 1 day. Please pick a few of the options from the following sightseeing places and I will take you as many places as possible at a reasonable price.

FROM$204/ per group

Half day special customized tour in Kyoto

4 hours

This is a half-day tour for the people who would like to visit Kyoto in a limited time. Please pick one or two sightseeing places from the following list and I will take you there at a reasonable price.

FROM$116/ per group

6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

6 hours

概要 You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 1000yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying

FROM$182/ per group

One day tour From Gion to the Nishiki Market

5 hours

Kyoto is an ancient city, which used to like be the capital of Japan for 1000 years. There are about 1600 temples and 400 shrines and beautiful garden...

FROM$148/ per group

Katsura Imperial Villa and Fushimi Inari

4 hours

Katsura Imperial Villa is too beautiful to express! In the early Edo period, Prince Toshihito, who excelled in both literature and the martial art from childhood, built the Villa. That is both tasteful and simple. We need to apply for the Imperial Household Agency to get in. I will apply for you by postcard. It takes an hour to see the villa by the special guide of the villa. The fee is free.

FROM$104/ per group

Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony

2 hours

You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed to contact me.

FROM$73/ per group



Vincent Q.

Nov 26, 2022

Kyoto Fall Foliage 2022

I would highly recommend expert guide Toshi. We mapped out a plan and followed it! Toshi was extremely knowledgeable on how to get to each location. We used all public transportation which was quite efficient. Be prepared to walk a lot so comfortable shoes and some stamina are required...

Toshiyo O.

Dear Vincent Thank you very much for the kind review. I was much inspired by the efficiency and your sophisticated eyes for beautiful nature. Thank you for having me as your guide. Regards. Toshiyo


May Y.

Nov 23, 2022

Knowledgeable local guide

We had a great time with Toshiyo yesterday. She is very patient and accommodating to our needs as we have a family member who has some knee issues. It's amazing watching her weave through crowds, catching the bus and local trains. Thank you, Toshiyo.

Toshiyo O.

Dear May Thank you very much for the review. I hope you enjoyed the autumn leaves in Kyoto. I am much inspired by your beautiful family. Thank you for having me as your guide. Regards. Toshiyo

Paulina G.

Nov 19, 2022

Knowledgeable and personable guide in Kyoto

Toshiyo is very knowledgeable about Kyoto. She is Kyoto native and her family lived here for many generations so she has many personal connections to the city and its history. She also designed our day in a very smart way this optimizing our time and we got to see a lot more than we expected. Great guide in Kyoto

Toshiyo O.

Dear Paulina Thank you very much for your review. I hope you really enjoyed the day and beautiful autumn season. I was much inspired by you. I learned a lot from you. Thank you. Regards. Toshiyo


Jared N.

Nov 6, 2022

Amazing experience in Kyoto!

It was our first time using GoWithGuide and it will not be our last time, thanks to the wonderful day we spent with Toshiyo. From the moment she met us, to taking us back to the hotel, Toshiyo was nothing but patient and accommodating. She was knowledgeable and was able to tell us all about the sights we saw. We appreciated how she planned the trip and looked into small details like where to enter the train at the platform so that it’s nearest to the exit at the stop we were alighting from. Beyond just “tour guide” stuff, it was really nice having a conversation with her about her life and her views. Toshiyo was clearly passionate about the work that she does as a guide and it was a pleasure to have met her today. Thank you once again!

Toshiyo O.

Hi Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I am very glad to meet you and your lovely children. It was a great day spending time with such a nice family. Thank you for having me as a guide. Regards. Toshiyo