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Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.

Yoshihisa T.

4.97 / 5
(183 reviews)
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Available Areas

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

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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Response Time

5 hours on average

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Food & Drink
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About Tour Guide Yoshihisa T.

Hi. My name is Yoshihisa. Call me "Yoshie", please. It means good or O.K. in Japanese. I live in Joyo City, Kyoto Prefecture, located just in between Kyoto and Nara. I was born and raised in Iga, Mie Prefecture. Iga is a birthplace of ninja and a renowned haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. I might be a descendant of ninja. I aim at becoming a linguistic ninja, following a part of Basho's lifestyle with the incorporation of seasonal changes into my tours. In addition to visiting famous temples and shrines, I invite you to lesser-known places of historic interest.

Once in a month I go hiking or mountain climbing with some friends mainly in mountains surrounding Kyoto and Nara basins. Recently I have got intrigued by the charms of Buddhist statues, which are manifestations of people's wishes and prayers. I also like izakaya (Japanese-style taverns) hopping, tasting delicious dishes and locally brewed sake at reasonable prices. Especially I like communicating with people from home and abroad, talking face to face. Some of the above-mentioned elements are included in my walking tours. I hope you will discover new aspects of cultural and natural beauty in Kansai area through one of my tours which you could never gain otherwise.

One of my favorite phrases that come from Zen Buddhism is Ichigo Ichie or this meeting-but only once in a lifetime. My interpretation goes this way: This place and this moment never cross again. Each and every good encounter, however, lingers on like the sound of a temple bell. Won't you explore a deeper world of Japanese culture in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka with me?

Important

It is desirable to carry overseas travel insurance because the guide is not liable for any damage or loss incurred during the tour. It is also requested to bring enough Japanese yen with you because some restaurants and taxis do not accept credit cards.





Tours

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tourcover image

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past few years. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

FROM$215/ per group
My Favorite Silver Route: Kyoto One-day Tourcover image

My Favorite Silver Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour is designed for those who have finished My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour and would like to make a second-day tour in Kyoto. The tour covers most of the main tourist attractions in the eastern area of Kyoto. It also has a couple of choices according to your needs and wishes. I hope you will have a very pleasant tour with me.

FROM$215/ per group
Nara Sightseeing & the World of Buddhist Statuarycover image

Nara Sightseeing & the World of Buddhist Statuary

Nara
7 hours

Through this tour you will be intrigued with the charm of Buddhist statuary, which represents people's wishes and prayers. Figures of statues vary according to the development of eras from Asuka period to Muromachi period. At the same time you can

FROM$186/ per group
Izakaya Hopping & Sightseeing in Minami Area, Osaka cover image

Izakaya Hopping & Sightseeing in Minami Area, Osaka

Osaka
5 hours

This tour is meant for those who would like to enjoy sightseeing in Minami ( South ) Area, Osaka and eating and drinking at three izakayas ( Japanese-style taverns ) for relatively reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.

FROM$163/ per group
Kobe Arima Rokko One-day Tour cover image

Kobe Arima Rokko One-day Tour

Kobe
8 hours

This tour is designed for those who would like to enjoy a variety of experiences in Kobe in a single day. The tour includes a visit to Ijinkan Town ( a former foreign residence area ) in Kobe, hot spring bathing in Arima Onsen, an aerial cableway riding from Arima to Rokko and taking in a splendid view of Osaka Bay from the top of Mt. Rokko.

FROM$261/ per group
Cherry Blossom Viewing Walking Tour cover image

Cherry Blossom Viewing Walking Tour

Kyoto
7 hours

The tour starts at JR Kyoto Station at 9 AM. You will go to Demachi Yanagi Station by JR Nara Line and Keihan Line. From there you will begin walking. The main tourist attractions of this tour are Ginkaku-ji Temple ( the Silver Pavilion ), the Philosopher's Path, Nanzen-ji Temple, Heian Jingu Shrine Garden and Maruyama Park. The tour ends at Gion Shijo Station of Keihan Line.

FROM$189/ per group

Yoshihisa T. Japan Tour Reviews

Outstanding day touring with Yoshie

We had an excellent and very full day touring many important Temples and Shrines in Kyoto. Yoshie’s knowledge is impressive. He happily shares it as he is also a good teacher, and speaks in excellent, easily understood English. We could not have asked for a better guide and learned so much in just one day! Yoshie moved very fast but was ready to slow down when we got a bit tired. He made accommodations for us so we would be able to complete the day. His choice of restaurant for lunch was very good. At the very end of the tour, rather than send us on our way, Yoshie invited us to join him for dinner at his favorite izakaya restaurant for a most special and authentic experience. It was the perfect way to conclude our time together. We have many pictures of all the places we went, and Yoshie took many photos of us with the famous sites in the background. Thank you, Yoshie, for an outstanding and most memorable day!

Mark E.

Hi Mark. I appreciate your excellent review for my tour yesterday. I am very pleased that Barbara and you enjoyed the tour and the food for lunch and dinner a lot. I hope your good memories in Kyoto will long linger on like the sound of a temple bell. Ichigo Ichie With best wishes. Yoshie

Keeping up with Yoshie!

Yoshie San was an excellent guide who’s passionate about explaining all things Kyoto. He’s enthusiastic and committed to ensure we received the best experience during our day. While we were younger than Yoshie, we barely managed to keep up with him!! He’s in extraordinarily great shape!

Sharon L.

Hi Sharon. Thank you so much for your superb review for my tour in Kyoto. It was lucky that it didn't rain and the cherry trees were in full blossom. I hope you will return home with lots of good memories of Japan. With best wishes. Yoshie

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Genevieve W.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Experience the Best of Kyoto

My husband and I spent two full days with Yoshi experiencing the Golden & Silver Routes. We were busy trying to accomplish as much as possible and Yoshi was great. His English is excellent and his knowledge of the sites visited was so helpful. A highlight was the lunch he arranged with explanations of the various courses and sake. We were very happy with Yoshi’s services.

Genevieve  W.

Hi Gene. I really appreciate your kind words of thanks. I also had a precious time, guiding and talking with you two. I am very pleased that you liked the mini-kaiseki cuisine at the ex-o'chaya in Gion. I hope our paths will cross again someday in the near future. With best wishes. Yoshie