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Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.

Yoshihisa T.

4.97 / 5
(202 reviews)
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Available Areas

Kyoto (Living), 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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Availability Updated

3 days ago

Tour Categories

Food & Drink
Nature & Outdoor

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$210/ 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$210/ 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$182/ 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$159/ 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$255/ 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$185/ per group

Yoshihisa T. Japan Tour Reviews

Great experience

Yoshie was great. I spent 2 days with him, one in Osaka and one in Kyoto. He customized a tour for my wife and I. We enjoyed spending time with him and he customized the trip for us. We told him that we love great food, see great sites, and wanted to experience the culture. He did a great job with all of that. Also, the first time we met was in Osaka and he gave me very clear and easy directions to meet him.

Brian B.

Hi Brian. I appreciate your kind words of thanks for my tour in Osaka and Kyoto. I am pleased that you liked the kushi-katsu in Osaka and the yakitori in Kyoto a lot. I hope you have returned home safely with lots of good memory of Japan. Ichigo Ichie Yoshie

Yoshie San was fantastic!!

We had the best day with Yoshie! Not only did he take us to so many fantastic places, but he wonderfully catered our day to make it kid-friendly. His English is great and his knowledge of the region and history helped make the tour top notch. Thank you so much for your help, kindness and understanding Yoshie San! We really appreciate you and hope to come back someday and visit again!

Shayna B.

Hi Shayna. Thank you very much for giving me a wonderful review for my tour in Kyoto. I am glad that you all enjoyed the tour, and that your children liked the monkey park in spite of the tiring walk up the hill. I hope our paths will cross someday soon, too. Best wishes. Yoshie

Excellent Tour

We had a great tour and saw many sites in Kyoto very quickly. It was an excellent mix of history and local culture. As a wonderful treat Yoshi gave us each origami items that were made by hand by his wife. Our biggest compliment was that Yoshi kindly adjusted the tour to fit a what our family needed and even made day of adjustments when we needed to further tweak our plans.

Gigi H.

Hi Gigi. Thank you so much for your nice review for my tour in Kyoto. I am very pleased to learn that you and your family enjoyed the tour to the full in a limited time. I hope you have returned home safely with lots of good memory of Japan. With best wishes. Yoshie