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Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.

Yoshihisa T.

4.96 / 5
(193 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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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$211/ 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$211/ per group
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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$183/ per group
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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$160/ per group
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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$256/ per group
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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$186/ per group

Yoshihisa T. Japan Tour Reviews

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Carol R.

5 / 5
May 20, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Amazing!!

I can’t recommend Yoshihisa enough!! He is the absolute perfect tour guide!!! Our day with him was amazing, we couldn’t believe how much we were able to see in just one day in Kyoto. Yoshihisa was waiting for us at the Kyoto station and every minute of our day was spent looking at fantastic temples and sights. He was so organized and nimble, able to guide us through huge crowds to find the best vantage points. He took amazing pictures for us, told us about the history of each place and was able to answer our millions of questions. We had the most delicious lunch stop and regular breaks for cool drinks and treats. We took trains and taxis to cut down on walking and saw SO MUCH!! He is an absolute gem and I would love to take another tour with him. Yoshihisa: THANK YOU for a day that was truly ichigo-ichie!!!

Carol R.

Hi Carol. I really appreciate your excellent review for my tour in Kyoto. I had a very pleasant time, guiding and talking with you two. I am pleased to learn that you spent a wonderful time with me on My Favorite Golden Route. I hope our paths will cross again someday soon. Best wishes. Yoshie

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Sophia D.

5 / 5
May 16, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

PERFECT highlights of Tokyo Tour

Yoshi is the best! We had the most incredible day touring the city with him. He managed to get to all the sights by using different modes of public transit, we would have gotten lost on our own for sure. He went above and beyond the highlights you see online to go into smaller and more beautiful shrines and temples. Yoshi had so much energy, he ran up ahead to make sure we always had our train tickets on time and kept a great pace to make sure we fit it all in. He is a great photographer and so fun to talk to! At the end we went to his favorite Izakaya he has been frequenting for 40 years, and then he helped us make sure we got to our evening plans. He was a former English teacher in Japan, thus very knowledgeable and easy to understand. You cannot go wrong with this tour, we will miss Yoshi and the sweet origami gifts he wife gave us.

Sophia D.

Hi Sophia. Thank you so much for your quick and heart-warming review for my tour in Kyoto. I also had a very pleasant time, guiding and talking with you three. I hope you will continue a nice trip in Japan and return home safely with lots of good memories of Japan. Ichigo Ichie Best wishes. Yoshie

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Devan V.

5 / 5
May 15, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Great day with Yoshi

We had a great day with Yoshi and it was the perfect way to explore Kyoto and traditional Japan.

Devan V.

Hi Devan. Thanks a lot for your kind review for my tour in Kyoto. I also had a lot of fun, guiding and talking with you three. I hope you will return home safely with nice memories of Japan. Best wishes. Yoshie