Ikuta S.

 

Available Areas

Hyogo (Living), Kyoto, Nara, Okayama, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Himeji

 

Languages

English

 

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About

Hello my esteemed guests in all over the world!! My nickname is Shige and please allow me to introduce myself briefly.I am working as a licensed guide In kansai distric,mainly in Osaka,Kyoto and Nara(Okayama in west and Nagoya in east).Before present job I worked for trading company for many years,travelled in many countries and stayed in three countried as a representative.So I love talking with foreigners and exchanging the cultures of each other. My philosophy in guidance is not only to show

the scenic places but also to let you memorize some backgroung of Japanese culture. I will try to do my best to make you satisfied during my guidance. So assign me and I am looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.

Tours

Let's visit Himeji Castle,the first world heritage site in Japan.

Himeji
6 hours

Having about one hour ride of the train from Osaka,we reach Himeji station from where you can already see distant view of Himeji Castle.It is famous for the beautiful structure and also took a very important role to watch western Japan during Tokugawa Shogunate.You can learn history of Tokugawa Shogunate and also enjoy typical Japanse stroll garden at Kokaen next door of the castle.

FROM$184/ per group

Let's feel both old and new atmosphere of port town,Kobe

Hyogo
8 hours

I have selected several tourism spots by which you can feel old and new Kobe.Kobe has been developed as a main port of western Japan since Meiji period as same as Yokohama in eastern Japan.You can see various old buildings used in past for foreign representatives or merchants. And in the meantime Kobe developed rapidly as a prefectural capital of Hyogo and as industrial city.

FROM$246/ per group

Let's explore deep Osaka in one day trip

Osaka
8 hours

I have selected several tourism points by which you can feel real Osaka.The culture and people's minds in Osaka are totally different from that from Tokyo or other places.It is difficult to explain in word what is different. But you please feel atmoshere by yourself and take some Osaka foods. I'm sure you will find something.

FROM$246/ per group

Let's feel ancient Japanese culture at Nara.

Nara
8 hours

To compare with kyoto, scale of Nara is much smaller and period of capital was almost one tenth.But Nara is older than Kyoto.So you can feel ancient culture of Japan in very small limited space very efficietly.

FROM$246/ per group

Let's visit Ohara, northern area of Kyoto and be relaxed

Kyoto
6 hours

Having about one hour ride on the subway and local bus from main city of Kyoto we reach Ohara area,northern Kyoto.Green mountains,green farms and also many historical temples can be seen there. Please spare only one day during your stay in kyoto so that you can feel different atmoshere from main city of Kyoto.

FROM$184/ per group

Let's visit Mount Koya,super-sacred Buddism world.

Osaka
8 hours

1200 years ago Kukai,after he came back from China,established Shingon(sect) seminary on Mount Koya.There found are two main sacred places such as Okuno-in and Danjo Garan Complex and Kongobuji Temple,headquarters of Shingon Buddhism sect which has 3600 temples existing in all over Japan. Mount Koya comprises 117 temples and is called as city of religion.Mount Koya was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2004.

FROM$246/ per group