Alex O.

5.00(2) reviews
 

Available Areas

Kyoto (Living), Nara, Osaka

 

Languages

English (Native), Spanish (Native)

 

Response Time

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Availability updated

4 days ago

 

About

-New here, but guiding in Japan since 2015-

Hello there!

I m Alex(37), made and grown up in Argentina. I left my country at the age of twenty four, lived in Europe for two years and then started a nomad life across almost all Asian counties that lasted for five years. However I spent most of the time in India, where among other activities I had my first experiences as tourist guide.

Then I met my actual wife, and when the relation got more serious we decided to settled down and have a more stable life. We choose Japan where she is from and where I had been travelling and doing volunteer work and living in isolated communities in multiple places of its countryside.

We spent a not so good year in Tokyo(her city) and then moved to Kyoto after a work proposal in a hotel and also for being a city that we loved from much before. I worked there for a bit more than two years, and being the only foreigners among a staff of thirty six people it was an experience that helped me a lot to understand deeply the Japanese idiosyncrasy, social dynamics, bright and dark points, and way of seeing the reality.

However after that time I decided to work more by myself, doing something that I experienced before, that I felt capable at that time there, and mainly that I really like. Therefore becoming tourist guide here was the best choice and I don t regret at all after almost five years doing this job.

I was working for two agencies, but very recently I planned to join one more and ToursByLocals was the best option among many others.

I love this job for giving me the chance to share many branches of knowledge related with the Japanese history, art, religion and society that I studied for years in a formal and informal way and very unconditionally, without any aim those times.

I also like very much to share my personal experiences here; working in different sectors, meeting local people from multiple backgrounds, or living with a local wife and a local kid.

However, I care the most about the human factor, not by planning it, but in an spontaneous way, I just enjoy a lot meeting new people walk around together, at the point that having the feeling of generating a certain kind of friendship at the end of each day trip.

In other words; I love this job, I love the culture I show, and I love human communication in itself.

Tours

Full day Osaka private guided tour!

Osaka
8 hours

We will meet at your hotel(either in Osaka or in Kyoto) and then go first to the Osaka castle and its parks around, then moving to Umeda to visit the Umeda sky building, and at the end to the Dotonbori area. After exploring Dotonbori the plan s to finish the tour at your hotel, but its very plausible that you like the area so much(as sometimes happens) that you feel to stay and have dinner there. If that is the case I will explain you meticulously and note you down the way back to your hotel.

FROM$229/ per group

Full day Kyoto private guided tour!

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan. I would be very pleased to show you why by showing you the main landmarks and by talking about its history, tradition and society. And to give you a better understanding of the actual and daily life here I would like very much to share facts about my personal life and experiences living here and interacting with the locals.

FROM$229/ per group

Full day Nara/Kyoto private guided tour!

Nara
8 hours

We can meet at your hotel, either from Kyoto, Nara or Osaka the plan would be to start from Nara. We will walk across the Nara park until the monumental Todai ji temple. Then we can have some snack, or lunch at the most famous shopping arcade of the city. See some shops there if you want and then get the train(or train back) to Kyoto until the station next to the Fushimi Inari Taisha.

FROM$229/ per group

Full day Kyoto private guided tour #2!

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan. I would be very pleased to show you why by showing you the main landmarks and by talking about its history, tradition and society. And to give you a better understanding of the actual and daily life here I would like very much to share facts about my personal life and experiences living here and interacting with the locals.

FROM$229/ per group

Reviews

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Juan

Jan 3, 2020

Tour Privado por Kioto

Pasamos un día increíble con Alex, un personaje, Súper guía altamente recomendado. Fue de gran ayuda sus consejos e información sobre Tokio. Desde el principio es muy atento y dispuesto a complacer a sus clientes. Seguro volveremos a trabajar con él.

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Ana F.

Jan 3, 2020

Osaka day tour

BEST GUIDE!! Both English and Spanish perfectly!! AWESOME DAY!! Alex es excelente!! Español e inglés perfectos!!! Agradable y dinámico! Muy atento y encantador! Lo recomendamos al 100%!