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Tour Guide - Andrew W.

Andrew W.

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Available Areas

Kyoto (Living), Shiga

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Languages

English (Native), Japanese

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Response Time

12 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Andrew W.

Hello. I am a landscape designer/ videographer/ tour guide living in Kyoto for the last 11 years. I specialize in leading off-the-beaten path tours that are focused on gardens, nature, art, philosophy and history. As the only foreigner to graduate from the Kyoto Japanese Garden Training Program, I have gained insights to Japanese culture and gardens that are very rare for an outsider to obtain. Drawing on my 15+ years of garden experience in the U.S. and Japan and my self-studies in Eastern philosophy since my early teens, I am able to provide experiences for my guests that are unique and from the heart. Come with me on an adventure away from the regular tourist route and immerse yourself in the exquisite and mystical nature of Kyoto.

Tours

Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Kyoto Half-Day)cover image

Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Kyoto Half-Day)

Kyoto
3 hours 30 min

The Japanese garden defies quick and easy understanding. As we tour 3 magical Japanese gardens at the Nanzen-ji Zen monastery you will hear in-depth insights into the world of Japanese gardens that you would never learn about otherwise. The Japanese garden will be revealed to you as an expression of profound art-- amazing living and breathing sculptures nestled within the larger landscape of Kyoto.

FROM$326/ per group
Descending Arashiyama (Kyoto Full-Day)cover image

Descending Arashiyama (Kyoto Full-Day)

Kyoto
8 hours

Most visitors head out to Kyoto simply to see the bamboo forest. Little do they know they are missing many of the best parts of this wonderful village! Join me on a full-day adventure off-the-beaten path and away from the crowds filled with magical sites, great food, traditional shops and lots of nature.

FROM$568/ per group
The Path Less Traveled (Kyoto Full-Day)cover image

The Path Less Traveled (Kyoto Full-Day)

Kyoto
8 hours

Everyone who comes to Kyoto visits the same old sites. They are noisy, crowded, and very touristic. But in a town whose history spans over 1, 300 years, there are far more than just the "Top 10" that are worth visiting! Quiet Zen gardens, antique browsing, a traditional lunch, sweets, an art museum and 1,001 Golden Buddha statues. This tour will introduce you to a world far away from the busy tourist sites where we will spend peaceful moments getting to know the true nature of Kyoto.

FROM$568/ per group
Hidden Zen Garden (Autumn Edition)cover image

Hidden Zen Garden (Autumn Edition)

Kyoto
1 hour 30 min

Experience the power of nature and art while you virtually travel to Japan and immerse yourself in the mystical Zen gardens of Konchi-in and Tenju-an. Led by an American Japanese garden specialist who has worked in the gardens of Kyoto, you will virtually stroll the gardens and hear deep insights into your surroundings that will allow you to appreciate the Japanese garden for much more than it's physical beauty.

FROM$102/ per group
A Walk Among 1200 Sacred Buddhas (Autumn Edition)cover image

A Walk Among 1200 Sacred Buddhas (Autumn Edition)

Kyoto
1 hour 30 min

Get insider access to Otagi Nenbutsu-ji, a mountain temple that is hardly known to most visitors of Kyoto. As we stroll the grounds of this highly unique temple you will hear about it’s fascinating story that has never been told in such depth in English before. While traveling through space and time we will follow the artistic transformation of this place and experience the power it emanates. This truly unique and uplifting story will undoubtedly fill your heart with joy and inspiration.

FROM$102/ per group