Shin Y.

4.97(61) reviews
 

Available Areas

Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama, Kobe

 

Languages

English, German

 

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About

Hello everyone I am SHIN. I am a National Government Licensed Guide with English(EN002150) and German(GE000104). I live in Kawasaki (near Tokyo)

and Kyoto my home town. After having retired from steel company in 2015, new life as a tour guide started.

Japan is an unique country. Upon turbulent period of Meij Restoration mid 19th century, it dramatically changed from isolated nation to modern country by learning western knowledge and mixed them with original culture. So that there are a lot of unique tradition and arts.

Beautiful landscape gardens, Onsen hot spring, Sake tasting, Washoku cuisine, lovely cherry blossoms, autumn color foliage, shinto shrines, philosophical Zen temples, friendly local towns, and sleepless big cities.

My tour areas are Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Kyoto etc.

Shall we make an only one tour plan together ? Now is the prologue to start journey !

S'wondeful, s'marvelous I'd like to see you soon !

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Hallo! Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch zu meine Webseite. Ich heiße SHIN. Ich bin staatlich zertifizierte Reiseleiter und Reiseplaner. Ich bin nicht Samurai, der ein Schwert hat. Aber mein Vorfahr war einer der berühmten Samurai namens Sozen Yamana, Anführer des Bürgerkriegs in Kyoto im 15. Jahrhundert.

Er soll eine große Katana-Schwertkunst haben. Aber ich habe keine Ahnung, ein Schwert zu benutzen, trotzdem bin ich stolz auf Kochmessermeister, um leckere japanische Mahlzeiten im Hause für meiner Frau zu servieren.

Ich habe drei Kinder und sechs Enkelkinder, ja, es ist eine große Familie trotz der heutige sinkenden Bevölkerung Japans. Und ich lebe in den zwei Häuser in Tokio und Kyoto und fahre ich für Kunden zügig mit dem Hochgeschwindigkeitszug namens Shinkansenzug hin und zurück.

Ich war ein Ingenieur eines globalen Stahlunternehmens für 35 Jahre lang. Nach meiner Pensionierung im Jahr 2015 ist mein Lebensziel gekommen, Reiseleiter zu werden. Das ist eine neue großartig Welt für mich.

Japan ist ein einzigartiges Land. In der stürmischen Zeit der Meij-Restauration Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts wandelte sich das Land dramatisch von einer isolierten Samurai Nation zu einem modernen Land, indem es westliches Wissen erlernte und es mit der heimische Kultur mischte.

Damit wurden viele einzigartige Traditionen und Künste geboren.

Wunderschöne Landschaftsgärten, Onsen heiße Quellebaden, lecker Saketrink, Washoku-Küche, schöne Kirschblüten, bunten Herbstfarben, heilige shintoistische Schreine, philosophische Zen-Tempeln, freundliche regionale Städte und schlaflose Großstädte mit hochen Volkenkratzer.

Meine Tourgebiete sind Tokio, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Kyoto usw.

Ich möchte gern einen originale Tourplan zusammen machen.

Jetzt ist der Zeit von Prolog, um unseren Reise zu beginnen!

Ich freue mich auf Ihren Mail.

Wundervoll Leben, wunderbar Reise, ich würde dich gerne bald sehen!


Important

For the tour between Tokyo and Osaka,Kyoto, another JPY 8000 shall be added to guide fee as a train ticket for guide.

Tours

Kyoto one day tour

Kyoto
8 hours

The ancient capital Kyoto, there are so many attractive spots. Golden temple, Bamboo forest,Fushimi-inari shrine,Kiyomizu temple,Nijo castle,Nishiki food arcade, Kimono dressing,tea ceremony, and my villa. Besides, snow valley in winter, cherry blossom in spring, crimson leaves in fall. I think you'll have tight schedule. I'd like to customize your original tour. Please contact me now !

FROM$421/ per group

Tokyo must-see tour for first-visitors

Tokyo
8 hours

This course consists of the most famous shrine, Meiji-jingu, Shibuya shopping district, Samurai Museum and 150 meter-high-observation-floor in Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. And there are additional choices such as Robot Restaurants and Shinjuku-Gyoen landscape garden.

FROM$268/ per group

Nara one day tour

Nara
8 hours

Nara is one of the greatest center of Buddhism in Japan. In the 8th century, it flourished as an ancient capital based by Buddhism under the Empeor Shomu. You can find what Buddhism is and feel peaceful atmosphere. Todaiji temple, Kasuga shrine are must-see as well as deer park. Please don't miss the memorable visit, Nara.

FROM$421/ per group

Kamakura one day tour

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is one of the three old capitals of Japan from 12 to 14 century, along with Nara and Kyoto. This are is famous for Zen Buddhism and temples such as Hasedera, Kencho-ji, Hokokuji and Tsurugaoka shrine etc. Along with traditional atmosphere you can refresh with beautiful nature. It takes one hour from Tokyo by train.

FROM$268/ per group

River Cruise Tour: Odaiba, Japanese Garden, Tokyo Tower

Tokyo
8 hours

Let’s check the hustle and bustle of Tokyo from the peaceful river. A comfortable breeze and a lot of seagulls welcome you. This tour starts passing the stunning Tokyo Bay Bridge and the Yurikamome, an automated train line with no drivers. At Odaiba, you will enjoy amusement spots like Madame Tussaud wax dolls, Legoland, and the iconic Gundam. Take the cruise from Tokyo bay and head to the Hamarikyu Japanese garden. Enjoy the amazing sunset view from Tokyo Tower.

FROM$268/ per group

Yokohama one day tour

Yokohama
8 hours

Yokohama city is located 30 km from Tokyo by 30 minutes train riding. Yokohama is one of the largest international seaport as well as Kobe seaport. When Japan opened its nation to Western countries in mid-19th century, Yokohama was designated as a Japan's entrance of Ocean Pacific. It is interesting to feel exotic atmosphere still remaining such as China Town, Western Residence.

FROM$268/ per group

Reviews

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Bruce C.

Jan 20, 2023

Valuable help on our trip from Kyoto to Tokyo

Thanks again Shin-san for all your help on our trip from Kyoto to Tokyo, and for the suggestions for visits around the Imperial Palace, all the best Hedi and Bruce.

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Bruce C.

Jan 20, 2023

Very enjoyable day in Nara

Shin knows the Kyoto and Nara region very well and we spent a very enjoyable day travelling from Kyoto by train to Nara and then meandering our way through this historic city, visiting the deer parks, main temple and a beautiful shrine in the foothills. We wandered through the shopping and market area and visited a fascinating toy museum. We enjoyed every trip with Shin as our guide! Thank you, Hedi and Bruce.

Shin Y.

I am so glad to be able to guide you in Kyoto and Nara, blessed with good weather. And I am very happy that you liked the Japan you saw for the first time. Temples and shrines, Japanese gardens, Japanese food, Japanese sweets, and Japanese people. I will never forget this wonderful memory I had with you. Furthermore, we were able to see Mt.Fuji capped with silver snow on a clear day from the Shinkansen. It is said that the probability of seeing Mt.Fuji is just 30%. We were very lucky travelers. I wish you happiness and good health from Japan. Thank you very much. Hedi-san and Bruce-san. Shin.

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Bruce C.

Jan 5, 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable day in Kyoto

Thank you again Shin san for a very enjoyable day in Kyoto. We crisscrossed the city and enjoyed visiting the historic world heritage sites as well as the markets and commercial centre. And your selection for lunch was excellent. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and are very much looking forward to our next visit with you. All the best, Hedi and Bruce.

Shin Y.

Hedi-san and Bruce-san. I am very happy to show you the beautiful sights of Kyoto. At the same time, I'm glad that you were satisfied with my choices of restaurant and local markets. Kyoto still has many charms. I hope to see you again next time. Thank you very much for your wonderful comment ! Shin.Y

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Bruce C.

Jan 5, 2023

Very helpful introduction to Kyoto

Shin san, thank you very much for yoir help on our travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, and the very informative introduction to the area around our hotel in Kyoto. You managed to include a very valuable range of sights and a very enjoyable restaurant for dinner. Thank you, Hed and Bruce