Akira M.

4.26(23) reviews
 

Available Areas

Hyogo (Living), Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

1 day ago

 

About

Hello ! My name is Akira, but please call me Aki. I am a national licensed tour guide in English. I am specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. When you have a plan to visit those area, please contact me. In those area, you can find a traditional and cultural Japan. I will guide you wherever you would like to visit and you can enjoy Japan with me for sure.

I worked for an export company for more than 30years and met many people from overseas who were interested in Japanese culture, history and buildings. So after I retired, I decided to become a tour guide.

Please let me know what and where you are interested in so that I can arrange it for you, and make your itinerary which you will be satisfied with.

In my spare time, my hobby is Japanese martial art Aikido (black belt 2nd grade).

If you are interested in Japanese martial art, I am pleased to talk about it with you.

Looking forward to your inquiry.

Thank you so much for reading my introduction, and I look forward to sharing my country with you.

Tours

Private Tour Bamboo grove in Arashiyma, Ryoanji temple , Kinkakuji temple and Gion district

Kyoto
8 hours

Arashiyama is one of typical sight seeing spots in Kyoto and very popular place among not ony Japanese but foreigners. Arashiyma was developed as villas for the nobility in Kyoto. Kinkakuji temple is the most popula place in Kyoto. The beauty surely attract you. Ryoanji temple is a zen buddhist temple and famous for the rock garden. Gion district is famous for entertaiment

FROM$297/ per group

Private Tour Osaka half day tour

Osaka
4 hours

We visit Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building(Floating Garden Observatory) in four hours. From your hotel first we visit Osaka Castle by the train and we walk to the Main Tower of Osaka Castle about 20 minutes. If you would not like to walk, you can take bus . After that we go to Umeda Sky Building by train.

FROM$180/ per group

Private Tour Half Day Walking Tour In Nara

Nara
4 hours

We visit Nara park, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Koufukuji Temple from 9 a.m. to 13 p.m.Nara was an ancient capital of Japan from 710 to 784 before the capital was moved to Kyoto.Todaiji Temple is famous for the Big statue of Budda and the Budda hall is the biggest wooden structure in the world.In Nara park you see a lot of wild deers.

FROM$189/ per group

Private Tour one day tour in Hiroshima

Hiroshima
6 hours

We visit Hiroshima memorial park and Itsukushima shrine. First we visit Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima island by the train and ferry and come back to Hiroshima and visit Hiroshima peace memorial park to see

FROM$405/ per group

Private Tour half day walking tour of bamboo grove in Arashiyama

Kyoto
4 hours

Arashiyama is one of typical sight seeing spots in Kyoto and very popular place among not ony Japanese but foreigners. Arashiyma was developed as villas for the nobility in Kyoto. All the year you see the beautiful view and depending one the season you see the different view.

FROM$180/ per group

Private Tour One day tour for Nara and Osaka

Nara
8 hours

In one day we visit Todaiji Temple and Kasuga shrine in Nara and Osaka castle and Dootonnbori ( famous shoppingnand entertainment place) in Osaka First we visit Nara and from there we go to Osaka by train and visit Osaka castle and dootonbori district.

FROM$315/ per group

Reviews

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Brett P.

Jan 11, 2020

Very informative and interesting morning (4 hour) walking tour of Nara

Akira met us at our hotel in Osaka, and followed our request to make use of our JR passes to get to Nara, even if it wasn't the fastest path there. Despite the tour focusing on Nara, he was also helpful in giving us explanations of some of the different sights and areas of Osaka during the start of our train journey. Once in Nara, he asked for our preferences with regard to walking versus public transportation and expertly accommodated our requests. Thanks to his advice, we saw more of Nara in a few hours than we could have ever hoped to have found on our own. He even offered to go back to Osaka to help us find our way back - even though it went past the four hours of the tour. Thanks Akira!

Akira M.

Dear Brett Thank you for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. I was glad that I met a nice couple like you. I hope that you will come back to Japan. Thank you very much. Akira

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Tanya D.

Jan 7, 2020

Hiroshima for a day

We had a great day with Akira. We love the personal experience of your own guide to see and do things that we would not normally do. We walked, ferry and Trollied all over Hiroshima and Myajima. He was very open to our questions and allowed us to explore at our own pace

Akira M.

Dear Tanya Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Hiroshima with me. I also enjoyed with you and leared a lot of things from you. I hooe that you will enjoy Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakuba. Please come back to Japan . Thank you very much. Akira

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Christina F.

Jan 2, 2020

Knowledgeable and kind guide

I had an amazing day in Kyoto with Akira. He is a very knowledgeable, kind and happy person. Akira met me at the train and even helped me get an earlier and more convenient train back to Tokyo. He goes out of his way to look out for you and make sure you are safely on the train back to wherever you are going. I only had 1 day in Kyoto and Akira filled it with memories that I will cherish forever as we went to so many important and interesting places. He knows so much about Kyoto and I would have never learned so much or seen so many hidden gems without his guidance. He also showed me the best place to get matcha ice cream. I would truly recommend Akira for a wonderful day in Kyoto. Thank you Akira-san!

Akira M.

Dear Christina Thank you so much for your nice review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed with you I hope that you will return to your place safely and please come back to Japan. Thank you. Akira

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Michael V.

Dec 27, 2019

Flexible and accommodating!

Akira is great! He is very accommodating and flexible with what you wish to see. He made suggestions of sites to avoid and sites to definitely see! Highly recommend! Akira’s English is clear and easy to understand. A+++

Akira M.

Dear Michael Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I enjoyed with a nice family like you. Please come back to Japan again. Thankyou very much. Akira