Eiji H.

5.00(1) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

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About

As I have stationed at Panama, the United States(Miami), and Argentine for some 12 years on business, I speak Spanish to some extent. I am a guide but also an illustlator and cartoonist. You will enjoy my cool but knowlegeable guiding with original illustrations.

My certifications as a professional guide are as followings:

1. Certified National Guide & Interpreter (English) 2015/2/19

2. Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor 2016/10/26

3. Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 3rd Class 2016/12/11

3. Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class 2018/12/9

4. TOEIC score 925 1997/9/6

5. United Nations English Proficiency Test Class A & B 1998/12/14

6. Business English Proficiency Test Class A 1994/2/15

7. B Class member of Japan Guide Association (since 2015/7/3)

and more,

8. Illustrator

9. Catoonist

So, you are rest assured with my skills of communication and my original illustrations to explain all about Japanese tourism.

My hobbies are: Singing songs with guitar(folk song, pops, the Beatles), mountain climbing( Mt. Fuji 5 times), Rokko All Mountains Trekking (Kobe) full trekking 14 times , oil painting, cycling, farming, visiting hot spa, research of Japanese castles, ruins of Japanese battle fields, and volcanoes. I also collect bottles and sake cups (potteries). I am, in short, good at Japanese history and geography.

You will enjoy my guiding based on various experiences and knowledge about Japan I ever obtained in the past. I am sure that you will be excited with my illustrations to explain a lot of things abour Japan as well as sightseeing spots.

Tours

Tailor made major morning Kyoto tour for 4 hours by certified professional guide

Kyoto
4 hours

Certified National Guide wiht English scorel TOEIC 925 and Certified Domestic Travel Supervior with Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class guides you to main spots in Kyoto. The guide escorts you to downtown for your lunch. The guide shows you how to get back to your hotel by bus after lunch. I am also an illustrator and cartoonist, so you will enjoy many illustrations during the tour.

FROM$173/ per group

4 hours afternoon eastern Kyoto stroll

Kyoto
4 hours

Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English score TOEIC 925 and Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class guides you to eastern Kyoto using basically public transportation. If time permitts, you may visit maiko town (Gion). If you wish to experience Japanese pub,

FROM$173/ per group

4 hours Kyoto tour including tricky Nijo jinya, a ninja mansion by certified professional guide

Kyoto
4 hours

Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English skill TOEIC 925 guides you. As Nijo jinya , a ninja house with tricky defense accepts only 30 visitors a day, reservation is requried, so you should reserve the tour as early as possible. Next visit is Nijo-jo castle, Kinkakuji temple (The Golden Pavillion) and Ryoanji temple if Nijo jinya is not reserved.

FROM$173/ per group

8 hours western Kyoto stroll by certified professional guide

Kyoto
8 hours

Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor with English score TOIEC 925 guides you 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for 8 hours. if time permitts, I will take you to Nishiki food market after visiting Arashiyama on our way to downtown. I am willing to take you to my favorite Japanese pub "izakaya" at downtown, if you wish as "off duty" tour.

FROM$318/ per group

Seasonal eastern Kyoto stroll at special price for 8 hours

Kyoto
8 hours

The tour is limited at two seasons to enjoy cherry blossoms or maple trees. You must reserve the tour on time. In Aprile, we will visit Silver pavillion, Phirosopher's path, Honenin, Nanznji and Maruyama park and Yasaka shrine. In November and early December we visit Eikan-do instead of Honenin. Our tour is finished at downtown, Kawaramachi area.

FROM$318/ per group

Early evening Osaka drinker's stroll by certified professional guide for 4 hours

Osaka
4 hours

Why not stroll before your dinner with drinks and foods at reasonable price. The guide is certified professional guide with 3 certifications with English skill TOEIC 925. Let's enjoy sake and Japanese beer at my favorite pubs at Tenjinbashisuji-Rokuchome ("Tenroku" is nickname because the name is too long), cheap and delicious! Which pubs do I escort you? It is my "black box!" Hahaha!

FROM$173/ per group

Reviews

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Bruce S.

Oct 30, 2019

enjoyed. kyoto

great knowledge and insites

Eiji H.

Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji