Toichi N.

4.98(48) reviews

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





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I'm Toichi. Please call me Ichi, which means No.1 in Japanese. Or you can remember it as 'itchy' Ichi.

Born and bred in Osaka, I would like to introduce you to this extremely diverse and interesting city.

I have travelled extensively around the globe, and I think one of the greatest pleasure of travelling abroad is meeting people who have different ways of lifestyle and thinking. Japan may not be an easy place for tourists to get to know its people. So, I hope to help you to get closer to meet real Japan and Japanese people.

I would like to show you how ordinary Japanese people live and think. And I am happy if you could have a day of unique cultural experiences which you can look back to in ten years' time!


I will try to meet your needs and requirements as much as possible. Please let me know if you have special requests. I specialize in tours in Osaka, but I can also do day tours in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Hiroshima and Koyasan. I can do shopping tour and eating tour. I am very flexible with time and can also do tours at late in the evening.



Frances C.

Nov 7, 2022

Excellent 1-day Customized Osaka Tour

Ichi was excellent, flexible, and sensitive to adapt to to our needs when we got too tired as we were still adapting jet lag. The Osaka history quick session he gave before the Osaka Castle was very helpful before touring the castle. The 1-day tour was well organized. He was very kind and patient in helping us finding what we were looking for. He also showed us around the local neighborhood (not in the original itinerary) we were staying and took the extra mile taking us to a new artisan bakery in the neighborhood when he heard that I would like to pick up some baked goods. Great recommendation! They were delicious!

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Thanks very much for the wonderful review! I was also very happy when we were able to find the game he wanted! Hope you have a great time in Kyoto!

Jennifer G.

Oct 27, 2022

The Local Guide of Your Dreams!

Ichi is extremely knowledgeable as a guide and will go out of his way to make your trip memorable / enjoyable! His friendly personality will brighten your day and I can't thank him enough for providing such a positive experience for my travels - not to mention how generous he was at taking photos for us all throughout the tour! I appreciated how well he led, communicated and tailored he made the experience.

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Hello Jennifer, Thank you very much for writing kind comments of the tour. I had a great time with you and your friend, too! Hope the rest of your trip in Japan was as lovely as two days we had together in Osaka and in Nara. p.s. I went back to Goryo Jinja Shrine(Remember the shrine you took me on our last day together!?) a few times today as my clients were staying at a hotel just by the shrine.

Jennifer G.

Oct 27, 2022

The Best Guiding Experience You Could Ever Ask For

Ichi was an amazing guide - excellent English and extremely personable. I could not have imagined a better experience than the two days I had with Ichi. He is prompt and timely with responding to messages and is flexible with creating an itinerary that fits with your trip. I can't wait to cross paths with him again. The welcome I received from Ichi was amazing - he dropped off maps & a welcome note to my hotel prior to my arrival. He was happy to answer any questions about planning / transport and is just an absolute joy of a human being to be around. He recommended staying in the Namba area as it is central to transit / attractions and that was a great recommendation to follow! In Nara we visited temples, meandered through the deer park, a japanese garden, enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by sake tasting (upon Ichi's recommendation) and learnt origami / calligraphy all within the day! Ichi will teach you about the Japanese culture, language, history and ensure that your experience is enriching, educational and fun. In Osaka we visited the castle, Kuromon fish market and Dotonbori areas. Arigato gozaimasu Ichi!

Toichi N.

Hello Jannifer, Thanks very much for overpraising my day with you! But we had an unusually nice day together, didn't we? The weather was not too bad even though it was raining; it was not crowded(Remember we had a whole garden for ourselves!); but more than anything else, you and your best friend were such loverly persons to be with! Thank you very much again for giving me a chance to guide you in Japan, and hope we can meet each other again in the near future(your honeymoon, maybe?)! p.s. Hope you would continue your calligraphy career.

Generra G.

Oct 15, 2022

Must have tour guide, the BEST!!!

Ichi was amazing. He knew all of the best parts of Nara and Osaka. He showed us secret locations for shrines and temples. He also surprised us with a sake tasting that was delicious! He has a great personality and we enjoyed our tour very much!

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Dear Generra, Thanks very much for your enthralling comments which I am not sure whether I deserve. I had a wonderful day meeting you and spending a great day with you. I wasn’t aware of all the surprises you prepared for your sister later on on the day, otherwise; I would have taken you back to the hotel earlier. Hope you will remember this anniversary holiday with fond memories in years to come! Bon voyage and exciting life to come! Kohun o inottemasu. Love, Ichi