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Tour Guide - Kenji M.

Kenji M.

4.75 / 5
(81 reviews)
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Available Areas

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

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Languages

English, Japanese

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Response Time

15 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Kenji M.

Hi I'm Kenji

I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English.

I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years

So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city

Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year

I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics

but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking,

kimono-clad walking and so on.

I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking.

I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter

for it will never recur"

So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality.

Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture

I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours

Please contact me any time.

I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.

See you soon !

Important

I can customize any private tour if you give me the information of your request in advance.

Tours

Customized Private Tour in Kyotocover image

Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

This is customized private tour in Kyoto which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations. The list consists of 16 tourist destinations (S01-16) that are very popular especially among foreign tourists. After the guest's selection the guide will arrange best itinerary with tour cost and feedback proper offer to the guest for formal booking.

FROM$356/ per group
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Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

The tour includes five typical tourist destinations in Kyoto city. We will start with Kiyomizudera of the panoramic view from its huge stage jutting over a cliff. From Kiyomizudera to Gion Gasha district we stroll through picturesque paths. In the afternoon we will visit Nijyo Castle, the huge residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto. Next we will visit Kinkakuji, known as Golden Pavilion. The last visit is Ryoanji very famous for its mysterious rock garden.

FROM$331/ per group
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Osaka Highlight tour

Osaka
8 hours

We visit symbolic Osaka Castle, the 1st state-established Buddhist temple (admission fee of 600 yen needed) and Umeda Sky Building, a popular skyscrapers with 360° panoramic view on top (admission fee of 1500 yen needed). My guide fee is 52000 yen / 8hours (up to 8 persons)

FROM$331/ per group
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Customized Private Tour in Osaka

Osaka
8 hours

This is customized private tour in Osaka which guest can make easily by selecting any spots from a list of recommended tourist spots. The list consists of 17 tourist destinations divided by 3 area,North, South and Bay area that are popular among foreign tourists. After the guest's selection guide will arrange best itinerary with cost and feedback the guest proper offer for formal booking.

FROM$356/ per group
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Customized Private Tour in Nara

Nara
8 hours

This is customized private tour in Nara which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations. The list consists of 8 tourist destinations (S01-S08) that are very popular especially among foreign tourists. After the guest's selection the guide will arrange best itinerary with tour cost and feedback proper offer to the guest for formal booking.

FROM$356/ per group
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Exploring Himeji Castle with Sanctuary and Huge Bridge

Himeji
8 hours

Guests can combine any of the following tourist destinations depending on their needs and tour time. 1) Himeji Castlea (magnificent fortress ) 2) Engyo-ji temple (a unspoiled Buddhist sanctuary) 3) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (the world's longest suspension bridge) 4) Japanese garden Kokoen (various type of Japanese gardens)

FROM$350/ per group

Kenji M. Japan Tour Reviews

Sheryl T.

Sheryl T.

5 / 5
Jul 16, 2024

Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Nice and knowledgeable Guide

Kenji was super nice and clearly explained each site he took is to. We would definitely like him to be our guide next time if he is available.

Sheryl T.

Sheryl-san, Thank your for your great review of our tour. I'm very happy that you liked my guiding and attractive sites we visited including some hidden spots. In Japan each season has its own charm. I look forward to your next chance to come to Japan. Arigatogozaimas Kenji

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Susan S.

5 / 5
Jul 15, 2024

Customized Private Tour in Osaka

Osaka
8 hours

Umeda Sky and Ukiyo-e Wood Block Painting

Kenji was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of great information about the places we went. He also booked us a spot to try our hand at traditional wood block painting which was really fun!

Susan S.

Susan-san, Thank you for your great review of our tour with nice photos. I'm very glad that you and your husband liked my guiding and could enjoy visiting fascinating spots and workshop of our traditional woodblock printing. Your finished products are perfect! Arigatogozaimashita. Kenji

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Greg R.

5 / 5
Jul 1, 2024

Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Kenji is wonderful!

We could not have asked for a better guide to show and share Kyoto with us. Kenji put together a very comprehensive tour for us because we only had one day to see the best sites in Kyoto. Kenji was very thoughtful and provided us with background and context for all we saw including the history of the area and Japan. We highly recommend Kenji and give 5 stars with our thanks. Arigatou gozaimasu Kenji!

Greg R.

Greg-san, What a great review you gave! I'm very happy that you liked my guiding and could enjoy visiting fascinating spots including my recommendation. Your review must become best motivation to my next tours. Arigatou gozaimashita! Kenji