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Tour Guide - Michiko T.

Michiko T.

5.00 / 5
(43 reviews)
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Available Areas

Kyoto, Nara (Living), Osaka

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Languages

English

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Response Time

7 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Kids & Family Friendly

About Tour Guide Michiko T.

Hi, I'm Michiko.

I'm a national certified English tour guide.Since I was born and raised in Nara, I'm familiar with the sightseeing spots and attractions of Nara, and neighboring city, Kyoto.

Nara and Kyoto, old capitals of Japan, retain time honoured structures and art works. What is more, beautiful gardens and picturesque landscapes are always waiting for you!

I'm also a traveler who especially love to explore local foods and crafts, which have been passed down from generation to generation.

I'll try to guide you with best hospitality. When you have a chance to visit Nara,Kyoto and Osaka, please contact me anytime and join my tour!

I will be looking forward to seeing you.See you soon!

Important

The price of the tour includes the guide fee and the guide's transportation fee between home and the travel city.

Tours

Dear deer Nara!  ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~cover image

Dear deer Nara! ~Nara Park & Nara-machi~

Nara
5 hours

We will visit Nara Park, where historic monuments and nature create calm and peaceful atmosphere. You'll see wild deer roaming hear and there. Walking in Nara-machi district will give us a chance to see an old merchants' townscape.

FROM$128/ per group
Nara Park & Indigo dyeing experiencecover image

Nara Park & Indigo dyeing experience

Nara
7 hours

First we will visit Nara Park, where historic monuments and nature create calm and peaceful atmosphere. You'll see wild deer roaming hear and there. Walking in Nara-machi district will give us a chance to see an old merchants' houses.Then I will take you to an traditional indigo-dyeing studio and help you to experience it.

FROM$175/ per group
Asuka village 1 day tour ~the original landscape of Japan~cover image

Asuka village 1 day tour ~the original landscape of Japan~

Nara
7 hours

Asuka, the ancient political center, has been preserved. Not only historical structure such as Asuka dera, the oldest temple in Japan and "Ishibutai", mysterious huge stone tomb, but also tranquil village landscape must leave deep impression on you. "Tanada", terraced rice field, mountains and streams, old village houses will surely energize busy modern people. In the afternoon, we will explore the beautiful village, experience traditional Japanese natural dyeing,and visit the farmers' market.

FROM$168/ per group
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Walk along the Japanese oldest road

Nara
6 hours

Yamanobe-no-michi Road, the oldest road in Japan, runs through at the foot of eastern mountains of Nara Basin. In this area, huge burial mounds and oldest shrines blend well with quiet farming villages. This tour might take you back in time to the ancient mythical period. The road is mostly flat and comfortable to walk on.

FROM$151/ per group
Indigo dyeing experience and  Yakushi-ji temple visitcover image

Indigo dyeing experience and Yakushi-ji temple visit

Nara
3 hours 30 min

Ai-zome, or indigo dyeing used to be very familiar with ordinary Japanese people, especially in Edo Period(16C to 19C). The beauty of the color is highly valued as "Japan Blue". You will experience at a studio called "Konya", the fine renovation of an old merchant's house in Yamato-koriyama city, a castle town. After that you will visit Yakushiji Temple. .

FROM$88/ per person
Organic farm experience in Asuka, Naracover image

Organic farm experience in Asuka, Nara

Nara
3 hours

Asuka was the ancient political center of Japan about 1400 years ago. Unlike other parts of Japan, there are neither high-rise buildings nor large commercial complex. Instead, historical remains, rice paddy field, traditional village houses, mountains and streams welcome us as they used to be. You will visit an organic farm and enjoy seasonal activities. This will be happy experience not only for adults but also kids.

FROM$69/ per group

Michiko T. Japan Tour Reviews

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Isabel L.

5 / 5
Apr 15, 2024

Osaka highlights

Osaka
6 hours

Customized

Great Osaka guide!

Our guide Michiko took us to Osaka castle and Dotonbori. She handled all the details including obtaining the entrance tickets and taxis. She was extremely professional and above all a nice and knowledgeable person. We would recommend her without any reservations.

Isabel L.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm honored to have guests as friendly and intelligent as you in Osaka. Everyone was close to each other and the tour was full of laughter. I hope to make a trip like this with close friends and family someday. I'm happy if this tour will leave a deep impression on Osaka. Bon voyage!

An unforgettable trip to Asuka

Michiko-san is a superb guide, professional, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. We managed to cover everything on the itinerary with time to spare for an additional site. I am so grateful to her for accommodating my last minute changes and request to visit the Tsubosaka dera - it was breathtaking to see the Buddhas and pagodas surrounded by cherry blossoms and I felt so fortunate to be there. Asuka village is a beautiful and peaceful village and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit which was well paced and never felt rushed, courtesy to Michiko-san’s personal transport arrangement. We had lunch at a quaint and cosy cafe near the Asuka station and the food was so good (Japanese western cuisine made with local produce of plants and herbs). This trip brought me many fond memories and joy. Thanks to Michiko-san, Asuka left a deep impression on me. I highly recommend her service as a guide and I hope to see her again on my future trips to Japan - there are still so many hidden gems to explore in Nara!

Connie H.

Thanks for the great review. We were lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms just beginning to bloom and share the blessings of spring in beautiful Asuka Village. You seemed to enjoy every moment of the tour, not only when you visited sightseeing spots, but also when you found a tiny ladybug in the grass, which impressed me a lot. I hope you will come back again and explore other hidden gems together! See you again!

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Christine A.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

Spring tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
6 hours

Customized

Michiko was the best guide, in our Japan trip

Our tour with Michiko was our last one before our trip back home, and I guess the saying “save the best for last” holds true here. Michiko was able to give us exactly what we wanted from -unique traditional pottery stores in a very quiet- non-touristy area, and so many quaint shops. To the most delicious ramen restaurant, an inspiring moss garden and a path through the bamboo forest. My most favorite day with Michiko. Thank you again so much- hope to return soon!

Christine A.

Thank you for your sweet review! I was also so happy to explore some non-touristy places with such a lovely family like you. Your family were all genius to find wonderful things, from small to big, and appreciate them so much. Especially Christine seemed to have some antenna to find her favorite craft shops! I hope you will come back again in the future, and that I can hear George say, "Hi"!