Yoshiharu K.

3.83(6) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

4 days ago

 

About

Hi! I'm Yoshiharu. Please call me Yoshi. Yoshi means "good" in Japanese! I'm a good man (^^);;;.

I was born in Kyoto but I lived there 3 months. Then my family moved to Osaka and I grew up in Osaka.

So I am almost Osakan.

When I was young, my hobby was traveling by bicycle. I went cycling around most part of Japan except Shikoku.

In my family rule, Shikoku is in bad direction because my grand father died just after his Shikoku piligrimage.

So I want to have a cycling tour not only in Kyoto (coming soon!) but also all part of Japan someday.

I am interested in Japanese history.

I am a National Certificated Guide. And I have a "Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 3rd grade"

and a "Osaka Expert Certification 3rd grade".

So I have a expert knowledge about Kyoto and Osaka and a common knowledge about Nara and Kobe.

Besides I like gadgets, so I can guide you DenDen town in Osaka.

When you have a chance to visit Kyoto or Osaka or other city in this area,

please contact me anytime and join my tour!

I'll be looking forward to seeing you, spending wonderful time with you.

Tours

Kyoto highlight

Kyoto
9 hours

This Kyoto highlight tour incloses the most popular destinations in Kyoto, Arashiyama Bamboo trail, Golden Pavilion, Gion (Geisha district), Fushimi Inari (Hundres of Shrine gates) in one day. I believe this tour is suitable for beginner of Kyoto travelers.

FROM$205/ per group

Osaka Highlights

Osaka
9 hours

This Osaka highlights tour includes popular destinations in Osaka, Osaka castle, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Dotonboti district in one day. I believe this tour is suitable for beginner of Osaka travelers.

FROM$178/ per group

Hyogo Golden Route : Izushi-Toyooka (one of five tours)

Hyogo
12 hours

Hyogo prefecture is about 150km long in north-south direction. There are many sight seeing spots, not only Kobe, Himeji but also Izush-Toyooka, Tanba-Sasayama Awaji island. So Hyogo government decleared "Hyogo Golden Route" as recommended tours. I would like to guide those areas where tourists do not know well. Each area is one day tour. You can have a different experience from Kyoto or Osaka.

FROM$268/ per group

Hyogo Golden Route : Tanba-Sasayama (one of five tours)

Hyogo
11 hours

Hyogo prefecture is about 150km long in north-south direction. There are many sight seeing spots, not only Kobe, Himeji but also Izush-Toyooka, Tanba-Sasayama Awaji island. So Hyogo government decleared "Hyogo Golden Route" as recommended tours. I would like to guide those areas where tourists do not know well. Each area is one day tour. You can have a different experience from Kyoto or Osaka.

FROM$268/ per group

Hyogo Golden Route : Awaji island (one of five tours)

Hyogo
12 hours

Hyogo prefecture is about 150km long in north-south direction. There are many sight seeing spots, not only Kobe, Himeji but also Izush-Toyooka, Tanba-Sasayama Awaji island. So Hyogo government decleared "Hyogo Golden Route" as recommended tours. I would like to guide those areas where tourists do not know well. Each area is one day tour. You can have a different experience from Kyoto or Osaka.

FROM$268/ per group

Arashiyama Highlights (one day)

Kyoto
6 hours

Arashiyama used to be a resort of aristocracies having a 1200 years history and birth place of Japanese anthology of one hundred poets. This tour goes from JR Saga-Arashiyama station to Hankyu Arashiyama Station in 6 hours. Between them, there are many sight seeing spots like World Heritage Tenryuu temple, Bamboo trail, modern Japanese garden Okochi Mountain Villa.

FROM$205/ per group

Reviews

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Jeff T.

May 31, 2019

Osaka and Kyoto day tours

Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.

Yoshiharu K.

Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.

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Gil H.

Apr 29, 2019

Vacation in Japan

Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.

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Peter B.

Apr 17, 2019

Osaka good times

Very friendly and helpful

Yoshiharu K.

Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu

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Constantinos Y.

Apr 12, 2019

Great tour of Kyoto

Great tour of main sightseeings in Kyoto, great guide, recommended.