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Tour Guide - Yoshiharu K.

Yoshiharu K.

4.71 / 5
(41 reviews)
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Available Areas

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

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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Response Time

10 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Yoshiharu K.

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 pilgrimage.

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 "Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 3rd grade", "Osaka Expert Certification 3rd grade", "Nara Concierge 2nd grade" and "Karuizawa Web test 3rd grade".

So I have expert knowledge about Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Karuizawa and common knowledge about 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.

Important

I can guide you from Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Nara if you pay the pick up fee.

Please ask the fee.

Tours

Kyoto highlights (Kyoto departure)cover image

Kyoto highlights (Kyoto departure)

Kyoto
9 hours

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

FROM$299/ per group
Osaka Highlights (Osaka departure)cover image

Osaka Highlights (Osaka departure)

Osaka
7 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$185/ per group
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Nara Highlights from Kyoto or Osaka

Nara
10 hours

Nara is located about 40km south from Kyoto and 30km east from Osaka. It is an older capital than Kyoto and as old as Osaka. It was about 1300 years ago. There are ancient temples. Most of them are older than Kyoto and are not Zen temple. Nara is quieter than Kyoto and Osaka. More than one thousand friendly deer live with Nara citizens. And also Nara has a lot of local food like Sushi, Ramen and so on. You would be able to have unique experience.

FROM$255/ per group
Himeji : Hyogo Golden Route  (one of five tours)cover image

Himeji : Hyogo Golden Route (one of five tours)

Himeji
9 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$235/ per group
[Ichijou street] Hanging around east-west street  in Kyotocover image

[Ichijou street] Hanging around east-west street in Kyoto

Kyoto
5 hours

There are many old streets in old capital Kyoto area. I design a walking tour set of 31 streets.You can see the true Kyoto in this tour which is not in tourism like 30 years ago.In some streets, You could see traditional dying shops for Yuzen which is a traditional dyeing Kimono method of Kyoto.You can visit some of the shops and I will interpret between the shop owner and you.

FROM$147/ per group
Penetralia Arashiyama and Sagano (Kyoto departure)cover image

Penetralia Arashiyama and Sagano (Kyoto departure)

Kyoto
7 hours

Arashiyama used to be a resort of aristocracies having a 1200 years history and birth place of Japanese anthology of one hundred poets. We will walk around quiet area of Sagano in Arashiyama for 6 hours. We will visit Tenryuu temple(World Heritage), Bamboo trail around Arashiyama and Adashino-Nenbutu-ji , Otagi-Nenbutu-ji aroud deep Sagano area which have unique 8000 statues and another bamboo forest.

FROM$191/ per group

Yoshiharu K. Japan Tour Reviews

Zeynep E.

Zeynep E.

5 / 5
May 9, 2024

Kyoto highlights (Kyoto departure)

Kyoto
9 hours

Great Itinerary

We had a very pleasant time being led around the city with Yoshi. He had an extensive 2 day itinerary and we could not have seen as much without his guidance.

Zeynep E.

Dear Zeynep Thank you for your evaluation. And I am glad you accepted my proposal and it did well. I hope you will travel to Japan again. Yours sincerely, Yoshi

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Guylaine C.

4 / 5
May 4, 2024

Kyoto highlights (Kyoto departure)

Kyoto
9 hours

Kyoto has so much to offer!

Yoshi showed us not only the sights but all the transportation modes in Kyoto. He was very well prepared, handing us printed information on different topics such as different eras and religions. He adapted the tour to our needs. The only negative comment is that his English is sometimes difficult to understand. We had a great day!

Guylaine C.

Dear Guylaine Thank you for your evaluation. I think you were very good company. So I also enjoyed the tour. When you come to Japan next time, I will guide you in many Japanese cooking knife shops. Yours sincerely, Yoshi

Nijo castle, a must !

Yoshi, as he likes to be called, was very well prepared for our visit. Nijo castle was the highlight of our Kyoto visits. Unfortunately, we were too tired from the previous day to walk Philosophers path. Thank you Yoshi

Guylaine C.

Dear Guylaine Thank you for your evaluation. Please come to Kyoto again to walk Philosophers path and other beautiful places. Yours sincerely, Yoshi