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Tour Guide - Shoji K.

Shoji K.

4.74 / 5
(73 reviews)
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Available Areas

Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama

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Languages

English

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Response Time

3 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Nature & Outdoor

About Tour Guide Shoji K.

Hi! Welcome to Japan. My name is Shoji Kitamura, a licensed English-speaking tour guide. Please call me Shoji that is the same sound as a sliding screen made of wood and paper you may have seen in a traditional Japanese room.

I was born and raised in Yokohama next to Tokyo but lived for work in several beautiful and historical cities such as Nikko, Hiroshima, and Ise which have world heritage sites and/or national park. I fully enjoyed the nature, culture and lives in each city where I lived.

I retired after 36 years with a national research institute of fisheries in 2016.

During my career, I visited 5 continents except Antarctica, more than 20 nations for attending international scientific conferences, conducting collaborative research or teaching some technologies, etc. In Japan, I often took foreign scientists and government officers sightseeing. I had great times in these opportunities.

Such experiences made me decide to become a licensed English-speaking guide interpreter after retirement to introduce Japanese nature, culture, foods, etc. properly to many tourists coming to Japan from all over the world.

For more than 20 years I’ve been living in Nikko, which is located about 150km north of Tokyo, and designated as a World Heritage site and a National Park. If you consider a day trip from Tokyo, I strongly recommend coming to Nikko by 2-hour train ride from Tokyo. I am looking forward to showing you around in this historical and beautiful town.

Besides Nikko, I can also guide you in Yokohama, my home town, and in neighboring city such as Tokyo and Kamakura.


Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima if you pay my transportation fee.



Tours

Your Best Choice of Tokyo One-day Tourcover image

Your Best Choice of Tokyo One-day Tour

Tokyo
7 hours 30 min

Tokyo has a lot of sightseeing spots for foreign tourist. So, I narrowed them down to 8 spots listed below for your options. If you are wondering where to go, book this tour. Just choose 4 or 5 spots out of them for your tour, then I will arrange your itinerary. Of course, you can select any places you like other than those listed. 1. Tsukiji Outer Market, 2. Hamarikyu Garden, 3. Sumida River Cruising, 4. Asakusa, 5. Tokyo Skytree, 6. Imperial Palace, 7. Meiji Jingu Shrine, 8. Ueno Park

FROM$228/ per group
Must-see in Nikko One-day Tourcover image

Must-see in Nikko One-day Tour

Tokyo
11 hours

Visiting must-see 3 sightseeing spots in Nikko, Toshogu, the most famous and popular shrine of the World Heritage in Nikko, the Kegon Waterfall, one of the 3 major waterfalls in Japan and Lake Chuzenji, the lake located at the highest (1269m above sea level) place in Japan. You can enjoy both artificial and natural beauty of Nikko.

FROM$294/ per group
Must-sees in Kamakura One-day Tourcover image

Must-sees in Kamakura One-day Tour

Tokyo
8 hours

We visit a historical city, Kamakura where Japan's first shogunate (feudal government) existed from the 12th to the 14th century. It takes about 1 hour by train from Tokyo to Kamakura. There are a lot of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. I chose must-see places for you. We also enjoy streetcar ride in the city.

FROM$235/ per group
Nikko World Heritage One-day Tourcover image

Nikko World Heritage One-day Tour

Tokyo
11 hours

Visiting Toshogu shrine and RInnnoji temple, the World Heritage. Magnificent and solemn architectures and carvings of the shrine and the temple will move you deeply for sure.

FROM$294/ per group
Highland Nikko Hiking and Cruising One-day Tour (May to Oct.)cover image

Highland Nikko Hiking and Cruising One-day Tour (May to Oct.)

Tokyo
12 hours

Hiking along the coast line of Lake Chuzenji or in Senjogahara wetland which is registered under the Ramsar Convention as “Oku-Nikko-shitsugen” (the wetland in Highland Nikko) and cruising in the lake.

FROM$326/ per group
Must-see in Hakone One-day Tourcover image

Must-see in Hakone One-day Tour

Hakone
11 hours 30 min

We reach the pleasure of Hakone using various rides, such as Express train, mountain climbing railway, mountain climbing cable car, ropeway and cruising ship on Lake Ashi. You can enjoy the breathtaking Mt.Fuji viewing, the powerful volcanic activity, beautiful lake cruising, and walking along the old Tokaido, cedar tree avenue.

FROM$294/ per group

Shoji K. Japan Tour Reviews

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Joshua S.

5 / 5
Apr 11, 2024

Your Best Choice of Tokyo One-day Tour

Tokyo
7 hours 30 min

A one day tour with a little bit of everything

Shoji san was wonderful, he made sure we had the best experience we could and ensured we got the most out of the day! We had the nicest sushi we could have and even entertained my attempts to speak Japanese!!

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Alev O.

1 / 5
Apr 8, 2024

Must-see in Hakone One-day Tour

Hakone
6 hours 30 min

Don’t go to Hakone with Shoji.

Unfortunately Shoji is not a guide. He showed no interest in anything. He hardly talked to us. He acted as the fourth person of our group. He never explained anything about any places we visited. We believe he never visited Hakone open air museum since he had no idea of the place.He did not explain the story of the Hakone shrine except it was from the 8th century. We had to google everything to get information. Very disappointing. At the end of the tour he was about to walk off into the station without even a farewell ‘goodbye’!

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Donald D.

5 / 5
Mar 31, 2024

Your Best Choice of Tokyo One-day Tour

Tokyo
7 hours

Three days with Shoji

My son and I spent three days with Shoji, a visit to city highlights and day trips to Hakone and Nikko. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable and informative and provided guidance for our independent travel on other days. We enjoyed our time with him and saw so much more than we could ever have managed on our own.