|Expertise||:||Cultural properties, Traditional industries|
24,000 JPY / day (8hours)|
12,000 JPY / half a day (4hours)
I am a Kyoto local and live in Fushimi area, famous for sake brewery hopping. I love to visit beautiful gardens,temples and shrines. Also enjoy watching the performing arts during each and every season. Although a high school by trade, I have spent a couple of years providing guided tours of Kyoto and tea ceremony experience to small groups.
Depending on your preferences, I provide many diffrerent types of tours such as cycling tours, hiking tours, tours of Nishiki food market, and as well as sightseeing spots. Additionally, you might also be interested in walking Gion districts, attending tradittional handicrafts workshops or wearing kimonos, and so on.
I invite you to discover the treasure of Kyoto, and look forward to being your guide!
< Specialty > tea ceremony and ikebana, gardens and architecture
(Owned license: tea ceremony and ikebana master,
landscaping and construction management engineer's license)
Please don't hesitate to let me know If you are interested in a hands on tour. I'll do my best!
I guided an Israel family for two days. They were very impressed by the tea ceremony, they learned also make tea by tthemselves for the firstt time. In Tofuki-ji temple, they did Zazen for thiry minutes. In Arashiyama, we went cycling to Giou-ji, a famous moss garden, and Otagi-nembutu-ji, surrounded by lovely stone statues. They were also fascinated with the local sushi there!
I guided a family of four from Australia. (including junior high school kids). Bike ride from Nijo castle to the antique shops of Teramachi Street, Gion Shirakawa district, Ninja restaurant and shrines for the worship of New Year. They also enjoyed local food at the supermarket. Next year I'll guide their mother and father to Kyoto, I promise..
I guided an Australian couple for one day. They felt comfortable to see traditional Kyoto city. They had a special interest in seeing autumn leaves of temples and gardens. They also appreciated the tea ceremony, authentic Japanese cuisine(soba and sushi), and their visit of Machiya, a traditional style wooden building. They saw MAIKO,apprentice Geiko!