Door to Kyoto
KYOTO & NARA
Private Tour Guide
Be a part of Kyoto and feel the Essence of Japan
If you visit both Kyoto and Nara, you will find the difference between two old capitals.
Kyoto with a style or form more local and originated to Japan, and Nara with civilization affected by the continental culture brought to Japan by Tang Dynasty China.
As Japan has four remarkable seasons, you will find different beauty of Kyoto in each season. Various flowers blooming, moss growing or fresh green leaves coming out from season to season and they always glad our eyes.
Therefore, people living in this country are sensitive to changes of the seasons, and are modest, but, the nationality of being very sensitive to the nature was fostered.
Why don't you be a part of Kyoto and Nara and feel the Essence of Japan?
In my guide tours, I always try to share local's eye's level with a lot of local experience, so that you can enjoy Kyoto not just a visitor but as if you were living in Kyoto.
You will find so many things to see, feel, learn, experience, taste and ENJOY !!
Kyoto and Nara was the capital before the capital moved to Tokyo 150 years ago.
Since The Emperor used to live in Nara and then in Kyoto,many important parts of Japanese history and culture had been unfolded and developed in these places.
Especially Kyoto was the former capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years; from 794 until 1868.
It retains more than 1,500 Buddhism temples and Shinto shrines since it was not bombed during World War II.
That's why we can say ''Kyoto is the best place to see and feel the Essence of Japan''.
Kyoto is full of Beauty, History and its unique Culture; such as Beautiful Japanese gardens, Templos with Old wooden architectures, Unique Kyoto-style houses so called ''Machiya'' and many Kyoto-people still living respecting their traditions including tea ceremony, seasonal decorations for their houses and life that you can see with the culture of Maiko and Geiko in Kyoto.
I am working as a licensed guide so called ''Kyoto Visitors Host''
I was born in Kyoto and grown up here in Kyoto.I've been in Mexico and Great Britain when I was a student. Also I traveled more than 40 times(19 countries).I've been guiding many guests in English and Spanish. I'm also licensed in Tea ceremony and Japanese flower arrangement.
Besides working as a licences guide, I work in the tea ceremony workshop for foreign visitors.
The characteristic of my guiding is use of ''Original materials''.Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials such as old maps, ancient writings, pictures and Japanese wood rock prints help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.
To offer an itinerary that perfectly suite for each guest,I always send an questioner before making the plan. According to your interests,schedule,conditions,budget and requests, I will make the best itinerary just for you.
If I could be your guide in Kyoto, I will do all my best to make your days in Kyoto very confortable,interesting and enjoyable.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you around!