GUIDE Service

Special guides and special tour

You can make an reservation with experienced paid guide in advance and receive guide service. The volunteer guide is waiting at the salon and it is also possible to receive a concierge service from the guide free of charge. Since guides specialized in various fields are registered in the salon, we can provide information on Kyoto sightseeing and experiences in various variations.

Last Samurai Joe Okada

The most longest career in Japan and the oldest age 88 years old!
Interpretation guide English, 55 years career, Joe Okada. Currently Japan is the oldest, 88 years old. He started the guide in 1962. Every Saturday, he do the unique walking tour to foreign guests in Kyoto. With fashion like samurai, puts a Japanese sword on his waist, and walks around the shopping streets and temples in Kyoto. And he will show off a samurai show including "Killing the Apple in the Air". Mr. Okada's tour is called locally like this. "Rising a whirlwind in Kyoto sightseeing! Last samurai show"

Kazumi Yuasa

The most busy Spanish guide in Japan
Flying around Japan, the busiest Spanish guide. My hobby is collecting the red seal book. Guideable places are widespread including Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Koyasan, Akashi Kaikyo, Kobe, Kurashiki, Okayama, Hiroshima, Naoshima, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go and Takayama.

Kazuya Akiyama (Kazu)

National Licensed Tour Guide(English) 
Everyday I enjoy going around Kyoto walking or on bike through its countless streets and discovering hidden treasures behind the famous tourist spots. |
Come join me to share the real beauty and rich culture of the city.

Isabelle

Trendy Kyoto Guide (Chinese, French)
Graphic Designer, writer. Traveling around the world and find Kyoto is the best
place to be. Discover together the secret spot, flea market, second-hand store,
antique boutique, charming coffee shop in traditional houses…the must-place
you need to see for trendy Kyoto!

Mayae Yamashita

National Licensed Tour Guide(English) 
7 years experienced English tour guide. I am studying Spanish now. I can go to all over the Japan with you, not only in Kyoto.

Ayaka

Shrine, Temple, Japanese confectionary Guide (English)
Kyoto is a nice place to feel ancient Japan;visiting historical places(including a lot of world heritages!),eating Kyoto cuisine and confectionery(healthy and beautiful!)etc..Each experience makes us feel calm and sophisticated.
Why don't we explore the traditional beauty of Kyoto?
 

Alex

Russian volunteer guide
International student studying Japanese. A 24 year old Russian. One year in Kyoto. His hobby is animation, manga. He can speak English and Japanese too. Currently working while working at the concierge salon, studying the guide and studying the tea ceremony (Matcha and Sencha). Currently, girl friend is recruiting.