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I am an English guide

in charge of Kyoto Rakunan.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Highlights (1) Byodo-in Temple (2) Fushimi-Inari Grand Shrine
Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakunan (South district). Visiting Byodo-in Temple which was converted into a temple by Fujiwara-no-Michinaga in 1052. It symbolizes the Buddhist Paradise.
Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, central shrine for more than 30,000 Inari shrines, is always full of tourists for its scenic beauty of the red avenue of thousand tori gate toward Mt Inari. Uji where Byodo-in Temple was built is a city famous for historic temples and its green tea. A short walk along with Uji river to Kisen-Bashi bridge is so romantic and remind us of The Tale of Genji, a novel written by a noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in Heian period. The cormorant fishing is held in the evening from July 1 to September 30. Tourists can’t resist tasty foods at street stands which are lined in both side of approach to Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine. It has been a place of wide worship for the guardian god of abundant crops, businesses, prosperity and family safety since Inari Okami (god of harvest) was housed on Mt.Inari in 711. Approximate 10,000 Torii shrine gates stand which have been offered by worshippers nationwide as a testament of their prayers and gratitude.

 

My personal information

 

  Lived in Chicago (5 years), Toronto (1 year), Singapore (2 years), Indonesia (4 years) and Birmingham, UK (11 years) to constract business platform, now retired after 40
years employment in Japan. Dynamic tour guide who develops many different ways along with rich experience overseas to entertain large or small tour groups. Enjoys the interaction with tour groups, very strong group presentation and communication skills, finds each guest question as an opportunity to learn anything new. Constantly learning information about each tour spot to enhance tours. Since lincensed as a national tour guide in Feb 2015 and itinerary control manager in March 2016 by Federal Government (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in Japan, had taken care of 6,500 foreign guests in total as of end of May 2018, across all over Japan extended to primarily Kansai district, also Hokkaido, Kanto, Chubu, Hokuriku, San-In, Shikoku district.

 

Guide Fee

 

US$240 for 6 hours a day / up to 20 guests

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

Voices of Customers

 

  From the day I booked he has been emailing me about the itinerary and helping me with restaurant choices, even our transportation to Koyasan. He has given me so much information that I feel I have underpaid him! Although I only booked him for 8 hours, he stayed with us until 7pm and brought us back to out hotel. He was very professional and I will not hesitate to book him again for my future tours. Patricia (USA)

 

How to request my service

 

  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (e22MMN235ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.