Kyoto_Rakusei Rakuchu

I am an English guide in charge of
Kyoto Rakusei Rakuchu.


Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.


Highlights (1) Tenryu-Ji Temple (2) Nijyo-jyo castle (3) Kyoto Imperial Palace Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakusei (West district) and Central district. Visiting Rakusei , Tenryu-ji temple represents the Kitayama culture. Nijyo-jyo castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace in Rakuchu (Central district) are the cultural center during Heian, Momoyama and Edo periods. Arashiyama changes its color from season to season and Sagano is a tranquil spot, beloved by emperors and nobles. Bamboo grove make you feel romantic and become a movie star.Match-making shrine called Nonomiya-shrine built in the midst of grove, may help you find a partner for life soon.Tokugawa shogunate came to an end in this castle, Nijyo-jo castle in 1867 with the announcement of hand over the authority back to the Emperor by last Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Kyoto Imperial Palace was partly open to public from July 16, 2016 and is held in high regard as a piece of Japan’s cultural heritage. Fantastic to walk a beautiful bridge, Togetsu Bridge and listen to the murmuring of the Katsura river. Carefully maintained and preserved Bamboo grove is also a must-see spot. The head temple of the Tenryu-ji branch of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism has both a botanic garden and a gorge-water garden, borrowed landscape from Mt Arashiyama to part of the garden. Nijyo-jo castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace will tell you long historical tale in Kyoto from 794 to 1867.


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$320 for 8 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


  We were going over pictures with friends and I thought of you. Thanks for your time and efforts to educate and entertain us. The group was very happy with you, sorry we were unable to keep up.
Thanks Ron (USA)


How to request my service


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