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Who are they?

Here are the guides susceptible to take care of you :

Tadashi SUGIHARA (certified guide, English and French)

He was born in 1981 in Kyoto, where he grew up.

He began to study English at school and went to the Ryukoku International Culture University before working for 5 years in a supermarket while preparing the exam of guide and interpreter in French. He passed it in 2009 and then passed the exam in English in 2014. He began his career as a French speaking guide and gained experience accompanying lots of travellers in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Hakone, Tokyo, Kamakura, Nikko and many other cities, as a certified guide and interpreter for Autrement le Japan (ALJ), Kyoto Cycling Tour Project (KCTP), or in freelance. He has also worked as a translator for some French medias.

The tourists he has guided have always appreciated his knowledge of Kyoto, Japanese history and traditions, his skills in English and French and his kindness.


How much does it cost?

half a day (until 4 hours)
a day (until 8 hours)
18 000¥*
28 000¥**
tickets of public transports (bus, train, underground, ...)
yours and those of the guide, to your responsability, in supplement of the price indicated above
entries of sites
yours, to your responsability, in supplement of the price indicated above***

What are the conditions?

At the end of the excursion, you'll give the guide, in cash, the amount corresponding to his service. Prices are identical for couples, families, or groups until 10 people.

* Overrun will be charged as a full day, that's to say 28 000 yens.

** Overrun will be charged, in addition to the 28 000 yens a day, 4 000 yens per hour started.

***Certified guides do not pay the entries of sites, except for few ones we will notify you by e-mail when you'll contact us.

Your guide try, as possible, to ensure you a nice course of visit, but the prices indicated do not include insurance.


How to contact us?

You can send us an email until 7 PM, the day before your visit, at contact@kotoguidejapon.com, precising :

- your first and family name

- your email address

- the date, hour and place of appointment (preferably your hotel)

- the name and phone number of your hotel

- the sites you want to visit


It will be a pleasure for one of us to help you during your trip in Japan. Always ready to listen to you and in accordance to your wishes, we will give you propositions of routes that will fit to your demand and will allow you to save time during your trip.




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