We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan

1-1-2 Shibata, Kita-ku | Meeting Place: Kinokuniya Book Store, Osaka 530-0012, Osaka Prefecture
+81 90-2014-8818
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing tour that we'll remember forever (+ bonus photos!)

We (me and my 75 year/old mother) booked Takuya to take us on a half day tour of Tokyo because of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allison S
Excellent

We booked Takuya for a day trip to Kyoto from Osaka, and he was absolutely fantastic. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda L
,
Sydney, Australia
Read all 36 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Are you tired of “regular” tour schedules? Do you want to have more freedom or privacy during your tour? Would you like to experience a bit of the real daily life of Japan? Or perhaps you’d like t to explore Japan’s beautiful back country? Then, I’m here for you. I am so glad you have found me and choose me for your expert private tour concierge for your tour in Japan. I offer you the premium private tour for Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe. All the itinerary is customary tailored for your own desire and goal in discussion to you. I usually combine “must-visit-place” of clients, “my pick” based on season or even a day, “special opening or exhibitions” in your itinerary. I take you to the traditional Japanese bars, even the authentic Micheline star “Kappo” restaurant, tea ceremony at the tea master’s residence. Yes, I do guide HIroshima, Koyasan, and other remote areas for your further expedition. I love Onsen. If you want to visit the hidden Onsen, I am an expert!!
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1-1-2 Shibata, Kita-ku | Meeting Place: Kinokuniya Book Store, Osaka 530-0012, Osaka Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 90-2014-8818
Write a ReviewReviews (36)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"private guide"
in 4 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 3 reviews
"great guide"
in 3 reviews
"michelin star restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"himeji castle"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"bullet train"
in 2 reviews
"itineraries"
in 2 reviews
"itinerary"
in 4 reviews
"tours"
in 3 reviews
"sites"
in 5 reviews
"interests"
in 2 reviews
"tailored"
in 2 reviews
"culture"
in 5 reviews
"english"
in 14 reviews
"temple"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (me and my 75 year/old mother) booked Takuya to take us on a half day tour of Tokyo because of his great reviews on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed! The tour definitely ended up being everything we hoped it would be and more! Takuya...More

1  Thank Allison S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Alison, thanks so much for such a positive review of my tour. I feel so honored to learn that you and your mother enjoyed the tour with me. And I am relieved that you enjoyed the photos I shot for both of you. I wish...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Takuya for a day trip to Kyoto from Osaka, and he was absolutely fantastic. It was horrifically hot the entire day (around 38C!) but Takuya was well prepared, offering my mum and I umbrellas, fans and even ice packs throughout the day. He...More

1  Thank Amanda L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Amanda for such a wonderful review. And I am very very glad to learn that you enjoyed the tour of HOT HOT Kyoto with the historic Gion Festival with me. As you know, whenever I have a tour in hot humid summer,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 6 Aussies, kids 17, 16, 14 and 10. This was our first experience of Japanese Culture and were completely unsure of what to expect. We found Takuya on Tripadvisor and immediately booked him to help us visit Osaka and Kyoto....More

1  Thank jawa1967
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Daniel, thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed those two days in Osaka and Kyoto with me. And I loved to hear that you got something precious at the antique store in Kyoto....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Our tour with Taku was wonderful. We met him on our second day in Osaka. Our first day had been rough: the trains were hard to figure out, the restaurants in Dontonbori were confusing, and we got lost trying to find our way back to...More

1  Thank Holly C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi Holly, thanks so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour to Himeji Castle and the Instant Ramen Museum with me though it was so hot and humid. And it is very good to learn that you enjoyed...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

It's always with apprehension when meeting someone on line to be your guide in a foreign country without actually speaking with him. In addition, having to take a leap of faith with the money, communication and of course personality. Could not have been more happy...More

1  Thank mikechang680
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Dear Mike, Marie, Aaron & Jose and Lora Thanks so much for your kind review. I am so glad to learn that you enjoyed the days with me. I really wish I could guide you more places in Japan and let you experience more unique...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 12, 2018

My husband and I spent a full day touring with Takuya in the Ohara area outside Kyoto in late May, 2018. In advance, Takuya asked us detailed questions about our interests, tastes, diet, etc.. Based on what I told him, he planned a day for...More

2  Thank margaretesullivan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Hi Margaret! Thanks so much for such a wonderful review. And I really apologize you for my late response to you. I am very very glad to learn my guest of the year of Fire Horse and her husband really enjoyed the day tour with...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We spent 2 full days with Takuya touring Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima & Miyajima. He is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable, speaks and understands English fluently, was entertaining and took many group and individual photos of us which he forwarded to us on our return home. Takuya...More

4  Thank martyloaz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

Dear Marty & Helen, Brian & Marlene, and Howell, & Ellen Thanks for such a wonderful review. And I am so grateful to learn that you enjoyed the two day tour with me. I really wish that the weather in Iwakuni would be much better...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful full day tour of Osaka with Takuya as our private guide. Not only has he a lot of knowledge, he is also a very nice person to spend a day with. We saw lots of great sights and in the evening...More

2  Thank Alain P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Dear Alain Thanks for your wonderful review. I am so glad to learn that you really enjoyed the tour of Osaka with me. I really wish I could have guided you the other parts of Japan. Maybe, next time!! You have more than enough to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Takuya (Taco) provided two days of service. He was fun, accommodating, intelligent and spoke and understood English very well. We went to Kyoto one day and Osaka one day and he tailored the adventure to us very well.More

2  Thank meribeth16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks so much Meribeth, I am very glad all of you, Bruce, and Vince enjoyed your tour with me in Kyoto and Osaka. You have already started the path to Kumano Hongu Shrine in Osaka and have to tell the other tourists in your group...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Takuya has good in-depth knowledge about the locations including food, route and planning the time. He also acts as the photographer for the day.More

3  Thank Andy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
49takuyay, オーナー at Private Tour Concierge Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Western Japan, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Hi Andy Thanks for your kind review. I really hope you enjoyed the tour of Osaka, Himeji, and Kobe with me. Next time you will be back here, I will definitely take you to more sake, more whisky, and even more!! Please stay in touch!!!...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 381 hotels in Osaka
Hotel New Hankyu Osaka
1,220 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel New Hankyu Annex
455 reviews
.14 miles away
Harmonie Embrassee Osaka
129 reviews
.17 miles away
Hotel Landmark Umeda
112 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Indian Curry, Sambangai
107 reviews
.02 miles away
Sweden
20 reviews
.02 miles away
Kyouto Menya Takei, Hankyu Umeda
13 reviews
.00 miles away
Gogoichi Hourai Hankyuu Umeda Station
42 reviews
.00 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kitamuki Jizoson
23 reviews
.11 miles away
Tsunashikiten Shrine Otabisha
30 reviews
.14 miles away
Hankyu Tourist Center Osaka Umeda
6 reviews
.08 miles away
Joypolis
53 reviews
.12 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tomás K
July 6, 2018|
Answer
Response from 49takuyay | Property representative |
Dear Tomas Thanks for your inquiry. I regret to say that I speak English as a tour guide though I studied Spanish at the US university. If you are fine in English, please kindly contact me. Regards. Takuya
0
Votes
Google Translation
Kelly A
June 23, 2018|
Answer
Response from 49takuyay | Property representative |
Hi Kelly Thanks for your inquiry. In order to reach me, you can search me in Google, "Private Tour Concierge Takuya Japan". Then, you may find my website and you can reach me by email. I am looking forward to hearing from... More
0
Votes
Google Translation
srotondo68
June 19, 2018|
Answer
Response from 49takuyay | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. I am glad that you found me. You can contact me directly by email. Please search me in google, Private Tour Concierge Takuya Japan. Then, you can find my website. I am sorry for this inconvenience... More
0
Votes
Google Translation