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Takuya Yanagisawa

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Freelance Guide

  • Locations

    Osaka, Osaka, Japan

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Gateway of Kobe

Guide Bio

I am an English-speaking nationally certified interpreter and sightseeing tour guide. During a career in international business, I always wanted to experience life the way the local folks do overseas. I am aware many foreign tourists want to do so in Japan. I enjoy sharing the chance to explore the rich culture, history and heritage more in depth than what is written in guide books or internet articles.

I used to live in Edmonton, Canada and Milwaukee, U.S.A. for my university education. I also use to travel around the world quite frequently for the last few decades. I am very informative and always seek fun spots to offer my guests. I like to guide people to experience niche places or attractions such as bar hopping, called Hashigo in Japanese, to the backcountry hot springs in the wild and hidden or unexplored regions.

I can even make the private tour proposals and attend up to one week of visitors’ private tour.

Freelance Guide

I am a nationally certified tour guide for Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji and the Western Japan area. I offer adventure and sightseeing tours to places not always found in a tourist book.

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