Kenji is great host and guide. He is a fountain of information. I’ve been visited Japan and this area 8 times before this experience. Kenji enlightened me about some the nuances of Shintoism. It was great experience being in his group and I highly recommend him.
I booked the Fushimi Inari tour for an influencer event held in Kyoto. Kenji was awesome to work with and was able to accommodate our large group of 22 people. To accommodate us, he arranged for a second guide and helped cut down the route to ensure we finished on-time (accounting for plenty of photo opportunities for the influencers, breaks, and providing interesting information on the areas we passed). The route he took us on was amazing – felt very hidden and we had most of the route to ourselves on top of being absolutely beautiful. The lunch place (soba restaurant) he took us afterwards was delicious and tasted great after the hike. I have heard lots of compliments on the hike from the attendees and would definitely book with Kenji again. Highly recommend this tour or any tour provided with Kenji for both small and large groups – you will be guaranteed to have a great time! Thanks for everything??
C.B (Facebook page)
Why pay to go to Fushimi Inari with a tour guide? LET ME TELL YOU WHY. Kenji is VERY passionate about tours and every place he goes to. He knew so much that I would have NEVER thought about, and if you have any other questions, he can answer it and you gain so much from this trip besides just “pretty pictures”. You walk away with knowledge and an appreciation for this special place. Plus, he doesn’t take you through the heavily tourist-populated way to get to the top of Fushimi Inari, so you’re able to just breathe and take in the scenery. I also felt very comfortable around Kenji, since he’s easy to joke with (and Edgar, my other fellow tourist). Perhaps Kenji is also a good luck charm, because in my 4 day Kyoto trip, the sun was out only on the day I went on this experience. Also, did I mention Kenji is super nice? I was also being our personal, mini photographer whenever we asked for pictures and I thought that was funny, but I totally appreciated it!
Kenji was an informative professional Japanese guide and showed us a lots of special non touristic places.
You would know about Japanese life and culture more deeply, such as religions, customs, natures, historical foods and so on.
lf l didn’t join this tour, I’m sure l couldn’t enjoy Fusimi like this and I might be tired with crowded jam and long line.
Finally, we enjoyed really tasty soba “kithune” noodles which is including tour price and a special meal in Fusimi at traditional restaurant. It was authentic and relaxing atmosphere and we enjoyed chatting after good hiking.
I highly recommend this tour!
Thank you for everything, Kenji!
S.T (Facebook page)
Kenji provided the highlight of our trip for my daughter and I. Authentic, humorous, educational and engaged. Our appreciation and understanding of the Shinto religion increased dramatically. We never felt rushed and Kenji made it feel like it was the first and most important tour he has given. Deserve 6 stars!