Local tour guides in Osaka and Nara

Old Apr 18th, 2016, 05:05 AM
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Local tour guides in Osaka and Nara

Hi,

Does anyone here has experience with the free local tour guide/groups in Kyoto and Nara?

Any recommended groups?

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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Uh, let's clarify:

You do mean KYOTO (your question) and not OSAKA (your post title), right?

And what are you looking for - walking tours, guided tours of specific sites, cultural/historical tours?
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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 09:52 AM
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Thanks for the reply BigRuss, sorry the subject line was a typo error, what I meant was Kyoto and Nara.

I was actually referring to below tour guides/groups:

http://enablejapan.com/blog/2014/05/...ides-in-kyoto/

https://www.toursbylocals.com/Kyoto-...CcgaAg8D8P8HAQ

http://www.supercheapjapan.com/free-guides-in-nara/

Any feedback/comment would be much appreciated.

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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 12:39 PM
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No need to apologize, just trying to help ensure you get the right question answered. We have an interest in the results b/c upcoming trip.

Haven't used these but will bird-dog this discussion.

In Kyoto we actually bumbled into a semi-guided tour at Nijo-jo because a couple of students at the palace wanted to practice English with us and in exchange for our time letting them do so, they tour-guided for us.
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This was question I was also going to ask. We will be there mid oct- mid November.
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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 06:46 PM
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I had an excellent volunteer guide in Nara a couple of years back, right now I don't have the link...will look for it but meanwhile googling --volunteer guide might work. I had to pay the guide's train fare and lunch. It was a great informative day...
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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 06:55 PM
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Free local guides can be a fabulous resource in Japan!

You can find great information about Japanese National Tourism Organization guides -- called Goodwill guides -- here:
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/tr...deservice.html

Please pay attention to the section on the norms that apply to your use of these guides.
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Old Apr 18th, 2016, 11:05 PM
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http://nara-guide-club.com/

Above is a link to the site I used to arrange my volunteer guide in Nara.
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