Kyoto must be given top priority as the first destination in Japan, since it has been the spiritual capital for over 1000 years. Without deeply understanding the people, foods, traditions and ideas of Kyoto, the true value of Japan can never be appreciated, and such the Japan tour will end up as a superficial one.
A seemingly perfect tour arrangement with the finest hotels, cuisine, transportation and itinerary can easily be spoiled by just having the wrong guide. So we originally started the venture business focusing on quality guide service to establish WaRaiDo Guide Networks in order to realize an unforgettable life-time experience.
WaRaiDo Guide Networks
CLOTO BLDG, 376 Ichinofunairi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, 604-0924, Japan
■Immediately after graduation from a national university, involved in the business of over-seas marketing and trading with an automobile manufacturer specializing in international projects, and accumulated more than 12 years of experience
■Successfully completed the national guide examination, achieved the position of senior di-rector of the Japan Guide Association and the examiner of the national guide examination
■Introduced in various TV shows and magazines as an entrepreneur in the introduction of Japanese culture to the world
■Supervisor of the English for Communication program designed for Kyoto city municipal employees
Mie, often dressed in kimono, in addition to being a professional guide/interpreter is a very interesting lady who possesses a beautiful combination of Japanese humbleness and western humor. Her name, Mie, literally means “three pictures” in Japanese and, true to that name, she likes to describe pictures of the past, present and future of Japan.
Lecturer of the English for Communication program, designed for Kyoto city municipal employees
Born and raised in Kyoto, Ellie graduated from university in the U.S., after which she worked as a bilingual staff at an international patent office. By virtue of her experience of traveling around the world, her tour is always full of passion, as well as great fun for those of all generations.
Born in Nara, where the Imperial city of Japan was situated before Kyoto. Now studying law at a university in Kyoto, Yuki has passed the national examination for licensed guides as well. Loving Buddhism, Zen and the martial art of Kendo, he makes a point of incorporating such practices into his daily life. He also loves sweets and can be a valuable guide for recommended cafes in Kyoto as well.
While Kazu has lived in Kyoto for more than 30 years, he is truly an international minded person with experience in working at overseas branches of a leading general electric devices manufacturer. Since he is an engineer, you may have a chance to ask about Japanese technology as well as about historic aspects of the country.
Brought up in Japan when the country was under US occupation after the war, Matt was later involved in international operations for a leading Japanese manufacturer. He has experienced work as an overseas representative, including in the US, and has lived outside Japan for around 15 years. In addition to this, he is also an orchestral performer here in Japan, and a fine guide for art here.
Born of a Japanese father and a German mother, and raised in Osaka Japan, Yuki was born to be a talented communicator. She developed her English skill in the early years of her life, and has been teaching English for over 15 years. She recently made her debut as a “cross-cultural communicator” in the inbound tourism field to introduce aspects of Japanese life more deeply for our treasured guests.