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Spirits of Japan

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Offering private & semi-private professional Interpretive Japanese Cultural, Food and Sake Tours of the Kansai Region. 18 years in Japan, 18 years as a professional Tour Guide, I will teach you of the history & culture of Japan because it all...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Richard is very knowledgeable on Japanese history, mythology and eastern religions and the temple and shrine visits were great. But more important for me was his knowledge of food & sake and many great places where the locals go to eat and drink. We hit...More

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Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Well, you know, history would not be history if it was not for food and sake. They play an important role in Japan and checking out Temples and Shrines makes one parched and hungry! I got your back! Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the night sake tasting tour in Osaka with Richard and so glad we did. Beyond the bars (hidden gems where the locals prefer to go), he shared his knowledge about the customs, history of Japan, and even recommendations for maximizing our upcoming trip...More

1  Thank Holly B
Hawk H, Manager at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Let me know if you ever need me again! I am a multi-task-tour-kind-of -guy!!!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Richard is an outstanding Tour Guide. He has a passion for showing and explaining Japanese culture and history. He does a great job with custom tours for solo travelers that works with your budget. My tours ranged from historical locations to hole in the walk...More

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Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Eston! Thank you sooooo much for coming with me and allowing me to be your Guide. We had a lot of fun and I hoped I met your expectations about being somewhere without no other 'tourists' around. Hope you liked the Miss Kyoto contestants as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Richard for a wonderful tour of Osaka and the Dotombori district. We spoke many times via email and phone before arriving to ensure our tour was personalised, and go the most out of the short time in port. We started the afternoon tour...More

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Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy you guys had a good time and I am really happy you made it back to the boat on time!! It was fun and I hope you got your fill on Osaka Street Food!! Please come again and tell your friends...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Richard had us at Hello 😃we had an incredible relaxing fun filled ,history ,cultural,food ,wine scenery ,personalised experience . Richard has so much knowledge and effortlessly took us on an adventure of a lifetime. Tea ceremony, romantic train into mountain, castles , shrines, food ,...More

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Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

It really takes people that actually want to learn about the culture, the history and the overall experience of a country to make it easy for me to teach you some amazing things. Both of you were so open and caring. Thank you for being...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Richards tour was amazing! He was very understanding of our needs, he made every aspect of our tour perfect. He really took in our needs and tailored the tour to what we needed. THANK YOU RICHARD!!!!!!

1  Thank maruoshinzo
Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be your guide!!! Please come again!!!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

The tour with Richard felt like hanging out with a friend and just chilling. He took me to hidden gems in Namba and I got to learn a lot about sake and Osaka. A lot of bars in Namba are very small and everybody seems...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

I try to reach out to each person and take them where they would like to go. Luckily, you and I had that opportunity and you were awesome. I loved it also! Thank you so much Kevin! Please come back and we will go to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a great way to spend our last day in Japan. Richard has so much knowledge to share and where else can you find someone who grew up in the US, moved to Japan 35 years ago, speaks both languages fluently and walks around in...More

2  Thank Richard O
Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words. You forgot to mention that as I wear my kimono I am drinking sake! LOL Please let your friends know they will be taken care of and thank you for your kind, kind words! Okini!!!!!

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We have been back a week and are just over the jet lag. It's an amazing country with amazing people... 6 of us went including my Father of 75 who has boundless energy. It was a complex 8 day tour in that it covered Osaka,...More

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Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

My deepest appreciation to you and your wonderful family. Eight full days of working with me and following me through at least 13 to 15 km a day, you guys were amazing. Dad was awesome and I loved talking with him every day. Thank you...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic Osaka tour with Richard, who showed us the best of the city, with an exciting food tour. He is very good, both professional and friendly. I strongly recommend him!

1  Thank Pasquale C
Hawk H, Owner at Spirits of Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you and I am happy you had a great time!

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Hello Ramoncita, What I can offer is a stop at the oldest Temple in Osaka. It is quite large and we can discuss about Buddhism there, we can then head over to the most famous Shrine in Osaka and cover Shintoism there, then... More
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