Translated by Allie
Kyoto: Authentic Experience
Written by Keishi Kawakami
Kyoto is the cultural capitol of Japan. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to get an authentic experience from your visit!
Kyoto is the place where almost everybody visits if they come to Japan.But do you have anything in your mind what you can do in Kyoto? Do you know how to get information about things you should eat or buy and places you should visit? Even you've got information, sometime it is so hard to make your decisions what you will do and where you will go. I guess that some of them might want to ask locals what is the best way to see and experience real Kyoto.
Here you go. There is a wonderful way to get to know and experience Kyoto as much as possible in comfort.
Tell about Kyoto from local side
From YASAKA TAXI
Here is a way to do it. Getting around by Yasaka Limousine Service with English Speaking Chauffeur.
They provide the best service to meet customer's expectations. We can say that their drivers represents welcoming sprites in Japan. Drivers who know about Kyoto well will guide you to special places in Kyoto.
Being a driver and being a guide need to have different skills. But Taxi drivers of Yasaka Limousine Service have both skills. But don't take it wrong. It doesn't mean that every single taxi driver will be able to drive you around guiding in English. So you don't need to stop to ask a driver to guide you.
Still hard to find drivers who can drive you around and guide you at the same time.
There are still not much drivers who can give a guide in English. Ten thousand people registered as a driver at this moment. But Only 100 people of them can speak English. Only ten of them have a certificate of interpreters .
You should keep in your mind that you need to reserve at a hotel if you want to have a interpreter driver.
Hire a taxi driver who speaks English = the best way to get around Kyoto
There are not much people who can guide you in English as driving around in Kyoto. So if you've got a chance to have him/her, you will definitely have memorable and fabulous time with him/her.
It is hard to get a license of interpreters since they are required to know geography and history of Japan besides languages. Qualified interpreter drivers who I met not only know about shrines and temples but also can explain about different ways of thinking that people in japan and people from the other countries have and have in depth knowledge about how shrines and temples have connections with Judaism.
I'm pretty sure that people from the other countries wonder if Japanese people are religious or what gods are like for Japanese people. These qualified guide will answer your questions.
Now, Most of people started thinking about a price to hire this wonderful guide. It will cost you about from 30 to 70 thousand yen for half a day to 9 hours. If you have a budget for it and want to experience real Kyoto with a licensed guide, its worth to take this tour.
You can get to experience things you can not get to know on a guidebook you have in your hand. You will get to see and feel Kyoto more than you expected for sure.