My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

by Ai - Japan Licensed Guide
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Welcome to my page.\(^o^)/

 My name is Ai, so I am I, right? lol

*****BIO*****

Having lived in Osaka for more than thirty years, including ten-year experience  of commuting to private schools in Kyoto, made me an expert of KANSAI guide.

I know every must-see sightseeing spot & nice restaurant in my hometown KANSAI area!

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

(Since there are some overlapped periods, don't calculate my age!lol)

To avert your attention from my age issue, let's move on to the introduction of KANSAI highlights.

ヘ(`・ω・)ノ

 

***CASTLES & SAMURAI***

There are famous castles in KANSAI region, namely,

★Himeji Castle, UNESCO World Heritage★↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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★Nijyo Castle, UNESCO World Heritage★

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★Osaka Castle★↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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and DOTONBORI river cruise.

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

*****KYOTO*****

If you are  first time to visit Japan, I strongly recommned to stroll arond an ancient capital, Kyoto, which is only a 15-min ride by Shinkansen bullet train from Osaka.

Cherry blossoms in ★Hirano Shrine★↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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★Golden Pavilion, UNESCO World Heritage★↓

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★Kiyomizu Temple, UNESCO WorldHeritage★↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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★Fushimi Inari Shrine★ ↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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★Arashiyama★↓

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

are another highlights of a historical city, Kyoto.

 

*****OSAKA*****

(seen from my office: morning→sunset→twilight)

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places(↑won the 2nd prize of a photo contest by this facility)

Since Osaka is famous for its gourmet and commerce, lot of delicious restaurants are available with quite reasonable prices.

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

.………Universal Studios Japan………

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

I was in charge of constructing a new attraction as a technical interpreter, I can tell you very interesting behind-the-scene stories and the history of USJ.

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

 

*****MY SPECIALITIES*****

……Personal Connections………

In addition to the above information, I have personal connections that enable me to reserve platinum concert tickets and fully-booked luxury hotel rooms just for you.

For instance, I grabbed  an area row 1 seat for Paul McCartney's live at Nippon Budokan\(^o^)/

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

and have met many celebrities.

(Backstreet Boys↓)My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

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(autographed CD of musical diva, Lea Salonga, aka Miss Saigon)

If you love music, let's go to concert  & KARAOKE♪

I will reserve best available seats for you!(^◇^)♪♪

…………DISCOUNT SHOPPING…………

Shopping at department stores in OSAKA/KYOTO/TOKYO with discounted prices, 10%off,  is also available!

 

……Artistic Photography………

Last but not least to say, as you may notice, I am quite good at taking pictures!Σp[【◎】]ω・´)

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

(an award-winning shot, that I introduced in Osaka section, was used on a billboard ad)

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

Therefore, being accompanied with a professional English tour guide who is skillful at photograph would make your travel unforgettable for both in your memory, and on your SNS!lol

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places

My profile & KANSAI(Kyoto, Osaka) must-see places(↑My oil painting, drawn  when I was a high school student.)

Feel free to ask me any questions:)

Hope to see you in Japan!!!

 your guide,

 Ai            

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Drop me a message & customized tour request in
★Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe

and 

★Tokyo metropolitan area

Here are my model tours( *・ω・)ノ↓↓↓

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