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

by Ai - Japan Licensed Guide
(20) Reviews

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

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

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

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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↓↓↓

 https://triplelights.com/guide/tours

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Ai

Licensed Guide
(20) Reviews

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2 months ago Traveler: Virginia -   Tour Guide: Ai

I contacted Ai in early December about a one-day tour of Kyoto with a list of top choices for a customized trip for my group of five (myself, my two young adult children, and their two young adult friends). She got back to me right away with a proposed itinerary and the suggestion that we hire a private car and driver for the day. Ai responded quickly to all my questions during the planning period...
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Ai was enthusiastic and personable, guiding my family through the major sites of western and southern kyoto. The photos she took were amazing! We learned alot about her culture. Her english is perfect. She made lunch reservations and arranged for a private taxi. We just sat back and enjoyed this beautiful city!
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We had a great day with Ai ! We did not have alot of time and we asked Ai to help us see as much as possible in 1 day. We went all over Kyoto and I'm so glad we had Ai to help us get everywhere . She took amazing photos for us that we will treasure forever. We really enjoyed our time with Ai and getting to know her and Kyoto more. We will miss her ! And we really loved Kyoto :)
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As a party of 6 with 2 young boys and two octogenarians it’s hard to know how best to curate a trip in one of the worlds prettiest cities with more UNESCO world heritage sites than most! Step in Ai. From the moment we met her we felt comfortable that she was able to judge and meet our needs. Her English is first class, her knowledge of Kyoto (operational and historical) excellent but of most sig...
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