Hello! My name is Kaori.
When I was young I was interested in tourism.
I was studying and working as tour conductor around Kanto area in Japan.
I lived abroad from my early 20s to mid 30s.
Australia, Taiwan, Central America, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.
Now I came back and live in Osaka where I was born.
The reason why I applied for the tour guide is because I was pleased when I guided my foreign friends around Japan.
Me personally love traveling a lot.
Especially trekking in the mountains and MTB trip by myself!
I’ve done El Camino De Santiago in Spain 4times!
Camino francés, Vía de la plata, Camino Norte, Camino de Madrid, Camino de San Salvador, Camino primitivo.
I’ve done Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, too.
I’ve travelled around Morocco, Greece and Italy by MTB :)
I love adventure!
I love to look up sightseeing informations and listen to the story of travelers!
In japan I also lived in several different prefectures such as Osaka, Nara, Wakayama, Tokyo, Kanagawa.
I might be able to guide you not only popular touristic sites but also to local hidden sights!
Please focus things what you like and want!!
I promise to do my best to organize a tour that is consistent with your interests!
Thank you for paying attention for my self-introduction.
I’m looking forward to see you soon.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 25 maximum
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Kaori is fantastic. We are a family of 2 adults, 2 kids from HI. Kids are 8 and 6. Kaori adjusted skillfully to everyone's wishes and we got to see, learn and taste so much. If we go back to this area, we will hire her again! Wonderful experience.
Hi Gretchen :) Thank you for leaving me a great comment! I am very glad to meet you and your family! Your boys are so sweet and very well educated! I impressed it! It was beginning of very hard time for all over the world,,, but still we cold meet, we could spend such a beautiful time,,,, it really means a lot for me. I wish you and your family all OK! With lots of LOVE! Kaori
Kaori is such a friendly and happy person. It felt like hanging out with an old friend. She was really flexible about our plans and really tried to make the perfect tour for me. So just tell her what you like - she will find the right places to go for you. Just amazing! Thank you Kaori!!! :-)
Hi Sara! Thank you for leaving me such a warm, nice comment! I really enjoyed the time spent with you in Osaka! I love your energy and vibration! Now it is very hard time for travel lovers, but I wish your future trip will be full of happiness and love! Please let me know if you have chance to visit Japan again! Let’s have couple of sake shot lol love!
My wife and I decided to go with Kaori for a day tour in Kyoto and she was very responsive and tailor made a tour for us. The day with Kaori felt more like a long time friend was showing us around her city than a tour guide giving us a tour. We highly recommend her anyone. My wife has food allergies and she handled that very well and made everything seem flawless. Thank you Kaori.
Hi John! Thank you for leaving great comment!! And thank you for sharing your time in Japan! It was very enjoyable time for me, too! Especially you guys try all the food I recommended XD It is very hard time for all guide in Japan,,,, you gave me very much confidence and warm feeling! Thank you very much! I wish you have great time in Japan and come back again in the future! Kaori
Kaori is a fantastic guide and I would definitely book her again if I have a chance. She does a great job understanding what you would like to see and customizing the trips to fit your liking. Her ability to navigate the sites as well as her local knowledge of Japan and grasp of the English language is excellent. I give Kaori the highest rating possible. I really enjoyed my time on her tour.
Hi Ryan! Thank you for leaving me such a warm comment! These 2 days we spent together was amazing and very much fun! I really enjoyed it and am very glad to hear you, too!! Thank you for sharing your time in Japan! I am looking forward to show you and your family more of my country! See you on the future!! Kaori
Kaori is amazing and very friendly guide who takes effort to know your likes and interest to suggest appropriate itinerary. In the interest of covering the maximum of Kyoto we started the tour very early in the morning. Due to starting the tour very early we covered some of the iconic shrines and temples with no tourist in those shrines; felt like we had the whole place to ourselves and got some amazing ******* photo shots with no other tourist in frame. Kaori is very knowledgeable about all the different spots and commute options in Kyoto that helped me to see most of the sites without wasting much time traveling between sites and she timed it to avoid all the bus tourist crowds. Since I am a vegetarian, she found some amazing restaurants for breakfast and lunch. Kaori is also an amazin... read more
Hello Vaidyanathan! Tank you very much for your great comment :) Even though it was windy, rainy, cold day,,,, but your positive energy and warm noodle soup made our day bright!! lol Thank you for sharing your limited time in Japan! And love to show you more beautiful and unique country of Japan for your family! I’m looking forward to see you again one day in the future!! Kaori