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.
As a large group of 10 we just loved our day with Kaori in Kyoto & she was so relaxed & easy going it was just like she was one of us. There was no pressure to hurry, she let us enjoy the sights until we were ready to move on. We absolutely loved the Otagi Nenbutsuji Shrine & each statue had its own personality. We then enjoyed wandering down through the old housing village & shops to the bamboo forest while she shared lots of local knowledge with us. Our only regret is we didn’t have more time to explore this beautiful area with Kaori. Would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to do a tour in this area 😍
Hi, Wendy! Thank you for your great comment for our day! To be honest, I was a bit nervous to handle 10 pax,,, but you all great behave and manner, full of respect for my country and culture! I really appreciate! I enjoyed time with you all, too! I wish you had enjoyable trip in Japan, be happy always!! Thank you very much! Kaori x
STOP LOOKING NOW!! KAORI IS THE PERFECT GUIDE FOR YOU !! We had the most wonderful day with Kaori she listened to all the things we were interested in and planned the perfect day for us. She was fun to be with and we loved her bubbly easy going personality. She also knew some great secret off the main tourist route parts which we absolutely loved. Thanks for a great day Kaori. Prue
Hi, Prue! Thank you for strongly recommended comment lol I had wonderful time with you and your lovely family, too! I’m glad you love the place where I love the most in Kyoto. I believe you could enjoy Nara next day, too!! Thank you for sharing your time in kyoto! And wish we can meet again some point on our future! Kaori
I booked Kaori because of her experience and her reviews for my girlfriend, sightseeing around Kyoto. My girlfriend had a wonderful time with Kaori, fantastic personality, patient, and highly knowledgeable. She arrived at our hotel early ready to get going on the itinerary. It was the first time in Japan for my girlfriend so it was a blessing that Kaori was her guide. To say that Kaori lived up to her reviews and our expectations is a gross understatement. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Hello Huong! Thank you for your lovely comment! It was such short time but I really enjoyed the time with Helen :) She is so smart, funny, very easy to communicate and really kind person. I wish we have more time to spend together :)) And I wish you have had good rest, too!! Hope to see you next time, or when I will visit to Vietnam!! Kaori
Kaori was very responsive from our initial message exchange. She went through the extra mile straight away on my points of interest and pointed out to me places that do not open during the Japan New Year Holiday. She was patient and very responsive throughout the booking process. She was flexible on her time, always arrive ahead of schedule. She took care of grandma and my teenagers, catered to different needs. She detoured so my daughter could pop in her favorite BTS singing group pop up store in Osaka. Everyone loved her enthusiasm and flexibility. She took us to great spots for pictures, pointed us to best stalls for local foods, adapted to our timeline for lunch and rest, showed us how to use the subway for our last day. We feel very lucky we found her.
Hello Jenni! Thank you for your beautiful comment :) It was such a wonderful time to share with your family! Especially I really surprised grandma’s strong physical strength!! I love 3 generations tour! Coz all has different interests and abilities but taking care of each other very well! It’s soooo sweet! And another thing! I am really happy you decided to join Samurai experience! I wish you have full of great memories in Japan! Kaori
We had Kaori show us around Kyoto and Nara on our recent trip and she was a fantastic tour guide that we all loved, especially our 8 year old girls! She was punctual, organized, interesting and considerate and knew her away around very well! Her English was great which made learning about Japan a breeze! Kaori was very easy to communicate with before our trip and helped plan a perfect itinerary for our days together based on our interests and needs - and she was very flexible when we wanted to switch a couple of things around while on the tour. Highly recommend booking Kaori as your tour guide, we're so glad we did!
Hello Rachel! Thank you for leaving great comment! And thank you for sharing the time of your great holiday in Japan. One of our tour day, we had a bit difficult time with cold rain and crowd,,, i really appreciate you and your family’s positive attitude! Your little princesses are so cute and funny! It was my unforgettable memory of 2019! Thank you fro your cooperation! I wish you love Japan :) Kaori