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  (44) Reviews
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$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 7 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages English ( Professional ), 繁體中文 ( Intermediate ), Spanish ( Intermediate ), Italian ( Beginner )

(44) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 15 People )
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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 3times!
Camino francés, Vía de la plata, Camino Norte.
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.



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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $27.00 $36.00 $13.50
4 Hours $108.00 $144.00 $54.00
8 Hours $216.00 $288.00 $108.00

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 44 )
Collin Collin Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
5 hours ago

“ A Day around Osaka ”

Great guided tour by Kaori for my wife and I and our two cruising buddies. We wanted a day around Osaka in which we saw the sights and travelled by local means, saw the people, their life and city. We went to Osaka Castle and surrounding area, had a typical style Osaka lunch and returned to our ship in Kobe. Great day.

Jack Jack United States
2 days ago

“ Amazing 2 days with Kaori in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara ”

We had a great time for 2 days with Kaori. She is knowledgable, funny and incredibly personable! We cant recommend her enough! Thanks Kaori!

Jocelyn Jocelyn Canada ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Fantastic Guide ”

Kaori was an amazing guide! We hired her for 4 days to tour my husband, 15 year old son and I around Osaka and the neighbouring cities. She spent time upfront to understand what our interests were and what we were hoping to learn and do while in Japan. She then put together tours that hit the nail on the head. She is very knowledgeable, fun and related well to all three of us, making every day incredibly enjoyable. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. 5 stars all the way.

Ahmet Ahmet Turkey ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour for getting to know Kyoto, Japanese history, culture, foods, drinks ”

I had a great day in Kyoto. I truly enjoyed walking through the area, visiting the temples and learning the shintoism and japanese culture, tasting the Japanese food and drinks. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Kaori is such a warm personality, highly motivated and flexible guide. A true sample of excellent tour guide. Many thanks to Kaori and I recommend Kaori to everyone..


Hi Ahmet! Thank you for leaving me great comment!! We had such a fun day!! I really like how you enjoy everything about Kyoto! We talk, eat, even drink a lot XD It was unforgettable day for me, too! I wish you will come back and explore Japan more and more!! Please let me know if you have chance! Many thanks!! Kaori

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Perfect day in Kyoto ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto with Kaori.Her upbeat personality, knowledge, mastery of English, flexibility and enthusiasm were impressive .


Hello Suzanne :) Thank you for sharing your time in kyoto with me! I’m very glad you could enjoy old beautiful capital Kyoto and I admire your physical strongness!! Thank you for your cooperation :) Hope you enjoy rest of your trip!!