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 the early twenties to the early thirties Australia, Taiwan, Central America, Britain, Spain and Italy.
Now I 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 to be able to guide you not only to 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 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 7 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.
Tremendously professional and capable guide with a fantastic demeanour and very accomodating to adapting our tour based on the physical ability of one person in our group. great sense of humour and highly qualified. we had people in our group of 6 who only spoke spanish and with Kaori speasking English and Spanish perfectly, it make the tour most enoyable fantastic personality and most gracious VERY impressed with her preparation for our tour. had all the information in hadna dn she actually did a trial run of one of the sites before we got there to ensure it would fit within our time avaiability. can not say enough about how much we enjoued the tour she provided and are convinced that our experience in Japan was enhanced by her involvement in our tour itinerarly
Although it was just a day, it seems like we have captured Kyoto at its finest. Kaori is not an ordinary Japanese guide! She lived and studied abroad, that is why she can speak English fluently. Her personality is also more open and lively, which naturally makes the connection. From planning to executing our trip, she was attentive and flexible, and always gave us a candid feedback or suggestion. She is also a good photographer so you could have some memorable pictures to bring home! I highly recommend Kaori.
Hello Ailan! Thank you for leaving me a great review! I am very happy to see your bright smile beginning of the day! It was great experience to visit Kiyomizu temple early in the morning! Fresh air, beautiful sunshine and less people lol And all of our trip was very smooth,comfortable and fun because of your cooperation!! Thank you very much for sharing your vacation time and dried persimmons ;) Please enjoy rest of your trip in Japan!! See ya;) Kaori
We spent a great day in Osaka guided by Kaori. She was really flexible with the agenda and put together a tour of Osaka that accommodate the needs of our family. Kaori's English is excellent and you can certainly tell she lived outside of Japan and acquired excellent language skills. She was great with our two boys and provided them with a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Kaori and would certainly book her again if I am in the Kyoto/Osaka area.
Hi Brian! Thank you very much for your nice friendly comment!! Your boys are very clever, polite,well educated but soooo funny!! I really enjoyed the time with them at manga store XD I felt like I went shopping with my friend kids! I wish you had great memories in Japan. Please let me know when you decided your next trip to japan!! Thank you from bottom of my heart! Kaori
Kaori took the interests of each of our group of 4 and designed a day of terrific sightseeing for us. She kept us moving, but still allowed plenty of time so we never felt rushed. We could never have seen so much in one day without her help. We saw temples, shrines, shopping, ate lunch (yum), and had a sake tasting. Twice she detoured to let us see unexpected events (archery practice and mochi-making) which we would not have seen otherwise. Kaori was personable, knowledgeable, and fun. I highly recommend her as your guide!
Hello Wendy! Thank you for your warm comment and thank you for spending time with me in Nara! I’m glad to hear you all enjoy it :) I had great time, too. You have such a good spirits, full of interests and powerful energy! We only spent one day together but I can imagine how you live your life! Strong, kind and wise! If you and your family, frinds have another chance to visit here, please let me know! I’d love to see you again!! Safe trip enjoy rest of your time in Japan! Thank you x Kaori
Kaori guided my wife and me during our trip to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. She has a pleasing personality, a good sense of humor and is tireless (we walked several miles a day!). We wanted a customized experience and once Kaori got a feel for what we wanted she took us not only to the gloried shrines, temples and museums but also to other places that helped us get a more authentic feel for Japan (a local coffee shop in Arashiyama, a historical house in Nara-machi and a local okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka). She was flexible in adapting each day to our emerging interests. On the first day she changed our itinerary so we could go to a museum displaying artifacts of a famous Japanese artist that we discovered while walking around Kyoto. The next day she let us know about the Jidai Mat... read more
Hello Gaiv! Thank you for your sincere and warm comment! I’m very glad to hear you and your wife had good time in Japan. I was a bit worried maybe I push you too much,,, but you could follow me and gave me opinions and wishes, it helps me a lot! Every single day we spent together was lots of fun and new experiences for me, too. And thank you for the umbrella lol If you have another chance to visit Japan, please let me know! I will think about where you’ve ever seen!! Take care! And have a beautiful life always!! Thank you :)