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  (62) Reviews
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$ 37 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 )

(62) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 25 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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4.9 (62) Reviews
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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 $27.90 $37.20 $13.95
4 Hours $111.60 $148.80 $55.80
8 Hours $223.20 $297.60 $111.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 25 maximum

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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 ( 62 )
Richard Richard United States ( Family )
6 days ago

“ Osaka by day ”

On our first full day in Osaka we figured it wise to get help navigating to some of the more popular sites that were not close to our hotel, and Kaori did a great job of finding better ways around the crowds which was an enormous help. She has a great sense of humor and an equal measure of patience and openness and she made it a great day in Osaka.

John John United States ( Solo )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Well Informed and personable guide ”

As a first time visitor to Kyoto I was looking for informed and efficient guidance. Kaori filled our 8 + hours together not only with information but also with extremely pleasant conversation and thoughtful responses to my questions.at each site we visited. I highly recommend her services.

Dian Dian United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ An excellent day out in Kyoto with Kaori ”

Kaori is simply a terrific guide to help us “conquer” Kyoto for the first time. She is absolutely very knowledgeable about Kyoto. She is very approachable and her bubbly personality made the trip with her even more enjoyable. We went to Kyoto for the very first time in June. Realizing that Kyoto has so much history and so many places and things to do and see, we decided to hire a guide. She turned up on time in the morning (as everyone and everything is in Japan). She helped us getting the IC card for our son who was needing a children card. She was just very helpful all around. The back story she shared with us about the shrine and temple was engaging and made us appreciate what we saw even more. During the planning stage of our excursion, she was flexible and could recommend thing... read more

Leo Leo United States
2 weeks ago

“ Awesome/ la mejor!! ”

We toured Kyoto with Kaori for Teo days. The whole time she was engaged and invested in our questions. Very knowledgeable, flexible, fun and able to use every opportunity to show us about history, culture, language, religion and food!!! She managed to take us to some places that are not what you see on internet but because of that we were able to enjoy for ourselves without the craziness of busy places. Esta chica se la recomiendo a todas las familias. Ella sabe como mantener a todo el grupo interesado en muchos aspectos de este maravilloso pais: cultura, religión, historia y comidas y costumbres. Es muy divertida y además se tomo la molestia de llevarnos a sitios q no son tan visitados pero que por eso mismo pudimos aprovechar solos sin la cantidad de gente al rededor. Recomendada... read more


Holaaaaa! LEO y tu familia mi favoritooooos! Muchísimas gracias por tu comment!! Thank you very much your warm comment for me! You and your family gave me very much happiness, confidence, smile and memories to me! Ive never met guests like you! I am really really happy you found me!! Keep in touch as a human being in this world! LOVE!! Kaori

Josseline Josseline United States ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Osaka/Kyoto Tours ”

Kaori was an excellent guide. Even though it was raining, even though a couple of tour sites got cancelled she always had a Plan B for us and we had a great time regardless. She was great with the kids, they loved her. I would definitely recommend her since she’s an expert on Osaka and surrounding areas like Kyoto and Nara, etc.


Hello Josseline :) Thank you for your lovely review for me! Yes! During your stay in Osaka,,, it was G20 was going on and somehow we were not convenient for transportations,,,, however,,, I am very very happy with your kids Josh and Bea tried harder to make everything going well fo us!! I love them, too!! You and Monica, too! I know you are still in Japan and having new experience and possibly facing to difficulties,,, sometimes. Please feel free to ask when you need help!! LOVE! Kaori