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.
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.
I needed help with navigation and language in Osaka and Kyoto for two days, and had very specific ideas of what I wanted to see and do in a very tight timeline. A few places I wanted to go were not typical tourist destinations, and a few places involved arriving very late night or early morning. Kaori seemed happy to take on the challenge of guiding me, even if she had not taken other tourists to some of the places I wanted to go. She even went out of her way to learn more about the things I was interested in, and was able to suggest additional stops that enhanced my trip. Kaori was very organized and knew the Osaka and Kyoto areas very well. Her conversational English is exceptional - she is very easy to understand and communicate with. She has a high level of energy and is very fri... read more
Ah, the Osakan Lotus named Kaori! She had great communication with us early on and was able to customize a tour for my husband and I in celebration of my 40th birthday. She was easily able to organize our tours based on our interests and was efficient in doing so. She had alternate plans for us in able to beat the heat and suggested we meet early and finish early, then go out to explore on our own in the evening when the temperatures were cooler. She took us to tour every site we wanted to see without hesitation and was so kind in doing so! She had many tricks up her sleeve and we were able to go with the flow and trust her with our bookings/reservations. Some of the best times we had were doing things we would never have otherwise chosen to do! She helped me explore my foodie ... read more
What an amazing day we had in Osaka with Kaori. We were there for only a day and we feel like she showed us everything we had to see (and more). Kaori is very funny, warm and friendly and she makes you feel very comfortable. If you want to see Osaka for a day, do youself a favor and hire Kaori. She was so efficient that we were able to see SO much. Thank you Kaori and let us know if you ever come to New York
Hello Francois! Thank you for leaving warm review :) It was a hard raining day at the beginning and I was worried you could enjoy only one Osaka day,,,, but because of your cooperation and full of curiosity made the day enjoyable and bright! I also enjoyed the day with you guys ;)) Thank you soooo much! Yes, I’d love to visit NY and do lost in translation in NY haha!!
Kaori is superb, she is knowledge, accommodating, friendly, funny and an all around outstanding guide. We cannot recommenced her enough. She helped make our day amazing!
Hello Matthew! Thank you for leaving me a warm comment :) I am glad you could enjoy the time in Osaka and Kobe! I love you and your mom’s full of curiosity :D Thank you for inviting me to beautiful lunch, too! I wish you safe trip! Kaori
One sentence... Kaori is awesome! Seriously. I can not recommend her enough. Even before the tour, the day before I was looking to go to a live house/music show and couldn't find any. I sent Kaori an email to see if she had any recommendations. Within a short time she had emailed back with a list of some awesome places that she recommended. My wife and I went to one and had such a good time. She met us the next day and took us to so many cool places that were for locals that were delicious. It was definitely my favorite night in Japan. She is super nice and knows the entire city since she grew up there. She went above and beyond what I would have expected for a tour guide and if you have the chance, you should let her take you around.
Hello David! Thank you for leaving me a great comment! It was very much fun night for me, too!! I am really glad you could enjoy local music show at a little live space!! It is not a common experience at all!! I wish you had great B-day at Tokyo with Nina ;) I am sure we will have another chance to hang out together in the future!! Thank you so much!! Kaori