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: 15 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.
Kaori was a fantastic guide! She is so very nice. She put together a fantastic tour for myself and a group of university students. Everything we requested she made happen. I would highly recommend her!
Hi Alayna! Thank you for leaving a comment :) I was really worried and nervous about this trip coz of such big group,,, It became great day because of you and your lovely students from Utah Uni’s cooperations! They are so funny, happy and energetic! Thank you for giving me this great experience and sharing your time in kyoto!
Kaori was the perfect guide for my family including my 85 year old grandmother. We got to see way more then expected because of her in depth knowledge of Osaka and accommodating my grandma getting around with elevators and escalators was a huge deal for us. We had one of our best lunches with her at this gyoza house because my grandmother wanted dumplings! We loved spending time with her and wished we had more time when it was over. Thank you so much Kaori! Please let us know if you’re ever in Hawaii or New York!
Hello Kira! Thank you for your lovely comment :) It was during Japanese holiday time and very difficult to avoid people and cue,,, however your positive energy made all your travel buddy’s happy and nice feeling! I really respect you organized this trip for your 3 generations family! I especially love your grandma! She is very open minded and humorous person! It was challenging to me to make all of you happy and relax,,, but because of your strong happy spirits made this trip really bright!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful time with me!! Kaori
Kaori took me on a 10-hr day touring Kyoto to all the must-see places on my list. She picked me up at Osaka cruise terminal, we rode trains including 15-min on the the bullet train, local train and premium train w/reserved seats. It certainly was an unforgettable day walking (about 7 miles) thru ancient alleys of Kyoto, visiting shrines and temples, UNESCO sites, stopping to eat my favorite snacks in park with cherry blossoms all around us, enjoy tea time at a tea house with the most magnificent gardens and prize winning koi fish, and udon lunch at a tea house in the food shopping area. I needed to shop for unique Disney products only available in Japan, I was able to do that with a private guide all to myself. I really can’t imagine a better way to see Kyoto! Thanks to Kaori I had an exce... read more
Hello Lily! I’m glad you enjoyed kyoto tour with me! We were in the best cherry blossom time in kyoto! You are super lucky ;) I enjoyed the time and all experience with you! And thank you for sending me your nice kimono experience pics ;) I am very glad to hear all your trip was wonderful and safe! Admire your energy! I wish you have chance to visit Japan again soon. Thank you for your cooperation :) x
Kaori was not only so nice and kind and funny, but also knew so much. She was so patient with the kids and knew when to be speedy and when to take her time. We saw so much and would never have been able to do any of this without her. Thank you for making our time in kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara, and Osaka.
Hi Beatrice!! Thank you for leaving lovely comment ;) We’ve visited such many places! And we did soooo many things in 3days! It was like a big fun storm lol you all so energetic haha! I’m glad you enjoy your Japan trip! And thank you very much for lots of new experience to me as well!! I wish your kids will become real samurai lol
Kaori was a perfect guide for my time in Kyoto! She was very easy to get on with, a very warm and happy energy overall. Kaori was very knowledgeable and provided me with some great insight into the history and cultural of everything in Kyoto, especially each of the temples and shrines we visited. I felt like I managed to get so much out my short time in kyoto thanks to Kaori! She also recommended a delicious place for us to eat lunch. I would recommend her to everyone!
Hello Gurjeet! Thank you for your comment :) I am very glad you enjoy the time in kyoto! And I spent great time with as well! You are such spiritual and positive energy person! Everything is going smooth is because of your cooperation. Thank you very much! And hope to see you again x