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.
Kaori was awesome! Kaori was born and raised in Osaka so she knows all about Osaka. I did Osaka beginner's tour. I like the story and background of the area we went. She was very, very knowledgeable. She was easy going and easy to talk to. I know I will definitely will hire Kaori when I come back in a few months. Thank you, Kaori :)
Kaori is an amazing tour guide! She contacted us a few times before the tour started to plan our itinerary and make sure it was what we wanted. I left our day in her very capable hands, and let her plan the entire journey. She arrived at our hotel in plenty of time to start. As we began, we walked through the streets of Kyoto, and she pointed out and described various historical points. She is both knowledgeable and funny, and will keep you well informed, as well as entertained. We feel like we learned so much about Kyoto and got to see some hidden gems that we would have totally missed otherwise. She went out of her way to make sure we had an incredible experience, and even gave us suggestions on things to do the following day. Well worth the money for sure! Can't wait to return... read more
JAMES SAAAAAN! Thank you very much for leaving comment! Since we met, chemical reaction occurred!! I really love how you speak, express yourself! I could feel you really love Japan and want to understand as much as you can! So I wanted to share as much as I can!! Vincent san has calm and peace atmosphere :) 3 of us had sooo nice balance XD I like your beauty talk and terrace house story XD Please come back anytime when you got a chance!! And give me a shout!! Thank you very much! Kaori X
We had such a lovely day in Kyoto with Kaori. We had just arrived in Japan the day prior and were a bit weary to navigate .... but no need because travel between Arashiyama monkey and bamboo forest, and the Golden Pavillion, then Nashiki markets and a divine matcha cafe (with an impromptu stop for some warm gloves!!) was made easy with Kaori guiding the way. She took a warm interest in our two young girls and even found a Rilakuma cafe for lunch that made their day. We really enjoyed Kaori’s insights and warm and easygoing personality. Our girls loved her company too.
Hello Kim :) Thank you for leaving comment! It was such a cold day! But because of your cooperation, we could survive in snow XD Your little princesses are super cute, have unique interests and great appetite!! I wish you enjoy rest of stay in Japan. Kaori
My family have just returned to Tokyo after a fun day in Kyoto with Kaori. We booked a half day tour as we were short of time in Japan, Kaori helped me with a plan of what to see in our limited time. After meeting us on the platform when the Shinkansen arrived we visited Fushimi Inari 1000 red gates shrine, the Arashiyama bamboo grove and the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion. We have a vegetarian and another person with a food allergy in our group and Kaori organised lunch at a fantastic vegan restaurant for us which was very relaxing as she made sure the staff were aware of the allergy and we could all enjoy our experience. Kaori has a lovely warm personality, she is very relaxed and got on well with all members of our group, she was very flexible with our timetable and we never felt rushed,... read more
Hello Katrina! Thank you for your prompt warm review!! To be honest, your kids are the most well educated youth I’ve ever met! I was really impressed!! Because of your cooperation, we could make the day easy and so much fun!! As I said thank you finding me as your guide! I had sooo nice time with you,too! Please please tell thanks for Graham, Ruby and Ben, too. And anytime when you have chance to visit japan, please give me a shout! You are always welcome!! Thank you so much!! Kaori
Kaori was wonderful. She was very funny and very knowledgeable. Glad we found her!
Hello Laura! Thank you for leaving me a comment :) I wish you will get better soon! Please say hello and thanks to Taylor and Paige!! Kaori