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 very friendly and took us to places we wanted to see. Highly recommend her services.
Hello Maureen and John! Thank you very much for leaving your comment :) I am glad and happy to hear you two had a great time in Osaka! I wish you make lots of beautiful and interesting memories in all over Japan! Take care! Have nice trip ;) Kaori
We had two phantastic days with Kaori in Kyoto and Nara. In very short time (as our time was limited) she showed as the must-have-seen places while considering the extreme August temperatures, so that we did the outside walkings in the early day and visited the cooling inside places in the hot afternoon. It was not only a highly informatory sight-seeing by her side but also lots of fun. Kaori is a very pleasant tour guide and she easily reacts on sudden ideas that might appear along the tour. Thank You so much Kaori, we really enjoyed your tour. Unlimited recommendation from us.
Hello Tanja! Thank you for leaving your comment! I was so worried about the weather,,,Typhoon and extreme heat in Japan at that time. We’ve had both! But I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the time with me :) It was so much fun (finding talking soft toy!) with you! And great experiences!! Ive been to Naramachi toy museum couple of times but I’ve never met a person who did puzzle ring! Only YOU! Good job!! Please let me know I when you have a chane to come back to Japan! I’d love to see you again!! X
We were not able to communicate to Kaori most of the time because we were busy but she still made a plan on where we are going based on the weather because at that time it was so hot. We went to Dotonbori which we like because it has lots of food to taste. We ate at an authentic Japanese lunch which we love with sake of course. Then after we told her that we were looking for an action figure,we went to find it and it was so expensive that we just left empty handed. We also went to find a matcha powder for me. We decided to end the tour early because were so tired of the day before we went to Universal Studio and she was very accommodating of our needs that it was okay. We appreciate her planning our tour even if we didn’t go with the plan she still helped us find what we were looking fo... read more
Hi! Cherry :) Thank you for leaving me a great review! I don’t mind how long I wait for you , just i was worried you might be sick or in any troubles. But I am very. Glad to see you finally! And I had interesting time with you even it was a bit shorter than we expected :) I wish you have great time in Japan and hope you come back soon :) Please let me know! Let’s eat more delicious food in Osaka!!
We spent 2 days with Kaori. The first day in Nara and the second in Osaka. We liked both destinations. She was very nice, interesting and available to satisfy every your request. We also had dinner in a Japanese restaurant. It was very funny! Thanks Kaori for all!!! We hope to come back soon so we can go to Kyoto together.
Hello Flaviana!! Thank you for leaving me a nice view xxx You booked me since long time ago,,,, and it makes my motivation so high!! Thanks!! Even it was super hot days in Japan but I was very happy to spend time with you two :) Next time when you come to visit Japan, I def love to show you KYOTO!! And I will brush up my italian XD Take care and have a great life, always!! Ciao Ciao!!
Kaori met us at the Nara train station as we were staying in Kyoto. She was very agreeable to meeting a bit later in the morning so we would not have to take an early train. We really appreciated this flexibility. She was equipped with a folder of helpful information: map of Nara with the things we were interested in marked; any information she might need to help us get around; an information sheet of her own creation on the differences between Shrines and Temples. With her guidance we didn't have to worry about figuring out transportation to various sites; she understood the bus routs and schedules. Her English was fluent so she was able to talk with us about anything we were interested in, which was quite a lot. She was knowledgable about the places we visited and was able to tell us ... read more
Hello Lisa! Thank you for leaving me a wonderful review! I’m very glad to hear you and Laura enjoyed time in Nara :) It was fun tour for me, too coz you carefully and interestingly listened every stories which I prepared for your tour! It gave me confidence :) Thank you for sharing your time with me :) Kaori