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Kaori

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(81) Reviews
$ 39 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 81 )
Holly Holly United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ An amazing trip to Kyoto with Kaori! ”

Koari was a delightful guide for our tour to Kyoto for a day. She met us at our ship in Osaka and led us through the intricacies of taking the subways and Bullet Train to Kyoto. She designed our itinerary around what we would find fun and interesting starting with the Golden Pavillion which is a must see and then going to a historic district, Gion Higashiyama, for a trip back in time to another era with women in Kimonos, rickshaws, wooden houses and Pagodas. Her lunch suggestion in a traditional Japanese restaurant was perfect. We learned a tremendous amount about the culture in Japan and her enthusiasm was contagious. You won't be disappointed with Kaori as your guide!

Kirsten Kirsten United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Osaka Castle, Donton Buri, Pokemon Center, and local food and bars. ”

Kaori was absolutely wonderful. We had so much fun getting to see Osaka. Kaori put together a tour based on our interests. She was also very understanding when our cruise ship was a day late getting into port. Kaori helped us get around quickly using the metro system/walking so we could see as much of the city in the short amount of time that we were there. Kaori even brought us to a sake bar which we never would have found on our own. Kaori gave us a lot of information about the areas we were visiting and also answered all the questions we had. The tour was exactly what we wanted. We really want to come back and spend more time in Osaka!

Kaori:

Hello Kristen! Thank you for your sweet comment! I am very happy to guide your special honeymoon trip to Japan! Typhoon bothered your travel plan,,, however we were able to make the day with lots of fun! I’m glad you like local standing sake bar lol Please let me know when you come back to Osaka! I will introduce you much deeper local bars haha! Thank you very much for sharing wonderful time with me! Kaori

Kendric Kendric United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Day Trip to Kyoto! ”

Kaori is such a great guide, very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. She picked us up from our hotel in Shinsaibashi and then took us to Kyoto and brought us back to Shinsaibashi. She speaks English very well and is very fun! We would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Kaori for taking the time to make our trip to Japan memorable! We hope to see you again in the future. Please let us know if you ever make it to Hawaii! Mahalo nui loa! K & M

Kaori:

Hi, Kendric! thank you for your warm comment :) and thank you for your sweet gift! I love kyoto early in the morning! Silence, peace and clean air! So I was really looking forward the tour with you and I enjoyed it a lot :) It was really fun to listen about the island where you live! I will practice golf and visit you one day LOL Thank you very much for everything! I wish you are having great day in Japan :)) Kaori

Alon Alon Israel ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Two days in Kyoto ”

Kaori guided us (me and my 24 years old twins ,from Israel) for 2 days in Kyoto. We had an amazing time with her! Kaori has great knowledge and she planned our days in a great way so we got to see and learn about the main city attractions in the best way we could. Kaori also knew how to adjust the plans according to weather and our preferences. We highly recommend choosing her for your trip.

Kaori:

Hello Alon. Thank you for your great comment :) I had great time, too! You are my 1st guest from Israel! So I might asked you too many questions about country, culture, economy, religion etc,etc,,,, It was so much fun to know new thing! I am glad to introduce you about Japan a little bit :) I wish this trip gives you great vibration and energy!! Say Hi to your wife, too!! Keep having good days!! Kaori

Sheah Sheah United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ A great day with Kaori ”

Our group had a wonderful day with Kaori in Kyoto. Before taking us to the bamboo forest, which is crowded she guided us to a quiet off the beaten path to small bamboo grove near a cemetery. We loved it. So well planned. We attended a tea ceremony, Fushimi-Ku ( red gates) Kaori is delightful and speaks excellent English. I highly recommend her services .

Kaori:

Hello Sheah! Thank you for leaving great comment ;) You, your husband and your friends are super cool, tough and friendly!! I had really funny and enjoyable day with you, too! Thank you very much for following my suggestion about transportation and thank you very much for your cooperations!! Some part, I pushed all a bit coz of time schedule,,, however you all understood and follow me,,, thank you very much about it! I cannot make the best tour,,, always need trust from the guests. I wish you enjoy rest of your stay in Japan!! Kaori

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 1 full day tour ”

We LOVED our day with Kaori. She was absolutely wonderful. Knowledgeable about Japanese history, bubbly, outgoing. She took us to a delicious soba noodle restaurant for lunch. Would highly recommend her.

Kaori:

Hello Liz! Thank you for your great comment :)) I LOVED out day in Kyoto, too! You and Dan are very happy, healthy, beautiful couple! I wish you could get super chili powder XD Thank you for your cooperation! Please let me know when you come back to Japan for your honeymoon ;)x

Cindi Cindi United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A friend in Osaka ”

Being with Kaori was like meeting up with an old friend to take us around her Osaka and Nara. She gave us the perfect experience, There were five of us and she could read what we needed and responded quickly to make sure we were all happy. She was fun, informative and very interesting as an individual. She made a great impression in our trip.

Kaori:

Hello Cindi! Thank you for leaving great comment :) I was really happy to spent 2days with you and your lovely funny family! Thank you for listening and following my suggestion always! Without your flexibility and cooperation, we can't made the day so smooth! I wish your time in Japanese will be unforgettable memories! Kaori

Nathan Nathan Germany ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kaori is the best! ”

Kaori was a wonderful guide for our family! The kids loved her so much that we spontaneously decided to book her for another day. She is very informed about the sights in and around Kyoto, but also playful, and she adapted to our changing requests instantly with grace and humor.

Kaori:

Hello Nathan! Thank you for your warm comment and thank you for choosing me as your guide! I am really happy to meet you and your wife, cute lovely kids and humorous fiends!! I still have lots of places wanted to show you,,, but the time is always limited ;( I wish you had fantastic holiday in Japan! Please tell Claudia, Happy Birthday!! Kaori

Leigh Leigh United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Perfect Guide for a Custom Tour ”

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

Kaori:

Hello Leigh! Thank you for leaving great comment! Your wishes are not same as most of other my guests so it was a bit of challenge for me. I was worried that I can make you satisfied or not,,,, I am so glad you could enjoy your time in Osaka and Kyoto in super tight time! It was very good experience for me to visit Bamboo grove at 6am,,, in silence, so people,,,, amazing view! We had a bit scary experience after that, still the day with you is unforgettable :) I wish you had good time in Tokyo, too!! Please come back to Japan with a bit more free time! I’d love to show you more and more ;)) Thank you very much! Kaori

Rachael Rachael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ The Osakan Lotus! ”

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

Kaori:

Hi Rachael! Thank you for leaving beautiful comment and sorry for late reply! As you know I was having a month vacation my own ;) I am very glad to celebrate your 40th birthday and thank you for celebrate my 40th birthday, too! Our birthday is only couple of days different :) I’m very happy tp hear you had great time in Japan especially Osaka my hometown! It was crazily hot days! But because of your cooperation, we could make the day bright and lots of fun! Do you wear the kimono you bought in Kyoto? How is your little raccoon!? lol If you have opportunity to be back to Japan, Please let me know! I am always exploring something new yummy places XD I will let you know!! HAHA! Thank you sooooo much! Kaori

Francois Francois United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing day in Osaka with Kaori ”

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

Kaori:

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!!

Matthew Matthew United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful ”

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!

Kaori:

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

David David United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Perfect food tour in Osaka! ”

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.

Kaori:

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

Ryan Ryan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Customized Osaka Day Tour ”

Kaori tailored the route with our interests in mind. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the locations we visited. We also took the least crowded routes possible. Her English is also on point. Definitely would recommend.

Kaori:

Konnichiwa, Ryan san! Thank you for leaving a comment!! And thank you for sharing your summer holiday trip to Japan! I wish you had great night out in Osaka that day!! Enjoy study Japaneseeeee! Ganbatte!! Kaori

Michael Michael United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Friendly and easy going ”

We had an excellent time with Kaori. She is very nice and has a way of making everyone feel comfortable around her. She expertly led us around Osaka - taking us to the places where we wanted to go. She welcomed us as if we were friends and acquaintances. She even booked a last minute request for a Japanese tea ceremony for us and secured it by paying with her credit card prior to meeting us. Thank you Kaori for a wonderful day in Osaka.

Kaori:

Hi Mike!! Thank you for your comment!! And thank you for sharing your last minutes in Japan!! I am glad if I could help your last moment in Japan especially in Osaka my home town!! The chemistry happened to me, too!! I felt like I know you such long time,,,, or meeting with not too close relative,,,, lol That’s so weird but fun!! We all connected at some point! I really enjoyed the time with you and your lovely family!! Yes, if I have chanco to visit california, I will let you know!! Thank you very much!! Love! KAORI

Terry Terry United States
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Nice day tour of Kyoto. Especially the train returning to Osaka. Thank you.

Kaori:

Hello Terry :) Thank you for leaving your comment! And Thank you for sharing your time with me!! I wish 2 things!! I wish you had great time in Thailand!! And another thing is I wish you are enjoying your original special smoothie back to your home ;) thank you!!!!

John John Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Comprehensive and detailed planning by Kaori resulted in an excellent tour of Kyoto ”

Kaori was a bright and bubbly guide with an excellent personality for doing what she is doing and I can understand why she is in such high demand guiding in her area. Kaori provided a private tour for my wife and I of Kyoto. This tour was extremely well planned and communicated by Kaori who made sure through her preliminary emails that she understood what it was exactly that we were looking to see in Kyoto and then made a number of extremely valid suggestions about our itinerary that provided a significantly better outcome. Kaori's english skills were were extremely good and she has travelled extensively herself. Kaori expertly steered us around the biggest crowds and showed us secret spots that the masses were yet to discover where we could wander alone through outstanding bamboo fore... read more

Kaori:

Hello John! Thank you for your comment :) It was super boiling hot and humid day!! We all sooooo wet of sweat!! However I really happy you and Carolyn could enjoy the time in Kyoto ;) I am so sorry we haven’t had enough time to visit Gion at the end of the day,,,, coz I never thought we spend 2hours of time in the market and enjoy FOOD lol I was worried Carolyn knees as well but,,,, she was soooo tough!! Really respect her ;) It was beautiful and funny summer day in Kyoto!! Thank you for your cooperation!! Please let me know when you back to Japan!! I’d love to show you much more!! Love Kaori

Vicki Vicki United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Terrific Osaka/Kobe experience!! ”

Kaori was an excellent guide! She was super enthusiastic and planned the perfect day for my family. We were able to visit Osaka and Kobe with time to sample many local foods, shopping, and cultural visits. The highlight of the day was the Samurai experience. It really was a wonderful day!

Kaori:

Hello Vicki! Thank you for your comment :) I am really happy to hear you enjoy time in Osaka and Kobe! It was upper hot and humid day,,,, but your energy level was very HIGH lol I love to spend time with you, too!! Samurai experience is my favorite activity in Osaka!! I’m glad you decided to try it!! We still have one more day in Kanazawa!! Let’s enjoy food and experiences!! See you soon!! Kaori

CAROLINE CAROLINE United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Friendly, knowledgeable and funny guide ”

Kaori accommodated our very busy agenda even on last minute requests she was able to help us do all we wanted to experience in Kyoto. She knew about great local eateries and helped us find restaurants that were not too touristy and foods that we wanted to try. Her English was very proficient and was very attentive to details. Overall we would highly recommend her as a travel guide.

Kaori:

Hello CAROLINE! Thank you for leaving your warm comment :) You have such a beautiful family! Very photogenic! Especially Kimono was so good on you ;) I really enjoyed the time with you! And also I’m glad you to share rest of your trip, too! Thank you!! Kaori

Richard Richard United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months 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.

Kaori:

Hi Richard. Thank you for leaving your comment :) I’m glad you and your sweet family enjoyed time in Osaka! It was very hot day in the afternoon! But because of your cooperation, we could make a day with lots of FUN! Thank you very much! I wish you had great day in Okinawa, too! Kaori

John John United States ( Solo )
Very Good
4 months 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.

Kaori:

Hello John. Thank you for leaving your comment :) I enjoyed whole story of your life. I wish you had a great time with your grand son after our tour :) Thank you!!

Dian Dian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months 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

Kaori:

Hello Dian. Thank you for leaving your warm comment :) Since 1st message we exchanged, we kind of connected very fast! And talk about very much what is in your mind about Kyoto! It makes my job much easy and fun! I was very happy to spend time with you and your lovely family! I wish you had wonderful time in Nakasendo, too! Please let me know anytime you want to come back to Japan 🇯🇵 I will list up some kawaii things you might like ;) Thank you!!!

Leo Leo United States
Excellent
4 months 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

Kaori:

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 )
Excellent
4 months 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.

Kaori:

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

William William United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ 2 days in Kyoto and Osaka ”

Kaori was honestly one of the best parts of our 2 day tour of the beautiful cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. Not only was she full of knowledge and passion for her love of these wonderful cities in Japan, she was a fun and hilarious guide! Her English is so great that she even has a great sense of American humor and sarcasm! We loved her! Her tour of Kyoto and Fushimi Inari shrine was incredible. We had an amazing trip to Osaka, as well as Nara park meeting the deer and Great Buddah!! Her photo skills are also fantastic, and she emailed them to us the same day. Kaori made our Japan visit memorable and so fun. She is exceptional at her job!! Thanks you Kaori!!

Kaori:

Hi William! Thank you very much for leaving such a beautiful comment for me!!Im really happy you understand and love my sarcasm LOL😂 In 2days, we did such many things and when to many places!! You and your family’s are soooo beautiful! Super photogenic!! I love that experience the time with you, too!! Please, please, please let me know when you come back to Japan! Let’s do another session!! Love Kaori

Philemon Philemon United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Day tour of Kyoto ”

Kaori was amazing! Personable and knowledgeable, she expertly and efficiently took me through Kyoto's highlights. I told her I wanted to buy some gifts for my family, and she took me to the perfect places. I can't believe how much she packed into one day, but everything we saw was rich with history and culture; I ended up knowing so much more about this superb city in Japan. She was truly one of the best guides I've ever had. Thank you, Kaori!

Kaori:

Hi Philemon! Thank you for your lovely comment!! Yes, our day in kyoto was absolutely fun ;) It is because you are very good at focus what you want! What you like!! I am really happy you could find beautiful gifts for your family! I wish they love your choices :) Please let me know if you have chance to come back to Japan! I will prepare more adventure for you ;) Kaori

Nanette Nanette United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ One day tour of Kyoto ”

We visited Kyoto from the port of Kobe while on a cruise of Japan. Kaori met us at the port, and helped us navigate the trains to Kyoto. She was an excellent guide and we wouldn't have been able to see as much without her knowledge of the transportation system. She took us to see the temples and shrines we requested, and was very helpful all day. Lunch was excellent, and our day in Kyoto was a lot of fun. Thanks to Kaori, we really got to see this beautiful city.

Kaori:

Hello Nanette! Thank you for leaving great comment for me!! And thank you for choosing me as a guide for your very important day in Kyoto! I love your family and your friends family’s super positive energy! Everyone so powerful and friendly!! We could make great day because of your cooperation!! Thank you very much and I wish you enjoy rest of your trip in Japan!! Love Kaori

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Kyoto tour with Kaori ”

Family of four hired Kaori for a 6 hour tour of some Kyoto highlights. From beginning to end Kaori was super attentive and put together an excellent itinerary. She even recommended and made reservations for a Kaiseki dinner prior to our arrival. I would definitely recommend Kaori as a tour guide.

Kaori:

Hello Sharon. Thank you very much for your comment! I love your sweet family! Well educated boys, Jim’s humorous personality and your great hospitality! I wish you like traditional Kaiseki meal at Gion ;) Please enjoy rest of your trip!! Kaori

David David Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ See the Best with the BEST ”

After spending four days in Tokyo, our next stop was Kyoto. Kaori was very punctual in meeting us at our hotel. We wasted no time and were off to explore all of the amazing sites of Kyoto. We walked to our first destination. In that time period Kaori asked several questions, (as we did her) and she quickly knew what would interest us and what would not. She has a very keen sense on detail and knew what all. of our moves for the day would be. The entire day flew by. She had taken special note as to what food we had not tried in Japan and we stopped at a very simple, yet excellent Soba noodle place for lunch. At the end of our tour she took us to the market to finish finding all of the Kyoto delicacies that one should try. Kaori was very thoughtful in sending us an immediate email t... read more

Kaori:

Hello David :) Thank you for your warm comment! We could make a brilliant day because of you and Kim’s curiosities, cooperation, better temperara and sense of humor! Thank you for sharing part of your holiday! Wish you enjoyed Japanese cheesecake!!

Bob Bob United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Kaori is the best! ”

Kaori is the best ! We loved her! Her passion for what she does showed thru ever day. Knowledgeable of all the temples and shrines we went to see. She was so helpful setting up the tours and always had added options to offer up! Highly recommend Kaori you won’t be disappointed.

Kaori:

Hi Bob! Thank you for your excellent review :) I am glad you and your boys Nick and Alex are enjoying kyoto! We still have one more day in Kobe!! Let’s enjoy all of it!! Haha!!

Sheila Sheila United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Osaka and Kyoto Tour ”

Kaori is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable of Osaka and Kyoto's history and made the tour very interesting. She also takes into account her client's likes and dislikes and tailors the tour effectively. Thank you Kaori!

Kaori:

Hi Sheila! Thank you for leaving me a great comment :) I impressed you and Danny’s full of energy! You tried lots of new thing!! That was FUN ;) I wish your Japan trip b full of joy and great experience! Thank you!!

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Nice Day with Kaori! ”

Kaori was very helpful prior to our trip when I had some questions about reservations, and what part of Kyoto to stay. She picked us up at our hotel, and took us to all the must see spots in Kyoto. Kaori was fun, helpful, and taught us the history of the spots we saw. She also brought us to a few places that we never would have known about on our own. At our request, we ate our way through Nishiki Market as she pointed out foods that we should try that are special to Japan and Kyoto. Thanks for a great day Kaori!

Kaori:

Hello Jennifer! Thank you for leaving me such nice comment :) You and your family are very friendly, nice and full of curiosity!! I enjoyed spending time with you!! Thank you for sharing your happy holiday with me :)

Alayna Alayna United States ( Business )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Fantastic Tour & Guide! ”

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!

Kaori:

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!

Kira Kira United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Day in Osaka ”

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!

Kaori:

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

Lily Lily United States ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent day touring Kyoto with 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

Kaori:

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

beatrice Beatrice United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ She made the trip ”

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.

Kaori:

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

Gurjeet Gurjeet United States ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Warm, knowledgeable and professional ”

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!

Kaori:

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

Collin Collin Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ A Day around Osaka ”

Great guided tour by Kaori for my wife and I and our two cruising buddies. We wanted a day around Osaka in which we saw the sights and travelled by local means, saw the people, their life and city. We went to Osaka Castle and surrounding area, had a typical style Osaka lunch and returned to our ship in Kobe. Great day.

Kaori:

Hello Collin, Thank you for leaving a comment :) I wish you had a great trip all over Asia and your wife got better after that day! Say hello to your companions, too! Kaori

Jack Jack United States
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Amazing 2 days with Kaori in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara ”

We had a great time for 2 days with Kaori. She is knowledgable, funny and incredibly personable! We cant recommend her enough! Thanks Kaori!

Kaori:

Hi Jack! Thank you for your warm comment and thank you for sharing your time with me! I had very happy time with you, Kristie and Emma! Such a lovely family!! I wish your trip in Tokyo was also enjoyable!! Please come back anytime you have chance!! Kaori

Jocelyn Jocelyn Canada ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Fantastic Guide ”

Kaori was an amazing guide! We hired her for 4 days to tour my husband, 15 year old son and I around Osaka and the neighbouring cities. She spent time upfront to understand what our interests were and what we were hoping to learn and do while in Japan. She then put together tours that hit the nail on the head. She is very knowledgeable, fun and related well to all three of us, making every day incredibly enjoyable. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. 5 stars all the way.

Kaori:

Hello Jocelyn! Thank you for your great comment! You 3 are really funny and tough! I enjoyed time with you, too! We’ve been to different places and seen so many things :) I’m really glad to show you around Kansai area! I wish your next trip will be full of fun and situmilation, too! Say hello and thanks to your lovely boys Shaul and Jose lol See you in the future :D Kaori

Ahmet Ahmet Turkey ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent tour for getting to know Kyoto, Japanese history, culture, foods, drinks ”

I had a great day in Kyoto. I truly enjoyed walking through the area, visiting the temples and learning the shintoism and japanese culture, tasting the Japanese food and drinks. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Kaori is such a warm personality, highly motivated and flexible guide. A true sample of excellent tour guide. Many thanks to Kaori and I recommend Kaori to everyone..

Kaori:

Hi Ahmet! Thank you for leaving me great comment!! We had such a fun day!! I really like how you enjoy everything about Kyoto! We talk, eat, even drink a lot XD It was unforgettable day for me, too! I wish you will come back and explore Japan more and more!! Please let me know if you have chance! Many thanks!! Kaori

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Perfect day in Kyoto ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto with Kaori.Her upbeat personality, knowledge, mastery of English, flexibility and enthusiasm were impressive .

Kaori:

Hello Suzanne :) Thank you for sharing your time in kyoto with me! I’m very glad you could enjoy old beautiful capital Kyoto and I admire your physical strongness!! Thank you for your cooperation :) Hope you enjoy rest of your trip!!

Susan Susan Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Just Like Hanging Out With a Friend ”

Kaori is a lovely young woman filled with a zest for life and a love of people. She is down to earth and very easy to talk to. She impressed us with her willingness to make sure that our two days went smoothly and was quick to recognize if changes were needed to our itinerary either due to weather or by chance we were tiring. As neither my husband nor I eat fish, she managed to find two most amazing places to have lunch offering both delicious food and the chance to mix with the locals. One unplanned stop at a local textile factory resulted in a most precious and treasured souvenir, a beautiful hand made silk Kimono! Spending two days with Kaori truly was like hanging out with a good friend, filled with lots of warmth and many laughs. It was our pleasure to have met her.

Kaori:

Hi! Susan! Thank you for your comment! I am glad you enjoyed time in kyoto! It was very cold winter days in kyoto but because of your cooperation and flexibility, we could make successful tour! It was very much fun for me, too!! I wish you enjoy cool kimono in canada :) I will wear the kimono jacket coming this spring, too HaHa! ;) Please let me know if you have chance to come back to JAPAN! Let’s have a beer ;)

Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Kaori was awesome!!! ”

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:

Hi Jane! Thank you for your comment! I spent very happy warm time with you, too! I wish your new life will be enjoyable and lots of fun! I’d love to help whenever you need it :) Please feel free to ask! Look forward to see you again soon!! Kaori

James James United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Kyoto Tour ”

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

Kaori:

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

Kim Kim Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Kyoto day tour / Arashiyama and Golden Pa ”

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.

Kaori:

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

Katrina Katrina New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Fun in Kyoto ”

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

Kaori:

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

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Wonderful! ”

Kaori was wonderful. She was very funny and very knowledgeable. Glad we found her!

Kaori:

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

Antonio Antonio United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Great planning, great sights, great guide ”

Kaori was extremely friendly and easy to get along with. She was very knowledgeable of the places she took us to and planned out our day perfectly, from methods of transportation to best route to cover all places of interest. Thank you for a wonderful day Kaori!

Kaori:

Hi! Antonio! Thank you for leaving me a comment! I was so surprised and admired your choice of sites in Kyoto! Great sense!! I love these places! And I was very lucky to share the time with you two!! I wish you could make lots of beautiful memories in japan! Thank you :) Kaori

Scott Scott United States ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Night tour of Gion ”

Kaori was great fun. She met us at the train station and took us to Gion for night time sight seeing and shopping for 4 hours. She is easy going and eager to please.

Kaori:

Hello Scott and your lovely ladies :) I wish your all trip in Japan was going well!

Maria Karen Maria Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ We had a great time with Kaori! ”

Kaori is very professional, well versed in English, very flexible and considerate and always asking about our well being...we are a family of 3 and we had a great time with Kaori guiding us for 3 days. From the once in a lifetime Samurai experience to the great food and shopping adventures, we all enjoyed our time with Kaori!

Kaori:

Hello birthday lady! Maria!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday with me!! We tried such unique experience together!! Fishing! Snow park!! Eating!!! Animals!!!! It was a bit of challenge for me but because of your cooperation, everything went gorgeous!! How are your samurai boys doing?? lol Please come back with your entire family next time!! I wish your 2019 also bright and full of happiness!! Love Kaori

Mary Mary United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ a day Osaka ”

Kaori was a wonderful guide for our day in Osaka. She took us to many off the beaten path places for a unique tour. She was very accommodating in her ability to modify the day on the fly when our "old feet" were just too tired to go on. She is very well informed on the history of the area. Very Professional!

Kaori:

Hello Mary! Thank you very much for leaving me a lovely comment :) It was wonderful to share the time with you and your family!! You guys are very tough!! It was very much fun to tried many things with you especially little bus ride and Taiyaki XD I wish your rest of trip has been well and unforgettable!! Have a great new year 2019!!

George George United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A Friend in Osaka ”

Kaori was a great guide in my recent trip to Osaka with my wife. She helps us since day 1, planning the tour to Osaka. She was able to met us at the train station and from that point show us this great city. She was very friendly and nice. She takes great photos and she can teach you about the history of the city and food, so if you like to eat, you are going to enjoy the tour with her.

Kaori:

Hello George!! Thank you for your comment!! I’m very glad to guide your honeymoon in Japan :) You taught me lots of your back ground stories and it made me feel like we know each other since long time! And we ate loooots of food!! It is really correct way to enjoy OSAKA lol I wish your happy honeymoon will be unforgettable all of your life and the reason to come back to Japan again one day ;) Please enjoy your life with looooots of LOVE!! Kaori

Joy Joy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Two day tour of Beautiful Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful time with Kaori. She is very knowledgeable and fun to have tour us around Kyoto. She was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. We changed some of our first day tour on the spot and Kaori was extremely accommodating to us. We highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you Kaori for your wonderful tour of Kyoto! Ian and Joy Matteson

Kaori:

Hello Joy! Thank you for your comment :) I also had great days with you and Ian! You are very easy to communicate and feel so nice together!! We could make bright days because of your cooperation and the best time for autumn color!! Ive visited east kyoto many times during this autumn but It was the best day at Momiji temple when we are together!! Thank you for giving me the great opportunity to guide you!! I wish you will be back one day with your princesses in Kyoto!! Have a great life with lots of LOVE ;) Kaori

Yvonne Yvonne United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Four great days with Kaori Travelling in the Kansai Region of Japan ”

We established a base in the Marriott Osaka for 7 days. Kaori spent fours days with us providing excellent tours through the Kansai area. We traveled two full days in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima Island. Kaori really knows her way around these sites. Kaori saved us an enormous amount of time and effort planing transportation and logistics. Kaori found great authentic lunch locations and has a great knowledge of the Japanese history and of the locations we visited. She made great suggestions and was completely flexible in accommodating our requests and particular interests. Kaori was fun to be with, very punctual and we left Japan feeling like we have a new friend!!

Kaori:

Hello Yvonne! Thank you for your comment :) To be honest I was a bit worried coz it was my first experience to guide same guests 4days in row. But in the end, we could make very good connection! It is because of you and Richard‘s cooperation!! Thank you very much!! We talked many things! Now you know about all of my life and my neighbor lol Again! Thank you very much for great experience and beautiful time!! Please let me know when you come back to Japan! I will prepare wooden Onigiri maker for you :) Kaori

Stanton Stanton United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Terrific Guide with lots of energy ”

We had a wonderful experience with Kaori and enjoyed our time with her. She really showed us a lot of great sites.

Kaori:

Hello Stanton! Thank you for leaving me your comment! It was my pleasure. I was happy to show you my favorite part of kyoto ;) I wish you enjoyed rest of you stay in Japan!! Kaori

Lori Lori Australia ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ One day on Kyoto ”

We had an amazing day with Kaori in Kyoto, seeing some of its main sights. Kaori is a vibrant, energetic and all round wonderful person, and it felt like being taken around by an old friend. We hope to be back one day to spend time with Kaori again. Thank you Kaori!

Kaori:

Hello Lori! I’m glad to guide you and your mom Irene!! It was same as me! I felt like I am show ing Kyoto to my old well known friends!! I love the time we spent!! Thank you!! And I wish you have great time in Japan!! Take care and please shout my name when your next visit in Japan!! Love 💕 Kaori

Francisco Francisco Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ amazing Guide ”

Tremendously professional and capable guide with a fantastic demeanour and very accomodating to adapting our tour based on the physical ability of one person in our group. great sense of humour and highly qualified. we had people in our group of 6 who only spoke spanish and with Kaori speasking English and Spanish perfectly, it make the tour most enoyable fantastic personality and most gracious VERY impressed with her preparation for our tour. had all the information in hadna dn she actually did a trial run of one of the sites before we got there to ensure it would fit within our time avaiability. can not say enough about how much we enjoued the tour she provided and are convinced that our experience in Japan was enhanced by her involvement in our tour itinerarly

Kaori:

Holaaaaa! Francisco!! Muchísimas gracias por tu comentario!! Since you contact me, I was so excited to meet you! Because we are AMIGOs del CAMINO!! We spent such a funny livable time together!! I am very glad to guide you these 2days especially Himeji!! It was new experience for me, too!! Again! Thank you very much Francisco!! And please tell all your companies TENGA BUENA VIDA!! Xxx Kaorita ;)

Ailan Ailan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto at its finest! ”

Although it was just a day, it seems like we have captured Kyoto at its finest. Kaori is not an ordinary Japanese guide! She lived and studied abroad, that is why she can speak English fluently. Her personality is also more open and lively, which naturally makes the connection. From planning to executing our trip, she was attentive and flexible, and always gave us a candid feedback or suggestion. She is also a good photographer so you could have some memorable pictures to bring home! I highly recommend Kaori.

Kaori:

Hello Ailan! Thank you for leaving me a great review! I am very happy to see your bright smile beginning of the day! It was great experience to visit Kiyomizu temple early in the morning! Fresh air, beautiful sunshine and less people lol And all of our trip was very smooth,comfortable and fun because of your cooperation!! Thank you very much for sharing your vacation time and dried persimmons ;) Please enjoy rest of your trip in Japan!! See ya;) Kaori

Brian Brian Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Full day guided tour of Osaka tailored exactly to our wishes ”

We spent a great day in Osaka guided by Kaori. She was really flexible with the agenda and put together a tour of Osaka that accommodate the needs of our family. Kaori's English is excellent and you can certainly tell she lived outside of Japan and acquired excellent language skills. She was great with our two boys and provided them with a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Kaori and would certainly book her again if I am in the Kyoto/Osaka area.

Kaori:

Hi Brian! Thank you very much for your nice friendly comment!! Your boys are very clever, polite,well educated but soooo funny!! I really enjoyed the time with them at manga store XD I felt like I went shopping with my friend kids! I wish you had great memories in Japan. Please let me know when you decided your next trip to japan!! Thank you from bottom of my heart! Kaori

Wendy Wendy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

Kaori took the interests of each of our group of 4 and designed a day of terrific sightseeing for us. She kept us moving, but still allowed plenty of time so we never felt rushed. We could never have seen so much in one day without her help. We saw temples, shrines, shopping, ate lunch (yum), and had a sake tasting. Twice she detoured to let us see unexpected events (archery practice and mochi-making) which we would not have seen otherwise. Kaori was personable, knowledgeable, and fun. I highly recommend her as your guide!

Kaori:

Hello Wendy! Thank you for your warm comment and thank you for spending time with me in Nara! I’m glad to hear you all enjoy it :) I had great time, too. You have such a good spirits, full of interests and powerful energy! We only spent one day together but I can imagine how you live your life! Strong, kind and wise! If you and your family, frinds have another chance to visit here, please let me know! I’d love to see you again!! Safe trip enjoy rest of your time in Japan! Thank you x Kaori

Gaiv Gaiv United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto, Nara and Osaka ”

Kaori guided my wife and me during our trip to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. She has a pleasing personality, a good sense of humor and is tireless (we walked several miles a day!). We wanted a customized experience and once Kaori got a feel for what we wanted she took us not only to the gloried shrines, temples and museums but also to other places that helped us get a more authentic feel for Japan (a local coffee shop in Arashiyama, a historical house in Nara-machi and a local okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka). She was flexible in adapting each day to our emerging interests. On the first day she changed our itinerary so we could go to a museum displaying artifacts of a famous Japanese artist that we discovered while walking around Kyoto. The next day she let us know about the Jidai Mat... read more

Kaori:

Hello Gaiv! Thank you for your sincere and warm comment! I’m very glad to hear you and your wife had good time in Japan. I was a bit worried maybe I push you too much,,, but you could follow me and gave me opinions and wishes, it helps me a lot! Every single day we spent together was lots of fun and new experiences for me, too. And thank you for the umbrella lol If you have another chance to visit Japan, please let me know! I will think about where you’ve ever seen!! Take care! And have a beautiful life always!! Thank you :)

Tom Tom Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day in Kyoto ”

We had a great day with Kaori discovering Kyoto on our recent cruise stop in Osaka. We met at the port and made our way to Kyoto central experiencing the Bullet train on the way. Then spent the entire day hitting the sights, enjoying a local lunch, walking 16k including 76 flights of stairs! All along the way we had great fun exploring and learning the city with Kaori. She was very knowledgeable, spoke English perfectly, and totally entertained us throughout the entire day.

Kaori:

Hi Tom!! How’s your Japan trip going!? Thank you for leaving me a good comment!! I’m glad you enjoy kyoto!! The day we spent together was so great! and so much fun to me, too! I have had soooo many places wanted to show you!! So I might let you move a lot,,,, bit like a hard training LOL Thank you for spending time with me! Please thanks to Lynn, Wendy and Mike, too!! Enjoy rest of your trip and hope to see you again someday!! Kaori

Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day tour in Kyoto ”

Kaori picked us up at the port of Osaka to take us to Kyoto to visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion and the area of ancient Kiyomizu-dera. It was such an enjoyable and memorable experience, especially with Kaori as our guide. She is so knowledgeable about Japan’s history and culture and took good care of us. Kaori captured our hearts with her humorous and pleasant personality, and we would certainly recommend her services to anyone wishing to visit Japan.

Kaori:

Hi Suan!! Thank you for leaving me a comment!! You and your family have such a great vibration!! Really happy family!! We can laugh and smile all the time! I felt like I was one of your family member XD And our time has passed so fast!! Thank you for choosing me and every your kindness. I would love to see you in near future!! I wish you have great memories for all of your trip in Japan an you are always welcome back to Japan!! Have a great life!! Kaori

Jackie Jackie United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Awesome day in Kyoto ”

Definietly had a great time with Kaori around Kyoto. Although, it was only a day, we are glad we had a guide because we probably would of been so lost without her! She is really personable and fun to hang around. It made our day exciting around Kyoto and everything went by smoothly. She's patient and will accommodate with your plans/and interests in mind when planning your day - also, you'll have a awesome photographer! Thank you again for showing us around Kyoto and making our stay memorable!

Kaori:

Hello Jackie! Thank you for spending time in Kyoto with me :) And lots of story about Hawaii! I wish you like Japan more after this trip! Kaori

Susan Susan Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Went out of her way to make our visit interesting ”

Kaori greeted us with a huge smile and made sure we could get about Kobe very effectively. She had gone out of her way to find somewhere tasty and interesting for lunch and because both of us had an interest in textiles she found a wonderful weaving class we could take. The time spent with Kaori was very enjoyable. She gave us an insight into how to get about Kobe which was invaluable. Would highly recommend a tour with Kaori.

Kaori:

Hello Susan. Thank you for leaving me a comment. It was so shame I can’t show you handicraft materials place. Your friend Ruth was always telling me “Susan is gonna like it!” I’d rather wanted know that you are not able to walk more than 5mins. I’d like to prepare a wheel chair for you! Then we can visit more places without problem :) Anyway, I wish you and Ruth have great memories in Japan!! Have a nice trip!!

Mona Mona United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great day around Kyoto with our new friend! ”

Having Kaori show us around was such a delight! From the moment we met her, we knew it would be a great day. She worked with us on a custom itinerary prior to the day and when we decided to make some changes the day of, she was more than accomodating. She was so great at giving her suggestions of the top places to visit in Kyoto and also the equally amazing but less touristy spots. We loved the day and it was so comfortable with her. *******ted a lot and I enjoyed her company along with of course her ability to guide. Highly recommended !

Kaori:

Hello Mona! Thank you for leaving me a great review!! Yes! We had a good fun time together :D I am glad you could find amazing chili shop at Kiyomizu area XD I wish rest of your trip in Japan is enjoyable and unforgettable!! Thank you!!! Kaori

Franca Franca Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Osaka ookini ?? ”

Ikoka ikoka mai do ookini Kaori san, she even taught me little phrase’s in Kansai dialect. My trip plans changed suddenly and I needed a guide and thats when I found Kaori, through Triplelights. I knew from our initial emails she wanted to make sure I saw what I asked for. Her attention to detail, punctuality and her correspondence were without fault. I asked for Shrines, Goshuincho, Food, Castle and Manhoru’s and she delivered. It was a breeze to have Kaori guide you around and not to worry about asking for platforms or navigating maps. Ineffect, it gave you more time to drink and eat more food in Osaka, Japan ‘s kitchen and enjoy the scenery and all the places we visited. Kaori also knows the best photo shoot places. I loved Nakazaki-cho so much that, it was a part of old Osaka/Japa... read more

Kaori:

Maido OOKINI! Franca san :) Thank you for leaving me a fantastic review! I am very glad you had great time in Osaka! We just keep eating and laughing and hunging around,,,,it is the correct way to enjoy unique city Osaka! And I’m very happy your Osaka dialect improve a lot lol Please keep exploring more great time in Japan!! And Yes!! I’m looking forward to see you in future again!! Kaori

Sharalyn Sharalyn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ So much fun in Osaka! ”

From beginning to end, our time with Kaori-san was packed with smiles, laughter, and fun. Kaori-san was attentive, answered all our questions, planned the route and showed us all the highlights of Osaka nightlife in a short amount of time (4 hours). She helped us order all the foods that are famous at places she knew were great and even took us to her favorite standing-only sake bar where we got tasty nihonshu and appetizers! She seemed to be having a blast right along with us so we felt comfortable and energized right along with her. We really had an excellent time! Thank you, Kaori-san! ☺️

Kaori:

Hi! Sharalyn!! Thank you for leaving me a review :) I am very glad you like our time in Osaka! It was such a short time with you and Mathis however very much fun and deep experience for me, too! I am very happy you share your life history with me! It surprised and impressed me :) I wish you had great memories in Japan and hope one day you will come back!! Take care and enjoy your life!! Kaori

Maureen Maureen Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Greart day in Osaka ”

Kaori was very friendly and took us to places we wanted to see. Highly recommend her services.

Kaori:

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

Tanja Tanja Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ nice time in Kyoto and Nara ”

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.

Kaori:

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

Cherry Anne Cherry Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Flexible Guide ”

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

Kaori:

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!!

Flaviana Flaviana Italy ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara and 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.

Kaori:

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!!

Lisa Lisa United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara, one day ”

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

Kaori:

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

Aya Aya United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kaori and Our trip to Kyoto ”

Kaori was excellent. She asked a lot of questions about our interests,likes,dislikes etc. and put together an interesting 2 days. She spent time with each of us during the tour and was easy to relate to. Her English was clear and easy to understand. By the end of the time we felt we had made a new friend. I would recommend Kaori. She goes the extra mile and made our time memorable.

Kaori:

Thanks Steve, Jill, Brandon and Anna! I was very happy to spent time with you :) You are such a beautiful friendly open minded happy family! Envy you!! I have much more places and things to show you in Japan! Please come back anytime you can! Thank you!! Kaori

Simon Simon Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ We were very lucky to have her!! ”

Where do i start!? We met Kaori in Kyoto and she was so passionate about guiding us she couldn't wait! when we met it felt like she had known us for ages! she instantly had us at ease and showed us an amazing time. very knowledgeable and took great interest and care to what we were interested in, our dietary requirements, she even helped us shop!!! beautiful free spirit we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and cant wait to go back and do it all over again! thank you so much Kaori!!

Kaori:

Hello Simon!! I am very glad to hear you had enjoyable time with me in Kyoto. From the beginning, I haven’t felt any difficulties with you and Maha :) I felt absolutely same as you! It was like my friends came to visit me! Do you remember the word you gave me!?!? My free spirit never gonna die, will live forever! It surprised me and impressed me a lot! Thank you so much for beautiful memories for me,too. Please let me know when you decided to come to Japan! I am looking forward to see you and Maha and possibly your little angel together again!! Kaori

Gloria Gloria United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The Perfect Guide - professional, knowledgeable, fun! ”

From the beginning, Kaori was easy to communicate with and very responsive. She asked about what we wanted to see and also had some great suggestions for local activities or non-touristy sights. She sent a tentative itinerary before meeting up and encouraged us to make any changes if we wanted to do something different. She showed up at the meeting place on time with itinerary in hand and off we went to explore the beautiful city of Kyoto. She is very funny and easy to talk to, you really do feel like you're touring with a friend and not a guide. She is also very knowledgeable about the city sights and the best route of travel (bus, train, walk). She waits patiently if you want to make any stops and we did not feel rushed. She took lots of pictures for us and took us to a great local res... read more

Kaori:

Hello Gloria! Thank you for leaving nice review for me! I am very glad you had a great time in Kyoto even it was super boiling HOT day! I am also happy to spend time with you and Jason :) Especially It was very much fan to visit Sake brewery! I am so sorry, I forgot many of my stuff there... It was my plan to keep tasting SAKE haha! I hope you 2 are having great time and experiences rest of your stay in Japan and wish good Kobe beef dinner in Tokyo soon XD Thank you for your lovely Hawaii cookies! I am enjoying them ;) Take care and enjoy your life!! KAORI

Crystal Crystal Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Best tour guide I've ever had ”

I can't imagine how my Osaka trip would turn out without Kaori. She made every minute of my time with her so fun and memorable. It was the best solo-trip I've ever had and I can't say "thank you" enough to her. It was my first time visiting Japan on a bleisure trip and I was nervous about getting around the city all by myself. The trip was decided at the last minute, hence I had no time to do my own research on where to go, what to do during my weekend in Osaka. I was so lucky to find Kaori on Triplelights. She was super fast in responding to my email (less than 5 minutes when I hit "send" button), she was well-prepared and took care of every little thing: from bringing an extra umbrella to my hotel when it was raining to getting a train card for me. Besides she helped me to take tons of p... read more

Kaori:

Hi! Crystal! It was very interesting time with you and I’m glad I can take some photos which you satisfied! You are very strong, tough,funny, kind, beautiful lady who i like to spend time with ;) During the strong rain time in Japan, you brought the sunshine! Thank you very much! And next time when you come to visit Kansas, I’d love to take you Kobe and Nara good photogenic places XD See you again!!

Greg Greg Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The best guide to Osaka ”

I can't say enough about Kaori. She's friendly, funny, engaging and works really hard to make her guests feel welcome. She might work too hard! I asked her to find vintage fashion shops, galleries and spas and she not only found them, she visited and called the sites beforehand to see if they were suitable (they were!) She's very knowledgeable about the traditional sites - temples, castles and so on. But also, if you're looking for a unique travel experience, the 'real Japan' that's not just for tourists, she can help you. Also vegetarian, LGBT-friendly, and multilingual. Book with Kaori, you won't regret it.

Kaori:

Hi Greg!! Thank you for your comment!! I am glad you and Hyangmi had great time in my hometown OSAKA! And I am extremely happy to guide you two :) It was very much challenging and well experienced tour for me, too. I learned a lot! Especially the building we visited! I am still on the way to become an amazing guide,,, but as I said I don’t give up till you say “ No thanks!!” Our vibrations and chemistry are super great ;) Thank you for choosing me!! You guys are such a beautiful well connected couple!! If you come to Japan for honeymoon! Please, please, let me know! I will organize it XD Thank you from bottom of my heart! See ya x Kaori

Mitsuyuki Mitsuyuki Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Enjoy in Osaka ”

She knew very interesting spots in Osaka, like kitchenware shops, food corner. As our friends are soybean farmers in U.S., they were very much interested food related area.

Kaori:

Hi! Mitsuyuki san! I’m glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed Osaka tour with me :) You guys had such a good vibration and positive energy! I enjoyed time with you guys, too! If you guys come to visit Kansai area again and any questions, please feel free to ask me ;) Thank you!!

Rebecca Rebecca United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Perfect Customized Private Tour ”

Kaori created the perfect customized private tour for me. She is well organized, knowledgeable and friendly. She has the ability to speak several languages fluently. Because of her personable nature, the tour was like spending an enjoyable day with an old friend. We had a lot of laughs and fun. I had some specific and odd requests, like going to a horse race, but she made it happen. All our traveling by train and bus was smooth. I didn't have to worry about anything. She created wonderful memories for me and made my many dreams come true. I cannot truly express in words what my day with Kaori meant to me. I highly recommend this professional guide.

Kaori:

Hi! Rebecca! How was your rest of trip in Japan?? I hope everything’s fine :) It was wonderful day for me, too! Unforgettable :) Your request gave me brand new experience, too! Thank you very much! And hope to see you again someday in the future! Please let me know if you or your horse racing friends come to Japan for horse racing! I’d love to join it ;) Take care!! Your sincerely Kaori

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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages English ( Professional ), 繁體中文 ( Intermediate ), Spanish ( Intermediate ), Italian ( Beginner )

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