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Miwako

Licensed Guide
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$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

Hi! I'm Miwako, a national licensed English-speaking tour guide. Miwako literally means beautiful Japanese child. But please call me Olive! I have a funny story why I’m called Olive, which always makes foreign tourists laugh. If you have a chance to join my tour, I’ll tell you about the reason.
I was born in Osaka, raised in Hyogo, temporarily lived in Kyoto when I was in University, and now am back in Osaka.
I'm familiar with a lot of sightseeing spots, fashionable shops, restaurants of all types, and hidden gems due to my high curiosity.
Also, I love to make foreign tourists laugh. My guests always comment on how funny I am. I promise to provide you with a fun tour.
I’m also working as a writer. I take pictures of my interviewees and several locations. Please look forward to memorable pictures as well! The photography fee is included in the tour. Don’t hesitate to ask me for a picture.
Thank you for reading my profile page♪

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Private Tours

One day walking+getting on a bus tour in Nara

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by Miwako
Nara park is a huge park. To save our energy and time, we get on a bus bound for the parking lot of Kasuga grand shrine from the JR or Kintetsu Nara stati...
8h $ 246 up to 5 people

Halfday tour in Nara (4hours)

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by Miwako
Nara was an ancient capital of Japan from 710 to 784. It has an older history than Kyoto. Its rustic and nostalgic ambience will catch your heart!
4h $ 123 up to 5 people

Highlight of Kyoto

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by Miwako
Exporing the highlight of Kyoto! I pick up the most popular tourist destinations in Kyoto. Shall we enjoy the extensive one-day trip in Kyoto?
8h $ 246 up to 3 people

Eastern Kyoto

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by Miwako
Eastern parts of Kyoto are full of fun and mystery!! We will do a lot of walking on the way! Let's enjoy an adventurous tour♪
8h $ 246 up to 5 people

Central and Western Kyoto

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by Miwako
All the locations are relatively closely situated. You need not feel any stress of excessive transportation. You can see the castle, temples, as well as ...
8h $ 246 up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Ambre Ambre United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Miwako a.k.a. Olive was fantastic! ”

Miwako met us at our hotel with a sign and was so thoughtful about our trip. We only had about 6 hours, so she had carefully planned out our agenda so we could maximize our time in Osaka. She had a great suggestion to get a weekend/holiday subway pass and that saved us thousands of yen. She really knew the history of the area and was so kind to me and my family. There were several times when she talked to the merchants for us and secured better deals than we would have on our own. Again, such a great day in Osaka with a wonderful guide!

Miwako:

Dear Ms. Ambre Thank you so much for having taking part in my tour and showing a great interest in Osaka. Also, thank you so much for your sweet compliment. I'm reminiscing you, your mother, friend and son. All of you are so lovely and kind not only to me but also other foreign visitors and shop and restaurant clerks. When we meet up, you came to me in full smile and took pictures with me. At the moment I was so happy to be blessed with such lovely guests as you. I'm impressed with your son's knowledge about Japanese history as well. I'm glad to know you enjoyed the tour and soul food in Osaka. Next time you will try Kushikatsu, which are deep-fried skewers. I hope I will meet you again. Thank you so much again for giving me a wonderful opportunity to have guided you. Fr... read more