Hi everyone! My name is Naoko:)
Welcome to Japan & Thank you very much for checking out my profile.
I’m originally from Osaka, worked a sales representative at trading company for 8 years.
When I was studying abroad in England and USA, people helped me when I got in troubles and I had cultural misunderstandings. I’m very touched and from there experiences made me think that one day I will return the favor for foreigners in Japan. In 2017, I decided to join volunteering as a tour guide for foreign visitors and my desire to be a professional guide in Japan is getting bigger. Because I can’t forget pleasures and difficulties in guiding and making my guests happier. Therefore I decided to work as a professional guide to expand my knowledge and service for foreign travelers.
There are 3 main services of my tour.
1. Wi-Fi service
Need Internet??? No problem, while you are with me during tour I can give you my Wi-Fi-code and you can use Internet as much as you need! Let's share your memories to Friends and Family and research your souvenir and your interests right away.
2. Photo service
Please ENJOY the live view, not focusing on taking photos during tour. You have to see, feel and enjoy the live atmospheres. And let me take your photos and I will edit and send you tons of memories after tour by email . If you requested your original photo book can be produced. *additional cost
3. Travel design
I have traveled 41 prefectures out of 47 in Japan. I’m good at making itinerary and well know about hot visiting spots in Japan. I also love Onsen.
Tell me your requests and I am happy to make your own travel plan.
Ask me if I was not only a tour guide but also a concierge of your travel.
Since I grew up as a middle child in a big family, I’m open-mind, talkative and good at understand people’s feeling. I like activities such as playing tennis and golf, snowboarding, hiking, enjoying arts, food and Onsen, taking photos, watching films etc.
I can produce you a private tour in Kobe, Osaka, Nara and Kyoto.
Not just sightseeing if you like to experience Japanese cultural actives such as Karaoke, Green tea, Calligraphy, Zen meditation and so one, Of course we can do it!!
During my tour I will share my knowledge and give you some quiz so that you can enjoy learning about Japanese cultures.
Enjoy your private tour in Japan let’s make your travel special together.
Looking forward meeting you!!
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.
Naoko showed up early and prepared. She was very flexible and accommodating. We had a wonderful time exploring Kyoto Her English was excellent
Dear Brenda Thank you very much again for your booking. I was pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with me. I appreciate your evaluation a lot. I really hope that you have a brilliant time with a rest of your travel in Japan. I will send photos by this Sunday. Thank you again:）
I researched several private tour guides while planning my trip to Kyoto. Naoko was the best option out of all the guides I looked into. She made the process very easy. Naoko was quick to reply to emails and provided answers to all my questions. I really appreciated how efficient the tour was. She provided great recommendations and helped create an unforgettable day in Kyoto. Naoko was awesome! She spoke great english and was easy to communicate with. I really appreciated how polite and friendly she was. We had a great time seeing the sights and enjoying the local eats. I highly recommend Naoko.