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Kaori

Licensed Guide
(42) Reviews
$ 33 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 42 )
Lynne Lynne Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Busy two days seeing highlights of Tokyo ”

My husband and daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed spending two days in Tokyo with Kaori, who was extremely pleasant, agreeable, low key and helpful. We had an ambitious agenda but Kaori got us smoothly around town by foot and transit and helped us get our bullet train tickets for later travel. She had learned about the opening of an observation tower near Shabuya crossing and suggested we modify our itinerary to include that, which was a great suggestion. It was a pleasure to have Kaori as our guide and we would recommend her. She organized things so we could walk between a lot of sites thereby getting to see things as we walked.

Kaori:

Thank you for the warmest review on me, Lynne-san. I truly appreciate your kindness for taking time even when you're still on holiday. It was really honor and a big pleasure for me to have you as my guests by being introduced by someone I guided in the past. You requested mixture of musts and local in a limited time. I'm glad we could make it as much as possible thanks to your being good walkers. And I'm happy to see you enjoyed newly opened Shibuya Sky observation, which now I feel the best open-air observatory in Tokyo. Please say hello and love to Skee-san family when you meet them. Keep enjoying your rest of your stay! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Fabíola Fabíola Brazil ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo ”

From the start of our day to the end, Kaori was terrific! She was right on time and off we went. Kaori has a wonderful manner that made us very comfortable. She was extremely knowledgeable of every site we visited throughout the entire day and gave us options as we continued our journey through Tokyo. She found a very small restaurant, for lunch, where the food was tasty, the service great, and the atmosphere cozy. By the end of the day, we felt like we made a friend in Kaori. We HIGHLY recommend Kaori to anyone who wants a more personalized tour of Tokyo.

Kaori:

Thank you for wonderful review while you're still on your holiday, Fabiola-san. We've been through many messages prior to our tour day. So, I didn't feel we met each other first time when I met you in the morning. Thank you for beautiful present you brought all the way to Japan for me, especially, please say special thanks to your beautiful daughters. I love them! I'm happy to hear you felt comfortable during tour. It was also my pleasure to take you to the off-the beaten spots. I'm looking forward to meeting you again when you come back to Tokyo. See you in 2 weeks. Enjoy your trip the fullest until then! Kaori

Anna Anna United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A fabulous day with a great tour guide ”

As soon as we connected via emails it became clear that it is very easy to communicate with Kaori. She read my emails and replied very timely, right away. Provided details and answered all my specific questions clearly and concisely. It was a pleasure to spend a day with Kaori. She is very considered. She has a very good command of English. We spent several hours together and Kaoti always made us feel comfortable. She gave enough interesting information and also let us just soak in the beauty around us. Our big thanks for a wonderful experience.

Kaori:

Thank you for wonderful review, Anna-san. As we talked about our Hakone tour plan a lot on TripleLights message ahead of tour day, I didn't feel we met each other first time when we met in the morning of tour day. It was perfect sunny day with blue sky for Open Air Museum and other museum and park, which you enjoyed the fullest. I felt happy to see you're enjoying every moment in Hakone. I'm truly looking forward to seeing you again and guiding your friends and relatives in the future. Thanks again for a beautiful day! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Sunil Sunil Oman ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great guide ”

Kaori is a great guide and knows answers to many of tourists querries, also she is flexible and able to change things at short notice. Is fully conversant on the key attractions in Tokyo area, and was able to book a great 12 course traditional japanese dinner, that highlighted the best of Japanese cuisine, Very energetic and cheerful person to go along with,

Kaori:

Thank you so much for great review and comment, Sunil-san. These kindest words encourage me a lot as a guide. And I really appreciate your kindness and generosity that you let me have shared special Kaiseki dinner as a part of your family. It's the most honorable to be treated as family. The dinner was so beautiful and time with your family was so precious. I loved to talk with your two lovely daughters and their smiles. Say thank you to all. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Adrian Adrian Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Perfect way to visit Tokyo ”

Kaori was a great communicator and was very responsive to my questions well before the tour began. Not only was she extremely knowledgable, she also had a beautiful kind and caring persona. I would use Kaori again if I ever return to Tokyo, she gave us a wonderful experience. Thank you Kaori, i hope to see you again in the future.

Kaori:

Thank you for great review and the kindest commend on me, Adrian-san. It was wonderful to meet you all, bright Aussie mates! Glad we could see as many as possible for limited time for cruise ship departure and made safe back in time. And thank you for your words, you're going to hire me again! Then we can meet each other again! Looking forward to hearing from you in the future. Until then, take care. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Kevin Kevin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Short but sweet trip ”

We had a 11 hr layover in Tokyo and Kaori did a wonderful job of laying out a short day of touring the city. We saw several sights and the had to go to the airport. It was ever nice trip.

Kaori:

Thank you for excellent review, Kevin-san. I'm glad I could help your layover in Tokyo. Although it was just a transfer, I'm happy you came to like Japan while we were strolling around some spots for permitted time. I'm so grateful you mentioned you might come back to Japan in the future. Waiting for the day of your coming back to Japan and having more time together for another explores! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Jude Jude New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo for First-timers ”

Kaori was a wonderful guide. She had a great command of English and was able to accomodate all of our requests. The day ran very smoothly with Kaori guiding us through metro stations, across parks and gardens, around neighbourhoods, on a river cruise, to markets, to upper end shops, to view latest technology, to numerous monuments, buildings and lookout points and a stop to eat a yummy raw seafood lunch. This tour had it all. Thank you Kaori for your awesome tour and your ability to answer all our questions with a smile.

Kaori:

Thank you for your warmest review, Jude-san. It was such a fun day with you. As you already been through many parts of Japan including Kyoto, I tried to introduce more common, normal Japanese people's life here in Tokyo. It was also fun for me to listen to your questions you were having during your own time "what's this?" "What does it mean?". Sometimes it gives me new discovery of Japan. I also enjoyed talking about NZ and rugby games with each of you. You all are so sweet happy people to be with. Thank you for letting me share your time. It was really great to meet you. Keep enjoying rest of your stay! Hugs and kisses to all, Kaori

Judith Kay Judith United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Two wonderful days touring Tokyo and Mt Fuji ”

Kaori planned two fascinating and fun days for us-- one seeing the major sights of Tokyo and the other going to the sacred ponds and a lake near Mt Fuji. She was attentive to detail, flexible in meeting our needs ( one of us was having trouble with climbing stairs) and went out of her way to help us make arrangements for activities and travel on subsequent days. She told us how to get one act Kabuk tickets and mapped out in detail how we could catch the bullet train to Kyoto. We loved her choices of restaurants in both places and loved hearing stories from her about Japanese history and culture and some about her own life as well.

Kaori:

Thank you for the warmest comment on me, Judith-san. I'm relieved it seems you got to Kyoto safely by Shinkansen! Thank you for taking time to write a review during your holidays. It was great pleasure to have 2 days with you and Lori-san. Especially Taiko drum museum and the day in Mt.Fuji were unforgettable. I found you two are such sweet people who always care and help each other. I was moved by your beautifulness and felt happy to get opportunity to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed Kabuki play and doll museum instead of ropeway. Looking forward to seeing you again and maybe your friends and relatives! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

David David United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

I can't recommend the tour of Western Tokyo highly enough. Extremely flexible, interactive, informative, and accommidating. You'll feel like an old soul after this tour.

Kaori:

Thank you for such honorable words on my tour, David-san. Each word encourages me a lot as a tour guide. I also enjoyed talking about a lot things about both cultures and counties with you, and learnt a lot from you during the tour. Thank you for letting me share your time, your knowledge and thoughts. It was great pleasure to meet you. Also it was good you walked so fine that we could do much more things than usual for Western highlights! Keep enjoying your stay in Tokyo. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Dilip Dilip India ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent day with Kaori san ”

Kaori san was at the hotel even before we checked in and dropped us back at the hotel knowing it was the evening rush hour , going out of her way to make things very pleasant for us. She took us through the tour explaining sites culture and tradition of the Japanese society. Wonderful experience.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving the warmest comment, Dilip-san. I'm happy if I could make your family's first day of Japan pleasant one. I tried to explain everything you'll see during your travel to Kyoto as possible so as you can understand what you're seeing at the destination. I wish we could have more time! It’s great fortune we have one more day in Tokyo. I'm looking forward to listening to your travel stories and watching some beautiful photos. And thank you for wonderful presents you brought for me and kindness kept them in your backpack during the tour. Keep enjoying your time here. See you soon. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Yasmine Yasmine United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Lovely day out! ”

Had a great day with Karoo-san! She was super flexible and very knowledgeable about the history. She also answered everything we asked, even questions that had nothing relating to the tour!

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me the excellent review while you're still on holidays here,Yasmine-san. We've got really lucky to have such a pleasant autumn day in Hakone despite of the bad weather forecast. How amazing we could even see Mt.Fuji above the clouds! I appreciate your family are such bright people to be with. Thank you for wonderful time together. Keep enjoying your stay! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

christopher Christopher United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful guide, ”

Kaori was just amazing. Our groups was a mix of people in their mid 60s and mid 30s she kept out attention throughout the day. We covered all the shrines and other points of interest in a timely manner. She planned the trip using a series of trains and walking, the pace of walking was appropriate. She also escorted us through Tokyo station and assisted us in buying tickets to get us to the Rugby games in time. She knows Tokyo very well and help us understand the culture of the city and the local populations religious beliefs . (We did request this information) Would strongly recommend

Kaori:

Thank you for giving the wonderful review on me and my tour, Christopher-san. I appreciate your kindness to take time even you're still on holiday here. I'm really relieved and glad to hear you safely arrived for Rugby game in time and enjoyed this rare fantastic game! I also enjoyed the game the fullest (on TV), thinking of you. It was fun to talk with each of you during the tour, especially I enjoyed your American jokes. All in your group are such fun people to be with. Thank you again for time together and your recommendation. It encourages me a lot as a guide. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Saras Saras United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 days with Kaori ”

Kaori was punctual, polite, and explains about the places we were going... she gave us an insight about Japan’s way of life.

Kaori:

Thank you for the excellent review for our 2 days tours, Saras-san. Glad it seems you safely got back home. It was really fun to be with a funny lovely coupe, always laughing, enjoying the life. I recommend you try Onsen hot spring on your next visit! It's another local experience. I'd love to welcome your older sister for Mt.Fuji in the future. Take enough rest after a long trip. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kaori is the best! ”

Kaori is kind, flexible, detail-oriented and organized! She was the first person we talked to on our 2nd day of Japan and she was instrumental to us. She showed us lots of cool neighborhoods, temples and shrines, and picked out a great lunch spot. She also gave us great additional personal recommendations after she had quickly figured out our tastes in shopping/museums/art. She stayed later past our tour time to help us plan our public transit for our other independent site-seeing plans.

Kaori:

Thank you for the excellent comment on me, Carol san. I cannot expect more than to be reviewed as the best. What a great pleasure to accompany a beautiful pair of mother and daughter in happy relations. We were very lucky to have been able to visit Japanese festivals such as a unique Yosakoi festival around Harajuku and Bon Dance Festival in Hibiya Park on our tour day, when you requested some kind of Omatsuri festivals as your interest. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto and loved Team-lab museum after Kyoto. If you come back here with your husband, l’d love to introduce some beautiful architectures for him. Looking forward to the time together. Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Leigh Leigh United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent Guide for a Custom Tour ”

I needed help with navigation and language during a trip through Tokyo, 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, but Kaori-san was happy to take me to game cafes and escape rooms, and we actually managed to escape one! Kaori-san 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. She knew the Tokyo area very well. She was prompt and well organized, and I felt safe and well guided in a big, exciting new city.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a warmest comment for me, Leigh-san. It encourages me a lot. Many thanks. It was great pleasure to help you to make your to-do-list come true in Tokyo. At the same time, it was great fun to try game cafes and especially escape rooms with you. How glad we were when we MADE it in time! I greatly appreciate you gave me this unique opportunity. And I feel really honored you kindly mentioned you felt safe during the tour. I always want my guests enjoy Japan without any concerns. I look forward to seeing again and time together. Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Benyamin Benyamin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great experience ”

Great guide Very helpful

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Benyamin san. It was my pleasure to help you on your arrival and transportation. Relieved it seems you're back home safely. I'd love to help you whenever you need any kind of assitance in Tokyo and surroundings. Thank you for choosing me as your guide for Tokyo. Many thanks, Kaori

Winsome Winsome Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing Tokyo experience ”

Wow! Thank you so much much Kaori for such an amazing day. We are extremely impressed with your organization and the thought you put in to ensure we had a lovely day from transportation to having umbrellas for all 5 of us. You were able to exceed a 18 year old anime and Tokyo teenage culture fanatic with no luggage and the rest of us. By the way she thinks you deserve a rating of 7 for going above and beyond Thank you so much and we will definitely use your services the next time we are in Tokyo

Kaori:

Thank you so much for giving me the warmest comment on me, Winsome-san. Glad it seems you safely back home after your cruise. What a great honor to be rated beyond 5 by a young Kawaii girl who are into Japanese culture! I believe lost luggage was really tough for a teenage girl, not having clothes to wear, but happy to hear I could help with her finding enough items she loved during our tour. I enjoyed talking with her a lot and was happy to see she was enjoying every experience. I'm waiting to see you again and have more time together to show you and your family around. Hope it comes near future! Please say hello from me to all. Thanks again. Hugs & kisses, Kaori

Francois Francois United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great day in Tokyo ! ”

I strongly recommend Kaori. She was very nice and funny and made our day in Tokyo so much easier. The day before, we were on our own and it felt like work trying to understand the subway system...... The day with Kaori was so smooth and we just had to follow and listen to her interesting comments about the sites she was showing us. We could not have seen that much on our own without her. Plus, for lunch, she took us to a place inside Tsujiki outer market and we loved it so much that we ended up going back 3 times on our own. Tokyo is fun on your own, but you will soon realize that you will need a guide if you want to see many things in so little time. We really do recommend Kaori ! Don't hesitate, you will not regret and will have a wonderful day with her ! She takes care of everything f... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving such an excellent comment on me, Francois-san. I was impressed by your requesting Senso-ji Temple, Meiji-jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace and Tsukiji, as you thought it's better to have a guide in these spots even though you can move by yourselves. These spots are exactly same as my recommendations for first timers to Japan to spend time with a guide who can explain the sites and basis of Japanese way of thinking. I'm really grateful you both enjoyed talking with me about a lot of things each other. And surprising! you went back to sushi restaurant in Tsujiji 3 times during your stay! Really happy to hear you loved them so much. I'm sure they love you so much too. And thank you for your kind recommendation for me. Your kindness means a lot to me. Looking forward to seeing... read more

Michael Michael United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tokyo Hot August Days ”

Our 3 days in Tokyo was fabulous! Kaori was wonderful! She treated us like we're family or old friends. She was accommodating and well organized. She explained everything thoroughly and expertly guided us around Tokyo. The weather was sweltering hot but Kaori made sure to allow plenty of cooling breaks to keep us in good shape. She even introduced us to some products the locals use to stay refreshed and hydrated in the hot and humid weather. With Kaori, we got the most out of our time in Tokyo. I highly recommend her to anyone. She respected our time and was always there to help. Her instructions on the metro lines were invaluable and enabled us to safely and efficiently navigate around Tokyo. We are so glad that we booked with Kaori instead of attempting to see Tokyo on our own. We le... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such an excellent comment even when you're still on your vacation, Michael-san. And thanks again for choosing me as your family's guide for Tokyo. I also felt like I was a part of your family these 3 days. I'm so thankful for your family's kindness to me. It was really fun to stroll around the spots you chose with leisurely pace with your family. Enjoyed talking with each of you. The hotness and humidity was beyond your expectations, but good, we managed with enough cooling breaks, which we really need this time of the year to avoid heat strokes. And good, now you know how to deal with this hotness. I'm happy each of your family completed must-do's in Tokyo and every time you did, I was so glad to see your happy faces. I'm impressed that your original request list ... read more

Debra Debra Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ My Fuji, Lake Kawagachio and ice ”

Kaori was great she arrived on time , had everything organised down to the minute. We were able to change our itinery to suit the day. Unfortunately we didn't think we'd see Fuji, but she showed her self in full crowning glory. We were all so excited. We would highly recommend Kaori as a guide.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving excellent review on me and Mt.Fuji tour, Debra san. We've got miraculously lucky on our tour day. Mt.Fuji was not expected to appear at all by weather forecast, but actually she suddenly did! even when the visibility of Mt.Fuji was the lowest during this season. I'm also really happy that we enjoyed ice cave and Aokigahara forest trekking, which are kind of adventurous spots in Mt. Fuji area. Thank you for the presents you've brought all the way from Australia for me. I cannot appreciate your kindness enough that you kept them in your backpack all day long. Looking forward to seeing you again some day! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Kerri Kerri United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Awesome Day...we want all over!! ”

Kaori was great. She took us to the Harley Davidson dealership as requested along with many highlights of Tokyo! We saw a lot in a very short time (6 hours) and lived all of it. Kaori explained the local customs and was very knowledgeable about politics and local culture. I highly recommend her! The highlight of the day was sushi in the fish market. Book with her. You won’t be disappointed!!

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a warm nice comment on me and my tour, Kerri san. As a Japanese motorcyclist, it was really pleasure to meet you both. As a guide, I’m happy you loved Sushi lunch, tried a lot of your favorites and enjoyed talking with local people there. And thank you for attaching beautiful selfie photos with big smiles for me! I love them. I’m looking forward to spending time with you next time you stop by or visit Tokyo again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Kevin Kevin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ One day in Tokyo ”

We really enjoyed our day with Kaori. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers(selfie pros). She has a great personality and was very informative throughout the day. She was willing to change things if we wanted to and made sure we stayed together on the crowded trains and tour sites. We would highly recommend hiring Kaori to our friends and family.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such an excellent review on me and my tour even when you're still on the holiday, Kevin san. Thank you for your time and kindness. How wonderful you have such beautiful family and 3 generations enjoying together. I was really happy to share this happiness whole day. I enjoyed talking with all of you. I'm sure now you're OK to get around Tokyo by public transportations. Keep enjoying your holiday. Say hello to all! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Jenny Jenny United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Hakone trip ”

She was really awesome. The weather wasn’t very good but we still had great time.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me a good review even when we didn't have good weather, Jenny-san. It was disappointing that pirate boat which you were looking forward to was suspended due to strong wind influenced by coming typhoon, but glad kids enjoyed Open Air Museum. I hope you'll catch Mt.Fuji view from pirate boat when you visit Hakone again. Loved talking with your lovely boys all day. Hope to see you and your family again some day. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Lauren Lauren Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ The best way to see Tokyo - with the best guide! ”

We spent a day with Kaori in mid June 2019, on the first day of our first visit to Japan. I cannot recommend her highly enough! We were a family group of two young teenagers, their parents and grandmother, and travelling around Tokyo with Kaori was like exploring with a (very knowledgeable) friend we had known for years. Kaori was able to chat with the different members of our party with ease despite our wide range of ages and interests, constantly answering our questions and queries. I found our found our young teens (12 & 13) were much more interested and engaged with the places we visited than if we were to have gone on our own - all too often they are quick to tell us they are bored or tired or have had enough, but we didn't hear that even once during the eight hours of Kaori's tou... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such an excellent comment on me, Lauren-san. Glad safely arrived home after a long trip. I'm happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the day with me. I enjoyed talking with each of family members all day long. It's really great that your two Kawaii (cute) daughters are learning Japanese language at their schools and are interested in not only Japanese language but also Japanese culture and history. It was also a lot fun to enjoy Origami folding paper on the boat with girls and Nana(grandma!). And I wonder how great it is that your kids' school have exchanging student program and make it possible for kids to communicate with people from different cultures. As a guide, It was a great pleasure to hear you could use knowledge about how to visit shrines and temples dur... read more

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

“ It felt like coming home to an old friend ”

Kaori is not only a tour guide, she is a tour guide with a golden heart and very warm personality. She was open, very friendly, welcoming, approachable and mothering. It felt as if we went around with a family member that we never met before. She is very knowledgeable about everything in Tokyo. From the old history of Tokyo to the more modern story of Tokyo that includes the ever evolving Kawaii culture of teenagers in Harajuku. For our time with her, we asked her to take us to Harajuku and Shibuya neighborhoods. We did that tour mainly to satisfy the curiosity of our kids. This was our very first time in Japan and our kids were so in love with everything Kawaii. She showed us the hip places that appealed to our kids. She also explained to us a more broad information about culture an... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me the excellent comment on me, Dian-san. First of all, I truly appreciate your kindness, taking much time in writing this kindest comment for me. From my bottom of heart. I felt exactly same way. I felt as if I was enjoying time with my nephews and nieces while I was with your family even though we’ve just met on this morning. I’m happy you and kids found many Kawaii in the area and smiled every time you saw Kawaii food and items. We really need bigger space for food in our body to complete street food in Harajuku. Impressed by what a wonderful papa he is! I wish we could have time for animal cafes, which you said you would try during your trip. As I came to know you got excited and a bit nervous at the same time on your preparation for your first time trip to Japan, ... read more

Stephen Stephen United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Book Kaori, NOW!!!!! ”

I spent two back to back days with Kaori and it was one of my best travel decisions, ever!! I booked Kaori for my first two nights in the city. As I was flying over the Pacific I was wondering what I was thinking since I was going to be jet lagged and I should have booked for day 3&4. Was I ever wrong. Traveling by myself I really had no idea what exactly I was going to do and how I was going to get around. After 6 hours with Kaori on Day 1 and 4 hours that turned into 6 on Day 2, not only did I see a ton of the city and know my way around the metro, but Kaori instilled in me a TON of history of Japan. Kaori was an amazing guide but an even more amazing human being. Can’t thank her enough for our time together or recommend her more. If you want an incredible tour guide, with energy that ne... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a super nice comment on me, Stephen-san. I'm blushing, but your words mean a lot to me, encouraging me in many ways. Thank you for your kindness and time again. I appreciate your friendliness from the first time we met in the morning and enjoy talking with me about a lot of things including our culture, history and also yours. I also have learned a lot from you and it was really fun to be with you for 2 days. You amazed me for being such an experienced traveler who are enjoying the journey all over the world. I wish we could have more time together, but happy to hear you had no difficulties to get around by yourself after my tour. It' always my pleasure. I can't wait for your returning to Japan and we see each other again one day. Tokyo has a lot more to explor... read more

martin Martin United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ wet day but bright smile from Kaori ”

we had pretty heavy rain for all of our time in tokyo kaori came with extra umbrellas witch was very thoughtful but still didn't stop us getting very wet but before the weather beat us we had some quality time in tokyo with Kaori ,the palace ,shrine and gardens were great and like a real trooper you kept going, great woman, we learned a lot in the short space of time we had thank you so much we all enjoyed it but being wet through just put a damper on it ( not Kaori's fault at all ) would definitely use triple lights again and Kaori she was brilliant there were 8 of us and she kept checking on us like a mother hen Martin & jane and the rest of the group from the UK

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me the kindest warmest comment on me, Martin-san. I’m very sorry we had a heavy rain on your last day of Japan. I wish I could have shown all of you the beautiful sites in an interesting city Tokyo without being wet on the tour day. I was impressed you all care for each other and know how to enjoy life even in a bad condition. I should be better to avoid getting wet for you not to to be beaten by being wet. I’m so thankful for British ladies and gentlemen’s warmness and sense of humor. Singing in the rain was the most memorable moment. It was great to meet you all. Say love to Jane-san and the rest of ladies and gentlemen from UK. Really willing to do much better tour with you in the future. With a thankful heart, Kaori

Tekeya Tekeya United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Celebrity client ”

I reached Kaori for an off the wall request because I had a celebrity client that needed assistance with the public transportation. Kaori was heaven sent and was very professional and knowledgeable. The client said without her they would have gave up. I booked her later on their tour to give them a tour of the city. Will definitely use her for all my trips

Kaori:

Thank you for such a wonderful comment on me, Tekeya-san. I was so honored to assist your important client and relieved to hear that she was satisfied with my support. I really appreciate your trust on me and you gave me this precious opportunities. And I cannot thank you enough your kindest words, saying you would hire me again. Couldn't be better. I'd love to hear from you again. With the best thanks, Kaori

Timothy Timothy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Amazing tour! ”

Thank you so much Kaori for spending the day with my family. You are very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. We truly enjoyed spending the day with you and will recommend you to our friends for future visits.

Kaori:

Thank you so much for giving me such a kindest comment on me, even when you're still on the vacation. Thank you for your time and kindness. I really enjoyed time together, especially talking with your adorable daughter. I was glad she found her favorite Kawaii cloth in Harajuku and smiled so gladly. I'd love to see your friends and of course your and all family members again! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and Disney Land! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Putri Putri Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ What a Tour! ”

From the moment we sent an enquiry to leading up to our tour Kaori is so great at communicating and keeping us well informed. Being our first time in Japan we wanted to understand the culture, visit some of the iconic areas and indulge in some Wagyu for lunch. Kaori customised our tour to ensure we got the best of everything. She was so informative and it was so helpful having her to translate for us. Her English is fantastic and her knowledge was amazing. She also gave us a great overview on how to get around the Metro and JR train lines, that we were well equipped to navigate on our own for the rest of our trip. We cannot highly recommend her enough and will definitely engage with her again for a different tour next time we visit! Kaori is so kind and considerate and also a lot of fun!

Kaori:

Thank you for your kindest comment on me, Putri-san. From the moment you saw me in the morning, you welcomed me by warm hug like I'm an old friend of yours. I never forget that warmness. I was really happy to be with you and Emily-san and saw that such beautiful mom friends were enjoying Japan together. Thank you for letting me share beautiful Wagyu lunch together. Glad you loved it! And I'm also happy to hear you could get around with transportations on your own from next day and enjoyed the rest of your trip. I'm waiting you come back to Japan and spend more time together. Until then, please take care. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Tosin Tosin Canada ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Most enjoyable day tour of Japan ”

My day tour with Kaori was from Asakusa temples to Tokyo cruise for a ferry ride to Hama-rikyu Gardens, Ginza and the Imperial Palace. Kaori was very knowledgeable in Japan’s history and culture and was able to communicate in a fun and pleasant way. She went out of her way to ensure I was comfortable with the plan for the day and had all the things I needed. She even willingly took me to the last destination and brought me back to my hotel even though our planned time had lapsed. Thanks Kaori for the wonderful experience of Japan you provided me. I hope our path cross again.

Kaori:

Thank you for your kindest comment on me and our tour, Toshin-san. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the whole day together with me and enjoyed getting know our life here in Tokyo. I'm so impressed how eager you're to learn about our history and culture, especially religion. I really enjoy talking with people from all over the world. We were so lucky to see newborn baby's purifiction ceremony in Asakusa Shrine, which we are not able to see so often. So sweet! Thank you from me too for wonderful time together. I'm really looking forward to spending time with you again. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

LIEZL LIEZL Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ AmazingHalf day tour ”

We had an amazing experience with Kaori. From the moment of my initial inquiry she's very responsive and engaging. She was promptly on time during hotel pick up and was able to deliver a wonderful half day touring the beautiful gardens in Tokyo. Although our time was very limited she managed it perfectly and were able to return to the hotel on time. She's wonderful and she even lend me her umbrella which I forgot to return and told me to take it as my souvenir instead. I am looking forward to return to Japan and would definitely booked her again. Kaori is highly recommendable as tour guide.

Kaori:

Thank you for your warmest comment on me and my tour, Liezl-san. I'm glad you enjoyed Japanese beautiful gardens in such a beautiful season. The weather was perfect with blue sky, and Rose Festival was just in full bloom, making really *******mable sights. I'm happy you enjoyed taking many unique beautiful photos. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and exploring more beautiful sights around Tokyo. I also love gardens and nature. We didn't have time for Showa Memorial Park, as time was limited. I'd love to be with you to enjoy time there on your next trip. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Shelley Shelley United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We had two days to spend in Tokyo. We wanted to see as much as we could in the one day we planned on hiring a guide. Kaori was able to accomplish that for us. She asked us in advance what we wanted to see and then added her own thoughts. She came with an itinerary by area and with a plan of which order to see everything and how to travel to each place by subway. Kaori explained the day to us at the beginning. She showed us how the train system worked and how to buy train tickets. Kaori is very knowledge about Tokyo and about all the places we went to. She is friendly and easy to talk to. My husband and I thought she was an excellent guide and we had a fun and fulfilling day with her.

Kaori:

Thank you for the warmest comment on me and my tour, Shelley-san. I really enjoyed time with you and Ken-san, though we might have been a bit in a rush to complete as much as we could do in a limited time. I wish we could have more time together to show you around interesting sites in Tokyo. But I'm so happy to hear you had a fulfilling day as you could do what you wanted to do. I also loved to talk with you about a lot of things about our daily life both ways from our side and your side. I hope we see and talk each other again. Please take care sincerely. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Vincent Vincent United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Interesting Day With Kaori ”

I spent a short four hours trip with Kaori, the time was limited and trip was compact, but she made it possible to see a lot in downtown Tokyo. It was my second visit in Tokyo, she brought me to see Japanese Garden and sky view of Tokyo Bay, as well fish market. We end up with a delightful seafood lunch at fish market, it was helpful Kaori could translate all Japanese menu In English. Throughout our chat, I know Kaori also has guiding experience in Tokyo surrounding prefectures, she is enthusiastic in nature sightseeing. I will definitely joint her next time, to explore more about great Tokyo.

Kaori:

Thank you for the kindest comment on our half day tour and me. I'm glad you enjoyed Japanese garden with double‐flowered cherry blossoms and Tsukiji seafood lunch, especially sea-urchin! I wish we could have more time together. I'd love to take you to Hakone or foot of Mt.fuji area. Or maybe local railway in Chiba prefecture as you're interested in unmanned stations in suburbs. I'm looking forward to your coming back to Japan and spend sometime in outside Tokyo next time. See you soon! Kaori

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

She had sent us an email a few days before our tour with instructions for the train ticket clerk written in Japanese as to what kind of tickets we needed. She met us at the station platform when the train arrived in Tokyo. We had a wonderful tour of the Imperial Gardens, Asakusa and Shibuya-Ku crossing. Kaori was so pleasant, informative and thoughtful to us three middle aged women who did not speak Japanese. She spoke English very well so the tour was enjoyable! Wish we had more days to spend!

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me the warmest comment for me, Cynthia-san. I'm happy we had a really beautiful day to walk around the Imperial Gardens with a lot of new greens and beautiful flowers come out. I also feel relieved to know my instructions helped you to get prompt tickets to get to Tokyo. Talking with all three of you was really enjoyable for me too. I truly admire your relations, being 35 years friendship! I wish we had more days together and see us again. Take care. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Jay Jay Thailand ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ I/2 Day tour in Tokyo with Kaori ”

I had such a good experience with Kaori. I recommend her strongly. She is very nice, friendly, she speak and understand English. She even helped me to find a better hotel and get refund from the previous one. I will book her again.

Kaori:

Thank you for your great review and even confirm that you're going to book me again! That's more than the best I can get. And I'm relieved we could find better hotel with air-circulation cause it seemed to mean a lot for you. Surely we have a lot more to explore together in Tokyo and surroundings. Looking forward to your coming back to Japan in autumn. See you then! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Judy Judy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ a perfect experience ”

Kaori, I couldn't ask for a more perfect experience exploring Japan with you. I cannot wait to come back and do more tours with you and take lots more photos together of course!! 😬

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me super nice comment on my tour, Judy-san. As we spent 3 days in Mt.Fuji and Tokyo area, we've got all lucky days. I'm happy you had the best timing for Sakura cherry blossoms in Tokyo area and enjoyed them the fullest. You amazed me to show how you take pictures beautifully and artistically. Your Angle is special. Japan has a lot more to catch. Cannot wait to see you again near future! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Skee Skee Canada ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ 1.5 day Tokyo tour with 15 yr old grandson ”

We were travelling with our 15-yr old grandson and Kaori exceeded all our expectations! We had an absolutely packed 1.5 days (walked about 25 km!) and saw Tokyo highlights that appealed to both generations. Kaori did an amazing job of navigating the hugely complicated metro system as we made our way to our destinations. She provided a detailed itinerary but accommodated any last minute changes. Kaori also accompanied us to the Tokyo Rail Station to help us find the right platform for our bullet train to Kyoto. A+++ rating!!! Cannot thank her enough!

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a super nice comment on me even when you're still on holiday in Japan. I'm really happy to hear you enjoyed walking with me. I tried to put as much as possible as you requested, modern for first day for your grandson and the half day for traditional and quiet for you and grandparents generation. I was amazed by your strength. Walking 2 hours in early morning before you met me! Outstanding! You both are super grandparents to take your 15-yr grandson abroad by yourselves. I hope you keep enjoying Japan trip in safe. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Jenifer Jenifer China ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ An incredible trip to Mount Fuiji due to our incredible guide Kaori ”

From the very beginning of our communication regarding the trip plans, Kaori got in touch to clarify our trip needs and even made suggestions of other things to see around Mount Fuiji; and what to expect weather wise that very morning of our trip, this was very helpful. Kaori met us promptly at our hotel, she handed over a printed copy of our itinerary and a map of where we were going, she was friendly, polite, courteous and enthusiastic to share her knowledge and experience of the local area. We particularly enjoyed learning more about Mount Fuiji and the purification ritual which we wouldn't have known about on our own. She has a fantastic knowledge of photography too and we have some absolutely stunning photos and memories to look back on. We highly recommend Kaori and we would definite... read more

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a lovely comment. The day we spent together around Mt.Fuji was really perfect day. She didn’t hide away behind clouds all day. Lucky us! I also enjoyed talking with you about a lot of things. Not only about Japan, but also you taught me a lot about your country, China and your students. Your kids must be happy to have you as teachers. I loved your selfie photo and how you jumped with Mt.Fuji. That’s my favorite! I’m looking forward to both of you coming back to Japan and see us each other again. Love to keep in touch. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Toby Toby United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Our BEST day in Tokyo! ”

We can not recommend Kaori enough. She was an absolute delight. Knowledgeable, interesting and SO flexible. We were travelling with our teenage kids and she found something for everyone. Our luggage didn’t arrive with us from Singapore and she even built in collecting it into our day. One of our kids is gluten free and at lunch she produced a newly bought bottle of gluten free soya sauce to go with our sushi. So so thoughtful! If you are in any doubt who to choose as your guide in Tokyo - choose Kaori! Thank you so much for a wonderful day full of great experiences and memories. Tony, Sam and family.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving such a warm comment on me while you’re still on holiday. I’m really grateful to have been with you and your family, especially letting me share the surprise moment for Hachi-ko statue. Your wife and your son made me cry by showing me how deeply they care for each other. All of your family members are so considerate to each other beautifully. I was happy to be with you all day long. Please say hello from Japan to your youngest daughter! She’ll surely love cute rabbit cap. I hope I see you all each other again. Unforgettable memories. Thanks again. Kaori

Tom Tom Australia ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Tokyo Highlight ”

Thank you Kaori-san The day with Kaori-san went through very well. We have VIP visiting from USA and Kaori san took care of them perfectly done. Lots of Knowledge and original itinerary was very flexible too. Thank you! Tom

Kaori:

Thank you sincerely, Tom-san, for giving me such a kindest comment for our tour. I'm very happy that my guests from USA enjoyed beautiful Sakura cherry blossoms at their peak and got what they wanted right and to hear they were satisfied about the day. That's always my pleasure. Thanks again! Kaori

Ester Ester Israel ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Sakura and shopping with Kaori ”

Excellent service, good English, very thoughtful in personalising the tour

Kaori:

Thank you so much for giving me such a kind review, Ester-san. I'm really happy that you finally made your dream come true to enjoy Sakura blossoms right time in Japan, and also you found toe socks fit for you. Please enjoy your kimono with comfortable toe socks from now on. I enjoyed talking with you about a lot of things, especially found out our cultures and philosophy have many things in common. Great day. Thanks again.

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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Ibaraki

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