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Kaori

Licensed Guide
  (53) Reviews
HK$ 252 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
●If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo
My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask the clients to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding.

●About Car Use in Japan
Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only drivers with certain certification with specially registered cars for business use can offer paid transportations in Japan. If you want hired cars, you need to pay for hired cars besides guide fee. Sorry for inconvenience.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Chiba , Hakone , Ibaraki , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Narita , Nikko , Saitama , Tokyo

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )

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(53) Reviews
Hourly rate 252 HKD Price up to 4 people
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About

Kon-ni-chi-wa. Hello! I'm Kaori, having lived in Tokyo for 20 years since I got married with a photographer. I'm originally from Shizuoka prefecture which has Mt.Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

I took 2 working-holiday-visa stays in my younger days. One is in Toronto, Canada, and another is Australia touring by motorcycle. One year respectively.

I love travel both international and domestic, especially by motorcycle. That's why I love helping individual travelers rather than normal package tours, cause I ,myself, love travel freely.

I love nature, trekking, greenery, cycling and food.

I am a national government licensed guide. So I've got deep knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I really enjoy talking about Japanese way of life with people from different cultures. But I'm so flexible that I don't bother if you're not so interested in.

We see only what you want to see, and talk only what you want to talk about. That's my style. All what you want is my choice. If you don't know what to want, I can help you with that.

I'm outgoing,(but organized well), very easy to get along with anybody, including small kids to teenagers.

I can't wait to see you soon!

PS.
I do regular tours, but also love local walking. If you're interested in off-the beaten paths, refer to below. I'd love to arrange the mix of major sightseeing spots and local sights, too. Feel free to ask me any arrangements with my tours.
https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/tokyo-by-kaori-4800

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate HK$251.81 HK$251.81 HK$34.97
4 Hours HK$1,007.25 HK$1,007.25 HK$139.90
8 Hours HK$2,014.50 HK$2,014.50 HK$279.79

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Private Mt.Fuji -one day trip from Tokyo

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
Private Mt.Fuji only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo and ends-up in Tokyo. Basic plan uses Express Bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchi-ko (one of th...
11 Hours HK$ 2,518

Tokyo Highlights for first timers

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
If you have only one day for Tokyo, I recommend this tour, including・Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine)・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Tsuki...
8 Hours HK$ 2,015

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, museums and hot springs, Hakone ...
10 Hours HK$ 2,518

Western Tokyo Private City Tour: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
With this walking tour, I will guide you through highlights in Western Tokyo and show you how to experience Japan like a local! So get your cameras ready f...
8 Hours HK$ 2,015

Tokyo One-day as you like

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences, because it's as you like. You can choose what you like to see from highligh...
8 Hours HK$ 2,015

Eastern Tokyo Highlights

(53) Reviews
by Kaori
This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Eastern highlights includes・Imperial Palace ・Ginza (see the l...
8 Hours HK$ 2,015

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 53 )
Sasibha Sasibha Thailand ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Caring Professional Friendly Guide ?? ”

We spent the day with Kaori going off the beaten track in Nikkō. From the start, Kaori has been very responsive and clear in her communications. We knew exactly what to expect. We had a lovely day learning more about Japanese history and culture which was made fun because Kaori has a great sense of humour. She is very perceptive and caring as well. Thank you very much Kaori-San for a memorable day and many lovely photos - we only realised when we got back that we didn’t have one with you. Hopefully, we can spend some time together again on another off the beaten path trip and maybe we can take one then. Wishing you all the best.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review on me and my tour, Sasibha-san. We had a really beautiful relaxing day in Nikko's great nature. Your requested spot in Nikko was a hidden gem of Nikko even for Japanese people. We (our driver and I ) also enjoyed this tranquil onsen village wth you. Your family is so warm, beautiful family to be with. I enjoyed talking with each of you. And I was amazed how experienced you are as traveler in Japan. I'm so happy you love Japan so deeply. I should have taken a photo all together! I'm looking forward to hearing you from again for another adventure! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Rowena Rowena Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tokyo One-day as You Like ”

We really like our tour with Kaori. She was very accommodating. An excellent photographer. She brought us to a great place for lunch. That was an unexpected but surprisingly good choice. Kaori knows the history of the places we went really well. She taught us how to use the subway. We appreciate her for taking an extra hour in order for us to complete the tour.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Rowena-san. I'm so happy you liked photos I took for you. And I'm also happy that you all liked okonomiyaki lunch. I hope your sister makes okonomiyaki and yakisoba well at home! I was impressed that you all are into Mori museum exhibition. I'm glad we could have enough time for you to enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and seeing you again. Of course, your families, relatives and friends are welcome anytime! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Liz Liz Australia ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Senso-Ji Temple Harajuku Meiji shrine Shibuya ”

Kaori was fantastic. We are a family of 6 travelling to Japan for the first time. Kaori made our first day in Tokyo so easy. We learnt how to navigate the rail system & experienced so many things & places just like the locals. Kaori set us up for the next few days with maps & train information. She was a blessing. We would recommend her to anyone travelling to Japan.

Kaori:

Thank you for the kindest review, Liz san. And thank you for taking time for writing review while you’re still on holiday here. I’m glad to hear you feel easy to get around Tokyo after my tour. Your family are all bright and so friendly to me. I really enjoyed talking with each of you. I hope you have a lot of fun in skiing in Hakuba! Looking forward to meeting you again some day. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Sulina Sulina Philippines ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Kaori 1st day ”

First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.

Kaori:

Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Marilu Marilu United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Long Lay over trip ”

Kaori was great guide. Very organized.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Marilu-san. I'm glad I could offer an unique tour for your 15 hours' lay over in Tokyo with some interesting Japanese experiences. Looking forward to next opportunity and spending more time together! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

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