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Kaori

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US$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
For a customized tour, I recommend you to book in at least 2 weeks advance for the best preparation. However, if you already are in Tokyo, please just message me. I will see what I can do.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Yamanashi

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )

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Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

Hello. I am Kaori! I am a horticulturalist, interpreter as well as tour guide.

As you may have noticed, even in a densely populated area in Tokyo, you can find a small shrine, park, or traditional architecture integrated into a modern landscape. Although our historical monuments has suffered through the history of fire and reconstruction, and not a whole medieval town-scape is preserved as it does in Kyoto, Tokyo still keep its memory of old days thanks to local people's efforts to preserve our cultural value and heritage.

I took a university degree of Landscape and Garden Design in the UK and have a professional experience in the Japanese landscape industry. With my educational, and professional background, I would like let my guests to look into the dynamism of the transformation of Tokyo and uniqueness of local life.

My passion is to conserve natural and cultural heritage in Tokyo. I have hosted numerous landscape walk tours in west Tokyo for national and international residents in Japan.

I also love hiking, growing vegetables, and flowers. So, If you are outdoorsy person or garden lover, please be my guest. In my personal opinion, the best garden to go differs according to season. I would not betray your expectation if you are keen on horticulture.

If you would like to request a customized tour in another specific topic, please do not hesitate to inquire.

As I have traveled many places all over the world, I understand that creating itinerary is fun but time consuming. Also I understand the need for flexibility according to your condition of the day. I can help you to get maximum experience during your stay in Japan.

If the availability on my calendar does not match with yours, please send message to me in case I am able to adjust my schedules (sincere apology in advance if I couldn't).

I am looking froward to seeing you!

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Private Tours

5 hours trip to enjoy ancient & modern Tokyo

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
This is a half-day tour to enjoy the culture and lifestyle of Tokyo from 16th century(Edo)- to contemporary.You can see how the landscape has been transfor...
5 Hours US$ 144 up to 11 people

Half day walk in Tokyo with '' Lady Musashino''

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
We are visiting Kokubunji-Koganei area (30mins from Shinjuku by train) walking from shrines, temples to hidden gardens in the fresh air. This is a quiet re...
5 Hours US$ 147 up to 11 people

My Favorite Okutama - Lake, River, Mountain, and Arts

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
Have you visited major tourist place already and want to do excursion without being bothered by tourist chaos? If so, come to Okutama! This mountainous are...
12 Hours US$ 294 up to 11 people

Winery & Samurai & Onsen! – One-night trip to Yamanashi.

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
The area nearby JR Enzan station called Kosyu(甲州) is the hometown of a famous samurai warrior: Shingen Takeda. It is just 1.5 hours by express from Shinjuk...
2 Days US$ 470

Best Japanese Garden of your taste, Tokyo

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
This is a tour to visit Japanese gardens of your taste with an expert. With my background as a landscape designer, and personal experience to have visited...
8 Hours US$ 235 up to 11 people

Guide's Best Selections - 1 DAY IN TOKYO

(3) Reviews
by Kaori
In this tour, the guide will create a special itinerary with mixture of major and minor spots according to the result of hearing from customers. I would r...
7 Hours US$ 202 up to 7 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 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 ( 3 )
Esty Esty Indonesia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ unforgettable 4 hours tour ”

Kaori is very nice and lovely person. I booked 4 hours tour to Tokyo Skytree and around Asakusa area. We arrived in the evening time. Unfortunately, it was raining all day in Tokyo. When we entered Tokyo Skytree, we couldn't see anything from above :(. Kaori brought us to Senso-ji temple and we had dinner in a very nice restaurant. Kaori has a good knowledge in Japan history. If I go to Tokyo again next time, I will book definitely book her!!

Prue Prue Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Tokyo day tour ”

Stop looking for guides now this is your perfect guide!!! Kaori was fantastic, she took our family of five to all the places and more that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Kaori is so knowledgeable and kind. She helped us with everything!!! Train tickets, our future travel plans , luggage delivery etc. We want to come back and do more sight seeing with Kaori . We can’t thank her enough.

TODD TODD United States ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ AMAZING at every level!!! Stop searching, BOOK NOW!!! ”

First, we cannot thank Kaori enough for going out of her way (literally) in making such an AMAZING customized day for us. She exceeded all of our expectations at every level – communication, prepared visual images, knowledge of Japan’s history, culture, and intense subway system. Likewise, she was an incredibly nice and humble person who made us laugh and feel right at home in an enormous city we hadn’t been to before. If she is available do not hesitate to experience Tokyo or anywhere with her!!! We now have memories that will cherish for a lifetime and a new friend because of Kaori. We can’t thank her enough for gifting us such a special and unique day. Stop your search and BOOK KAORI NOW!!! I promise you won’t regret it.

Blog

Mr.Otani - the founder of HOTEL NEW OTANI and his breath taking Japanese Garden

by Kaori
Today, I would like to introduce a success story of a man who brought himself up from a poor tenant farmer to a billionaire in early 20th ce...

Matsuri - feel the spirit of Japan

by Kaori
Matsuri refers to festivals. There are numerous matsuri in Japan throughout the year. The original purpose of matsuri is to show thanks for ...

Sushi - Edomae style

by Kaori
Sushi is now widely kown all over the world.   And the standard  form of Sushi is Nigiri-zushi, which originated from  Edomae sushi(Edo=...

How dough you like ?

by Kaori
Although rice is our soul food, we cannot also stop loving breads.   When you feel like to grab a sandwitch, and drop by a bakery in Japan...

Japanese stationary and umbrella

by Kaori
Although I enjoy beautiful, unique, stylish design of products from all over the world, there are 2 categories of items, which I am pretty c...

Can rice make you a millionaire?

by Kaori
Can rice make you a millionaire?   The answer is yes, but if you were born in Japan between Edo-Meiji period.   Rice is the soul food of...