Home Japan Tokyo Private Guides Kaori About


Local Guide
Send message only 2 days available in September
$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
For a customized tour, I recommend you to book in at least 7 days advance for the best preparation. However, if you already are in Tokyo, please just message me. I will see what I can do.
  • Available
  • Not Available

Last updated: 6 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Yamanashi

Languages English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), French ( Beginner )

Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 9 People )
Book now Secure your date, then customize
Send message Get your trip plan & quotation


Hello. I am Kaori! I am a landscape architecture, gardener, and an interpreter as well as tour guide.

As you may have noticed, even in a densely populated area, you can find small shrines, parks, or traditional architectures integrated into a modern landscape. 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 Japan, and I have experience to host tours for national and international residents.

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, you would better to choose best garden for the season. I would not betray your expectation if you are keen on horticulture.

If you would like to request a customized tour in 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 that 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!

read more

Private Tours

5 hours trip to enjoy ancient & modern Tokyo

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 tran...
5h $ 147 up to 11 people

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

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...
5h $ 147 up to 11 people

Outdoors, BBQ, Sake Brewery, Pottery, and Japanese Painting ...

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 a...
12h $ 294 up to 11 people

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

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 $ 471

Best Japanese Garden of your taste, Tokyo

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...
8h $ 236 up to 11 people

Best Japanese Garden of your taste, Tokyo(Half-day)

by Kaori
This is a half-day tour to visit Japanese gardens of your taste with an expert. With my background as a landscape designer, and personal experience to hav...
4h $ 118 up to 11 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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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.


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...

Sound of Japanese Garden

by Kaori
  Garden should be fully admired by five senses, because it is an outdoor space where you are going to be in. The experience of its beauty ...