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Aimu

Local Guide
  (11) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in February
US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
・You have to pay for lunch, transportation and tickets to any attractions for
your guide during the tour.
・The itinerary is merely a suggestion. Upon your request, it may be changed
and tailored to your interests.
・You may choose to start and end the tour at any location including airport and your hotel. However, I may charge you for the transportation depending on the location.
・Maximum group size is 6 people. This is to ensure the quality of the tour. However, this does not apply to small kids or babies. You can take small kids or babies with you without any extra charge even if the group will be bigger than 6 people.
・Bring enough cash with you because Japan is still cash-oriented.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe , Himeji

Languages Danish ( Professional ), English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native )

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(11) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 4 people
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About

【Danish below/Dansk nedenunder】
Thank you for visiting my profile page! 

My name is Aimu and I am a happy Japanese young lady who fell in love with Danish "hygge(coziness)". I offer personalized guided walking tour in Kansai area. I will help you have an amazing time in Japan before and during your stay. I am your tour guide, but hope to be your friend. Ask me anything about your trip to Japan, not only about the guided tour.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" 
This is what I believe is the best way to enjoy traveling while being welcomed by the locals at the same time. I hope to be a great cultural mediator and offer a special time in this beautiful country. Do not make your trip a regular fun holiday. Make it an opportunity to learn something new and enrich your life!

WHO AM I ?
I am born and raised in Kobe, but I spent three years of my life in Denmark through exchange programs and a Master's degree program. I learned Danish through those years and feel as if Denmark is my second home. Besides, abundant experience abroad has provided different perspectives about Japan and I came to appreciate its beautiful culture. Various seasonal events and the food accompanying these events are one thing I love about Japan. Hot springs and tea ceremony are my favorite as well.

I have always loved traveling since I was a kid and travelled across Europe alone during my bachelor. I enjoy snorkeling and nature excursions as well as food and different cultures. Among my biggest accomplishments is that I recently reached the top of Mt. Fuji despite of the fact that I do not like hiking. I enjoy camping, snorkeling or nature excursions, but I find it super difficult to hike uphill. I am honestly not good at any sports except yoga, martial arts and marine sports. Therefore, this achievement is something very special to me, who prefers to eat snacks while I read novels/manga or watch TV rather than go running.

WHY ME ?
I have abundant experiences with guiding my foreign friends in Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Tokyo. Many of these were conducted in Danish. As the master’s program was in English, my English skill is also a sufficient level for a guide. I am very motivated to play a role as a cultural mediator as well as a tour guide who can help you blend in to Japanese culture while showing you beautiful sites I love as a local. Motivated by this dream and my interest in Japanese culture, I will always work hard to expand my knowledge in Japanese culture so as to prepare for the questions you might come up with. Last but not least, I will make sure that you will have an amazing experience not only during the guided tour but during your entire stay in Japan by offering useful tips.

【Dansk】
Tak for din interesse i min profil!

Jeg hedder Aimu. Jeg er en lykkelig ung japansk kvinde som elsker dansk hygge. Jeg tilbyder skræddersyede gåture i Kansai-området. Jeg hjælper dig både før og under dit ophold med at få en perfekt tur til Japan. Spørg mig alt om din tur til Japan, ikke kun om den guidede tur.

“Man må hyle med de ulve man er iblandt”
Jeg mener, at dette er den bedste måde at nyde rejser mens man bliver budt velkommen af de lokale mennesker. Jeg håber, at blive en god kulturmægler som kan tilbyde en speciel tid i dette smukke land. Lad ikke din rejse være en almindelig sjov ferie. Lav den til en mulighed for at lære noget nyt og berige dit liv.

HVEM ER JEG?
Jeg er født og vokset op i Kobe, men har været i Danmark 3 år i alt gennem udvekslingsprogrammer og kandidatuddanelse. Jeg har lært dansk gennem disse år og føler at Danmark er mit andet hjemland. Desuden har mange års erfaring med at rejse i udlandet givet mig et nyt perspektiv på Japan, og jeg sætter i dag højere pris på den smukke japanske kultur. Forskellige traditionelle begivenheder og mad der kommer med disse begivenheder er én ting jeg elsker ved Japan. Varme kilder og teceremoni er også mine favoritter.

Jeg har altid elsket at rejse siden jeg var lille og har rejst alene gennem Europa under min bachelor. Jeg elsker snorkeling og naturudflugter samtidig med mad og forskellige kulturer. En af mine stolteste bedrifter er at jeg lige har vandret op ad Fuji-bjerget selv om jeg ikke så godt kan lide at vandre. Jeg kan godt lide camping, snorkeling eller naturudflugter, men det er vildt svært for mig at vandre opad stejle bjerge. Jeg er faktisk ikke særlig god til sport bortset fra yoga, kampsport og vandsport. Derfor er denne bedrift meget speciel for mig, som bedre kan lide at hygge med slik, romaner/manga eller fjernsyn.

HVORFOR VÆLGE MIG?
Jeg har masse erfaring i at guide mine venner i Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara og Tokyo. Mange af disse ture har været på dansk. Mine engelskkompetencer er også tilstrækkelige for en turguide da jeg tog min kandidatuddannelse på engelsk. Jeg er motiveret til i ét at være turguide og kulturmægler, der kan hjælpe dig med at passe ind i den japanske kultur, mens jeg viser dig de smukke steder, jeg som lokal elsker. Motiveret af denne drøm samt min interesse i japansk kultur, vil jeg altid prøve at tilegne mig ny viden, så jeg kan svare på de spørgsmål I stiller mig. Sidst men ikke mindst, vil jeg sikre mig at I har en fantastisk tur ikke blot mens jeg viser jer rundt, men under hele jeres ophold i Japan, hvor jeg vil kunne give jer nyttige råd.

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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 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.
Reviews ( 11 )
Bernhardt Nadell Bernhardt United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto ”

Aimu was tireless in showing us around Kyoto. We had limited time to explore, but she made sure we immersed ourselves in the most interesting spots.

Aimu:

Thank you very much for your nice comment! I had fun going around with you too. Your questions were a little challenging, so I learned a lot during the tour as well :) Hope to see you again in the U.S!

David David Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great taste of a guides hometown. ”

We loved spending the day in Kobe to learn about Aimu’s hometown of Kobe. Aimu is a great communicator and was great and being flexible in combining her local knowledge with our tastes and interests.

Aimu:

Thank you very much for your nice words! I had fun talking to you guys ;) Hope to see you again in Japan. Keep in touch!

William William United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ she has a wealth of knowledge of Chinese history which i found fascinating. Also, she was quite willing to customize my trip so that it met my needs and interests ”

-she was punctual -she has a good attitude -prior to my trip she helped me think through what options I had available. She spent considerable time in helping me plan my visit so that the days were structured around my particular interest which was photography. -she pointed out ways I could save money by doing things a certain way. -booked us a tea ceremony so i could photograph a Maiko. Excellent intro to the world of Maiko's and Geisha's.

Aimu:

I’m very grateful for your kind words. Thank you very much for a memorable day and all the experiences you’ve given me. However, I cannot stop giggling because you still don’t remember where you’ve been. Keep in mind that you visited Japan not China when you talk about the trip to your friends :D hehe Hope to see you again one day and take care until then ;)

Moabi Moabi South Africa ( Business )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Informative and fun ”

Enjoyed a brief 4 hour tour. with Aimu. Thank you Aimu for sharing your knowledge about the city. It felt more like a visit with an old school friend, than a pure formally guided tour. Really appreciated your flexibility within the framework of the agreed itinerary. Highly recommended.

Aimu:

Hi Moabi, Thank you for your kind words :) It was such a fun and relax afternoon with a great talk and pizza. Hope to see you again in the future!

Hina Hina United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Unforgettable experience of Osaka (thanks to Aimu)! ”

We were visiting Osaka for extremely brief duration with our 2 young children (3 and 6 year-old). Aimu was godsend in getting us a scoop of best of Osaka through its food and markets. She is very informative, great conversationalist, easygoing and patient. We felt as if we knew her for ages and she walked us around with patience and grace. We highly recommend her to anyone who is considering visiting Osaka.

Aimu:

Thank you very much for your kind words! It was such a nice trip with you two and your beautiful kids. I hope they enjoyed Japan despite of some weird food they disliked :P I hope to see you all again one day!