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Ai

Licensed Guide
  (6) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in May
$ 64 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
【Experienced city】 My main areas are Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe. Since I used to live in Tokyo and travel around Metropolitan area very often, if you could cover my transportations(+ accomodation if necessary), I can travel(+stay) with you. 【Anyone is welcome!】 If you or your family members/friends are: Vegetarians, LGBT, physically challenged people, senior citizens and/or babies, don't hesitate to ask special requests. I'm willing to help these guests:)
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Last updated: Yesterday
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Shiga , Wakayama , Mie , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License ) , French ( Fluent )

Reviews
(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 64 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 23 People )
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About

★A Columbia dropout became an MBA candidate@Kyoto University, major in tourism management

★raised in Kobe, have attended schools in Kyoto for twelve years, live in Osaka

★free photo taking & sharing by an award-winning photographerΣp[【◎】]ω・´)
(I won
-Gold Award in CONRAD OSAKA Art Photo Contest among 367 entries
-2nd Prize in Festival Tower West Opening Photo Contest.)

★avid fan of musicals, JPOP/American/British rock music♪
(Grabbed arena row 1 of Paul McCartney's show. Have met many celebrities, such as YOSHIKI of X JAPAN, Jin Akanishi, Backstreet Boys, Mr. BIG, Lea Salonga, Keanu Reeves in person!)

Please check my blog page for a detailed profile with many pictures.

Feel free to contact me!
Let's have fun together☆★**ヽ(^o^)丿

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Tours

Kaleidoscopic Kyoto w/Award-winning Photographer

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Animals in Ancient Capitals w/Award-winning Photographer

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∞KANJANI8 Kingdom∞ w/eighter guide

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Magical UNIVERSAL STUDIO Surprise☆** w/Former Crew

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Tempting Tokyo Trip w/Award-winning Photographer

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 6 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Tony

“ Fabulous so helpful ”

My 83 year old mother and I booked Ai, she was more expensive that the other guides, but I understand why., She looks after her clients, and ,makes sure they are comfortable My mother was so happy with her, likewise me.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Todd

“ Expert photography and patience ”

My family had a very particular schedule that needed to be taken care and Ai delivered. We planned on dressing in traditional Japanese dress and taking pictures and Nijo Castle. Ai delivered with a great rental facility and escorted us to the Castle. She took high quality pictures and sent all of them to my wife quickly and efficiently. We could not have been happier

Excellent
5 months ago |   by David

“ Wonderful introduction to Kyoto ”

Ai is a funny and charming tour guide and I had so much fun exploring Kyoto with her. She helped me navigate the subway, locate a temple I wanted to see, and even helped me find a gift I was looking for. All of which would have been quite a challenge for me alone. If you are in Osaka or Kyoto and you need a guide for either city, you cannot do better than Ai.

Very Good
7 months ago |   by Eva

“ Kyoto tour including tea ceremony and Maiko dance ”

We had a great experience with Ai. She was very flexible and accommodated to our needs. She perfectly knew how to move throughout the city knowing the buses schedules and distances. She also helped us to get tickets and reservations ahead, which was very useful. Ai gave us a lot of interesting details and explanations about the Japanese culture. When we told her what we wanted to have for lunch (since it was our last day in Japan), she knew exactly where to take us without extra walking. We would highly recommend her.

Good
8 months ago |   by Anastacio

“ Nice Trip to Kobe and Rokko Mountain. ”

Ai is a great tour guide that will give you insight knowledge to go where the action is. She possesses the natural ability to share the interest points where you want to visit and to make the most of your stay.