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US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
*Fees for transportation, admission and lunch for the group (including the guide) during the tour will be paid by the customer.
*Travel fees from my house to the venues will be additionally charged: the followings are rough estimations
Okayama; 6,000JPY
Nara; 6,000JPY
Kyoto; 6,000JPY
Osaka; 5,000JPY
Hyogo; 5,000JPY
Kobe; 5,000JPY
Kagawa; 4,000JPY
Tokushima; 1000JPY
Kochi; 8,000JPY (If the tour starts before 10:30, another 5,000JPY is reqired for an accomodation as the guide have to go to Kochi one day before. Also, if the guide has to go to Kochi New Port by herself, taxi fees will be needed as it is the only way to got there.)
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Cities where I can guide: Kagawa , Kochi , Okayama , Tokushima

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 20 people
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I have been engaged in interpretation and interpreter guide services in Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, etc.), Tokyo, Nagoya, Shikoku (Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi), Chugoku (Okayama, Hiroshima, etc.) areas for 17 years.
Also, I have been a teacher and speech coach at university, college and corporations for more than 10 years.
I graduated from a specialized conference interpreter school (InterSchool) and am certified with advanced simultaneous and consecutive interpretation competencies for international conferences.
With a lot of experience as an interpreter/guide interpreter for VIPs (presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors, ministers, embassy members, governors, CEOs of large companies, etc.) I have been working as a training coordinator of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and JICE for 16 years as well for international cooperation.
I am committing myself to improve my skills and obtain more knowledge for better interpretation and guiding services.

*Please refer to the following part for my guiding expertise.

Places to guide (examples)
Major sightseeing spots are listed below.
・Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji, Nijo-jo, Kiyomizu temple, Kennin-ji, Kodai-ji, Gion district, Maruyama park, Yasaka shrine, Manga Museum, Nishiki market, Sanju-Sangen-do, Heian shrine, Chionin, Ginkaku-ji, Zenrin-ji, Nanzen-ji, Philosophers' path, Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji, Ryoan-ji, Daigo-ji, Byodoin, Seiryo-den, etc.)
・Fushimi(Gekkeikan Okura Museum, Inari shrine, etc.)
・Osaka (Osaka castle, River cruise, Floating garden, Mizukake-Fudo-son, Doguya-suji(Namba), Dotombori, Kuromon Market, Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, Kitanotenmangu, Tenjinbashi Street, Tamatsukuri, etc.)
・Nara (Todai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga shrine, Nara Park, Hakushika sake brewary, Imanishi shoin-style building, Nara-machi strolling, etc.)
・Yoshino (Kinpusen-ji, Yoshimizu shrine, cherry trees, etc.)
・Koya-san (Okuno-in, Kongobu-ji, Danjo-Garan, Shukubo temple inn, etc.)
・Hyogo (Kobe, Himeji (castle), Awaji Island (Izanagi shrine), Whirlpool, etc.)
・Tokushima(88 temple pilgrimage, Otsuka Museum of Arts, Naruto whirlpool, Awa dance, indigo dying, Otani pottery, Oboke gorge, Iya vine bridges, Udatsu (Waki-machi), etc.)
・Kochi (Kochi castle, Hirome Market, Katsurahama, Chikurin-ji, Ryoma Museum, Makino Botanical Garden, Kochi Prefectural Arts Museum, Kiragawa, Hahari,Paper-making, etc.)
・Kagawa (88 temple pilgrimage, etc.)
・Guiding of many other places (some sightseeing spots are under preparation for guiding now) is available, too.

Fields of expertise in advanced simultaneous and consecutive (conference) interpretation:
Simultaneous/consecutive interpretation and whispering in medicine, pharmaceuticals, politics, deplomacy, ecoonomics, education, environment, energy (including power generation, biomass), agriculture, fishery, machinery, electronics, chemistry, radiology, quality/production/manufacturing management, CMC, regulations including ISO, finance, IR, IT, VR (virtual reality)/AR/MR, archaeology, geology. infrastructure, city-planning, the UN-related affairs, SDGs (sustainable development goals), music, history, culture (Buddhism, Shintoism, paper-making, indigo-dying, pottery, ningyo-joruri (Japanese puppet show), etc.), tourism, international cooperation, cosmetics, food, sports, etc. in international conferences, company/business conferences, academic/business presentations, seminars/forums, lectures, business negotiations, ceremonies, parties, etc.

・Master’s degree of English linguistics
・Certified interpreter-guide
・Certificate of proficiency in English (Class: Special A) issued by the United Nations Association of Japan
・TOEIC score 985
・Certified clinical technologist
・Certified Type-I radiation protection supervisor under the Act on Prevention of Radiation Disease Due to Radioisotopes, etc. (Act No. 167 of 1957)
・Certified environmental measurement and chemical analysis specialist
・Certified health supervisor
・Certified Class A hazardous materials supervisor
・Certified Class B frozen machine high-pressure gas production
preservation manager
・Certified tea ceremony teacher
・Certified flower arrangement teacher

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4.7 (4) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$39.47 US$39.47 US$1.84
6 Hours US$236.83 US$236.83 US$11.03
8 Hours US$315.77 US$315.77 US$14.71

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 40 maximum

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 ( 4 )
Gautam Gautam United States ( Family with kids )
11 months ago

“ The Best Tour Guide We Had ”

We used four tour guides during our stay in Japan using TripleLights. They were all good but Emi was truly EXCEPTIONAL. She went way beyond the call of duty to spend considerable time of her own to scope out the places ahead of our visit and then stood in line very early to make sure we will have the transportation that was ideal. She is very thoughtful, incredibly organized, very professional and has a great command of the English language. We could not have asked for anything else! Thank you Emi!


Dear Gautam, Thank you very much for your feedback. Oh, I am so honored to have your words. It was a wonderful day to be able to spend some time with you in a very refreshing spring atmosphere!! It was a very memorable day for me. The talks with you all were very enjoyable and I learned a lot from you. too. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Emi

Paul Paul Indonesia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very knowledge able of the area. Friendly ”

Emi is very friendly and very helpful guide.


Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your review! It seems that you safely returned home, which releaved me!! Your group was very impressive. I hope you all had an enjoyable time and nice memory in Kochi. I am happy if your group visit Japan again! Emi

Frederick Frederick United States
2 years ago

“ Outstanding guide ”

Very informative, professional and fun


Dear Frederick, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Actually, at first, I wondered why you chose Ryoma Museum. But, soon, I understood the reason why. Your knowledge including the history of Japan is just superb. Your way of looking at historical facts, connecting them with the history of other countries, is very deep, The day with you two was very enjoyable. I would like to express my gratitude to you! Emi

Connie Connie United States ( Family )
2 years ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Our tour with Emi couldn’t of been better. She met us at the hotel timely. Emi was very knowledgeable on the areas we visited and if she didn’t know the answer to a question quickly looked it up. Her expertise in the temples and shrines we visited gave us a better understanding of the area. She was fluent in English and was very personable. We highly recommend her as a guide. She also had some great ways to avoid the crowds.


Dear Connie, Thank you very much for your comments. Actually, it was me who enjoyed the tour. The conversations with you were very interesting and your questions arose my curiosity. The answers I found became my knowledge now, which I thank you very much.. In many ways, I was lucky to be able to guide you. I am more than happy if we can meet someday near future! I hope the rest of your stay in Japan will be even more enjoyable and I am sure it will! Emi