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Katsuko

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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

I was born and grew up in Osaka, later lived in Tokyo, then the UK and Singapore, and now I live in Kyoto. I have more than 15 years of experience working in a multinational corporation and now I am working as a national licensed guide interpreter, as well as a City of Kyoto visitors host guide.
One of my hobbies is travelling abroad and so far I have visited more than fifty countries.
Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan and has great historical importance. I can offer you unique experiences in this beautiful city, which can include visits to traditional Japanese gardens, ancient temples and shrines designated as world heritage sites, authentic Japanese cultural experiences such as the tea ceremony, sake tasting at local breweries, and exploring food markets. With a flexible approach, I can help you personalize your agenda.
I will endeavor to make sure that you will have an enjoyable and memorable trip.
I look forward to guiding you here in Kyoto.

Certified as
- National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
- City of Kyoto Visitors Host , interpreter guides who specialize in Kyoto and offer Kyoto quality service
- International Sake Sommelier (International Kikisake-shi)
- Kyoto Expert Certification 2nd grade

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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 ( 27 )
Angela Angela United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Best visit to Kyoto with Katsuko ”

We booked a customized tour with Katsuko for Kyoto day tour. From the first time I contacted her through TripleLights website, she was prompt in her responses and with helpful suggestions. It was amazing to have an expert in Kyoto history and sights to guide us throughout the day. She knew the best places to get the best photos. I highly recommend her for the tour of Kyoto. I wish she was coming with us to Tokyo to show us around there as well!

Katsuko:

Dear Angela, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Kyoto. It was really nice meeting you and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

Peter Peter Australia ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Friendly guide ”

Very good day, Katsuko is friendly and adapted an itinerary to our requirements. She provided useful information

Katsuko:

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. I hope you liked the gardens in Kyoto. It was really nice meeting you and your family, and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

Charlotte and Harold Charlotte Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

We were very lucky to have Katsuko as our tour guide. We communicated with her prior to our tour and she was able to plan our day to see the sites we wanted to see. She was punctual, organized and informative. Katsuko was very knowledgeable about the history of each site. She checked in with us regularly to see how we were doing. We really enjoyed our lunch at an excellent restaurant on the Philosoher’s trail.

Katsuko:

Dear Charlotte, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and it was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

Alex Alex United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

We went to explore Gardens and it was very interesting. Katsuko was perfect in logistics and and content. She is very nice to deal with, has good English. We would definitely recommend he's as a guide in Koto

Katsuko:

Dear Alex, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the garden tour. It was really nice meeting you all, and it was a memorable day for me. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

Albin Albin Sweden ( Solo )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Temple cruising ”

Took me to very interesting sights and did an excellent job of explaining all i had to ask.

Katsuko:

Dear Albin, thank you very much for taking your time to write a review. I hope you liked the sights we visited on the day and you took nice photo of them. It was really nice meeting you and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki