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National Certified Guide
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Check Availability fully booked in December
$ 31 Hourly rate up to 10 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kagawa , Kobe , Kyoto , Osaka

Languages English ( License )

(27) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD
up to 10 people


Hi, I'm Mari. Welcome to Japan!

I'm a government certified English tour guide. I would love to help you discover more of
Japan. I went to high school in Georgia, USA and studied Biology at State University of New York. I love traveling and meeting people.

In my tour, it's my pleasure to offer a mini culture lecture such as folding paper(making a crane out of a piece of paper) and kanji of its fascinating structure. Also, please let me know if you wish to arrange a tour for your own interest.


One Day Kyoto Highlights

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One Day Osaka Highlights

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Kobe Half Day Tour

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Kobe One Day Highlights

(27) Reviews
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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.

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 ( 27 )

4 days ago |   by Francesca

“ Thoughtful, professional, attentive, great English ”

We were a family of 10 adults and my 2 year old nephew... ... my parents are 2 seniors at the ages of 75 and 88 yrs old so mobility,walking, and getting around posed a bit of challenge for our tours and our group around Kyoto and the temples which required a bit of walking As soon as I contacted Mari via Triplelights she was immediately responsive and went out of her way to help us and she found us transport solutions by booking vans that could accomodate 12 of us! It was easy to communicate with Mari because she spoke very good English having lived in the US and was very attentive and thought ahead and crafted our itinerary to our needs and also included what we wanted to see Would have wanted a little bit more history and information about the places we visited. We went to the Golden Pavillion, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Sheine , and we walked through the streets og Gion and Higashiyama. Overall we had a wonderful experience in Kyoto isnd t was made alot more easeful with Mari as our guide. Would recommend booking her as our guide. Thank you Mari!

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Annie

“ Osaka Kobe Tour ”

Mari is the best guide I hv ever met. She is very understanding, caring and approachable. Please go ahead to book her tours and you will definitely no regret.

1 month ago |   by Christine

“ Excellent Guide ”

Mari speaks excellent english. She is very friendly, patient, and informative. Japanese hospitality at it's best!

1 month ago |   by Norma

“ Efficient, Flexible and Easy to coordinate with ”

Hiring a guide was a last minute decision and Mari was an excellent choice. She was responsive and accommodated our special needs and requests. I would definitely recommend her and use her for future visits in Osaka!

1 month ago |   by Adrianne

“ Wonderful tour of Osaka ”

Mari-san is a fabulous guide who is very knowledgeable and dedicated. She created a personalized tour that fit highlights of Osaka, a specific location we wanted to see, and did extra research to show us more places related to our interests. Everything was well organized and very enjoyable. It was also very fun talking to Mari-san about Japanese literature. This tour was a perfect ending to our stay in Japan.