Kaori K.

4.95 / 5
(129 reviews)

Available Areas

Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka (Living), Kobe



English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional)


Response Time

2 hours on average


Availability Updated

4 days ago


About Tour Guide Kaori K.

Hello! My name is Kaori.

When I was young I was interested in tourism.

I was studying and working as tour conductor around Kanto area in Japan.

I lived abroad from my early 20s to mid 30s.

Australia, Taiwan, Central America, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.

Now I came back and live in Osaka where I was born.

The reason why I applied for the tour guide is because I was pleased when I guided my foreign friends around Japan.

Me personally love traveling a lot.

Especially trekking in the mountains and MTB trip by myself!

I’ve done El Camino De Santiago in Spain 4times!

Camino francés, Vía de la plata, Camino Norte, Camino de Madrid, Camino de San Salvador, Camino primitivo.

I’ve done Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, too.

I’ve travelled around Morocco, Greece and Italy by MTB :)

I love adventure!

I love to look up sightseeing informations and listen to the story of travelers!

In japan I also lived in several different prefectures such as Osaka, Nara, Wakayama, Tokyo, Kanagawa.

I might be able to guide you not only popular touristic sites but also to local hidden sights!

Please focus things what you like and want!!

I promise to do my best to organize a tour that is consistent with your interests!

Thank you for paying attention for my self-introduction.

I’m looking forward to see you soon.




Even my calendar closed, possibly I can guide you :)

Please ask me with direct message!



Gale K.

5 / 5
Jun 5, 2023

fabulous tour and guide - shrines, walks, shops

We had a wonderful full day tour with Kaori. She is very accommodating, knowledgeable, and great company! We visited a number of important and beautiful temples and shrines. Kaori provided important context so we could appreciate them more deeply, and she knew just where to go to minimize crowds and to introduce us to sites and shops we would not have known about on our own. We had a lovely tea stop, lunch, and later great suggestions for shops and food tastings and sweets.


Karina P.

5 / 5
Jun 5, 2023

Wonderful Tour: Kyoto / Osaka

Kaori guided my friends and I on a 2 1/2-day trip to Kyoto and Osaka. She was very punctual and was always waiting for us in the hotel lobby a few minutes before the agreed meeting time. She communicated to us constantly even a few days before our arrival and was very responsive to our inquiry before the tours. She gave us options and specific instructions regarding our commute and tips on what to bring, what to wear, what to pack etc. It was wonderful to have her as a guide. She has a warm personality, was friendly and was a joy to be around. She was also very knowledgeable; patient and you could tell she loved her job. She tried to accommodate our requests and answered all our questions. We had an amazing experience, and we had a lot of fun dressing up in a Kimono and attending a tea ceremony (that she recommended). I highly recommend Kaori. She was a wonderful guide :) Thank you, Kaori :)


Denise kim S.

5 / 5
May 20, 2023

Pleasant and Flexible Tour Guide

What drew me to choose Kaori is her seemingly genuine smile and her excellent reviews. She promptly replied to my queries. She adapted the tour based on our preference and age groups. Osaka is a wonderful place! You will not get bored, especially we stayed very near Dohtonbori but going around can be very perplexing that is why touring with a local like Kaori made our visit pleasant and memorable. I was surprised that she even casually brought my daughter to a guitar shop in America Mura, of course to the delight of my teenage daughter! She accompanied my daughter in a cat cafe (which was pre-arranged as I mentioned that my daughter would like to go one) while the rest of us had coffee. She would step up if needed, sensing that we were a bit tired. She really is awesome! Highly recommended tourist guide and a veteran at what she does. Just manage your expectations when you tour Osaka. Maybe 2 or 3 spots in a day to enjoy the place. I hope to come back to stay in Kyoto longer, hopefully with Kaori again! Dōmo arigatōgozaimasu, Kaori!

Soumyadeep B.

5 / 5
May 16, 2023

Amazing Tour Experience

Kaori is a very enthusiastic guide who led us around Kyoto on a well planned tour, covering the historical sites, gardens, markets and tucked away locations, with lot of explanations and suggestions for activities. It was a very enjoyable experience for us.

Kaori K.

Hi Soumyadeep! Thank you for leaving great review :) It was Japanese holiday week so we start earlier to avoid crowd! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! Even though you had friend wedding party and cannot join all the tour with me, but your friends and I were having very good culture exchanging conversations :)) I wish you have another chance to visit Kyoto again! Hope to see you again! Kaori