Kaori S.

4.96(53) reviews
 

Available Areas

Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Narita, Mount Fuji

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

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About

Kon-ni-chi-wa. Hello! I'm Kaori, having lived in Tokyo for 20 years since I got married with a photographer. I'm originally from Shizuoka prefecture which has Mt.Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

I took 2 working-holiday-visa stays in my younger days. One is in Toronto, Canada, and another is Australia touring by motorcycle. One year respectively.

I love travel both international and domestic, especially by motorcycle. That's why I love helping individual travelers rather than normal package tours, cause I ,myself, love travel freely.

I love nature, trekking, greenery, cycling and food.

I am a national government licensed guide. So I've got deep knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I really enjoy talking about Japanese way of life with people from different cultures. But I'm so flexible that I don't bother if you're not so interested in.

We see only what you want to see, and talk only what you want to talk about. That's my style. All what you want is my choice. If you don't know what to want, I can help you with that.

I'm outgoing,(but organized well), very easy to get along with anybody, including small kids to teenagers.

I can't wait to see you soon!

PS.

I do regular tours, but also love local walking. If you're interested in off-the beaten paths, refer to below. I'd love to arrange the mix of major sightseeing spots and local sights, too. Feel free to ask me any arrangements with my tours.

https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/tokyo-by-kaori-4800

Tours

Tokyo Highlights for first timers

Tokyo
8 hours

If you have only one day for Tokyo, I recommend this tour, including・Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine)・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (lunch)・Ginza (see the latest in Japan)・Shibuya (Shibuya Crossing, Hachi-ko dog statue, Tokyu Food Show)(Option) Below can be arranged upon your request.・Imperial Palace ・Meiji-jingu Shrine

FROM$262/ per group

Tokyo Half-day as you like

Tokyo
4 hours

This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences, because it's as you like. You can choose what you like to see from highlights, or I can pick up for you if you don't have clue what to choose. Just let me know your hobbies and preferences.

FROM$131/ per group

Western Tokyo Private City Tour: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku

Tokyo
8 hours

With this walking tour, I will guide you through highlights in Western Tokyo and show you how to experience Japan like a local! So get your cameras ready for, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory, Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens, Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Omotesando street, Harajuku (Takeshita street), Ura-Harajuku (Cat street), and Shibuya (Shibuya Crossing, Hachi-ko dog statue, Tokyu Food Show). Come and enjoy the highlights of Tokyo in this private tour!

FROM$262/ per group

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

Hakone
10 hours

Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, museums and hot springs, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations as a break from Tokyo. By using ”Odakyu Hakone Freepass”, we can enjoy various types of transportations such as Ropeway, Lake Ashi Boat Cruise, cable cars and Tozan Train(mountain tram) to get around.

FROM$327/ per group

Eastern Tokyo Highlights

Tokyo
8 hours

This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Eastern highlights includes・Imperial Palace ・Ginza (see the latest in Japan) ・Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (lunch) ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine) Akihabara electric town can be arranged upon your request. (+1H)

FROM$262/ per group

Tokyo One-day as you like

Tokyo
8 hours

This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences, because it's as you like. You can choose what you like to see from highlights, or I can pick up for you if you don't have clue what to choose. Just let me know your hobbies and preferences.

FROM$262/ per group

Reviews

Sasibha S.

Feb 17, 2020

Caring Professional Friendly Guide ??

We spent the day with Kaori going off the beaten track in Nikkō. From the start, Kaori has been very responsive and clear in her communications. We knew exactly what to expect. We had a lovely day learning more about Japanese history and culture which was made fun because Kaori has a great sense of humour. She is very perceptive and caring as well. Thank you very much Kaori-San for a memorable day and many lovely photos - we only realised when we got back that we didn’t have one with you. Hopefully, we can spend some time together again on another off the beaten path trip and maybe we can take one then. Wishing you all the best.

Kaori S.

Thank you for giving me an excellent review on me and my tour, Sasibha-san. We had a really beautiful relaxing day in Nikko's great nature. Your requested spot in Nikko was a hidden gem of Nikko even for Japanese people. We (our driver and I ) also enjoyed this tranquil onsen village wth you. Your family is so warm, beautiful family to be with. I enjoyed talking with each of you. And I was amazed how experienced you are as traveler in Japan. I'm so happy you love Japan so deeply. I should have taken a photo all together! I'm looking forward to hearing you from again for another adventure! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Rowena B.

Feb 14, 2020

Tokyo One-day as You Like

We really like our tour with Kaori. She was very accommodating. An excellent photographer. She brought us to a great place for lunch. That was an unexpected but surprisingly good choice. Kaori knows the history of the places we went really well. She taught us how to use the subway. We appreciate her for taking an extra hour in order for us to complete the tour.

Kaori S.

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Rowena-san. I'm so happy you liked photos I took for you. And I'm also happy that you all liked okonomiyaki lunch. I hope your sister makes okonomiyaki and yakisoba well at home! I was impressed that you all are into Mori museum exhibition. I'm glad we could have enough time for you to enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and seeing you again. Of course, your families, relatives and friends are welcome anytime! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Liz C.

Feb 6, 2020

Senso-Ji Temple Harajuku Meiji shrine Shibuya

Kaori was fantastic. We are a family of 6 travelling to Japan for the first time. Kaori made our first day in Tokyo so easy. We learnt how to navigate the rail system & experienced so many things & places just like the locals. Kaori set us up for the next few days with maps & train information. She was a blessing. We would recommend her to anyone travelling to Japan.

Kaori S.

Thank you for the kindest review, Liz san. And thank you for taking time for writing review while you’re still on holiday here. I’m glad to hear you feel easy to get around Tokyo after my tour. Your family are all bright and so friendly to me. I really enjoyed talking with each of you. I hope you have a lot of fun in skiing in Hakuba! Looking forward to meeting you again some day. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Sulina Y.

Jan 18, 2020

Kaori 1st day

First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.

Kaori S.

Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori