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Tour Guide - Kaori S.

Kaori S.

4.97 / 5
(70 reviews)
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Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Mount Fuji

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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Response Time

5 hours on average

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Availability Updated

1 day ago

About Tour Guide Kaori S.

Kon-ni-chi-wa. Hello! I'm Kaori, having lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years since I got married with a photographer who lives here. 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, gardens, trekking, greenery, cycling and motorcycle. I love to take you to the off-the-beaten tracks where I love in Tokyo.

As a national government licensed guide, 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 what you like and talk what you are interested in. That's my style. If you don't know what to want, I can help you with that.

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

Can't wait to see you soon!

Tours

Tokyo One-day as you likecover image

Tokyo One-day as you like

Tokyo
8 hours

This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences. You can choose what you like from spots listed, or I can pick up for you if you don't have clue. Just let me know your preferences. I can make a good combination of old and modern, major and local. Tokyo has a lot more to experience besides the list. As full day tour, please pick up 3 or 4 spots. Or you can request specific spot not on the list. "Enjoy together with fun learning" is what you can expect with me.

FROM$306/ per group
Tokyo Highlights for first timerscover image

Tokyo Highlights for first timers

Tokyo
8 hours

If you have only one day for Tokyo, this is for you! Covering most major spots in your limited time. ・Asakusa - Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise ・Sumida Boat Cruise (as transportation on river) ・Hamarikyu Gardens ・Tsukiji Market (lunch) ・Shibuya (Or Ginza is possible) Basically walking tour, using public transportation, but we can take a taxi occasionally upon your request.

FROM$306/ per group
Tokyo Half-day as you likecover image

Tokyo Half-day as you like

Tokyo
4 hours

This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences. You can choose what you like from spots listed, or I can pick up for you if you don't have clue. Just let me know your preferences. I can make a good combination of old and modern, major and local. Tokyo has a lot more to experience besides the list. As half day tour, please pick up 1 or 2 spots. Or you can request specific spot not on the list. "Enjoy together with fun learning" is what you can expect with me.

FROM$204/ per group
Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyocover image

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

Tokyo
11 hours

Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, lots of 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. Ending place is arrangeable other than Tokyo.

FROM$421/ per group
Western Tokyo Highlights -Shibuya,Harajuku,Meiji-jingu more!cover image

Western Tokyo Highlights -Shibuya,Harajuku,Meiji-jingu more!

Tokyo
8 hours

If you have more than 2 days in Tokyo, exploring one day in East, one day in West would be recommended, since Tokyo is such a huge city. This tour is basically walking tour, using public transportation, but we can take a taxi occasionally upon your request. My Western highlights is more with modern, young, Kawaii culture, and Eastern one is more with tradition and samurai history. Both are making today's Tokyo. Don't forget to check my Eastern Highlights too!

FROM$306/ per group
Private Mt.Fuji -one day trip from Tokyo cover image

Private Mt.Fuji -one day trip from Tokyo

Tokyo
11 hours

Private Mt.Fuji only for your group, starts/ends at Tokyo. Basic plan takes Express Train from Shinjuku to Kawaguchi-ko (one of the Fuji 5 Lakes) . Transportation options are available such as Express bus and Hired cars/vans on your preferences. My tour is flexible. Feel free to ask me the spots you like to visit. The transportation at the destination is not as good as cities. You might need some support to move smoothly.

FROM$421/ per group

Kaori S. Japan Tour Reviews

Angela H.

Angela H.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2024

Tokyo One-day as you like

Tokyo
6 hours

Excellent Custom Tour!

My energetic family requested a custom tour to authentic local festivals and flea markets and around the busiest, most intimidating parts of Tokyo, Shibuya and Shinjuku. Kaori was an amazing and fun tour guide! She knew a lot of information about local events and landmarks, showed us how to get around on the train lines nearest our hotel and provided maps, and even lead us to some special landmarks she knew our group would enjoy. She put together a perfect itinerary and helped us make it in time to see everything we wanted to see and eat all the snacks we wanted. She also has great stories about her own travels. I'm very happy to recommend Kaori!

Angela H.

Hi Angela san, thank you so much for giving such a wonderful review! Also thank you for making a special request to enjoy festivals and flea markets! The complete different atmosphere of two different shinto shrines was so interesting to share with laugh. You and your family are such independent experienced travelers. I’m so happy that you found me and chose me as your guide to experience local life together. As you already know, I love guiding, but more than that, love meeting & talking with people like you from all over the world. Such fun to be a guide in Japan! Hope to meet you again for another local adventure! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

Tokyo
10 hours

A wonderful day

We had wanted to try and get a good view of Fuji and ride a bullet train while in Japan. We gave these two wishes to Kaori and she produced a unique itinerary that was a ton of fun. She guided our group of four through 5 different trains, a boat, bus, rope car and cable car. She knew all about the local area and at the end of the day even showed us a good spot for dinner. Kaori is a very happy, easy going, and super knowledgeable guide. There is no way we could have navigated this on our own and we would highly recommend Kaori for any tour in Japan.

Leon S.

What a surprise that you gave me the nicest review so quickly, just after the tour!! Cannot thank you enough. So glad we made it!! Fortunately, today’s Hakone was greatly better than expected with Mt.Fuji view. Also, thank you for your warmest word - I’m a very happy person. YES, I was happy to be with you all. I’ve got some memorable moments today, which will surely make me smile from time to time. Please pass "Arigato gozaimasu" to all of them! Enjoy your cruise trip! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

Tokyo off-the-beaten selection in one day

Tokyo
5 hours

Great local knowledge

Kaori gave us a guided tour of two famous Japanese gardens. Her knowledge of all the flora and trees was incredible along with the history behind many of the sites. She then suggested a fabulous local restaurant for lunch that was fantastic. We highly recommend Kaori!

Leon S.

Thank you, Leon-san, for an excellent review on my tour! It was such a lovely day to visit nice gardens. Satsuki azaleas were so pretty in pink in Rikugien garden. Roses were so beautiful in Shinjuku gyoen national garden. So glad you both enjoyed local lunch and the day with me together! Hugs and kisses, Kaori