Kaori O.

4.67(3) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Yamanashi

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

1 hour on average

 

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About

Hello. I am Kaori! I am a horticulturalist, interpreter as well as tour guide.

As you may have noticed, even in a densely populated area in Tokyo, you can find a small shrine, park, or traditional architecture integrated into a modern landscape. Although our historical monuments has suffered through the history of fire and reconstruction, and not a whole medieval town-scape is preserved as it does in Kyoto, Tokyo still keep its memory of old days thanks to local people's efforts to preserve our cultural value and heritage.

I took a university degree of Landscape and Garden Design in the UK and have a professional experience in the Japanese landscape industry. With my educational, and professional background, I would like let my guests to look into the dynamism of the transformation of Tokyo and uniqueness of local life.

My passion is to conserve natural and cultural heritage in Tokyo. I have hosted numerous landscape walk tours in west Tokyo for national and international residents in Japan.

I also love hiking, growing vegetables, and flowers. So, If you are outdoorsy person or garden lover, please be my guest. In my personal opinion, the best garden to go differs according to season. I would not betray your expectation if you are keen on horticulture.

If you would like to request a customized tour in another specific topic, please do not hesitate to inquire.

As I have traveled many places all over the world, I understand that creating itinerary is fun but time consuming. Also I understand the need for flexibility according to your condition of the day. I can help you to get maximum experience during your stay in Japan.

If the availability on my calendar does not match with yours, please send message to me in case I am able to adjust my schedules (sincere apology in advance if I couldn't).

I am looking froward to seeing you!

Tours

5 hours trip to enjoy ancient & modern Tokyo

Tokyo
5 hours

This is a half-day tour to enjoy the culture and lifestyle of Tokyo from 16th century(Edo)- to contemporary.You can see how the landscape has been transformed in Tokyo between 16th-21th century. Also, you can 'experience' the Edo culture by staying, touching, tasting, and viewing.Let's do a time trip together!You can start this tour anytime between 9:00 - 15:30.

FROM$146/ per group

My Favorite Okutama - Lake, River, Mountain, and Arts

Tokyo
12 hours

Have you visited major tourist place already and want to do excursion without being bothered by tourist chaos? If so, come to Okutama! This mountainous are of the west side of Tokyo has all elements of Japanese culture. Shrines, temples, dry garden, traditional arts, pottery making, hiking routes, water sports activities, sake brewery and hot spring! I can make a customized tour for your choice.

FROM$296/ per group

Winery & Samurai & Onsen! – One-night trip to Yamanashi.

Yamanashi
2 days

The area nearby JR Enzan station called Kosyu(甲州) is the hometown of a famous samurai warrior: Shingen Takeda. It is just 1.5 hours by express from Shinjuku station. Here, you can find various kinds of onsen, wineries, fruit orchards, temples, hiking route with magnificent view towards Mt.Fuji and museums. If you stay in Tokyo more than 3 nights, switch one night to stay here!

FROM$474/ per group

Half day walk in Tokyo with '' Lady Musashino''

Tokyo
5 hours

We are visiting Kokubunji-Koganei area (30mins from Shinjuku by train) walking from shrines, temples to hidden gardens in the fresh air. This is a quiet residential area with numerous water springs and native woodlands. The history and geology of this area is remarkable. You will be surprised how much clear fresh water flowing in this central Tokyo and ancient heritages integrated in modern life.

FROM$148/ per group

Guide's Best Selections - 1 DAY IN TOKYO

Tokyo
7 hours

In this tour, the guide will create a special itinerary with mixture of major and minor spots according to the result of hearing from customers. I would rather choose places where locals love to visit in week-end.

FROM$204/ per group

Best Japanese Garden of your taste, Tokyo

Tokyo
8 hours

This is a tour to visit Japanese gardens of your taste with an expert. With my background as a landscape designer, and personal experience to have visited more than 100 gardens all over the world, I can create a special itinerary of your best interests, season and access. I am also happy to make your dream 'Things to do in Japanese Garden' come true!

FROM$237/ per group

Reviews

Esty P.

Feb 14, 2020

unforgettable 4 hours tour

Kaori is very nice and lovely person. I booked 4 hours tour to Tokyo Skytree and around Asakusa area. We arrived in the evening time. Unfortunately, it was raining all day in Tokyo. When we entered Tokyo Skytree, we couldn't see anything from above :(. Kaori brought us to Senso-ji temple and we had dinner in a very nice restaurant. Kaori has a good knowledge in Japan history. If I go to Tokyo again next time, I will book definitely book her!!

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Prue M.

Jan 1, 2020

Tokyo day tour

Stop looking for guides now this is your perfect guide!!! Kaori was fantastic, she took our family of five to all the places and more that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Kaori is so knowledgeable and kind. She helped us with everything!!! Train tickets, our future travel plans , luggage delivery etc. We want to come back and do more sight seeing with Kaori . We can’t thank her enough.

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Todd S.

Nov 1, 2019

AMAZING at every level!!! Stop searching, BOOK NOW!!!

First, we cannot thank Kaori enough for going out of her way (literally) in making such an AMAZING customized day for us. She exceeded all of our expectations at every level – communication, prepared visual images, knowledge of Japan’s history, culture, and intense subway system. Likewise, she was an incredibly nice and humble person who made us laugh and feel right at home in an enormous city we hadn’t been to before. If she is available do not hesitate to experience Tokyo or anywhere with her!!! We now have memories that will cherish for a lifetime and a new friend because of Kaori. We can’t thank her enough for gifting us such a special and unique day. Stop your search and BOOK KAORI NOW!!! I promise you won’t regret it.