Born in Tokyo, I grew up in Chiba in eastern Japan (Kanto region) and, later in life, I worked in marketing in Hong Kong, for business for 4 years.
I am curious about languages and about the diversity of cultures in different countries. So far, I have learned English, Malay (my bachelor major), Cantonese and Italian. Some of them are rusty now. . . .
Soon after I settled down in western Japan, I experienced culture shock every day even though I am Japanese. There are big differences between eastern and western Japan in terms of food, dialect, and people's minds. I love to discover such differences in my daily life.
During my stay in Hong Kong, my friends often visited me and I found pleasure in exploring the city with them. Thanks to these experiences, I decided to be a tour guide here in Japan. I'll show you around the Kansai region with a warm welcome and a big smile as your Japanese friend!
The tours I offer are mainly in western Japan, especially in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe. I can also customize tours upon your request. Furthermore, I feel passionate about guiding you through the vibrant region of Kansai!! Let's explore together!
A Recent Review of this guide
Keiko is a knowledgable, very well prepared and informed guide, resourceful and ready to adapt the Nara tour spontaneously to the interests of the group. She can explain quite complex issues easily, like facets of the Buddhist. She knows much about the subjects of the tour and well beyond, which was very stimulating for us. Her warm and welcoming character and her helping attitude made the tour for us a real pleasure. We can strongly recommend her as a guide. Thank you Keiko!
English speaking licensed tour guide since 2017
Italian speaking licensed tour guide since 2018
Licensed Domestic Itinerary Control Manager since 2017
I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.