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Private tour guide Keiko

Keiko J.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Hello everyone and Ciao a tutti! I love travelling, eating and learning languages!!

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 was fantastic! She was incredibly knowledgable and friendly and made the day interesting and fun! She was also accommodating when we wanted to make a change in the itinerary. We would highly recommend her as your guide in Kyoto.
Alex San Miguel

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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.

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Private tour guide Keiko

Highlights of Kobe in one day

8-hour guided tour of Kobe with romantic landscape!

312 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Highlights of Osaka in one day (8 hours)


Osaka, the most dynamic city in Japan!

315 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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