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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 just the very best guide! She is smart, energetic, youthful, and fun. She made our entire trip to Kyoto one of the very best. We loved the places she took us and we enjoyed talking about all things Japanese. She is well traveled around the world so we appreciated her perspective on so many things. Your trip will not be complete without using Keiko as your guide. Lots of thumbs up!!
Susan Eslick

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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

Southern Kyoto Sightseeing and Japanese,...

8-hour guided tour for must-see attractions and Sake and Green Tea,...

330 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Keiko

Highlights of Kobe in one day

8-hour guided tour of Kobe with romantic landscape!

308 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Keiko

Highlights of Nara in one day

8-hour guided tour of Nara from Kyoto or Osaka

334 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Highlights of Osaka in one day (8 hours)


Osaka, the most dynamic city in Japan!

311 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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