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Kumi Y.

Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan

* I've just given birth to my second child in mid August 2016.

I've resumed guiding but only around Mie Prefecture (where my home is) and Nagoya area until April 2018 after my baby starts to attend childcare service. I apologise for the lack of flexibility and the inconvenience caused.

Hi! I'm Kumi, a tour guide and an interpreter living in Mie Prefecture, about 1 hour away from Nagoya by train.

As I had a chance to live in Singapore, a country that accepts diversity, I am rather cosmopolitan as a Japanese. . . That's why I am in this business! I love meeting people from all over the world (that's you!), and I am passionate to introduce you to my country too.

My interests are enjoying good food and jogging (to burn all the calories out after eating too much. ) Let me also add that I am a wife of a Buddhist priest despite my alma mater. I hope I can make use of my limited knowledge on Buddhism in Japan upon my guiding.

I was living in Tokyo area until April 2012 and gave tours in the city.

Please drop me a line should you need any assistance :)
I'm also happy to make and guide your very own customized tours!

A Recent Review of this guide

Kumi guided my son and I through a fantastic day tour of two castles - Nagoya and Inuyama. We loved seeing the contrast of the two castles, and I thoroughly enjoyed our many conversations with Kumi. She also helped me skip the line and make rail reservations for the remaining week of our trip. Highly recommended!!!
Mark Jensen

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I am a licensed tour guide since 2009 (Registration Number: EN00084 under Mie Prefecture).
Education: International Christian University (B.L.A), Linguistics


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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