I am a "Dosanko" ("Hokkaido-ite"). Recently, Hokkaido has been attracting more tourists from all over the world. Hokkaido is a unique place because of its uncommon history, Ainu culture, and rich natural environment. Growing up in Hokkaido, I didn't appreciate the winter so much. However, when I moved from Hokkaido and lived in the Tokyo area for a year, I recognized that I missed the snow and clear cold air. Now, I appreciate living in such an attractive area through my job as a tour guide.
I myself like travelling overseas and domestically throughout Japan. All these trips have inspired me to discover the uniqueness of each country and area. Just as I have experienced, I would like to assist my guests in having fun and gaining nice memories through their visits to Sapporo/Hokkaido.
In addition, I like to look for new and trendy restaurants or confectionery shops. Since Hokkaido is blessed with high-quality ingredients, you can enjoy delicious local specialties. I can introduce interesting restaurants and taverns.
I am looking forward to sharing enjoyable tours with visitors to Hokkaido and Sapporo!
A Recent Review of this guide
Our family enjoyed our time in Japan and with our tour guide Kaoru. She was AWESOME! She helped in making our trip memorable...one we will never forget!!! We will definitely be using Tours by Locals everytime we travel!!! Much, much, much Mahalo!!!
Credentials : Licensed National Tour Guide (English)
Licensed Sapporo Designated Zone Guide (English)
Itinerary Management Certificate
School Teacher's license for teaching English
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.