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Kanako I.

Kyoto, Japan

I was born in Tokyo as a grand daughter of a Geisha.

I grew up in Kanto area (East central) as a girl who admires Brigitte Bardot and Janis Joplin, haha.

I have been certified interpreter guide of government since 2009.

I live in Kansai area (West central) now , guiding in mainly in Kyoto and Osaka and Wakayama.
I also do through tours of Japan including Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kurashiki, Takayama, Tokyo and all over Japan.
I can always suggest and customize your tour depends on your interest.

Although I did not succeed in my grandma's profession, I have inherited a spirit of her as a true entertainer.
I really enjoy making people happy and smile.

I lived in Australia and Philippines.
I used to work in Kansai International airport for 7 years.
My westernized youthhood and working in international environments help me understand the visitor's point of view more than usual, that is quite important as an interpreter guide to have an open mind, I believe.

Currently, I am learning Japanese traditional dance.
(I can teach you some basics)

I love to talk about our history, our unique religion of Shintoism and Buddhism, Japanese language, Samurai (Warlords) , Geisha and anything about our culture.

I am also familiar with Japanese latest culture like Manga, Animation, and Fashion.
I am happy to talk about bizarre and "Kawaii" subcultures of Japan, too.
And of course, I love foods!!!

This is the country where modern and tradition coexist at the same time.
I am the tour guide who can show you the future and the past, beauty and bizarre of my country.

Credentials

National Guide Certificate EN00427
IJCEE(Intitute for Japanese Culture Experience and Education) Tour guide's training

Restrictions

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

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Kanako I.

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Private tour guide Kanako

A Half-day Osaka Highlights Tour!

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Enjoy local foods and lively atmosphere of OSAKA with a private guide

206 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Kyoto Highlights -Gold- Private tour

 unrated

Visit 2 world heritage Golden pavilion, Nijo-jo Castle and 2 most popular,...

374 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Mt. Koya Day Trip from Osaka - Private,...

 unrated

Visit the 1300 years of sanctuary where Kukai still lives

393 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

10 hours

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Kyoto Highlights -Silver- Private tour

 unrated

Visit 2 world heritage as Silver pavillion and Kiyomizu temple and,...

374 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Gardens and Bamboo Grove - Private tour

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Not only the famous gardens but some hidden gems!

393 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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