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Ciara B.

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Greetings! My name is Ciara, and I've been living in the Kansai area of Japan for eight years.

As a university student, I spent three months studying in Kobe, and based on the incredible time I had, I decided that I'd move here after graduating. I only planned to stay in Japan for a year, but the country quickly enraptured me, and it's since become my adopted home.

I chose to live in the urban area of Kansai because of its warm, friendly atmosphere. All three major cities have their own personalities, from casual and bright Osaka to calm and beautiful Kobe to traditional and enchanting Kyoto. (They sometimes remind me of siblings, with Kyoto the poised oldest child, Kobe the quiet middle child, and Osaka the loud youngest child. )

I'm a bit of an adventure-seeker. I love to cycle and explore the countryside, and I've had the absolute pleasure of visiting thirty-three of Japan's forty-seven prefectures (so far!), so I can answer most questions you have if you're thinking of expanding your travels. I also have a deep love of Japanese history, so I can guarantee you a wealth of stories from Japan's past even if your trip doesn't allow for time in a museum.

I love showing visitors why this country captivates me so. Allow me to share the nooks and secrets that took me eight years to uncover, and I promise to craft a tour for you that you'll treasure long after you leave.

Credentials

I have four years' tour guiding experience. I've also been studying Japanese for over ten years, so I can assist you with most of your translation and/or interpreting needs.

Restrictions

• I'm not a driver. If traveling by car is desirable, I can accompany you in your vehicle or we can use taxis. Please let me know in advance what you'd prefer.
• I'm not a licensed guide, so I won't be able to bring you to certain limited access areas.

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Tours by Ciara B.

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Private tour guide Ciara

Learn Osaka's History and Feast on Scrumptious,...

 unrated

A tour of Osaka's roots and its unrivaled local foods (like okonomiyaki,...

290 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Delve Into the Colorful and Unique Fashions,...

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A tour through Osaka's most memorable clothing shops

317 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Ciara

A Day in the Exquisite Atmosphere of,...

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A tour of the beloved district of Arashiyama

354 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours

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Shore Excursion in Lovely Kobe

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Experience shopping, daily life, and local food!

363 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

7 hours

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