Harumi MIURA

English Interpreter-guide

Guiding Area: Kyoto, Nara, Osaka


Born and raised in Yokohama, a big and beautiful port city. After graduating from a junior college, worked for a bank as a secretary for about 20 years in Tokyo. Moved to Otsu City in Shiga Pref., a neighbouring city of Kyoto which is full of places of historical interests as well as nature along with the biggest lake in Japan. Acquired the national license of interpreter-guide in English in 2009.

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Love travelling in Japan and other countries
  • Enjoying theatrical entertainments; bunraku, Japanese traditional puppet play and operas
  • Like to listen rakugo traditional comic storytelling
  • Visiting museums, aquariums and zoos


Welcome to Japan. What brings you to Japan? Shrines and temples, castles, distinctive culture, food, or modern culture such as anime, manga and cutting-edge technology? Luckily, Kansai is full of them and you will enjoy traditional and modern aspects, which create distinctive atmosphere here. Let’s explore towns and find their own charm. It would be my great pleasure to make your stay in Kansai memorable and share a wonderful time with you. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.