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Guide Profile - Sakae AOKI

Sakae AOKI

Sakae AOKI

English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Kyoto, Osaka, Nara


Born and brought up in Shiga which holds Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan. Have lived in Osaka since marriage.
Before being in the travel/tourist industry, taught English to the students aged from 6 months to 18 years old
On scholarship to Michigan State University in 1980

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Interested in history, culture and food
  • Have knowledge of ikebana: Japanese art of flower arrangement and how to use an abacus; a traditional calculating tool
  • Enjoy ice skating to keep my body fit


Welcome! I’m a local Osakan. I love to showcase amazing areas of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. I am an avid historical buff and eager to share what I have learned with visitors.
I’ll help you see more than your eyes can catch. As a 100% Japanese, I’ll also entertain you with my personal episodes or family anecdotes, such as how I felt when the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011.
Many of my clients showed their gratitude to my attentiveness and hospitality resulting in an experience of bringing up 2 children.
I’m the quintessential tourist, and love exploring various places in and out of Japan.
I’ll adapt your tour to your pace and preferences.
Please come and have fun with me.
I look forward to seeing you and showing you around!