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Guide Profile - Mie TAKEI



English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka


Born and brought up in a small town near Himeji Castle, World Cultural Heritage site, and now live in Kobe, a wonderful city with the ocean and mountains. Stayed in several states in the U.S. and traveled a lot in and out of the states. Acquired the national license of English interpreter-guide in 2009, and usually guide in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe in Kansai Region (western part of Japan)

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Like visiting temples and shrines, and make a pilgrimage to the 33 temples sacred to Kannon in western Japan.
  • Love dogs, and enjoy being with a miniature dachshund at home.
  • Like strolling in backstreets and finding cozy shops.
  • Love traveling especially to the places blessed with nature, and hiking, skiing or snorkeling there.
  • Love eating and finding good restaurants of any kind. (My city, Kobe is renowned for Beef and Sake!)


Since I started working as a guide, I have realized that I really love this job. All the time spent with my guests is treasure in my life. Japan is blessed with places, culture and people worth encountering. I gladly help make your stay in Japan memorable.