Guide: Lily

Name: Lily (MS)

Language: English and French Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Kansai Region (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Shiga)/ Central Region (Ise, Kanazawa)/Chugoku Region(Okayama, Hiroshima, Tottori, Shimane)/ Shikoku Region


I was married and moved to Kyoto from Tokyo 40 years ago. During my time in Kyoto, I have immersed myself in the traditional and cultural realms of Kyoto, and have learned aplenty.
 This long span of time spent in Kyoto has given me an extensive network of experiences, which enable me not only to show tourists of the superficial beauty of Kyoto but also the original and unique inner beauty of Kyoto. From 1986, I lived in Melbourne in Australia for two years with my husband who worked as a research fellow at Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Because of the contrasting Tokyo-Kyoto-Melbourne environments that I have lived and experienced, I am able to see and speak well of the charm and beauty of Kyoto from a multifaceted view.
 I got my national license as a tour guide in English in 2012 and in French in 2013, I enjoyed encounters with various tourists from all over the world.
 During this decade of years, my territory spread and cover the western part of Japan. I discovered more and more must-see spots and I’m looking forward to showing these places to my guests.

Specialties and Hobbies:

  • tea-ceremony ( more than ten years of training)
  • pottery ( 10 years of learning )
  • Noh play, Kabuki play, Japanese traditional culture
  • Architecture (Japanese traditional architecture and modern architecture)
  • Japanese garden
  • Temples and Shrines
  • Manga& Animation ( Naruto, One peace, Full-metal Alchemist, Bleach, etc.)
  • Gourmet adventure
  • Mythology, mysterious legends( ex. The lost 10 tribes of Israel)


I love humans. I love conversations with the ones from abroad.
I am always smiling and good at making people at ease. Let’s start the adventure with me.
Through a human guide, not the internet or google, you will know the real Japan and Japanese life.

WORLD>>ASIA>>JAPAN…meet the another world!