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Guide Profile - Naomi TANAKA

Naomi TANAKA

Naomi TANAKA

English Interpreter-Guide

Guiding Area: Kyoto, Nara, Osaka

Background

Born and raised in Osaka. Majored in economics at colleges in Japan and the United States. Worked as a secretary/management and executive assistant at Japanese, European and American organization and companies. Have experience in translation and interpretation as well. Acquired the national license of English interpreter-guide in 2017. Now reside in a city in the northern part of Osaka near Kyoto.

Specialties and Hobbies

  • Enjoy cooking at home and listening to music (jazz, rock, contemporary, country, classical music … you name it!)
  • Enjoy sports – I have started jumping on a mini trampoline as my regular exercise at home to be fit and prepared for space-age travel! It is a lot of fun!
  • Interested in Japanese culture and motivated to learn more than ever to be a better interpreter guide
  • Love walking!

Message

After spending most of my adult life in Tokyo and Greater Tokyo area, I returned to Osaka where I grew up. It’s been a refreshing and eye-opening experience for me to revisit memorable places in Kansai area - Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. While historic sites and tradition remain unchanged, the ancient beauty capitals never cease making visitors pleasantly surprised by showing different faces each day and every season. In ever-changing Osaka, you find the dynamic city developing into more unique and energetic every time you visit. Although they are already popular and well-known travel destinations, there are more hidden gems waiting for you to come and discover!?
It is my joy to help you see something old to find something new and appreciate the spirit of the places you visit. I would treasure each moment to see your sparkling eyes as you make new discoveries. Get ready to join the locals and start your adventure! Let’s explore together!