Ai Oyama

National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
Local Licensed Guide Interpreter
hourly rate


I'm specialized in guiding NAOSHIMA, TESHIMA and INUJIMA!
I was born and grew up in Kagawa prefecture.
I lived in California for eight years. I have BA in Art.
I'm a certificated guide for Shikoku Pilgrimage, so I can also guide temples in Kagawa prefecture such as Zentsuji, Negoroji and Shiromineji.

Marymount College, Palos Verdes A.A.
California State University, Sacramento B.A. in Art

National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
Kagawa Setouchi Local Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
Land Operator Registered in Kagawa prefecture
Shikoku 88 Sacred Places Certified Guide

About 100 times
mostly in Naoshima and Teshima
FAM, FIT, Cruise ship passengers

Naoshima, Teshima, Inujima

”For anyone looking for a guide for the art islands of Naoshima and Teshima, Ai is the best!
She knows so much about the artists and their perspectives, makes suggestions of places you haven’t thought of, knows great places to eat, and is fun to spend time with.
She is fantastic!
Lauren and Peter Birnstein from Santa Monica, California”

”I booked Ai to show us around Teshima island.
I explained to Ai that I was traveling with my 2 teen daughters and we needed to target our tour at them (happy kids and I’d be happy too). She got the brief spot on and took us to some amazing art works that we all loved, as well as stunning scenery and a fabulous restaurant for lunch. My girls and I also had a great day exploring with Ai on the e-bikes she booked for us and enabling the girls to get their instagram pics along the way.
I would love to return to Naoshima / Teshima and see all the art there is to see. This was all a credit to Ai and the wonderful itinerary she put together for us and showed us around.
It was a really memorable day and I’m very grateful to Ai for that.
Lana from Australia”
National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
Local Licensed Guide Interpreter
Art Specialists


  1 Person Up to 8
hourly rate ¥5,000 ¥5,000
4 Hours ¥20,000 ¥20,000
8 Hours ¥40,000 ¥40,000