The Guide - Five Stars in Kyoto Season 1

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The Guide - Five Stars in Kyoto Season 1

First Air Date: January 09, 2015

First Aired on    :   2015
Episodes    :   12 episodes

In the past, Kyoka was an excellent employee at travel agency Sunset Tours. She was called the "legendary travel master," but a conflict with her boss led to her transfer to a free department. Now, Kyoka works at a branch office for Sunset Tours in Kyoto. She teams up with rookie employee Ichiro and divorced taxi driver Tetsuo. Tetsuo is familiar with the roads in Kyoto.



Episodes

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1x12 Episode 12 (March 27, 2015)


Managing Director Sanada decides to shut down the Central Management Center, also Satake has to successfully accomplish one more tour to get his promotion.


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1x11 Episode 11 (March 20, 2015)


When the managing director from the Tokyo Head Office comes to Kyoto for a week, it seems preordained that heads are going to roll. Section Chief Miyata guides a tour to score points with the director, while making Satake pose as a guest to uncover (and butter up) the famous "masked blogger" whose travel review can make or break Sunset Tours.


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1x10 Episode 10 (March 13, 2015)


Satake's friend from university and his girlfriend come to Kyoto and share the news that they plan to be wed soon, but they don't plan for the sudden appearance of his mother, a no-nonsense innkeeper who has no intention of letting her son marry his fiancee. When Kyoka sides with the mother, can Satake convince her that his friend's girlfriend (a young woman whom Satake was once in love with, too) is innkeeper material as well as a proper bride?


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1x09 Episode 9 (March 06, 2015)


The president of a major cosmetics company and her assistant come to Kyoto for an "eating tour", but Satake is disconcerted when she takes one bite of a dish and then insists on going to the next restaurant on the list... over and over, until Satake runs to Kyoka for help. As it turns out, the president is searching for something in particular, something personal and heart-rending.


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1x08 Episode 8 (February 27, 2015)


Satake is in charge of a small company's trip, but the day before, the president calls and demands the price be reduced to 5,000 yen a person! What secret is he hiding from his employees? Why has one of his workers suddenly become belligerent? And can Kyoka save the day with a cheap but satisfying tour?


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1x07 Episode 7 (February 20, 2015)


Satake gets the first opportunity to create a tour plan from scratch for two clients, a father and daughter, but the challenge is the father is a blind curmudgeon. Nevertheless, the boss demands Satake get an A rating at the end or else he'll be transferred to the "disposal station" downstairs with Kyoka and the others. And speaking of which, Kyoka refuses to help out this time, making the demotion a likely prospect!


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1x06 Episode 6 (February 13, 2015)


Satake is in trouble with the boss again when the spouse-hunting tour he's in charge of is a romantic bust thanks to the mood-killing antics of one of the participants. Unfortunately, the culprit is a repeat customer too, so Satake goes to Kyoka for help. Eventually, they realize that their troublemaking client isn't what he appears to be... and he's not alone!


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1x05 Episode 5 (February 06, 2015)


When Kawabata's ex-wife comes to Kyoto with her much-younger boyfriend, Kawabata wants to put the kibosh on their relationship before a marriage proposal is made, so he enlists everyone's help to concoct a tour designed to split them up. Will Kawabata then swoop in and reclaim his ex or will the longstanding lies of both men ruin their chances at happiness?


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1x04 Episode 4 (January 30, 2015)


Kyoka's favorite actor comes to Kyoto, but his innocent image is nothing like the selfish jerk who verbally abuses Kyoka even as he relies on her services for a fan-and-paparazzi-free tour. And can Kyoka figure out his obsession with Kyoto's famous "maiko".


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1x03 Episode 3 (January 23, 2015)


Unbeknownst to her husband, a housewife in an unhappy marriage goes on a "breakup tour" in Kyoto hosted by a famous fortune teller and conducted by Satake. But the husband catches wind of his wife's plan to break up their marriage through supernatural means and tries to stop her, since he's still deeply in love with his wife. Kyoka agrees to help him by infiltrating the tour herself so she can find out the wife's side of it.


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1x02 Episode 2 (January 16, 2015)


Satake goes running to Kyoka and the other Central Management Center members for help when a client comes to Kyoto with his wife and daughter, only to find out that his "mistress" has also shown up.


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1x01 Episode 1 (January 09, 2015)


Satake is a recent hire in the Kyoto Sightseeing Section of a travel agency. Tired of busywork, he longs for the challenge of leading a tour, but is overwhelmed when his boss foists upon him a VIP tourist who's seemingly impossible to please.




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