This is basically a custom tour. You may go around various popular sightseeing spots.
Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome are main destinations in this tour.
You can also enjoy eating Hiroshima food speciality.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Masaki.
Two- to Six- Day Attractive Excursion Tours
You make excursion around Kansai area (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Lake Biwa).
Japan has distinctive four seasons: each has its own features and characteristics.
The views dramatically change from season to season.
There are many famous festivals.
Mystical ceremonies such as omizutori ceremony (water-drawing ceremony) in Nara, Gion festival in Kyoto.
If you visit these places in accordance with the festivals, your tour will be much more fun.
The following is the popular sightseeing spots in each area.
Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, and Arashiyama, Nijyo Castle, the Imperial Palace.
In Osaka you enjoy food and shopping.
Osaka is also a city for young people.
In Nara, time passes more slowly than in Osaka and Kyoto.
People live in harmony with customs and traditions.
It is the birthplace of Japanese civilization.
Kurashiki is well known for its preserved canal area. It started as a merchant city 300 years ago.
Ohara Museum is Japan's first museum. Ivy Square is popular with young couples.
In Hiroshima Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome are popular sightseeing spots.
guide fee, guide's lunch,
transportation fee (you and guide),
entrance fee (400 - 600 yen),
I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, Nagoya and Takayama if you pay my transportation fee.
Basically we use public transportation as a means of travel.
All these excursions consist of one-day tours.
Each district has its own special events from season to season.
in Kyoto, Aoi Festival in May, Gion Festival in July, and Jidai Festival in November.
In Osaka Tenji Festival is held in July.
In Nara Omizutori Ceremony, Onmaturi Ceremony are held at night.
If you visit these areas in accordance with the events, your tour will be able to have more fun.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
I don’t think we would have appreciated Kyoto without Masaki. He really helped us understand the history and the importance of Kyoto to the rest of Japan. Besides being very informative, he was extremely flexible and caring We were a rough crowd of five different personalities and ages from the United States and he was able to keep our attention and make sure that we got what we needed from the trip. If there was a downside at all, it would be that we spent a lot of time on buses and trains. I don’t know if the transportation we took wasn’t the best option available, But it seems like it would’ve been less wear and tear had we been in a van.
Misaki is a very warm and considerate guide. Most importantly, he provided us with very useful information which greatly enhanced our time with him
I simply can not say enough about Masaki and his skill as a tour guide. Not in a million years would we had been able to see so many beautiful sights in Kyoto without his ability to move us from place to place, purchasing entry tickets without hassle but also knowing the fastest ways in & out plus the timing of our arrivals & exits were spot on. Masaki & Steve had quite a long conversation about the Samari rock garden & breathing that we have continued to reflect upon. We also did some off the beaten path places that I loved but the absolute topper on Masaki’s resume was after the tour when I received 100 photos he took of us in Kyoto with his own camera. And may I say they are not only excellent photos but ones that I will treasure forever. I’m grateful for his touring skills & leadi... read more
Hi Kelly, How are you? Is everything going on well? Thank you for sending me a review. Your review encourages me to work hard and continue this job. It is a wonderful thing that you have a good memory in Kyoto. Please visit me again. Next time I take you in the norther part of Kyoto. See you. Masaki
Masaki was Awesome! He really lets us absorb and learn so much culture from our day in Hiroshima and Miyajima. My family really loved our time with Masaki and he was very enjoyable and easy to work with. Thanks Masaki for an enjoyable time!
Hi Trisha, Thank you for a wonderful review. Yes, it was a great day for me, too. I had some first experiences. Relaxed time and leisurely tours made me forget the time passing. Thank you again for sharing precious time with your family. Good luck in Japan!! Masaki
Masaki was a very helpful guide. Even before we started the tour with him, he gave us directions to get to Kyoto (as we were coming in on train) and helped me source a wheelchair for my Mum who needed it after she had a fall the day after she landed. He made the whole thing easier. I am glad we had him. He also provided in depth info about Kyoto through information that he put together in a booklet to make it more meaningful. And took heaps of photos of us. Thank you Masaki.
Hi Kirandeep, Thank you for a nice message. Very happy that you enjoyed Kyoto tour. Now you have already come back home. Hope your mother's recovery. Please say hello to all the members.