I will meet you at YOUR HOTEL IN OSAKA and we will head a Living Museum to see how Japanese lived 150~400 years ago, Osaka Castle Grounds, an Ancient Shrine, the oldest registered Buddhist Temple in Japan and two awesome food and sake Districts where locals hang out and have awesome Osaka 'Soul' food.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Richard.
Learning about Japanese history, culture and mythology, including information about Buddhism and Shintoism. Learn about Japanese Sake, manners, protocols and the fun sake and food culture in Japan. Awwwwright!
GUIDE FEE ONLY (paid through this site)
EST. COSTS YOU WILL INCUR DIRECTLY TO VENDORS ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR
¥1500 per person for Entrance Fees for everyone for the day (pls inc Guide)
¥1100 approx per person for Transportation Fees for everyone for the day (pls inc Guide)
¥8000 approx per person for both sake & food districts (pls inc Guide)
ONCE YOU GIVE ME THE NUMBER OF PERSONS, I WILL GIVE YOU A MORE ACCURATE COST ESTIMATE
IMPORTANT NOTE: All reservations are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. I cannot guarantee or hold the day unless you secure the day accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and let's make you some awesome memories!
Tours are not covered by insurance, so please make sure you are under your own insurance.
My recommendation would be for you to purchase IC/SUICA/PASMO cards for your subway/train/bus passes. They are ¥2000 each and once purchased, you can use ¥1500 of that and refill it as you need it at any station. (¥500 is kept as a hold on the card) You can also use at most convenience stores and some vending machines. Once you are done with them, you turn them back in and get the ¥500 hold and any monies left on them minus a ¥220 processing fee per card. It is a great deal! This way you only have to pay the Guides transportation.
Tours are no more than 8 hours. Over 8 hours will be charged at ¥4500 per hour unless due to circumstances beyond our control or unless agreed upon in writing in advance.
NOTE: WE CAN RESERVE A PRIVATE CAR FOR YOU AT ¥55000 PER DAY
Not available on Tuesdays
If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!
Get ready to learn about Japanese culture, history and have a little fun and enjoy the Japan sake & food culture
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.
Richard met us at our cruise ship as scheduled. He designed an interesting tour for us. We had a very interesting "tasting" lunch at the market, including sake (Richard likes sake!!). We would use Richard again.
Thank you Fern, you guys were a lot of fun. Took a few trains to get there but we made it! Hope you took some greta memories home with you! Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Richard
Richard is the real deal. He is full of information, history, stories and insights. He also knows all the little, local, out of the way places that are fun to see and that most guides do not share. He also was a lot of fun and we went to seven different areas in one day! We tasted all kinds of great local foods and sake. I am really happy thst I spent the day with him. Saw so much that I would not have been able to see on my own. It is obvious that he loves Japan and he shares his passion with you. He is also a great photographer. Fabulous day. I highly recommend him as a guide and new friend in Japan.
Thank you Roxanne! I am so happy that you had a good time and it was a lot of fun covering both Kyoto and Osaka. Remember, I only take eight by tens! LOL. You were very fun and have a great sense of humor and I hope you have a safe trip home and let me know if you need anything Kind regards Richard
Our group of four spent one day and another evening with Richard. It was a great mix of culture and food and sake. We are now all sake converts! He readily accommodated all our requests and we had an awesome time. His commentary was colorful and he is spontaneous and great fun. Richard went beyond the call of duty, providing ideas for our days on our own. Thank you Richard!
Thank you! So I have successfully converted you? My plan is working! And remember sake is for sipping!!! Thank you for spending time with me and you guys were so much fun even though we almost lost you and Scott once!!! LOL Hope to see you again someday Kind regards Richard
Richard could not have been a more gracious guide on our first visit to Kyoto. He not only impressed me with his knowledge and passion of Japanese history and culture but he won the hearts of my two teenagers with his charismatic personality! We truly enjoyed seeing the beautiful autumn leaves, tasting the unique flavors of the region and learning the uniqueness of the countries culture alongside our wonderful guide, Thank you for an amazing day!!
You and your kids were amazing. They are open-minded, fun and get my jokes (most importantly) LOL. I hope you took home some great memories and please thank Fin and Emma for trying things they were not comfortable with (HA HA)!!!! A little rain at the end didn't damper our spirits either! Please be safe and if you need anything, please let me know! Kind regards, Richard
The four of us had a great 2 days with Richard and driver/van with Richard. He was fun to be with, very knowledgeable, and listened to what we wanted to do. We saw the major highlights of Kyoto and are very glad we toured with Richard.
Yay. Hey Carol. Having the driver on that other day really made the difference so that we can get around and get another place in. I am so so so happy you guys had a great time and I hope you have some awesome memories that you will not soon forget about Japan Kind regards Richard