Feel free to personalize this offer with Takehiko.
I'm a certified tour guide speaking English and taxi driver with a van equipped with a rear entry accessible lift.
The van can accommodate 1to2 wheelchairs ,another 3 to 4 passengers and their luggage to accompany them on the ride.
I can see you and see you off at Kansai International Airport,Shin-kansen stations and the like.
With it on the ride, you can visit Osaka Castle ,Tenjinbashi ,Tsutenkaku, and the other exciting sites starting your hotel front.
You can find all kinds of Japanese food here.There are a lot of restaurants offering Tako-yaki(octopus balls),Okonomi-yaki(pancake
fried on a hot plate),Udon noodles,Yakitori(barbecued chicken),Suki-yaki(stewed beef and vegitables),Tecchiri(blowfish cuisine)
and so on at lower prices than any other cities in Japan.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka,Kyoto,Nara areas, lift-taxi fare
Osaka Castle 600 JPY
Tsutenkaku Tower 800 JPY
For tourists older than 64 or disabled together with their family and friends, using a wheelchair (Be sure to send me information about your wheelchair)
Aloha Zumi san,
On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Les Murakami, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sato and my wife and I, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your services during our stay in Osaka and Kyoto. Your assistance was invaluable in making this trip filled with fond and happy memories. This is especially true for Mr. and Mrs. Murakami as it has been over 20 years since their last visit to Japan. As you well know, it is so difficult for them to travel to Japan without assistance and the services you provided made it all possible.
Autumn in Japan is one of the best seasons and we were able to visit so many places in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Although we encountered some rainy conditions, you kindly adjusted our schedule enabling us see just about everything on the itinerary. One example of the extraordinary service you provided relates to us enjoying the train ride along the Hozu River on the Saga Scenic Railway. Initially, there were no tickets available; however, your wife, Akiko san, made a special effort, on her day off from work, to secure tickets for us to enjoy the autumn foliage on this rail journey. We also enjoyed having Akiko san spend the rest of the afternoon on tour with us.
Zumi san, you made it all possible for us to have such as wonderful vacation. We are all amazed and thankful that you were able to do so much handling the wheelchair for Mr. Murakami. Having seen the full extent of your services, we will recommend you to our friends who need wheelchair assistance and who are interested in visiting the Kansai area.
All of us wish you and your family continued good health and success with your business.
GOKURO SAMA DE SHITA.
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.
From the start, when we advised Takehiko of places we wanted to visit, he would explain and plan our tour accordingly. He also clearly explain the fees so there was no surprice. Other guides tried to reduce the number of places we wanted to visit. Takehiko was very knowledgeable with history of places we visited.
Dear,Tran san. Thank you for your taking the service and for giving me the compliment. I'm so pleased to have it from you. How do you like the cruise visiting Japan? I hope you come over to Osaka and Kyoto again. Best wishes to you and your family. Thank you so much . King regards Zumi
we had a very wonderful day with Mr. Takehiko in kyoto, he is very experienced and professional, knows the spots very well, we took tons of beautiful photos of the colorful autumn leaves i highly recommand him
Hello,Kam san. Thank you for taking the service. Also I really appreciate your compliment. Best wishes to you and your friends.Thank you so much. Sincerly Zumi
We had a great day with Zumi-san (Takehiko-san’s nickname) on Oct. 13, 2019 He was great at communicating with us beforehand, and suggested some schedule changes given a big storm coming through. He was knowledgeable about the places we visited and very flexible in terms of making sure we did and saw what we most wanted to see.
Dear,Amy san and family. Thank you for your taking the service on 13th,Octorber and the message to take time. I'm so pleased to be given such a beautiful comment from you. Best wishes and see you again. Thank you very much. Sincerly Zumi
Takehito san was absolutely great. He is a very caring energetic person. We traveled some very narrow twisting mountain roads and felt very safe in his van and with his driving. Once having arrived in our destination, which was a small mountain village, Takehito san was able to fulfill the goals of my trip to Japan. He found someone who remembered my ancestors, found the family grave site and ancestral home. It was a very emotional time for us. We also found a possible relative we did not know existed. I can’t express how great full I am to Takehito san for his great effort and caring attitude. His English skills are also fantastic.
Dear Jim san. Thank you for your writing a comment about me all the way. It's my pleasure to help you find not only your family grave but also a possible relative. This is what your ancester's power made us lead it . Thank you so much and say hello to your family,particularly cute grand-daughter. King regards Zumi
Zumi San is very considerate when come to passenger who have difficulty walking.
Dear,Larry san. Thank you for your comment . I'll do my best for the customers who have difficulty walking.