Hello, I'm Hiroshi.
I am a National Government Licensed Tour Guide Interpreter in English. I have got a master's degree of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the U.S.
I have been living in a city of Fujisawa, which is the city next to Kamakura, for more than 20 years, and also lived in Kamakura for more than 10 years. So far, I have visited almost all the temples and shrines in Kamakura. So I am sure I can offer you a pleasant trip to the historical city, Kamakura.
In addition to Kamakura, I can also guide Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Nikko, etc. because I have visited many places in Kanto area. For example, in Tokyo I can show you around the sightseeing spots such as Asakusa, Tsukiji, Imperial Palace, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Skytree, etc.
I like baseball and used to play baseball, but now enjoy watching professional baseball games. And I like watching Rakugo, Japanese traditional story-telling performance.
Of course, I also like travelling very much, and am interested in Japanese culture and history. So I would like to show you about Japanese tradition and culture.
Let’s enjoy a trip in Japan together.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum
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.
Hiroshi is very knowledgeable and very considerate and kind. He was happy to explain Japanese customs and answered all questions regarding history in customs of Japan. The day was well planned out and and we were not rushed to maintain the schedule. Our lunch at Tsukiji market excellent!!!!!! Highly recommend Hiroshi for your next adventure.
Thank you very much for your review. Although at first we were planning to go to Hakone, I am sorry we were not able to visit Hakone because of the damage by the typhoon. But I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine, Tsukiji, Asakusa, etc. We saw Shichi-go-san ceremony, an annual event which celebrates growth of children, and Japanese traditional wedding at Meiji-jingu Shrine. We also visited Yanaka and felt the atmosphere of the old shopping street after the war. I hope we can get together again and visit Hakone in the near future.
From the moment we reached out to Hiroshi, he was very timely and helpful with getting back to us. He organised the tour to suit our preferences in detail and made the tour for my parents very enjoyable. He looked out for their best interest such as keeping costs in travel down where possible. Would highly recommend Hiroshi. Thank you for taking care of my parents so well !
Thank you very much for your review. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine and enjoyed the holy atmosphere early in the morning. At Tsukiji we enjoyed fish at lunch and tasted good coffee nearby. I am glad to hear your parents enjoyed the tour, and hope our next tour also will be enjoyable. Hiroshi
Hiroshi san took me to all places as planned. He took care of all my needs and was very nice . He infact helped me buy a nice toy for my son. Showed me shibuya, sensoji, Odaiba and Shinjuku. Nothing was too much for him and he accommodated all my requests
Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed the two Tokyo night tours. On the first day we had a nice weather. We were able to see a beautiful night view of Tokyo from Tokyo Skytree. Sensoji Temple was beautifully lit up. But on the second day we had a little rain. If it had not rained, we could have seen a nicer night view from Odaiba. I hope we can get together again in a beautiful cherry blossom season! Hiroshi
I can highly recommend Hiroshi-san as a tour guide. He organized a perfect day long tour of Kamakura for me and was very willing to be flexible with the itinerary. He was very knowledgeable about the area and local history and made the day very enjoyable.
Thank you very much for your review. As you were interested in Buddhism, we experienced a Zen meditation in the morning at Engakuji Temple. I am very happy if it was a good experience for you. After the meditation, we visited other temples and shrines, and enjoyed matcha tea, delicious lunch, etc. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, let's explore Japan together. Nikko has old temples and shrines, and Hakone has beautiful scenery. In addition, spring is the best season to visit Japan because the cherry blossoms are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Hiroshi
Hiroshi is an excellent guide. He arrived on time at our hotel, provided information that placed the subject of the tour in context, conscientiously guided the tour - carefully checking to see if we wished to stop and spend more time at a given location before moving to another and overall our condition to see if we needed a break to rest or take water or food, provided information that helped us understand what we were seeing at each location on the tour, and brought us back to our hotel safely on time. His command of English is excellent. And he has a great sense of humor. Bravo!
Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our tour. We enjoyed matcha tea and the peaceful bamboo forest. We were lucky to see the Japanese traditional wedding. You were surprised at the Great Buddha and wooden Kannon statue with eleven faces. I also had a great time with you during the tour. I learned a lot about a sense of humor from you, and will further improve it until we meet next time. Thank you very much again and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.