Taku is a local tour guide based on Osaka. Father of 2 babies who were born in June 2017 and in September 2018.
He has been on this tourism field over three years since 2015 as an English speaking guide and has had a lot of tours from a small group to sometimes a group of more than 40 guests.
Speaks English and Japanese only. Taku's English was developed when he was in Massachusetts, USA when he was working for a non-profit organization.
If you apply a tour of him, he is welcome to discuss about site you would like to visit even there is a listed program.
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.
Taku was fantastic. Immediate communication over email - really appreciated this since we booked last minute. He arrived on time with a sign with our name on it so we wasted no time. This was perfect since our hotel was busy. He took us everywhere we asked and we saw the Osaka castle which was a wonderful tour. Loved learning about the history. We had a great lunch which we asked him to find a good local restaurant and he didn't disappoint! Fab lunch!! Never felt rushed which was truly appreciated. Loved chatting and learning about he and his family, local life and history. He made sure we had detailed English maps and knew exactly where we were going. Really enjoyed our day together. Felt very comfortable and able to navigate the busy train system. Thanks so much. Lesley and Shaley
Thank you for joining day tour of Osaka and wonderful review. I hope all the sites we visited filled your expectation. Looking forward to seeing you two again maybe by the year of Tokyo Olympic Games.
What a fantastic experience! Taku was punctual and his instructions on where we met were easy to follow. He is a friendly and informative guide who took me to the highlights of Osaka that I wished to see. We visited Osaka Castle and Taku took me to the best photo spots and told me about the history of the building. In the afternoon we went to Onsen hot springs on Takus advice. What a brilliantly authentic Japanese experience which took my budget into account. I would thoroughly recommend booking a tour through Taku to anyone interested in learning about Osaka! Thanks for a great day! :-)
Dear Phil, thank you very much for choosing my tour as the very first guest on this TripleLights website and sharing time with me. I definitely had a great time with you, specially seeing you relaxed at the Onsen hot springs was a relief and gave me the feeling of something that I could be able to direct you to the right place. Thank you again and please contact me when you come back to Osaka.