Hi! I’m “Chuji”. I’m a “National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter” from Feb. 2018. The reason why I got this license is very simple. I would like to welcome foreign tourists by my genuine hospitality!
My home town was Osaka and I spent college days in Hikone(Shiga prf.), famous for the Hikone Castle. Now I live in Kobe, so I’m very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of Kansai area including Kyoto and Nara, and furthermore, Kochi of Shikoku island where I lived in there for 6 years.
I visited many cities in all over Japan and overseas during my business career and private trip. Through those experience, I am interested in Japanese history, culture and geography, besides I love cross-cultural communication!
Please let me help you enjoy travel in Japan whatever your interest is.
See 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 10 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.
Chuji is a very dedicated guide, he is very communicative, plans throughly and professionally, and does a great job!
Dear Zachary, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to work with you! Your customers are very gentle and cooperative. Best regards Chuji
Chuji was a wonderful guide. He had lots of information to share with us. His English is excellent. We enjoyed all of the sites that he took us to. The itinerary was well planned and flawlessly executed. Thank you, Chuji for a great day!
Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for your review on our tour. I appreciate you that you accepted my proposal of visiting the Japanese garden to see beautiful flowers. I guess it was good for you and myself to enjoy wonderful time. Best regards Chuji
We were delayed getting off our cruise in the Port of Kobe and Chuji was patiently waiting for us. He was very knowledgeable of the area and sights that we saw. We covered a lot of ground and moved quickly because of the delay in getting off the ship. He was also willing to adapt our pre arranged schedule to help us find a shop that sold good quality knives at reasonable prices. We enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him to anyone. For reference our party consisted of 4 adults and one teenager. Thank you Triplelights for connecting us to a fantastic guide. Thank you Chuji
Dear Suzanne, Thank you for writing review on our nice tour included seeing sunset view from observatory. I am very happy to spend a special time with you. Please enjoy your staying in Japan! Chuji
Chuji provides a great perspective of Osaka.
Dear Richard, Thank you for your review! It is my pleasure to share great view and experience with my customers. Best regards Chuji
We had less than a day in Kobe and we wanted to be guided to the highlights and Chuji did just that. He was well prepared and very informative and gave us a full day visiting the Maiko Bridge, Kobe Port, Motomachi, sake brewery and even time for a Kobe beef lunch amongst other things, like the bakery. What topped it off is he graciously guided us from our end point of the tour, our hotel, to the bus terminal that we needed to leave from with all our luggage. Such service!!
Dear Claire, Thank you so much for writing review for me, and for your cooperation on that day! I also enjoyed visiting places with you and your friends. I wish I can see you again some day. Best regards Chuji