Hi! I’m “Chuji” Beppu. 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.
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
We so enjoyed our day with Chuji. We visited the Umeda Sky building observatory for an incredible view of the city. The building has amazing architecture. We were so fortunate to visit the Japanese Mint and see the wonderful garden of cherry blossom trees. that were absolutely stunning. We had some Japanese street food with Chuji's guidance. Chuji was very knowable on negotiating all the metros and trains. We also visited Osaka castle grounds .
Dear Lynne, Thank you for your review on our tour. I also enjoyed great view from the Umeda Sky building and beautiful cherry blosso trees in Japan Mint Osaka with you. Now I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with me! Best regards Chuji
Chuji was stayed in touch with us prior to our arrival in Japan, giving us different ideas for our trip. Once we met up with Chuji he was very attentive to our needs and interests. He was great to work with and I would highly recommend him. Monica from Canada
Dear Monica, Thank you very much for writing a review for our tour on March 25th, 26th and 27th, 2019. I was very happy to spend special time with all of you. Those three days are my unforgettable memory and good experience. Best regards Chuji
Wow! Chuji was fantastic. We requested a very busy tour itinerary (with only 8hrs to tour) crossing all over Kobe. Chuji delivered a great tour for my family. From the initial planning stages Chuji was prompt returning mesages and offered great insight to help plan our tour. Upon our tour, Chuji was flexible but also kept us on task so we could complete our itinerary as planned. His knowledge of the local sites, tour routes and use of public transportation is unmatched. We enjoyed our time with Chuji very much! Anyone considering a tour of Kobe MUST book with Chuji!!
Dear Aaron, Thank you very much for giving me a review. I am very happy I could spend great time with you and your family yesterday. I wish you have a good trip and come back to your home in safe. Best regards Chuji