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Toshi

Licensed Guide
  (33) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in January
US$ 34 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour. (Ex. Your hotel in Osaka city : approximately 560 yen, Your hotel in Kyoto city : approximately 1000 yen)

* If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(33) Reviews
Hourly rate 34 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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About

Hello, my name is Toshiro. You can call me,”Toshi”.

I had a college education in the U.S. and became a media coordinator after returning to Japan. Media coordinator helps foreign film makers, TV productions, or journalists assisting in such ways as taking care of logistics, setting up interview, location hunting and translating. Some of the coordinator’s tasks are similar to ones a tour guide has to do in order to present a good guiding service.

As a coordinator for media projects, I have traveled extensively throughout Japan, an experience that led me to a greater appreciation for my own country and its people, landscapes, customs, food, and cultures. I would like to share these things with you. I presented some tours around Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara in my page. If you would like to explore Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, or else, please let me know.

In addition to the tours I introduced, just one thing I would like to mention:
There may be some particular things that you want to see or to experience in Japan. You may be thinking, " I really want to try Zen meditation", or you may say to yourself, "Wouldn't it be wonderful to attend a tea ceremony." or you may think, "If only I could try my hand at Japanese calligraphy."

Whatever your wishes to be, all too often hesitations and fears about the language barrier, cultural differences, and a general lack of familiarity with Japan lead you to abandon these dreams. Just let me know what you want to try, to do or to see, if you have a particular thing. I will be very happy to be instrumental to realize your Japan-wish. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$34.13 US$34.13 US$3.41
6 Hours US$204.75 US$204.75 US$20.48
8 Hours US$273.00 US$273.00 US$27.30

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Osaka Five Best Spots One-day Tour

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
In Osaka, there are so many interesting places that you feel like visiting. Even if you would like to see a lot of them, it Is hard to see all within a lim...
8h US$ 273 up to 4 people

Osaka History and Nostalgic Area Tour

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, is well-known for its contemporary architectures and street foods. However in this tour, you will se...
8h US$ 273 up to 4 people

Kyoto : Arashiyama Boat Ride・Golden Pavilion・Nishiki Market

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
This tour is designed for a family with children and for those who want to have a fun day in Arashiyama. In addition to walking through unusual bamboo grov...
8h US$ 273 up to 4 people

Kyoto Fushimi Inari & Sake Brewery Tour

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the headquarters of over 30,000 Inari shrines across the country. The Senbon Torii, or the thousands of Torii gates, are spectacula...
8h US$ 273 up to 4 people

Nara Hohryu-ji, Great Buddha and Deer Tour

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
Hohryu-ji temple, located in Southwest of Nara city, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1993. We will visit this historic temple...
8:30h US$ 291 up to 4 people

Osaka Culinary Culture Tour

(33) Reviews
by Toshi
Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, is called "Tenka no Daidokoro", the kitchen of the country. During this tour, we will visit Dohtom-bo...
8h US$ 273 up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 33 )
Ivy Ivy United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Highly Recommend ”

We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.

Toshi:

Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you guys had a good time in Osaka and Kobe. Did you enjoy beef dinner in Kobe? Belated Happy New year to you and your family. Best regards, Toshi

jim Jim Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Historical Kyoto ”

Toshi met us at the cruise port in Osaka and with him we effortlessly navigated our way to and around Kyoto. We had a full day itinerary and met most of our highlighted points of interest. The day was longer than anticipated and Toshi stayed with us to the end, returning us to the port in plenty of time to get back on board. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would not have been able to see what we did, if we had done this ourselves. In addition, having a guide such as Toshi who has the local and historical knowledge, enriched our experience and meant that the adventure was much deeper. Toshi himself is a genuinely lovely man with interesting experiences and we wish him the best for the future. When we return to Japan, we will definitely engage Toshi, this time for the Osaka experience... read more

Toshi:

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your nice review. I myself had a such a fun day, guiding you guys in Kyoto. I’m hoping that any of you comes back to Japan again. Belated “ A Happy New Year! ” to you all. Best regards, Toshi

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Awesome experience in Osaka ”

Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!

Toshi:

Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you will come back to Kansai region and enjoy more fun places some time again. "A Happy New Year" to you and your husbnd. Best regards, Toshi

Wendy Wendy United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Very Structured Tour ”

If you are looking for a tour guide that is very structured and dedicated to making sure you see as much as you can in your allotted time, Toshi is the guide for you. As first-time visitors to Japan, my group was easily distracted and prone to veering off course. Toshi made sure that we stuck to the plan and didn't dawdle. He is energetic, knowledgable, and passionate about showing you the sites.

Toshi:

Thank you for your review. It seems like that you guys had a great time with interesting experiences in the Kansai region, as far as looking at the pictures you shared. Hope you will come back here again some time and explore more about Japanese culture. Best regards, Toshi

matthew Matthew Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ very insightful ”

We had a wonderful experience with Toshi. He was very accommodating and was very happy to help cater the tour to exactly what we wanted to do and see. He was very insightful and gave great advice for enjoying the rest of our stay in Kyoto.

Toshi:

Hi Matthew, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I was a bit amazed when I heard that you guys walked to the Hotel from Kyoto Station. Normally international travelers take a taxi to get to their accommodation site, because of unfamiliar environment and directions. I just thought that these people know how to get about. It seems like that you have had a fun tour in Kyoto. It’s nice to be young and healthy. I really hope that you guys will form a warm family and that she will pursue her career to cope with various issues. Best regards, Toshi