Before working as a Certified National Tour Guide, I had worked for seafood industry with experiences of visiting many countries, such as U.S.A, Canada, Norway, U.K., Holland, Poland, Russia, Chile, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and others…. As well as visiting many foreign countries, I also visited many places all over Japan, from north to south.
I used to live in the east coast of the U.S. for participating in master’s program for International Community Economic Development where I met people who had various backgrounds from various countries.
With those experiences, I think I have very good communication skills for people from various cultural backgrounds. And, those experiences inspired me to become a guide to introduce Japan to people from all over the world. I am a Certified National Tour Guide who is authorized by Japan National Tourism Agency which is an external bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. I also have a license of domestic itinerary administration manager. You count on me and let's explore Japan!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
Shoji's tour of the Historic Kamakura was excelent. Being unfamiliar with traveling in Japan, Shoji picked me up from my hotel in Tokyo. We then traveled by public transport to Kamakura. He was friendly, very knowledgeable, and did his best to give me the best possible tour. It was excelent!!
Dear Gerard, Thank you for your warm words. Thank you for choosing my tour and it was so pleasure to guide you in Kamakura. I really hope you come to Japan again and to see you then! Shoji Kiyota