Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children.
I was born in Osaka city near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business.
I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years.
During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc..
Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.).
You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter.
I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure.
Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !!
Your memorable tour awaits you.
Please feel free to contact me!!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 30 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.
Kazuhiko was a wonderful guide. His English was easy to understand and he was very knowledgeable. He is a fast walker so be forewarned. We would highly recommend his services.
Dear Ms.Alisa I appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry that I walked fast. Do you feel refreshed？ I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, please visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
It was so quick to warm up with Mr Kazu who is warm, friendly and sincere. I don’t think we could cover so much in Kyoto within a day without him. We also appreciated him for the kaiseki lunch which he organised for us. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you. :)
Dear Ms.Winnie Ang I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. I'm glad that you enjoyed lunch. I'm sorry that I have made your family walk a a lot and I made your family tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
We were supposed to be guided for 2 days but because of my husband being brought to Emergency Hodpital we shortened our tour for 1 day. I asked our guide to refund our 2nd day since my husband was sick to avail the travel but triple lights did not refund our money. I know u have cancellation policy but I hope you are more considerate coz my husband is diagnosed with mild heart failure which he needs rests n possible to fly back to Canada. I am still appealing to refund the cost of the 2nd day tour. Thank you.
Dear Ms.Riza I appreciate your feedback. Are your husband all right ? When I received your email in the morning, I was very surprised and I went to your hotel. Moreover, I sent email to Triplelights about refund. Because of cancellation policy, you can not receive refund. There is nothing I can do about that. Sorry!! I pray that your husband get well soon. Thank you! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Kazuhiko was a very good guide for our group of 14. Even though he had a bit of trouble understanding us and us him, he did a great job trying to explain everything in English as best as he could. His English was definitely better than our Japanese. (smile) Kazu (as he told us to call him), was very knowledgeable and the group enjoyed listening to him explain all things about his family life, culture, economics, politics and more. He was super friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our day with him and would gladly recommend his services to anyone. We would include a group photo, but this review doesn't have a place to select add photos. Thanks again, April & group
Dear Ms.April I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka and Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I hope the cranes ("Orizuru") which I gave present will remind your group of this tour in Japan. I'm sorry that I skipped some spots, because we did not time to visit the spots. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Moreover, I would like to show your group more beautiful spots in japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto
Very informative. Friendly
Dear Ms.Alice I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto