I used to live in Canada and USA for more than 10 years as an expatriate of a subsidiary of my company in Japan. During my staying in North America I have had the guts to speak English. Why? Because I originally got a cold sweat so many times on my business. But after a period of time, I got rid of its difficult situations. Since then I haven't felt afraid of speaking English, furthermore I have been enjoying to communicate with local people. I would like to help you all people around the world to visit Japan.
There were two main reasons why I would like to be a national guide. First of all, I found pleasure in talking with people who live in a different culture. I like intercultural communication very much. And secondly, I would like to increase Japanese fans in the world as many as possible through letting them taste Japanese culture, history, nature, and food as much as possible. I have visited all of Japanese National parks and most of the World heritage sites in Japan.
Until now, I projected plans and worked in guide business at small scale such as in Nikko - a world heritage site and a national park area, or in Mashiko - one of the most famous pottery towns. From now on, I would like to expand the business on a frequent basis such as Ashikaga - an oldest academic city in Japan, Tochigi - an old warehouse and commercial city. If you like, I can prepare bicycles. I hope you join us.
My guide policy is "To guide kindly, politely, safely, and happily with good faith".
This URL below is a Slide-Show I made including places where I traveled around Japan. It will help your travel to Japan. I hope you enjoy it. Just click it, and the show will start automatically in about 20 seconds.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
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For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 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.
Amazing and helpful
Thank you very much. Have a safe trip! And I hope your future will be safe and healthy.
We are glad to have Akio as our guide to show us the nice and interesting places in Tokyo. Akio is very patient and never rush us. He told us some history and what is interesting about the places we saw. Without Akio, it would be very difficult for us to go around the subway stations in Tokyo. Thank you Akio.
Thank you very much for your comments. I greatly appreciated you telling me that.