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AKIO

Licensed Guide
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Send message only 10 days available in November
$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
*I will try to follow your requests as many as possible such as working hours, date, and where to go.
Especially in Tokyo, I can arrange contents of your tour where and what you want. Please tell me what you
are interested in. If you want a special private tour other than my regular tour, please give me information
three weeks earlier of your stay in Japan.
*I'll make a free digital photo album during your tour with me and send you it through your e-mail address if
you agree to open to the public.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Nikko , Tochigi

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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About

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.
http://www.digibook.net/d/a1d4e1dbb09e8250a79e7d750e7aff9d/?viewerMode=fullWindow

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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 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $29.98 $35.13 $9.37
4 Hours $119.93 $140.54 $37.50
8 Hours $239.86 $281.08 $75.00

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Mashiko one of the most famous pottery towns - Walking or Cy...

(2) Reviews
by AKIO
Mashiko prospered as the typical pottery town of Japan has become one of the most famous pottery town along with Hagi, and Oribe. Currently there are 250 p...
8h $ 281 up to 5 people

Nikko Walking Tour at the World Heritage Site.

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by AKIO
This tour is walking around the site of the World Heritage, such as Nikkosan Rinno-ji Temple, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shirine, Rinno-ji...
8h $ 281 up to 5 people

Tokyo Historical Artistic Tour by public transportation such...

(2) Reviews
by AKIO
Visit Japanese historical art museums by public transit system such as buses and subway lines. They are Ota Memorial Ukiyo-e MUseum, Isehan-Honten Beni (Ro...
9h $ 281 up to 5 people

Tochigi city a little Edo & warehouse town.

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by AKIO
To visit well preserved historical buildings, streets and museums, to ride a river-boat tour, and to experience making traditional Japanese sweets.
8h $ 281 up to 5 people

UtsunomiyaーA monument of a quarry, Temple, and a large statu...

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by AKIO
Visit one of the largest quarry of stones in Japan, Oya-ji Temple where a large stone statue which is more than 1000 years old is located. And a stone stat...
8h $ 281 up to 5 people

Ashikaga city ー The Flower Park, Kurita Ceramic ware Museum,...

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by AKIO
To visit the Ashikaga Flower Park which is world's famous for its wisteria which was introduce by CNN, The Kurita Ceramic Ware Museum, Ashikaga Gakko which...
8h $ 281 up to 5 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 ( 2 )
Joshua Joshua United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Good tour guide ”

Amazing and helpful

AKIO:

Thank you very much. Have a safe trip! And I hope your future will be safe and healthy.

Wiliam Wiliam United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ One day tour of Tokyo. ”

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.

AKIO:

Thank you very much for your comments. I greatly appreciated you telling me that.