I’m Yasu, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
I was born and raised in Kumamoto, Kyushu, southern part of Japan and now live in Fujisawa city, right next to Kamakura which is one of the famous historic cities, along with Kyoto and Nara.
I used to study and live in Calif. in the US for 4 and half years. After coming back to Japan, I worked for the international exchange association in Yokohama and some foreign companies in Tokyo. Through my career, I had been involved in the international communication. That’s why I chose the tour guide interpreter as my last career.
I’m interested in taking a walk around the Japanese city with you, showing how contemporary Japanese people live with the traditional cultures.
Personally I have a strong interest in the Japanese cultures such as castles, shrines and temples. I became an executive tour guide interpreter approved by the Kamakura City Tourist Association, so that I can show you around Kamakura area in the best way possible.
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: 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.
I hate to give a bad review but I know fellow travelers rely on these reviews. He was a nice man but not a good guide. Was not familiar with the area (had to ask taxi driver for answers to our questions). Did not offer much explanation unless we asked him. Would not recommend him.
Thank you for your sincere review. I must apologize. I take it seriously and will do my best to learn more about Shimizu and to explain properly. Regards, Yasu.