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Shinobu

Licensed Guide
  (11) Reviews
Send message only 13 days available in June
$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
Kyoto (I have to stay there in advance, so I will ask you my hotel fee.)
I can't drive a car by Japanese transportation law.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Hokkaido

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

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(11) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 14 People )
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About

I'm Shinobu Saito, in Sapporo, Hokkaido. I have an interpreter guide's qualification, and a tour conductor qualification. I can guide all places in Hokkaido and can guide Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, etc because I've been to those places. I'm looking forward to seeing you from all over the world.
I want you to experience sushi-making, Japanese sweets-making, glass blowing. Those experiences will lead to deepen your memories in Japan.

3.3 (11) Reviews
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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 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $23.00 $27.60 $4.60
4 Hours $92.00 $110.40 $18.40
8 Hours $184.00 $220.80 $36.80

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 14 maximum

Private Tours

Hakodate 8 hours

(11) Reviews
by Shinobu
8h $ 360 up to 8 people

Otaru 8 hours stay

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by Shinobu
8h $ 206 up to 10 people

Sapporo Tour

(11) Reviews
by Shinobu
8h $ 206 up to 10 people

Enjoy the World Natural Heritage.

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by Shinobu
8h $ 206 up to 10 people

Asahiyama Zoo & Furano

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by Shinobu
12h $ 309 up to 15 people

Sapporo by Bike

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by Shinobu
10h $ 336 up to 4 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 ( 11 )
Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Good
1 month ago

“ Too many types of transportation were Frustrating ”

Our day with Shinobu was good overall but frustrating at times. We visited the things we had wanted to see, but the frustrating part was using so many different types of transportation that seemed to waste so much time. Also, communication in English was challenging. The day would have been so much better had he rented a jumbo taxi and saved the time and costs of purchasing tickets for short rides. The taxis he hired were double the cost. Very embarrassing trying to get the extra money together on the spot. We had to ask several times for him to give us an overview of what we were doing and seeing. It seemed like he was just there to get us from place to place. Lunch changed 2 times without any conversation with us. Again, paying for lunch was embarrasing as he didn't commu... read more

Shinobu:

You smiled me on the spot, but was that a surface smile? I had to confirm many times as a guide. That's natural. I just want to study English in my lifetime.

Venessa Venessa United Kingdom ( Friends )
Good
8 months ago

“ Work in progress ”

Shinobu helped us to enjoy a day in Hakodate - he was prompt, courteous, responsive and keen to show us as much as he could in 6 hours. He was considerate to our needs and thoughtful. His English is not yet fluent but this will improve in time. He was a good escort and used the local transport systems well - his knowledge of the town of Hakodate was not extensive and perhaps a little more background research would help to enhance the enjoyment of his clients and make him a little less anxious. Shinobu is not from this town and we had to pay quite a large sum (Y8000) for his transportation fees over and above his guide fee which made this quite an expensive day.

edith Edith Philippines ( Family )
Good
11 months ago

“ Hokkaido lavender trip ”

Just OK should explain more details of rhe trip next time

Shinobu:

Thank you for your cooperation. I want to improve more based on your review.

Diana Diana United States ( Friends )
Good
1 year ago

“ Hakodate by Tram ”

Our tour of Hakodate gave us a good feel for the city. We took the trams to/from different parts of the city. Shinobu guided us thru the intricacies but had a problem describing the culture, telling us the history of the city and understanding what we wanted to do. Although he tries very hard, his English needs much improvement before continuing with English tours. We had 2 Australians, 2 Canadians, and 5 Americans on the tour. None of us could understand him when asking a question. On the good side, he was very responsive to my emails, he wanted to show us the best parts of Hakodate, and he went the extra mile to ensure we received a good tour.

Shinobu:

Thank you for visiting Hakodate. I will keep my effort for my English. I'll ask you what you want to know before starting or during the tour.

GUPTE GUPTE India ( Solo )
Poor
1 year ago

“ Sakura viewing ”

Was good as escort but not as guide. No information about city or attraction was given. Did not show initiative to make trip comfortable by small gestures. We went for sight seeing directly from airport. I was carrying 3 bags but did not volunteer to hold the bag while getting into bus or showing tickets. Spoken english could be better if not fluent. Was helpful in rebooking Shinkasen ticket.

Shinobu:

I'll help carrying bags and give informations about city attractions from next. You said to me,"You're so helpful." But I'm shocked.