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Licensed Guide
  (8) Reviews
Send message only 11 days available in June
$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
Kyoto (I have to stay there in advance, so I will ask you my hotel fee.)
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Hokkaido

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(8) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 14 People )
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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.

3.5 (8) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $22.50 $27.00 $4.50
4 Hours $90.00 $108.00 $18.00
8 Hours $180.00 $216.00 $36.00

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

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Otaru 8 hours stay

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 8 )

1 month ago |   by Diana

“ 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.

1 month ago |   by GUPTE

“ 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.

5 months ago |   by Hansen

“ We are hiring him as companion for pre wedding photoshoot ”

He is so kind and caring, respectful and his english not bad, but the point of all, he knows what i mean and very helpful tour guide. I have such excellent moment with him. Thanks shinobu-san

5 months ago |   by Karen

“ Very Enjoyable Trip in Otaru ”

My family thoroughly enjoyed our trip in Otaru, the glass blowing experience and the sushi-making were well received by my 4 yr old son. Shinobu-san is very helpful and polite. The only comment is that the cost quoted for both the glass blowing and sushi-making were only for 1 person, but this trip was for 3 of us - myself, my husband and my son, so the cost of the trip was 3x than what was quoted for the activities cost estimate.

Very Good
6 months ago |   by Valerie

“ Sapporo tour ”

He is an Accommodative and friendly guide . He can adapt to last min changes of the itinerary. Helped my kids during their skiing lesson and he fulfilled most of our request throughout the journey . Overall we give him a 8/10 . He needs to improve on his command of English otherwise all are good ! Keep up the good work and thanks for the wonderful 5 days journey