Hi, I'm Masa. Thank you for checking my profile!
I was born and grown up in OSAKA.
I know OSAKA and KANSAI in old and good days, and also know recent exciting KANSAI as well.
The reason why I'm doing the guide is quite simple.
I just want to be the best memory of your travel in Japan.
After back to home, you will tell the stories of your trips with your family or your friends. And I just want you to say,
" Hey, the tour we went with Masa was just a great!"
This is my goal as your private guide.
Let's travel KANSAI together with me, OSAKA, KYOTO, KOBE, NARA and more.
I'm here waiting for you!!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 20 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.
Masahiro Yoshida served as our personal tour guide during the Osaka portion of our trip to Japan in October, 2019. After spending some time in Tokyo with another guide, we relocated to Osaka and used that location for day trips to other cities. Masa did a great job as the following text will attest. First, Susan selected Masa after watching video presentations by more than fifty certified guides. In the videos, Masa’s English language skills were superior to most of the people who Susan evaluated. While neither my wife nor I speak any Japanese, our in-person experience later confirmed that we clearly understood Masa and he clearly understood us. In addition to being a professional Guide, Masa uses his command of English as an interpreter to serve Japanese companies desiring to interact w... read more
Dear Leon-san, Susan-san. How are you? I hope your trip to Japan had completed without any problem and filled with many delights. I really appreciate for your warm review for me. I'm happy to know that I could help you to have good experiences here in Osaka. I've learned a lot from you and Susan-san while we were together here. The experience with you is much more than just doing the guide with the guests, but like exploring and discovering about our town and the life here again. I will keep trying to be a guide as good as you kindly mentioned above. Hope I can have a chance to see you in your city sometime. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
We had the best guide in Kyoto! His name was Masa! Masa was so fun and made our trip so interesting and informative. He took us to beautiful places in Kyoto. Some of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. All the Temples and Shrines we saw were spectacular. Masa made the 2 days we spent with him enjoyable and even took us to a fun sushi restaurant we wanted to go to and helped us understand what to do. We are so thankful to Masa. He worked so hard to make sure our trip was memorable. We appreciate all of his hard work. We loved Kyoto so much and that was because Masa helped us see all the most incredible places. After two days with him, we truly felt like he was part of our family. He was meticulous at arranging transportation and organizing outings. He was always very prompt and e... read more
Dear David-san, Thank you so much for your warm and heartful comment. I'm glad and very happy to know our tour in Kyoto is one of the best memories of your trip in Japan. I really enjoyed the days with you and your family, maybe more than you all. Your family were so kind and always tried to understand my poor explanation. I almost forgot of being with you as a guide, but even felt like my old friends visited me. Thank you again for choosing me as your partner in Kyoto. It was a great fun. Please continue your safe and pleasant trip. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please contact me. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
Masahiro is a passionate and knowledgeable local tour guide. He is also flexible, reliable and detailed-oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends.
Dear Juan-san, Thank you for your warm review. I really enjoyed the time with you and your family. I might enjoyed more than you did. When you will talk about your trip in Japan, I'm glad if you think of Osaka even a little. Thank you again for your kindly trust in me. Please tell my regards to your family too. Thanks! Masahiro
I wouldn't even know where to begin describing how amazing our experience in Japan with Masa was! Even before the tour, Masa was helping me book specific restaurants and places we wanted to see and so flexible in helping me arrange the trip to suit the group (the older parents and the younger siblings). We arrive in Osaka first night and Masa comes past to say hi and goes out of his own way to show us around that night and find a place for dinner. The next few days were so well organised, I never felt a minute of frustration. It must be said we could be a bit annoying when we enjoyed particular areas more than others, but Masa always kept a smile on his face (and cracked quite a few good jokes too!) The whole experience is one none of us will forget. And I have a few wonderful photos... read more
Dear Khaled-san, Thank you so much for your wonderful review for me. I enjoyed stay with you and your family here, and even feel missing you. I really had good experiences with your family filled with love. It was so great and made me comfortable. Please tell my sincere regards to your family. I miss you all. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
Masahiro was so good. We were able to communicate easily and his knowledge of Osaka was excellent.
Dear Roaslie-san, Thank you for giving me many stars. Actually, The monk chant and the temple wedding were not because of my effort. I think you all brought us such a good luck. I'm glad to know you enjoyed the tour with me. Hope you will continue your trip pleasantly and safely. Please bring good memories from Japan. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa