Hi there!! I am an English speaking tour guide based in Utsunomiya city near Nikko. Since I came back from Auckland, New Zealand I started my own business as an English Speaking Guide. I have been a guide for 6 years. My favorite things to do these days are 1. visit historical places in Tochigi prefecture, 2. find nice restaurants and bars in Utsunomiya 3. wear hats while I am working outside.
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.
It was a great experience with Jack taking my family around the remarkable World Heritage sites in Nikko. Jack is like an old English gentleman with impeccable English and gentlemanly style. He is good at telling stories and kept the kids interested by asking them thought provoking questions. It was a good tour overall and I highly recommend Jack
Beautiful day in Nikko thanks to Jack, who is not only a very knowledgeable guide but also a nice and interesting person. Enjoyed the major spots but, by my own choice, skipped the top one due to long queues and unpleasant weather. nonetheless a nice memory of scrolls and great conversions. apart from the pure sightseeing: intercultural exchange at its best.
If you are considering a day trip to Nikko, I can not recommend strongly enough hiring Jack to be your guide! We had such an enjoyable experience with him and are so glad we had him as our guide to experience Nikko. From start to finish, Jack made sure we saw everything we wanted to see, was patient while we took an incessant number of pictures, helped us pick the right trains to avoid having to stand en route, knew the inside tricks on the right buses and best order to view sights to avoid the masses of other tourists, and communicated excellently in English. Beyond the value at Nikko itself, the better understanding he provided us of Japanese history and culture in general has made our entire vacation in Japan better. Look no further - Jack is the best option for your guided tour of majestic Nikko!
We had an outstanding day with Jack from start to finish, and highly recommend him as an outstanding guide! He gave us travel instructions, met us at the train station upon our arrival, and tailored the day to meet our interests. He is terrific!
I was looking a few specific things that I couldn't find on triplelights so I posted the plan we were looking for. A few guides contacted me with alternatives but Jack was able to arrange exactly what we were looking for. Through the planning process and the tour, Jack was friendly, professional, resourceful, knowledgable and patient with our questions. We had a fantastic time with him and hope to have another chance to visit some places with Jack.