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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 14 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.
My husband and I had the best day trip at Nikko, thanks to Jack's excellent recommendation of places to visit and his impeccable timing. When we first contacted him, we specified that we wanted to enjoy Nikko's nature, and not so much the shrines as we have been to many in Tokyo and Kyoto. He suggested a route which we agreed upon and off we went. We started our day-tour driving through Cedar Avenue which is lined on both sides with ancient cedars and is the longest tree-lined avenue in the world. If you like trees, you must visit this avenue. The ancient cedars are truly majestic! From there we proceeded up the beautiful Irohazaka slopes towards Lake Chuzenji. The Irohazaka slopes have 48 hairpin bends in total! (20 hairpin bends going up and 28 hairpin bends going down). It was drizzl... read more
Hi Nora, Thank you for your nice comment. I have been very busy this autumn season but it is almost end. Hope you had a good time all experience while you were here in Japan. I'd like to see your couple near future. Kind regards, Jack
My second day in Japon! Jack was very helpfull to make me understand a lot of things, about food, sake, religiion, local history, potters, etc It has been very efficient to make me visit Ceramique museums, shops, temple, historical houses of Hamada, in one day! Thanks to Jack
Thank you, Dominique. I had a good time with you yesterday. Enjoy Kasama and it's ceramics!
Jack’s knowledge of Japanese history and wonderful Nikko National Park is deep and interesting. He was eager to share his love of the subjects with our foursome on his Greedy Nikko Tour. While the weather was not the best – low visibility hid famous Kegon Falls from sight – we thoroughly enjoyed our drive with its hairpin turns, walks through woods, and views of other waterfalls, the hot springs, etc. Jack’s expertise shone at magnificent Toshu-gu Shrine. He guided us through the spacious site with its multiple buildings and crowds, pointed out and explained many features and details, and easily answered all our questions. His English is very good, and his manner attentive and kind. We would definitely hire Jack again.
Hi Linda, Thank you very much for your comments. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are in Japan. Kind regards, Jack
Had a terrific day in Nikko with Jack. Lots to see and learn. Jack was communicative and informative and I enjoyed his company through the day. We met in Nikko since I was already in the area and spent the day walking and climbing all over the area from the World Heritage Sites to the Villa and beyond. It’s was great. Couple things I should note. First wear shoes that you can easily slip on and off because you will be talking them off multiple times at these sites. Second, if you are in any way mobility challenged, Nikko will be very difficult for you: the place is just not suited for wheelchairs, walkers, or even canes. And we walked 11 miles plus did over 50 floors of stairs (the stairs are uneven and with no railings, FYI). If you can get around, it is a terrific place to see an... read more
Hello Jim, Thank you for your comment and I really enjoyed the day with you. Unexpectedly my train delayed a little bit but you accept the situation nicely. How did you enjoy staying in Sendai? I hope you bring nice memories back to your hometown. Kind regards, Jack
From the very beginning till the end we had a wonderful time. Jack is very knowledgable and he is a great story teller. We love nature and Jack tailored our day towards lakes, waterfalls, mountains, but did not leave out important historical places. Itinerary is packed for one day and we had to be prompt in some places, but we managed to find enough time to have a great lunch in local restaurant - yummy! We were lucky with the weather, as it started to rain really heavy, while we were driving back to the station. It was a fantastic day and Jack is a rock-star! We loved it and highly recommend this tour. Kasia & Maciej
Hello Maciej and Kasia, Thank you for your compliments. It is certainly due to the weather but we really enjoyed a whole day. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. Kind regards, Jack