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: 4 hours minimum and 10 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.
We had an amazing day with Jack. He customized the day to fit in everything we wanted to see and more. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and fun. We highly recommend touring with Jack!!
Hi Beverly, Thank you for your nice words. I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying with you. Jack
Jack was a wonderful ambassador to Nikko. He worked with us on customizing our day - ensuring we saw the both "hidden" and popular spots in a shortened time period, without ever feelng rushed. From being able to scoot down narrow lanes (definitely not where any tour bus could go!), to wonderful lunch spot recommendation, to his knowledge of sites, we can't imagine a better day or guide. Friendly, relaxed, over and above service and responsiveness (including mailing us a windbreaker we had accidentally left in his car#). Thank you!
Hi Amy, Thank you for your evaluation. Nice words are always welcome. Hope Alex's windbreaker reached without trouble. Actually I am going to Tokyo to see my friends who have been friends since elementary school age. I wish you will have a good weather in Kyoto. Enjoy your rest of your trip. Jack
A wonderful trip to magical Nikko. Jack was a friendly and well organized guide, all information and knowledge was offered easerly Also he showed us a hidden treasure ! Thank you for our wonderful day .
Thank you Anna. It was such a hectic day due to a holiday week. I hope you didn't get any pain in your legs the day after we walked a lot. If you don't mind, I would like to post your photo taken at the gate of Samurai house. Jack
Jack was an excellent guide. We were potters many years ago and were impressed by his knowledge of ceramics and of Hanmada’s life and his work. He took us skillfully through Mashiko during the large pottery fair. He guided us to some wonderful galleries were we purchased workdays to take back home.We had a fabulous day with him. He is highly recommend.
Hi Bob and Sally, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I couldn't take you around as originally planned due to traffic situation. You missed a nice cafe but you have experienced the restaurant which you may never enter. But you had an oppotunity to talk with a young girl at the coffee shop. If you are ******* user, please see mine. I went Nikko yesterday and posted how busy Nikko was. Similar to Mashiko. Anyway thank you very much choosing me as a guide. Jack
The day was very well arranged and Jacks connections with Mashiko potters were a special treat. We also enjoyed the laughing Buddha. Many thanks.
Thank you for your lovely words. Please bring back a lot of nice memory with you. Have a nice flight back to New York.