G'day, my name is Taka. I’m a National licensed English-speaking guide.
I have spent 15 years living and working in Australia with my Australian family. This has been the perfect training ground for learning about the interests of foreign travellers and communicating with English speakers, and many Aussies have complimented me on my friendly and natural conversation skills.
As an officially recognised guide, I am now available to showcase all the wonderful things my homeland has to offer international tourists !!!!
From my family base in Numazu (within 1.5 hours from central Tokyo), I will be ready to guide you or your guests around Tokyo and it’s surrounding areas, such as popular tourist destinations of Hakone, Mt. Fuji and the Shizuoka area.
From a family household that has been established in our hometown since the 16th century, I have a very deep knowledge of local history and heritage.
If you need a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide, then I am your answer!!
Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss further!!
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 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
Great guide, perfect English, flexible and so much fun. Absolutely I would recommend Taka. You will have a great day seeing the highlights and he also found a terrific local restaurant. I would hire him again when we return to Japan.
Wow, Abbe, thank you very much for your lovely words. I also quite enjoyed the day with you guys. You guys were quite keen to know the real Japan and what ordinal people in Japan do. The day became very impressive one for me as well. Hoping I will see you again or look after your fams and friends in the near future!! Thanks again and best regards!! Taka
Short train ride to Mt Fuji World Hertiage Centre which has a great viewpoint of the mountain plus lots of history . It also has lots of great background information. Well worth a visit. From there we took a short walk to a nearby shrine. Taka told us traditions and what to do. He also helped us to be familiar with Japanese cuisine.
Hello Liz, Thank you very much for your comment. I really enjoyed the time with you and very glad to hear that you had a good time, too. It was amazing that we could have a gerat view of Mount Fuji even though that days weather wasn't so good. I hope you and your mum have had overall good experience while you are in Japan. Also, I am hoping United will have a better season next year!! Thank you.