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US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
Please let me know the subject which you would like to probe, at least a couple of months prior to your travel. Depending upon difficulty level, I may need a certain preparatory period. As I reside in the centre of Tokyo area, I can be relatively flexible in guiding as far as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, etc. As for visits to other regeions such as Kyoto and Hiroshima, you need to bear more incremental costs. I will be happy to discuss your budget constraint issues in advance.
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Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Nikko , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), German ( Conversational )

Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 3 people
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If Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo, what could have been the fate of the British Empire? The Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, is a decisive battle which changed the course of history in Japan. Tactically, the Battle of Sekigahara is also quite similar to the Battle of Waterloo, in that in the first half, the situaton looked 50:50 but the arrival of Prussian toop (Kobayakawa troop) drastically changed the battle balance leading to a triumph of Wellington (Ieyasu).

I am much pleased to arrange a tailoured tour for those who know the gist of the Japanese history and are much interested in much deeper analyses of various historical events in Japan. I resided in Lodon for four years in 1990's and have been a professional novel writer focusing upon the historical mystery since 2002.

My strength covers a wide range of subjects, such as battles, poem reading as Matsuo Basho did, following his travel route in Oku no Hosomichi and railroad histories in Japan. As I am a professional mystery writer, I can also take you to eye catching sites covered in major Japanese mysteries. If you tell me a specific subject which you can probe deeply, I am happy to be your consulting partner.

I started my business career in investment banking and also accumulated a consulting business exeprience. I have an affluent experience acting as an accomodator and a tour guide for individual customers.

I will make my utmost effort so that your forthcoming cultural quest in Japan, can be fruitful and meaningful. Let's have an intriguing experience together!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 3 people
Hourly rate US$39.03 US$39.03
4 Hours US$156.12 US$156.12
8 Hours US$312.23 US$312.23

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 3 maximum

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.