I was born in Osaka, central city in western Japan, and when I was college student, lived in Kyoto, previous capital of Japan, and now live in Tokyo, current capital.
I have worked for a global company for about 30 years. Working with international members gave me the opportunity to communicate with people with different cultures, and sometimes the opportunity to guide the spots of interest to them.
I found it interesting to show Japanese interesting spots to the guests, such as the wonderful things, strange things, mysterious things, marvelous things.
For the past few years, I tried to improve ability to communicate with people from abroad. Recently, Japanese history intrigued me.
I’m really into finding historical places, local favorites, and unique systems in Japan.
In the tour pages, I am introducing tours in Tokyo and tours in Kyoto and Osaka. I include the orthodox sightseeing places. However, you could also specify some unique local places. Information about local spots and local foods such as Ramen, Udon would be interesting to you. Please contact me and let’s talk about your itinerary specially made to order.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you and to seeing you in Japan.
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.
Hiroyuki san is a good tour guide. He's very friendly and knows abt places and food very well. He accommodated the tour according to the needs of my 3 young children. He was punctual and has good time management to ensure our itenary is fulfilled. Thank you Hiro-san.
We had 5 days of very inclusive tours in three different cities. We were fortunate to see many examples of Japan's history and culture. Hiroyuki was a very passionate guide and I think enjoyed sharing his knowledge to our group.
I had a lot of great experience with you. I was glad that you enjoyed some Japanese foods and loved Kiyosumi garden. Hearing your impressions and seeing the pictures of your home town, I thought I want to show you the other sightseeing spots rich in natural beauty such as Hakone.
Amazing breadth of knowledge and very flexible and accomodating. Went with my 70 yo mother. Could not recommend Hero enough. Showed me how to buy bus tickets, local language, customs etc
Thank you for having enjoyable time exchanging information and thoughts. About geometry of Higashiyama, canal, how to eat long Udon, words for communication with shop clerk and people in the town, etc.
We were a big group. I mean 27 big :) Hiroyuki-san meet us at the Kansai airport and we spent 2 days with him. First day in Osaka and second day in Kyoto. We were a really hard group to handle but he did an amazing work for timing, organizations and explanations. He arranged 2 delicious lunch for us and both place we loved. I am coming to Japan every year with different groups and definitely he will be my first choice for Kansai region. If you choose him, you will never regret.
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was my first time to guide Turkish tourist group. It was fun to work with you, and I learned a lot from the experience how you escort and lead the group.