Welcome to Japan!
Hello I’m Koichi,
certified National Tour Guide who is authorized by Japan Tourism Agency.
I like skiing, taking photos, cooking and also like playing English Rakugo ( Japanese traditional one person comedy show) performance.
Since I have been living in Kansai region(Western part of Japan)
for more than 50 years,
I know Kyoto, Osaka and Nara inside out.
In addition, I love to eat out.
I can take you to common restaurants of such as Ramen, Soba.
I also can recommend you fancy restaurants of Tempura, Sushi and Kaiseki (traditional Japanese multiple course meal )
I have a sweet tooth,
if you’d like,
I would take you to
try Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets)
I'm still an active medical personnel,
so I’m afraid the days I am available are limited.
However, I’m sure I can suggest you plans which will fully satisfy you.
Why don’t you enjoy Japan with me !
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 6 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 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.
I traveled to Kyoto with 2 of my children ages 20 and 19. We hired Koichi as our guide and could not have been happier. He spoke excellent English. He took us to see many interesting sites in Kyoto. He had a strong knowledge of the history of the places we visited. We also wanted an authentic Japanese restaurant that was not a tourist trap and could accommodate my vegan daughter and son with a lactose allergy. We had an incredible multi course meal. We also went to a traditional Japanese tea cafe and had tea served by a tea master. It was a memorable day for my children and I. We could not be more appreciative of the incredible experiences all day long. As a dad, I scored a big win today. I highly recommend koichi if you get the chance.
Dear Mr. Richard Thank you for your quick review. I appreciate your compliments and thank you for the green tea you treated to us. I’m glad you are satisfied with the visit to the temples and green tea café I was impressed with your being quick and eager learner. Please convey my regards to your son and daughter. Have a good trip and enjoy Gyokuro green tea at your home. Sincerely yours, Koichi