I, born and raised in Osaka, worked in government institutes of environmental protection located in the Kansai region for around 40 years. When I was in my 60s with mandatory retirement approaching, I began to think of the rest of my life not as a member of an organization but as an independent individual. Otherwise I had to stay home a whole day without doing anything, which led me to become so-called wet fallen leaves, unable to be removed however hard we try to wipe them out, which means to become retired aged men bothering families. Luckily I had got licenses of EIKEN Grade1 and a guide interpreter during my career, so I decided to make use of these licenses. I travelled mainly alone and visited lots of countries, developed and underdeveloped. As some of them needed visas,I always got them on my own at home and abroad. Whenever I was overseas as a tourist, I was welcomed by locals and was given invaluable information from guides and travel agents, which could help me travel smoothly. So I decided to return their hospitalities to foreign visitors here.
I have attended on foreign tourists to introduce things Japanese. Japan is an island country located on the volcanic zone. Therefore you can eat a wide variety of fresh seafood and enjoy Onsen hot springs, crater lakes and cone-shaped scenic mountains, products of volcanic activities.
The Kansai region has its own features in culture, history, nature, customs and manners.
Kyoto, the ancient capital, is famous for shrines and temples designated as the world heritage.
Osaka, the second largest city full of energy after Tokyo, is for local foods and shops to attract tourists. Nara, the oldest capital, is for Daibutu Great Buddha and deer in the park. Kobe, a modern port city, is for hot springs and foreign residences.
I am looking forward to spending wonderful time with you. See you soon!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 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.