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US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( Business )

Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 14 People )
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Hello! Are you planning to go on a Japan tour? Or are you looking for a state-of-the-art guide? Are you wondering which guide is providing quality travel and tour services in Japan? If this is the case, you are at the right place. I have compiled a list of various tours to meet your expectations.This post is all about what you can find the most suitable guide for an unforgettable travel experience.
Since I was engaged in tourism, I have provided services of good quality to clients for a long time. I help you select the best itinerary as per your budget and interest.
I, born and raised in Osaka, worked in a research institute for environmental protection 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. Luckily I had got licenses of EIKEN Grade1 and a guide interpreter during my career, so I decided to make use of them. I am an independent traveller 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 world heritage shrines and temples.
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 a wonderful time with you. See you soon!

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

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$38.64 US$38.64 US$38.64
4 Hours US$154.54 US$154.54 US$154.54
8 Hours US$309.09 US$309.09 US$309.09

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 14 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto Customized Tour

by Tamotsu
This tour covers a wide variety of places traditional and modern including unique ones like Imperial Mausoleum, Beer and Sake Brewery and “Gakushoku,”Unive...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

Enjoy Kyoto with Kids

by Tamotsu
• One day fun tour in Kyoto, an ancient capital with lots of sightseeing spots such as shrines and temples, thereby called a gem of Japan. This tour is org...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

Japanese Traditional Food and Sightseeing in Kyoto

by Tamotsu
• This tour features a shrine dedicated to Shintoism and temples to Buddhism of World Heritage Sites in southern Kyoto. You can know architectural styles o...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

Kobe One Day Tour: Exotic and Modern Port City

by Tamotsu
Ready to explore Kobe? Enjoy one-day tour of Kobe.The city has developed as a port city and accepted foreign cultures. We start Sannomiya Railway Station ...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

Play with Deer in Nara

by Tamotsu
Enjoy One-Day Tour of Nara, which was the ancient capital of Japan and flourished as a center of culture. We start for Todaiji Temple housing massive Daib...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

Nara One Day Tour: Horyuji,Yakushiji and Toshodaiji Temples

by Tamotsu
Ready to explore Nara? Enjoy one-day tour of the outskirts of Nara other than Daibutsu and deer. We start for Chinese priest-founded Toshodaiji Temple whic...
8 Hours US$ 309 up to 6 people

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?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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.