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$ 22 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kanagawa

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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Hourly rate 22 USD Price up to 5 people
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Are you interested in Japanese culture? Then, I will be your guide to look around. My name is Kazuo. Call me Kazuo or Cousin. I am a licensed tour guide-interpreter of English. I was born and grown in western Japan, and live in Tokyo in the last decade. I love art and classic music, while I had been an engineer. Impressionism paintings and Buddhism art are my favorite. And also Gothic art. In my late 20s, a visit to St. Lorentz Cathedral in Nuremberg, Germany was an astonishing experience for me. I was so struck by its beauty and strangeness that I gave up to understand. I like to show you Japan without such confusion, explaining their nature and history. My intended fields are Japanese art, history, architectures and gardens. Please enjoy.

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

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $20.24 $22.08 $2.21
4 Hours $80.96 $88.32 $8.83
8 Hours $161.92 $176.64 $17.66

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Exploration in Residential Area, West Tokyo

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by Kazuo
Setagaya Ward in west Tokyo is known as high-class residential area with many individual houses. We stroll there watching old cultural assets, such as tem...
7h $ 155 up to 5 people

Tokyo Short Tour, Go West

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by Kazuo
The tour shows you rough whole figure of Tokyo in short time, traversing from East to West. We visit Sensoji temple, Meiji Jingu shrine and Harajuku. You ...
4h $ 88 up to 5 people

Kamakura, the Ancient Capital

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by Kazuo
Kamakura is one hour away from Tokyo by train and was once a capital city in 13-14th C. There are many old temples and shrines founded in the era. They h...
8:30h $ 188 up to 5 people

History Tour around Imperial Palace

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by Kazuo
Although the central area around Tokyo Station is bustling business and educational district now, it has been a center of Japan from 17th C, when Tokugawa...
6:30h $ 144 up to 5 people

Yokohama, the Port City

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by Kazuo
Yokohama has grown as a port city since the isolation policy of 260 years was lifted in middle 19th C. Western culture flowed into Japan through Yokohama ...
8h $ 177 up to 5 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 date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Excellent, knowledgebale guide! ”

Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!


Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.