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US$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
Any day available, except some paticular days.
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Last updated: 9 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kamakura , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 10 people
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Are you interested in Japanese culture?
My name is Kazuo. Please 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 was an engineer of vacuum evaporation, in which Aluminum was deposited onto PET films. These films are converted to bags for snacks or retort-packed foods. In those days, I had practiced guiding as a volunteer. Now I am specialized in a guide, after a retirement.
I had been loved art and literature. In my younger days, 30 years ago, I visited a Christmas store in San Francisco and a gothic church in West Germany in occasions of business travel. I was deeply impressed by such different of cultures. Since then, I studied western culture and English. I read novels in English and watched English news in CNN and BBC. Kurt Vonnegut and Kazuo Ishiguro are my favorite. I sometimes cook a dinner using a recipe of New York Times.
My another pleasure is travel. I visited Europe many times by business travel and my own. Every time, I was satisfied by my own itinerary plan. I expect such experience help you enjoy Japan. I have understood western culture compering with that of Japan. These different cultures have common elements as basic way of human thinking, and distinctive results by different situation. I like to offer such view points for Japanese culture.
My intended fields are art, history, architectures and Japanese gardens. Please inquire about your interests.

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

1 Person
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$24.08 US$28.90 US$2.89
4 Hours US$96.34 US$115.60 US$11.56
8 Hours US$192.67 US$231.21 US$23.12

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

Private Tours

Traditional Culture Tour in West Tokyo Residential Area

(2) Reviews
by Kazuo
Witness an amazing blend of modern and ancient Japanese cultures through this West Tokyo tour. The suburb of hidden Futako-Tamagawa has been recently urban...
7.5 Hours US$ 253 up to 5 people

Tokyo Imperial Palace History Tour: Temples and Museum

(2) Reviews
by Kazuo
Are you interested in Japanese history? This history tour will perfectly fulfill your curiosity. As an important political center since the 17th Century, t...
6.5 Hours US$ 219 up to 5 people

Elegant Towns in West Tokyo

(2) Reviews
by Kazuo
In west part of Tokyo, there are several characteristic towns by short ride of train. Among them, Shimokitazawa, Goutokuji and Meguro Sky Garden are loved...
5 Hours US$ 169 up to 6 people

Yokohama, the Port City

(2) Reviews
by Kazuo
Yokohama has grown as a port city since the isolation policy of 260 years was lifted in middle 19th C. As the Western culture flowed into Japan, the city g...
8 Hours US$ 270 up to 5 people

Kamakura, the Ancient Capital

(2) Reviews
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...
8.5 Hours US$ 287 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 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.
Reviews ( 2 )
Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
11 months ago

“ Kazuo is so passionate and detail oriented to help you have an amazing trip ”

Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!


Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo

Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
1 year 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.


Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Catholic

by Kazuo
1. Pat and Joke in Kamakura   If you visit Kamakura, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is indispensable as the most popular tourist site in Kama...

Komainu or Guardian dog

by Kazuo
  You will find a pair of stone figure of dog like creature in front of temples or shrines. They are Komainu or Guardian dog. Their job is t...

Composition of the Museum "teamLab Borderless"

by Kazuo
  You, who read this section, must have already known the teamLab, which is a museum of experience type. You explore each exhibition space...