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