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Masaharu

Licensed Guide
  (62) Reviews
Send message only 11 days available in December
US$ 46 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 19 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Tochigi , Gunma

Languages English ( License )

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(62) Reviews
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About

Hello, My name is Masaharu.
I am the National Licenced Tour Guide and Interpreter in English.
I used to stay in London, UK for 14 years on business.
This valuable experience gave me great passion for talking to many people with entirely different culture and historical background.
Therefore, it is my great pleasure to show foreign tourists from all over the world exciting tour spots by featuring traditional as well as modern faces of Japan.
Let's share together history, culture, natural beauty and seasonal delicacy of Japanese food.
See you in Japan soon!

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$46.00 US$46.00 US$18.40
5 Hours US$230.00 US$230.00 US$92.00
8 Hours US$368.00 US$368.00 US$147.20

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Private Hakone & Mt Fuji View Tour

(62) Reviews
Hakone is the fantastic tour spot covering panoramic view of various mountains including Mt Fuji, beautiful Lake Ashi, fantastic ropeway and cable car and ...
1 day US$ 365 up to 4 people

Private Traditional and Futuristic Tokyo Tour

(62) Reviews
Fantastic spots featured here provide you various aspects of Japan including Odaiba as very modern futuristic town, Rogoku remaining the Edo period culture...
8h US$ 337 up to 4 people

Private Tokyo Highlights Tour

(62) Reviews
My tour features various aspects of Tokyo such as Tsukiji market, symbolizing Japanese energetic economy and food culture, Hama-rikyu Garden as the typical...
8h US$ 337 up to 4 people

Private Old Kamakura Tour

(62) Reviews
This tour is featuring the visits to historical spots in Kamakura by walking around popular Zen Buddhist temples, shrines as well as pretty traditional sho...
8h US$ 356 up to 4 people

Private Tokyo First Time Visitors Tour

(62) Reviews
Imperial palace garden as wonderful historic site, Shibuya as famous scramble crossing, Meiji jingu Shrine as the most popular power spot in Tokyo, Harajuk...
8h US$ 337 up to 4 people

Private Nikko Tour

(62) Reviews
This tour is featuring exciting visits to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage properties in Nikko. Nikko used to be serene mountain worshippers' trainning ...
1 day US$ 375 up to 4 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 ( 62 )
Walter Walter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Grate 1 day Tokyo tour ”

We hade a great tour with Masa. He provided our 4 person group with such fun and interesting tour. Got to see of some of the highlights of Tokyo. With lots of interesting stories to make visiting those sites so much more meaningful. It's to bad it rained we would have loved to see more of the outdoor sights he had planned for us. He also had a great way to quickly summarize the Japanese people philosophy of Shinto and Buddhism. This gave us a more in depth understanding of the Japanese culture and it's people. My Gluten Free meal - he was very helpful helping me navigate through the manu and explaining to our waitress my diatery restriction. We truly appreciate his calm demeanor and his expertise. Wished we'd had more time, would of enjoyed having him to show us to more of Tokyo.

Masaharu:

Dear Walter, Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging words. It was my pleasure sharing such a wonderful time around Tokyo with your group. I have also enjoyed learning a lot about interesting issues on USA. I hope you will further have fun around various areas in Japan and bring nice memory back home. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Monique Monique Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great Introduction to the city ”

Masahura was wonderful. He is a very thoughtful man and went to great length to explain the history and customs, religion and culture of Japan. He happily took us where we wanted to go for a customized tour (as we will be seeing some of the sights on our final cruise day) We were a group of four and Masaharu was happy and able to answer all of our questions. He also explained the Tokyo subway system to us, by the end of the day we were comfortable navigating ourselves around it.

Masaharu:

Dear Monique, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you, your husband and your friends, and helping you deepen insights of Tokyo. Please further enjoy cruising around Japan and bring good memory back to Calgary. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Brannon Brannon United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Hakone day trip ”

Masa did an excellent job with route planning. He was prompt and introduced us to a beautiful local resort area. We learned some of the history of the area and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon with a respectful and quiet guide.

Masaharu:

Dear Brannon, Thank you for nice review. I enjoyed sharing wonderful time with your family around Hakone. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Jeewani Jeewani Japan ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ AMAZING day tour in Tokyo!! ”

Masaharu was absolutely WONDERFUL as a tour guide for our first full day in Tokyo! :) He came right to our hotel and spent 7 full hours on the road with us; he helped us navigate the intimidating but very efficient subway system, and got us to many places within our time together! In all of places, he was extremely knowledgeable. Very kind, very knowledgable, and very accommodating; his English was great and he dealt with our decreased energy towards the end of the tour due to jetlag graciously. Don't hesitate to book, and if we are back to Tokyo again we will certainly request him! Arigato Gozaiomas Masaharu-san! :) Irfan, Jeewani, Jehan and Ifza; Newfoundland, Canada

Masaharu:

Dear Irfan, Jeewani, Jehan and Ifza, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family around Tokyo. I am grateful to find know you really enjoyed visiting characteristic spots and also experiencing complicated subway systems. Please further have fun in touring around Japan for the rest of your holidays and bring good memory back to Newfoundland. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again for finding me and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Rona Rona United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Very Pleasant and knowledgeable ”

Masa was very warm and knowledgeable. Knew the background, history, cultural significance of every location. Mapped out a great full day tour Showed is how to navigate the subways. Pleasant to be with and flexible. Spoke English well. Would highly recommend.

Masaharu:

Dear Rona, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and your husband. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about current topics and issues in USA. Looking forward to seeing both of you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu