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Licensed Guide
  (43) Reviews
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$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Kanagawa , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama , Tochigi , Chiba , Narita , Gunma

Languages English ( License )

(43) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 10 People )

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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!


Private Authentic Tokyo Tour

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 43 )

1 week ago |   by Geoff

“ Trains & trains ”

My wife & I were met at the Yokohama cruise terminal by Masaharu and the day began. The journey, via train to Tokyo, was interesting but quite long at about 90 minutes with changes. We were very glad to have Masaharu to navigate the metro system, but we found the trip interesting and it gave us time to talk at length with our guide about life in Japan. The visit to the Imperial Palace area was interesting after which it was it was more trains to cross the city to the oldest area of Tokyo. More and more interesting information from our guide as we checked out the area and visited a famous restaurant for a typical Japanese lunch (it was inexpensive). Masaharu's command of English is very good because he used to live and worked for years in London for a major shipping company. With hindsight, for our next visit via a cruise ship, I would ask Masaharu to show us around Yokohama, which would require far less train trips, but we had to see Tokyo which, for us was a very small taste, that has wet our appetite for further visits. . I recommend Masaharu as a guide who loves his job and showing off his home town. If you are not sure what to see allow Masaharu to help you, depending on your interests and fitness.

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1 week ago |   by Anna

“ 4 great days touring Tokyo and Kanakura ”

Had a very nice time with Mass, friendly, very polite, good historian. Met us and delivered us back to our hotel each day, changed up the itenerary when we wanted something different, like museums instead of more temples. Definitely take a day trip to Kamakura.

1 week ago |   by Kelli

“ Perfect Trip to Fuji ”

Masa was a wonderful guide. He showed up early, navigated all of the trains and stops with ease and made wonderful recommendations for shopping and food. He even made a point to check out our location a week earlier to make sure it would be safe for us on the day of our trip. He is not only knowledgeable but very polite. I highly recommend Masa as your guide!

1 month ago |   by Jason

“ Great Tour, Food and Conversation ”

We had an amazing day with Masaharu, he knew all the great sites and places to eat. Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend and use again.

2 months ago |   by Bert

“ Cancelled tour ”

I had problems with my passport and hotel reservations and had to cancel the tour. Masaharu was very concerned and tried his best to accommodate me. However, it could not be done, but he was very helpful. thank you for your concern, Masaharu.