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$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Tochigi , Narita , Gunma

Languages English ( License )

(52) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 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!

4.7 (52) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $35.60 $35.60 $13.35
5 Hours $178.00 $178.00 $66.75
8 Hours $284.80 $284.80 $106.80

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 13 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

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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 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 ( 52 )
Paulette Paulette United States
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Immersion ”

Masa did a great job. We chose the walking/public transportation tour of the Imperial Palace and the Asakusa Buddhist Temple and neighboring Shinto temple. Masa met us at rour hotel and brought us back. No question went unanswered. We gained great insight into Japanese culture, the Tokyo subway system (an intricate, spotless, efficient people mover) and Japanese history which we learned while riding the subway or walking to the sites. A great use of time. Masas' English is excellent. He is also a world wide traveler and former executive with Nippon Express who spent his career on the road. So, he can relate and compare worldwide cultures with the Japanese culture. We learned so much! Thank you Masaharu. We will not forget you nor our new found appreciation of the Japan... read more


Dear Jim and Paulette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I am grateful that you and Jim really enjoyed our tour. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and also learning a lot from you about various matters in USA. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and Jim all the best! Masaharu

Andrea Andrea United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Tokyo Highlights and Day Trip to Hakone ”

We spent two days with Masaharu. The first day was the Tokyo Highlight tour. We went to Tsukiji fish market, Asakusa, the Edo museum and Shibuya. We had seven in our group, including our 3 children (ages 5, 8, 10) and my parents. Masa did a great job navigating us around using public transportation, and was flexible with us as we altered our plans slightly based on everyone's interests. We had a delicious lunch near Asakusa and also grazed on some of the offerings from the fish market. We had arrived the evening before from Detroit, so we were all a bit jet lagged. The tour was a good introduction to Tokyo and getting around on public transportation. There was a lot of walking involved and changing trains to get to all the sights. The second day we took a day trip to Hakone. Ma... read more


Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review! I am pleased to know that you and your family really enjoyed two day tour around Tokyo and Hakone. It was my great pleasure joining your family and sharing your valuable time together. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you and Arigato! Masaharu

Yvonne Yvonne United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Masaharu San, the BEST Guide Ever!!! ”

Masaharu San, is an excellent guide!!! He was always on time, In our situation it was much more time consuming and difficulty, in that my husband could not walk and always in pain. He made sure that he was comfortable in the van with the driver while we went out and did the walking tours. He is patient and always asked our opinion on what he had plan for the day and if it was OK with us. Masa made all the train and transfer reservations without me having to go through the trouble. He knew through my e-mails that riding the shinkansen was important and he made our dreams come through, what an experience!!! All tours were arranged perfect! We could not have been more satisfied with the tours we did, Masa made the right decisions on all the tours. He is educated on the culture the food... read more


Dear Yvonne-san, Thank you very much for your warm and heart felt message to me. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo, Hakone and Nikko. I am very happy to know that you really enjoyed each visit and various, seasonal Japanese cuisine. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about wonderful life in Hawaii. I would like to visit your country some day. Now, I strongly hope that Ed will get better soon and able to walk around again. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Marina Marina United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very knowledgeable and extremely flexible. We had a really great time and learned a great deal about Japanese culture and landmark sites in Tokyo.


Hi Marina, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. Please have more fun travelling around Japan for the rest of your holiday. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ 2 perfect days with Masa! ”

I don't have enough positive things to say about Masa. He was knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, is very worldly, interesting, gracious and had a great sense of humor! Not only did we learn a lot from him but we had a ton of fun. In addition to taking us to see the amazing sights of Tokyo, he took us to delicious restaurants during lunch so that we could experience the food as well. We highly recommend booking as many days as possible with him!


Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I had great pleasure sharing your valuable time with you and your husband for two days. I am really grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu