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Send message only 3 days available in June
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Kanagawa , Yokohama , Nikko , Tochigi , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Gunma

Languages English ( License )

(47) 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!


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 $36.40 $36.40 $13.65
5 Hours $182.00 $182.00 $68.25
8 Hours $291.20 $291.20 $109.20

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

Private Tours

Private Hakone & Mt Fuji View Tour

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1 day $ 319 up to 4 people

Private Authentic Tokyo Tour

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8h $ 291 up to 4 people

Private Old Kamakura Tour

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8h $ 291 up to 4 people

Private Traditional and Futuristic Tokyo Tour

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8h $ 291 up to 4 people

Private Nikko Tour

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1 day $ 319 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 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 ( 47 )

Very Good
2 days ago |   by Lay

“ Hakone sightseeing ”

It was good to know the highlights of Hakone from Masaharu-san despite on a rainy day. It was great that he was our guide in Hakone.

4 weeks ago |   by Dipika

“ Full of insights ”

Masaharu-san was extremely knowledgable and alert to our needs. He took us to the best restaurants and shared so many insights and unique observations about the country that by the end of the tour we had learned a lot. He also knew the best places to eat! It was indeed a great pleasure to experience Tokyo with him.

1 month ago |   by Van

“ Everything was perfect and according to the plan that I have imagine for my family to enjoy our visit and tour in Japan. ”

Masaharu has made our trip am remarkable and a memorable one thay will last in our lifetime! The rich and great insights he shared about Japan was encapsulated in the 2 days trip we shared with him. His passion for sharing the rich culture of Japan has captivated our hearts to even embraced a deep respect of Japanese cultures and traditions. Thus if in the near future that we will be having an opportunity again to come visit and be back in Japan, we'll definitely have Masaharu with us who is already of part of our family. Kudos Masa Job well done! Cheers!

1 month ago |   by Lisa

“ Excellent Guided Tour of Tokyo with Experienced Well Spoken Guide! ”

Recently I had the great opportunity to take a guided tour of Tokyo with Masaharu. I was delighted with my experience and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of getting some wonderful insights into the exciting city of Tokyo. He was organized, flexible and accommodating of my requests and interests. Together we enjoyed Scenic places, the Tokyo Edo Museum, Shrines, The Scramble Crossing, Shopping, A delicious lunch, and more all in one day! I did the 8 hour tour. Masaharu's English is excellent and there were no communication problems at all. He's a very nice, interesting person and is easy to spend time with. Book him as soon as possible! You will be happy you did!

2 months 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.