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Licensed Guide
  (40) Reviews
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$ 38 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Nikko , Tochigi , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Gunma

Languages English ( License )

(40) Reviews
Hourly rate 38 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 Old Kamakura Tour

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Private Authentic Tokyo Tour

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Private Hakone & Mt Fuji View Tour

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Private Nikko 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 ( 40 )

1 week 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago |   by Kelsey

“ Excellent Tokyo Trip!!!! ”

My family and I had an amazing time with Masa this January 4th. He was very punctual and greeted us at our hotel in Shibuya. He also took the time to get to know our family before the tour. The itinerary he created was specifically catered for our family. A couple places we were interested in was the Tsujiki Market, Sumo town in Ryogoku, Anime and game shops in Akihabara. Masa was able to take us to all those places plus a couple bonus spots like Ginza shopping strip, landscape Japanese Gardens, Chanko Nabe lunch experience, etc. Also, with his proficient English speaking skills, he was able explain the a little bit about the history and culture of the country, its transportation and sites , and he was able to answer all the questions we had. Having Masa as our tour guide was such a great decision! We wouldn't be able to get around town and see these amazing sites without him.

2 months ago |   by Shanie

“ Very good day with Masaharu! ”

We went around with Masa last Dec 28, and everything went as planned (Asakusa, Imperial palace, Tsukiji Market for lunch, Meiji Shrine, to end in Harajuku). there were 11 of us in the family. Masa was in the hotel promptly at the agreed time and was very patient with us the whole day, despite the many asks and questions and delays. Masa was able to share history of Japan to kids and made it interesting, along with tidbits about Shinto vs Buddhism. He was also very knowledgeable in all the questions we raised about the shogunate, samurais, etc. It was a very interesting day. We also asked Masa to make a reservation for our lunch and it turned out really well. Masa's english was also impeccable, as he has lived in the UK for 11 years. Will definitely go around with Masa again on our next visit, as he does tours for Tokyo environs as well. Highly recommend Masa!

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Jennifer

“ Tokyo Trip ”

This is our first trip to Japan. We have hired Masaharu for five days. He is very puncture and speaks good English. He is good in the history of Japan and prepares the daily itinerary in advance. Our family enjoyed ourselves very much.