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Aki

Licensed Guide
  (20) Reviews
Send message only 4 days available in July
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
I can guide you in Kyoto, Kagawa(Shikoku) and Okinawa.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.
I would appreciate it if you could give me an inquiry about the availability at least two weeks before the day of the tour.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Kanagawa , Yokohama , Nikko , Kagawa

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(20) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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About

Hi, I’m Aki, a government licensed English speaking tour guide.

I was born and raised in Kagawa prefecture, facing the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, in western Japan.
After graduating from a university, I had worked for a global electronics company in Tokyo for 30 years and retired early. Working with foreign colleagues gave me fantastic opportunities to learn Japan from their points of views, and I came to think it's fun to talk about Japan with foreign people.

Also, I love traveling, visiting a lot of places throughout Japan, amazed by its beautiful nature, great tradition, and wonderful food. I realized Japan has numerous tourist attractions.
Then I became a tour guide, hoping to entertain foreign visitors with my tours based on my experiences as a tourist.

I've been living in Yokohama and Kamakura areas for more than 30 years, knowing Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Hakone very well. I love food, nature, cultures, and architectures, valuing genuineness of what to see, experience, taste and buy, which cannot always be experienced in a group tour.

I believe that participating in my guided tour will bring you a lot of fun. I can help you to explore Japan deeper and to get in touch with the locals, taking you to both popular spots and unbeaten sites where you can see daily lives of the people.

Let’s share a joy of touring in this lovely country.
Thank you and see you in Japan!

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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 $35.60 $35.60 $4.45
4 Hours $142.40 $142.40 $17.80
8 Hours $284.80 $284.80 $35.60

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

The Real Kamakura - 1 day Customized Tour - 

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Variety of Tokyo - 1 day Customized Tour -

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7h $ 249 up to 4 people

Bay Breeze in Yokohama - 1 day Customized Tour -

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6h $ 214 up to 4 people

Variety of Tokyo - Half-day Customized Tour -

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4h $ 142 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 ( 20 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Chris

“ Excellent tour of Tokyo ”

We enjoyed working with Aki very much during our recent trip. Many Thanks

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1 month ago |   by Pervin

“ Tokyo & Kamakura ”

We were a group of 6 for Tokyo tour and 4 for Kamakura. Aki is a good guide; very patient, polite and professional. He knows the subject matter and explains well; sometimes we wished he gave us more details or background history. He gave us an excellent orientation of the subway stations and how the Japanese rail system worked. We wished he did a better of job of time management. Eg. in Tokyo, the Imperial Palace which was the first place we visited we spent too much time; actually you can do this without a guide and at Kamakura we again spent too much time at the first sight Engakuji temple; as a result we then had to rush around. Also Aki should have done a better research for taking us for lunch; because when lunch time came, we had to scramble and look for restaurants and in Tokyo we wound up eating at a very mediocre place.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Robert

“ Tokyo and Yokohama ”

Aki was the perfect guide, he was friendly, helpful,and showed us all that we wanted to see ,plus more.without his expert knowledge on Tokyo and Yokohama, we would have missed so much

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Alan

“ The Imperial Palace and First Impressions ”

We are grateful that we were able to spend half a day with Aki at the beginning of our stay in Tokyo. He was engaging, helpful, and the perfect Host for Tokyo. His initiative, concern for our well-being, attention to detail and service orientation were impressive. The best compliment I can give is that we are very much looking forward to spending our next tour - in Nikko on Monday - with Aki! Can't wait!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Elizabeth

“ Wonderful and caring guide ”

We enjoyed our day with Aki. In advance of our tour of Hakone, Aki checked in several times to confirm the time, the itinerary and even give us clothing suggestions due to the weather. He also purchased train tickets for us in advance so that we were guaranteed to get a seat. He gave us interesting facts about the area and was seamless in his navigation during a very crowded time in Hakone. Aki also went above and beyond by staying with us to make sure we got to our ryokan at the end of the tour. His English and knowledge of the area are excellent. He is easy-going and friendly. I highly recommend a tour with Aki.