-New here, but guiding in Japan since 2015-
I m Alex(37), made and grown up in Argentina. I left my country at the age of twenty four, lived in Europe for two years and then started a nomad life across almost all Asian counties that lasted for five years. However I spent most of the time in India, where among other activities I had my first experiences as tourist guide.
Then I met my actual wife, and when the relation got more serious we decided to settled down and have a more stable life. We choose Japan where she is from and where I had been travelling and doing volunteer work and living in isolated communities in multiple places of its countryside.
We spent a not so good year in Tokyo(her city) and then moved to Kyoto after a work proposal in a hotel and also for being a city that we loved from much before. I worked there for a bit more than two years, and being the only foreigners among a staff of thirty six people it was an experience that helped me a lot to understand deeply the Japanese idiosyncrasy, social dynamics, bright and dark points, and way of seeing the reality.
However after that time I decided to work more by myself, doing something that I experienced before, that I felt capable at that time there, and mainly that I really like. Therefore becoming tourist guide here was the best choice and I don t regret at all after almost five years doing this job.
I was working for two agencies, but very recently I planned to join one more and ******* was the best option among many others.
I love this job for giving me the chance to share many branches of knowledge related with the Japanese history, art, religion and society that I studied for years in a formal and informal way and very unconditionally, without any aim those times.
I also like very much to share my personal experiences here; working in different sectors, meeting local people from multiple backgrounds, or living with a local wife and a local kid.
However, I care the most about the human factor, not by planning it, but in an spontaneous way, I just enjoy a lot meeting new people walk around together, at the point that having the feeling of generating a certain kind of friendship at the end of each day trip.
In other words; I love this job, I love the culture I show, and I love human communication in itself.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Pasamos un día increíble con Alex, un personaje, Súper guía altamente recomendado. Fue de gran ayuda sus consejos e información sobre Tokio. Desde el principio es muy atento y dispuesto a complacer a sus clientes. Seguro volveremos a trabajar con él.
BEST GUIDE!! Both English and Spanish perfectly!! AWESOME DAY!! Alex es excelente!! Español e inglés perfectos!!! Agradable y dinámico! Muy atento y encantador! Lo recomendamos al 100%!