Since 2007 I have been an English-speaking tour guide, visiting most of the major sightseeing spots in Japan with international travelers. At the same time I have been working as an translator, mainly dealing with technical documents.
Shizuoka prefecture has a number of spots for sightseeing, but they have not been fully covered in English-language travel books or on the Internet. So, as a local tour guide, through the TripleLights services, I am hoping to introduce some of the attractiveness of this region to the international visitors.
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.
Koji was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. He was very accommodating and tuned in to our needs. I would highly recommend him!
Dear Sandy-san, Thank you very much for writing the good review. Your generous comment about me is more than I deserve because I know there is a lot of room for improvement in my tour-guiding. But anyway, it is good you seem to have finished your cruise ship travel safely. Please send my regards to everybody, including your husband with whom I especially enjoyed a conversation with. Thank you very much.
Koji is a very kind and pleasant person to spend the day with. He has a very deep knowledge of the area and was able to answer all our questions. His driver, Totsu, is a very safe driver and also speaks English. Both of these gentleman represent their country very well. You could not visit a more friendly welcoming city than Shimizu. I could go on and on about how we meet so many kind souls in this city. Great port and wonderfull guide. We will never forget the day we spent with Koji and Totsu. Thank you so much !! Mike and Linda Arnold, Tucson, Az USA.
Dear Linda-san, Many thanks for your wonderful review for our work (and also for your comment about people in Shimizu)! We are highly honored. Spending time with you all was also an unforgettable experience for us, too. You were all very nice. I know your adventure has only just begun. So I hope you will take care and enjoy the rest of your trip! And please contact us anytime if you like. Thank you very much.
Koji picked us up at the port together with a very nice taxi driver. We booked a 5 hours tour but due to the beautiful weather conditions, Koji showed us during 6 hours so many nice and interesting places with an excellent English and lot of knowledge. We enjoyed this personalized tour very much and can only recommend Koji. Was a super be experience!
Dear Urs, Thank you very much for writing the wonderful feedback! Your comment encourages me a lot and it gives me a stimulus to study more and become a better guide (to really live up to your evaluation). Spending a time with you two was a fun experience for me, too. And I will convey your regards to everyone we met during the tour, including the taxi driver. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your trip!
We enjoyed a great tour of Shimuzu organised for us by our tour guide Koji. Koji was extremely professional and very helpful in understanding the needs of someone in a wheelchair. My husband is a high functioning quadriplegic who uses a lightweight manual folding wheelchair. We appreciated the excellent communications prior to our tour from Koji- regarding our itinerary and our wheelchair access requirements and having informed Koji of our particular tour requirements, he organised a wheelchair accessible van with driver for our tour and planned a wheelchair accessible itinerary for us. Thankyou for a wonderful in Shimuzu. Peter & Suzy Hengstberger Australia
Dear Suzanne, Many thanks for writing the good review! I am glad you seem to have finished your cruize ship journey safely. I also had an enjoyable time with you two. Please give my best regards to your wonderful husband Peter. And I hope that you two will stay well and continue to encourage people around you. Thank you very much.
Koji did a wonderful job with our tour - we found the day informative and Koji to do a great job sharing information with us and showing us the various sights in the area.
Dear Deb, Thank you very much for writing the good review! It was good that I could show you some sights at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Please send my regards to everybody, and I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and return home safely. Thank you very much.