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  (22) Reviews
Send message fully booked in April
$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
1) When you would like me to guide another cities such as Kyoto, Nara and Osaka than listed above, you are cordially requested to pay the followings;
- my round transportation to the area,
- accommodation in the area and meals in addition to the guide fee.
2) Your booking should be done basically before ten days of the first guiding day.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Narita , Yamanashi

Languages English ( License )

(22) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 23 People )
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Hi, everybody,

My name is Masato.
It's my great pleasure to introduce you Japanese history, culture, delicious food, beautiful nature, historical buildings, and shopping areas for you. I am willing to do the tour guide job.

I guess the reasons why tourists gave me high marks after their tour in Japan with me are my knowledge of various fields based on the following backgrounds.
- I had worked for a publishing company as a reporter,
- I used to work an aide to the CEO of an international advertising agency, Japan office,
- I had worked as a manager of public relations and advertisement of a multinational automobile tire manufacturer in Japan.
- I have a long experience worked in Tokyo for about forty years in total.

In February 2017, I was invited to a tour in Europe by the travel agency there because of my excellent tour guiding service. The tourists gave me a high score.

I'm looking forward to meeting you very soon in Japan.

I have experiences to handle a group of thirty persons and more, ten times and more.
School tour, a college tour, and another group tour could be accepted.
I will hire colleague guides if necessary.

Thank you.


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4.9 (22) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $31.15 $31.15 $1.78
5 Hours $155.75 $155.75 $8.90
8 Hours $249.20 $249.20 $14.24

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 23 maximum

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Mt. Fuji + Shinkansen

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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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 22 )
melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
5 days ago

“ A wonderful afternoon ”

Thank you Masato for a wonderful afternoon and evening in Tokyo. We loved the market, temple, and Tokyo Tower. Masato has excellent English and is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and Tokyo itself. He is interesting, funny, and flexible with plans. Navigating the trains and Subways was easy with him. He also helped us plan our route back to the cruise ship on a train once we left him. Highly recommend Masato for your tour!!


Hi Melissa, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me. I expect you to come to Japan again. Thank you. Masato

Bria Bria United Kingdom ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ First rate guide ”

Great day out with Masato, we got along really well, he was very personable, extremely knowledgeable. His attention to us and our well being was brilliant and we even got to learn a little more of Japanese culture along the way. We would strongly recommend him to anyone.


Hi Bria, Thank you for your good comments for my service. I enjoyed so much with you. Masato

Jacob Jacob United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ one day in Tokyo with a nice and friendly tour guide. ”

We had a great one day tour with Masato and taking with us good memories of Tokyo siteseeing. He has an excellent knowledge of the city and conducted himself in highly professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to see Tokyo city with a nice and friendly tour guide.


Hi Jacob, Thank you for your kind words on my service. I am very glad to hear it. Thanks again. Masato

Tereza Tereza Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Most fun tour guide ever! ”

Masato has an extreme wealth of knowledge in Tokyo . He went above and beyond for our group in the 2 days we were with him. We went for cherry blossom and he knew exactly where to take us. He knew exactly what to do and where to take us the whole time. He is such fun, very funny man too and a TV star - he said if we miss him we can watch him on TV!!! It was a delight being on tour with him. He is so helpful, he suggested all these other places and where to eat after his tour. He also had a lot of patience as one of the group members had to get an emergency wheelchair as her foot was so sore prior to our Japan trip. He accommodated to that - which is not easy. Thank you so much Masato! I will recommend you highly to anyone and everyone wanting to do a tour in Tokyo!


Hi Tereza, Thank you for your kind words. Those encourage me so much in the future guiding. Thank you Tereza, again. Masato

Stacy Stacy United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

Masato was Wonderful. I highly recommend him. We could not have done so many things with out his help. We are a Family of four with 2 kids and we were hassle free the entire time. We could enjoy sightseeing and learn about the areas we visited. Thank You Masato! We felt like you were apart of our Family


Hi Stacy, thank you so much for your good comments for me. I hope that your family will visit here again. Masato