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Licensed Guide
  (16) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in February
$ 32 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 )

(16) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 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 a Japanese delicious food, beautiful nature, historical buildings and shopping areas both for adult and children.

I had worked for publishing company as a reporter, and for international advertising agency and multinational automobile tire manufacturer in Tokyo city ares for about forty years long in total.

With these background and my age, I can produce a very happy tour to bring you to Tokyo and many other major sightseeing areas such as Kyoto, Shirakawago, Nikko, Kanazawa and other places popular among foreign tourists.

In February 2017, I was invited to a tour in Europe by the travel agency there because my customers
highly evaluated my guide service during their stay in Japan.

I am going to do my best to guide you in Japan.

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, college tour and another group tour could be accepted.
I will hire colleague guides if necessary.

Thank you.


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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 $31.50 $31.50 $1.80
5 Hours $157.50 $157.50 $9.00
8 Hours $252.00 $252.00 $14.40

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

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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 ( 16 )
Henry Henry United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Masato helped make Sumo understandable! ”

We had arranged tickets to a Sumo tournament but need someone to help us understand what we were seeing. Masato did an outstanding job of getting us to the site and dealing with the logistics. His explanations were excellent, his company was very pleasant and he helped make it a memorable day. Thank you!


Hi Henry, Thank you so much for your kind words. I also like to see a Sumo, then I could explain it very well. Masato.

Samantha Samantha Germany ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Tokyo afternoon & eve ”

We had a great day with Masato who had a very good understanding of our areas of interest despite the last minute booking and came up with well thought through suggestions for our Tokyo visit, focusing on food and culture. Thank you Masato!


Hi Samantha, I am very pleased to hear your satisfaction. Please say hello to your mother and enjoy the rest days in Japan. Masato.

Warren Warren United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Fantastic day in Tokyo! ”

We had a wonderful day with Masato. We saw a few sites and had a some amazing meals. Masato took us to a tasty sushi restaurant as well as an izakaya style restaurant where we could try Japanese spirits. Another great stop was a shop where we could watch wagashi being made and taste the delicacy with the traditional cup of green tea. Thanks Masato!


Mr. Warren and all his family and a friend. I am very pleased to read your comments. I hope that we can remeet very soon . Itchy, knee, sun, she and go, ha, ha, ha. Masato

Madelena Madelena Germany ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Excellent, very friendly guide ”

We had the most wonderful day in Kamakura with Masato. He was extremely prompt and efficient in his response upon initial contact. I let him know what my husband and I wanted to see, and within hours, I had a spreadsheet detailing every step of our trip, including how we would be traveling, duration for each part (whether it be walking, taxi, along with any expenses we may incur. It was an extremely well-thought out itinerary and route. He even went to the pier at Yokohama in advance to check a meeting point. We learned a lot about Japanese history, the importance of temples, shrines the beauty and meaning of Japanese gardens. We liked the Japanese restaurant we had lunch very much, because it was really authentic. Masato is such a patient, heart warming, caring and friendly guide. We ... read more


Hi Madelena, Thank you so much for your comments. I also spent a very enjoyable time with you. Please say hello to your husband. I hope to see you again i the future. Masato

SUE SUE Australia ( Couple )
9 months ago

“ 2 Days in Tokyo with Masato ”

We had Masato as our guide in Tokyo for two days. He gave us choices and discussed what we would like to see and then went about organising our trip. He took in to account that my husband could not walk to far or to fast and made sure he was looked after. He showed us many interesting sites and his knowledge was impeccable. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and would highly recommend him Russ and Sue Barty


Hi Sue and Russ, I am very pleased to read that you two were satisfied with my guide. Thank you for your warm words. I hope you will enjoy your life with another fine tour in the world as well. Masato