Hello I’m Mitsuru Mark Sakai.
I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
I was born in Hokkaido, the north part of Japan.
I moved to Seattle, USA when I was a five years old, at that time I started learning English, though it was kid English,
I came back to Japan when I was eleven and I experienced a hard time adjusting to new circumstance.
I think it was then I started to notice the resemblances and differences that lay between the two countries, which became my precious back bone as a tour guide.
First I’d like to make you feel relaxed, safe and secured that your concern is well understood, because I think this is the most important thing that the guide should do above all.
My favorite subject is Japanese history especially regarding Shinto, Buddhism and samurai.
Also I love great architectures and gardens which I'd like to share with you.
But my most favorite thing is make your trip ever enjoyable.
I wish I could see you someday.
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.
We were able to see some very interesting things that aren’t in guidebooks. Fun day!
Thank you so much for your kind review. You are wonderful people! A great family! I'm sure you're going to have wonderful time from now on here in Japan. You deserve it. Best Regards. Mark