After graduating from Waseda University, I have worked at several companies.
When I worked at the Research Institute of Tuberculosis, I was in charge of training courses for doctors and laboratory technicians from developing countries as a clerk.
When trainees visited hospitals and health centers in rural areas for supervision, I led them.
I enjoyed the job very much, and I decided to be a guide.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 16 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum
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.
Masahiko gave us an excellent English language guided tour of Tokyo earlier this month. Masahiko is very courteous, and also very knowledgeable about the attractions that we went to. He picked us up from the ship port and dropped us back, all exactly as per schedule. Since we were staying in Tokyo for an extra couple of days, he also went to the trouble of emailing me full details of directions for other tourist sites that we might be interested in. I would highly recommend Masahiko to anyone looking for a guided tour in Japan.
Dear Mr. Mukesh S I am very pleased to hear that I was able to be of any service to you during the tour. I am also very happy to hear the word knowledgeable. This word encourages me to keep acquiring information on tourist sites and history of Japan. I would like to thank you again for joining my tour. With best regards Masahiko Igeta
It was not very good weather with raining whole day, he customised accordingly for what best we can do in such weather. Guided very well through public transport system.
Dear Mr. Ajit Patil Good evening. I learned various things through guiding you, your family and your friends' families. I knew that there is a shop which sells clothes for pets. I never knew that there exists such a shop And I knew that there is a branch shop of Itoya Ginza stationery store in Shinjuku. I also found a good Indian restaurant in Shinjuku. This kind of information can help me in guiding non-Japanese visitors in the future. I would like to thank you, your family and your friends' families for giving me good experience. With best regards Masahiko Igeta
Masahiko was an excellent guide. He communicated well throughout the booking process and made sure our itinerary suited our small group. I was a bit worried about finding him at our appointed meeting place but he was there with a sign and found us right away. (awesome!) We walked through Kabukicho and visited a samurai museum, had a drink in Golden Gai and ate a quick snack in a yokocho. Masahiko provided interesting facts along the way. We enjoyed all of his recommendations and would definitely use his services again in the future.
Dear Ms. Linda Miyake I am now pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the tour. Your review encourages me to try harder to improve my guiding technique. I would like to thank you again for joining my tour. With best regards Masahiko Igeta
Masahiko is friendly , effective and very personalized tour guide. He was always on time and helpful in our tour. Since its our first time in Japan, Masahiko was kind enough to guide us in our directions. He was very patient in answering all our queries. During our tour, the weather is bad and it keeps on raining but still Masahiko was able to manage our tour to be a good and memorable one for us. He's also very knowledgeable in sharing to us the culture , history and insights of a particular place. He's being fluent in English makes it easier for us to understand him. He always smile , he is courteous and very professional. i will surely recommend Masahiko and Triplelights to my Filipino friends who have plans of visiting Japan. Thank you and kindly extend my warm regards to Masahiko.... read more
Dear Mrs. Annalyn Delos Santos I would like to thank you for your review. I am very glad to hear that I was able to be of some help to you during your stay in Japan. Your review encourages me to try harder in improving my guiding technique and in studying more about Japanese culture and history. I would like to thank you again. With best regards Masahiko Igeta
Masahiko was very accommodating since we had to change days due to our flight delay. He was also very nice to meet us at our hotel and printed up a sheet with the name of our hotel in Japanese so we could get back on our own after he dropped us off at the the Robot show on Shinjuku. His tour needs more than 2.5 hours to see all the sights. Unfortunately, we weren't able to enjoy golden gai--we walked quickly through it. It would have been interesting to go into one of the taverns to see what's it like. His pace was very fast and we sometimes had a hard time keeping up. His English was okay.
To Ms Angela I would like to thank you for your review. I am very sorry to have guided you on a very fast pace. I apologize for that. Now, I myself understand that I need to prolong the time of my tour to 2 and a half or 3 hours so that my guests can take lots of time in Golden-Gai and Omoide Yokocho and drop by one of the taverns. Your review gave me an opportunity to improve my tour. I would like to thank you again. With best regards Masahiko Igeta