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Eddy

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$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 13 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(14) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 3 people
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About

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $23.42 $32.80 $4.68
4 Hours $93.69 $131.19 $18.73
8 Hours $187.39 $262.38 $37.46

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Visit Chiba castle and Chiba shrine

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
Visiting spots: (1) Chiba castle which houses the Chiba city folk museum (2) Chiba shrine which is one of beautiful Shinto shrines (3) The Sogo Chiba d...
4h $ 110

Half day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
This tour covers a popular sightseeing course; a beautiful Japanese garden called Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, and Sensoji temple in Asakusa, whi...
5h $ 234 up to 6 people

Cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
In Tokyo, the cherry blossom season is from late March to early April. The blossom is in full bloom only for several days. The standard course covers the f...
6h $ 234 up to 6 people

Fukagawa, a holy town, and Japanese garden

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
This tour covers popular sightseeing spots in Fukagawa, Downtown Tokyo; Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, Fukagawa Fudoson temple, and Kiyosumi Gardens.You will s...
4h $ 234 up to 5 people

Mt. Nokogiri, saw-shaped mountain, in Chiba

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
Mt. Nokogiri literally means “saw mountain” located at the southern part of Chiba prefecture. It offers a spectacular cliff view overlooking the Tokyo Bay...
8h $ 375 up to 5 people

One day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

(14) Reviews
by Eddy
This tour covers popular sightseeing spots; Hamarikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, Asakusa, Meiji-jingu shrine and Shibuya. Through this tour, you can see ...
7h $ 281 up to 6 people

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 ( 14 )
Chun Hoong Chun Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very good and interesting tour with Eddy ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.

Eddy:

Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

LISA LISA United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ The best tour guide we have ever had! Look no further. ”

We have been privileged to travel the world and have had many guides. Eddy will forever stand out as the best tour guide. He was so informative, kind, and it felt like you were spending the day with a relative. We learned so much about the Japanese culture. He packed in a FULL day so that we could see everything we had asked to see. He was extremely organized, and all we had to do was just enjoy the tours. His English is excellent. I would highly recommend Eddy.

Eddy:

Dear Lisa and Steve, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am very happy to hear your words. Although the weather was not very good, we visited many popular spots in Tokyo and saw unique culture. It was good that you got good luck with a sacred lot at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. I also felt lucky to talk with a lovely couple and to learn how to enjoy life. Thank you again and please enjoy your tour in Hakone and Kyoto soon. Eddy.

Gaby Gaby Germany ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Wounderful tour ”

Excellent guide, very informative tour with historical background.

Eddy:

Dear Gaby, Thank you very much for your good review. I think that you came to Tokyo at the best time to see cherry blossoms. I hope that you and your mother made good memories in Japan. And I hope that I will visit Stuttgart, Benz und Porsche Town, in the future. Auf Wiedersehen Eddy

Jacqui Jacqui United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Thank You Eddy ”

It was a pleasure to meet Eddy and learn more about Japanese culture and the area of Chiba. I appreciated his local knowledge and he paced my morning tour well as I had only just arrived in Chiba the previous day.

Eddy:

Dear Jacqui, Thank you for writing such a nice review of my tour so soon. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will come back to Japan again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian Brian United States ( Solo )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Temple tour ”

Eddy, is a very knowledgeable and patient guide. He takes the time to teach and make sure you understand the culture. I would definitely recommend him for your guide.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am pleased that you got some knowledge about Japanese culture. You ate “Unajuu”, grilled eel, at a restaurant near the temple. I think that it was a good experience for you. See you again.

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