My name is Hiroshi Yasuo, but Hiro is much easier to call me.
I used to live abroad total 8 years and visited about 30 countries for business and pleasure. Also, I traveled to Japanese major tourist places to learn its history and uniqueness. Therefore I can tell not only surface explanation of places , but also their background or history.
I will show and talk about them from the aspects of your interest.
I understand my role is to make your tour more valuable and enjoyable one.
I hope I can see many people from all over the world .
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
Hiroshi was our guide for several days in Tokyo and Kamakura. His guidance and companionship exceeded all our expectations. In addition to a deep knowledge of Japan, he also has an excellent English, which made communication enjoyable. While learning history of Japan, customs and traditions, we also laughed comparing our western tradition with Japanese, and greatly enjoyed his company. He took us to eat to an excellent Japanese restaurants and showed different kinds of local food. After we left Tokyo to continue our itinerary to other cities, he kept checking on how we are doing and texted which trains we should take, places we should visit, etc. We highly recommend Hiroshi to anyone who wants a fun, educational and stress-free experience!
Dear Lana Thank you very much for your great comment. While you are in Japan, no matter where you aree, you are my guest. It means it is my role to make sure you travel smoothly. As long as you have plesure, I am very happy. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan and if there is anything I can do to make your tour more enjoyable one, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Hiro is an excellent tour guide and we had a fabulous day taking in the history and culture of Japan. Hiro was very informative and he has a great sense of humour. His English is excellent. Hiro collected us from our hotel and navigated the complex subway system easily. We visited the Edo Museum, Imperial Palace East Garden and the Meiji Shrine. After a great day Hiro accompanied us back to the train station.
Dear Judy and Peter It was my great pleasure to be your guide. And thank you very much for your great evaluation. I am glad to know you understood Japanese culture and history. You are great couple like camphor trees in Meiji Shrine. I think you are now on the way to Narita airport and wish you to have great and enjoyable days in London. I hope I can see you again. Hiro
If you are looking for an alternative to a cruise ship tour, do not hesitate to hire Hiroshi. He is an excellent guide! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Yokohama to Tokyo. Hiroshi handled every detail for us and he provided insights and engaging conversation throughout the day. I learned so much from Hiroshi and really appreciated his careful planning and attention to detail. If you want to explore independently but are unsure of how to use public transportation, hire Hiroshi :)
Dear Suzanne Thank you very much for your review of my tour. As you enjoyed, I enjoyed a lot with you. As a guide,knowing the public transportation is a basic but an important element. I am sure you spent excellent time in your cruise. If you have chance to visit Japan again, I wish to be your guide again. Best regards Hiroshi
We were a group of four and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with Hiroshi, visiting the Meiji Shrine, the temple in Azakusa and the Edo Museum. Hiroshi was so knowledgeable and this made our day so much more interesting. The weather was rather wet and he suggested visiting the Edo Museum to learn more about the Edo era, rather than an outside visit. This was an excellent way to learn about this period of time and we all felt that we had learnt so much about Japanese culture and the development of Tokyo. Hiroshi was so helpful prior to our visit , with lots of information about places we are to visit and this has made our holiday in Japan so enjoyable. Would recommend Hiroshi to anyone looking for an interesting visit to major sites in Tokyo. Thank you from us all.
Dear Sharon Thank you vefy much for your review of our tour yesterday. Sincce you appointed me as your guide, I tried to make your jouney to Japan enjoyable one. Therefore when I met all of you at the hotel, I felt like reunion of friends for long time. I am very happy by knowing you enjoyed a day with me. I hope you will enjoy cruise tour arou d Japan stzrting today.If you nsed any help, please do not hesitate to make contact me. It will be my great pleasure to help you. Best regards Hiroshi
Hiroshi was very frendly, polite and very good English. Our cruise arrive afternoon to Yokohama and we had quite limited time that evening. We meet Hiro after ship shuttle bus transportation to Sakuragi-cho station. He quickly guided our small group through public transportation adventure in Tokyo area. Three locations, Metropolitan government office building observation deck in Shinjuku, Shibuya famous street crossing and sunset time Roppongi Hills before return to Yokohama and to the ship.
Dear Jani. Thank you for your very positive review comment. Yes, it was a short trip but I am glad you enjiyed it. Please come to Japan again with longer time. I wish to be your guide again. Thank yiu and best regards Hiro