Hello! This is Ryu. I live in Yokohama. My favorite places are Yokohama and Kamakura. Both cities, you can make a one day trip from Tokyo. They are important in Japanese history; the Samurai Warriors Era began from Kamakura in 12th century and the Modern Age broke out from Yokohama in 19th century. There are many attractive places to see, and it is my pleasure to share with you the combination of old and modern culture together with beautiful nature.
I have chemistry background and had been involved in R&D work for more than 20 years in the company. I worked on corporate planning in my late years. I am very good at making a travel plan for you according to your needs.
I love visiting shrines and temples, watching seasonal flowers, walking around the trails, watching beautiful Mr. Fuji over the ocean in the beach, eating in a nice restaurant at a reasonable price, having coffee with delicious sweets in cozy café. I ride mountain bike, and sometimes enjoy the ride in Izu, Hakone and Fuji area.
Hope to see you soon!
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: 2 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.
Ryu was an excellent guide and the tour was awesome! I dont think I would be able to survive Japan without him! Very knowledgable with the whole area, even brought me to lively small alley which I dont think I would encounter by myself. Only the local would know. If you want to experience it like a local or at least close to local, dont hesistate to book him as your guide. Im satisfied with the tour and really we went through all the places we planned (or probably more?). He even sent me back when he didnt have too. Really appreciate that! Thank you again for the amazing tour! On the next day I could venture out alone confidently though it did feel a little different without him around.
Hi Nurul, I am very glad you enjoyed my tour. It is me who had a good time with you. I always learn something new from people in other countries. That is my privilege and motivation to be a tour guide. You're nice girl. I am quite sure your travel experience would enrich your life. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the stay in Japan and safely be back to your country.
We used Ryu twice while we were in Japan. The first was a day trip from Yokohama cruise port to Kamakura with two other couples from the ship. The second was a day tour of Tokyo highlights for my wife and I. In both cases we found Ryu to be very knowedgeable, friendly, and informative. On the Kamakura tour we especially enjoyed the french restaurant (recomended by his wife!) he took us to - it was very good & an appreciated break from all the asian food we had been eating for the past several weeks. Ryu provided great background knowledge of the sights we were seeing and taught us a lot about historical Japan. He was very flexible and willing to customize the tours to our needs & interests. He was also extremely helpful with solving other problems we had, especially in arranging t... read more
Dear Bill and Lynne, Thank you for your nice message. I really enjoyed touring with you. I also feel relieved that you came back to your home safely. Hope to see you some day again. Take care of yourself! Best Regards, Ryu Oi
My son and I had a desire to see Japanese car culture at highway parking areas in Tokyo and Yokohama. no other guide on TripleLights was as enthusiastic about helping us out Ryu took time to do research prior to our tour and did a fantastic job. he even organized a taxi for us to drive my family of 5 around the whole time. We even left my sons jacket in the taxi and the driver was nice enough to bring it back to us later.
Hi Todd, I also enjoyed guiding you very much. I was excited seeing Skyline GTR, costumed version, as much as you did. Did you find your roots in Nagoya? If you want to see something special next time in Japan, I will research it beforehand. Let me know. I didn't know your son left his jacket in the taxi, but I am pleased to hear you get it back. I am checking your *******. See you!
We had a great tour to Kamakura with Ryu. He was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, and was great with our kids. We were a family of 8 people that included 3 kids (twin 6-year-olds and a 12-year-old). We went to all the places we were interested in and had time for shopping. We are from the US and understood Ryu perfectly. We never felt lost or rushed. The tour was great!
Thank you, Pinkie, for your very kind feedback. I was lucky to see such a beautiful family like you. I enjoyed traveling Kamakura as much as you did. There are still many attractive places to visit in Japan. Hope to see you some day.