Hi my name is Shinichiro Yamana, please call me just SHIN.
I was born in Kobe, and exotic international port town, also famous for tasty Kobe beef.
I grew up in Kyoto, 1000 year old capital in Japan.
Now I live in Kawasaki city, 30 minute train-ride from Tokyo or Yokohama city.
I have three kids and five grandkids, its big family.
Since I retired from Japanese Steel company two years ago, I have been a tour guide
and my life amazingly and greatly changed.
By the way, where would you like to go and what would you like to to do to see and to eat in Japan?
I am afraid if you might be confused about how to make the best plan
and are already fed up with too many stereotyped tour guide books.
I think, where there are 100 travelers, there must be 100 kind of choices and requests.
I am waiting for your call, so I will do my best to make your travel marvelous,
breathtaking cherry blossom in spring, stunning fireworks in summer, magnificent autumn leaves in fall
and silver wonderland in winter.
Currently, I am posting the menu of Tokyo tour only, however I am available to meet your request
at your convenience.
Thank you for listening to my video message and I am looking forward to sharing our happy time in Japan.
S'wonderful, S'marvelous, I'd like to see you soon!
What is a Licensed Guide?
Licensed guides are professionals approved by the Japan Tourism Agency. Licensed guides have passed tough examinations and are highly knowledgeable about the history and places that feature in their tours. In Japan, unlicensed guides are operating illegally, and are therefore considered to be of lesser quality to licensed guides, who carry official registration cards which represent professionalism and legalit
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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