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Send message only 7 days available in May
US$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
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Cities where I can guide: Akita

Languages English ( Business )

(3) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 16 People )
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Born in Akita, I am sorry that not many travelers know about Akita. I will take you attractive sites and sure you will love the place. I can arrange custom-made tours upon your request.

4.0 (3) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$27.04 US$36.05 US$36.05
4 Hours US$108.14 US$144.19 US$144.19
8 Hours US$216.28 US$288.38 US$288.38

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 16 maximum

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 ( 3 )
Gordon Gordon United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Pleasant day ”

Toru did a great job of helping us pick sights to see as well as lunch location. We had a good discussion with the head of a Buddhist temple. The Oga Peninsula was a great place to visit. We were also able to see the competition during the day for the Akita Kanto Festival. We definitely recommend him to others and would utilize his services in the future.


I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Akita. there're lot more to see here. Hope see you again!

Geoff Geoff Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Friendly and informative ”

Toru met as planned in the arrival hall and quickly guided us to the shuttle transport to the train station, because a special train had been laid on by Akita town, and the first 100 passengers were free! We wre amongst the 100! Our guide was easy to talk to and his English was good. He showed us the sites of Akita, which he & I had discussed via e-mail. He was very concerned that we visisted a Japanese restaurant that served gluten free products because my wife is a ceoliac. He succeeded and we had a delightful yet inexpensive meal. My wife and I were very happy with Toru as our guide.


Hi, Geoff Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that you missed cherry blossams. Hope you come back again. Thank you and best regards, Toru

James James United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Good tour guide with a little room for improvement ”

Toru was a great guide and very polite and professional. He organized a plan for a day in Akita for our group of 4 and it was very well put together. If I could provide constructive criticism there were a few areas to improve upon. First there was about two hours in the vehicle where Toru could spend more time talking to us about the area and points of interest. Second the sake tour was off a closed brewery as it was not sake brewing season which runs during October. That is out of his control but knowing this would have led to us choosing a different itinerary. Lastly the samurai experience I thought would have involved practicing with real swords however this was a performance by actors as part of a show. Despite missing out on the intended activity we found the experience very enj... read more


Hi, James, Thank you for your comment. It helps me a lot improve my planning. Unfortunately, no sake breweries allow outsiders get in the factory during the production season. I should have explained more as you advised. I agree the samurai experience program could be improved. I will discuss with the operator how to improve it. It was fun being with you. I hope you can visit Akita again, and I will guide you perfect next time. Enjoy your trip in Japan! Toru