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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 16 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.
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!
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
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