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National Certified Guide
  (26) Reviews
Check Availability only 7 days available in December
$ 27 Hourly rate up to 2 people
I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, and Takayama areas if you pay my transportation fee.
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Last updated: 16 hours ago
Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kobe , Kyoto , Mie , Nara , Osaka , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( License )

(26) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD
up to 2 people


To me, meeting with people is a gift from God.
A new encounter inspires me and enriches my heart.
People sometimes ask me casual or unexpected questions which I cannot answer on the spot.
So new encounters are a kind of continuation of embarrassment and bewilderment.
As a tour guide, going around places with foreign people is like a thrill and adventure.
Those who I met stay in my heart with good memories.
But I would also like to stay in your heart.
Yes, every encounter, solo or group, is a glow of jewels.


Exciting, Dynamic, and Challenging Osaka

(26) Reviews
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Beautiful Memories in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka for You Two

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Beautiful Memories In The Eternal Ancient City, Nara

(26) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 249 up to 10 people

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 26 )

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Duy

“ Customized Kyoto day tour ”

Mr. Masaki Hira was very knowledgeable of history and accommodating to fit all our trip itinerary. He's very helpful at taking our photos, overzealous at times, and emailing them to us afterwards.

1 month ago |   by Amy

“ Visit to Kyoto and outlying areas ”

Masaki was an excellent guide. He was very informative and interesting and did his very best to make our time with him enjoyable. He was extremely kind and patient with my elderly mom, and I very much appreciated it. Overall, I would say that Masaki is a wonderful guide and an asset to Triple Lights. I would highly recommend him, and if I have the opportunity to visit Kyoto again with my husband will definitely request him as our guide! Thank you, Masaki!!

1 month ago |   by Zaids

“ Wonderful Japan trip with Masaki ”

It was really a very good tour with Masaki. So much wealth of knowledge and my kids appreciated each story he has to tell regarding the site we have been to. Masaki really took care of us...making sure we are all ok in each train ride and very mindful of our needs. He even helped us in ordering food😊. We will never forget Masaki...we will recommend him to our friends and definitely come back to Japan.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Michael

“ Day out with Masaki ”

It's amazing that Masaki at his age can still move very fast and fit. He's also very puncture and eager to share his knowledge on the history of some places we have visited. He can interact very quickly and very much a fatherly figure. I am quite sure that he will deliver his services when call upon. Thank you once again, Masaki San for showing us around during our one day tour in Kyoto

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Divine

“ Osaka and nara trip ”

Teacher masaki (as my daughter emma would later call him 😊) was our guide in osaka and nara. He knows very well all about the subway system which saved us a lot of time. He gave insights of the places we visit especially in nara. He took a lot of pictures for us. He is prompt and on time. We like him as our guide because he was very patient with my two kids. He even help carry one of our strollers😊 we cancelled our trip to kyoto on our last day of tour because of the heavy rain. And my kids were complaining of their soaked feet. 😄😄 we hope to see mr masaki soon on our next visit to japan.