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(19) Reviews
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$ 26 Hourly rate
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Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kobe , Kyoto , Mie , Nara , Osaka , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( License )

(19) Reviews
Hourly rate 26 USD


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 continuation of embarrassment and bewilderment.
To me, 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.


Beautiful Memories In The Eternal Ancien...

(19) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 211 up to 8 people

Beautiful Memories In The Eternal Ancien...

(19) Reviews
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8h $ 211 up to 8 people

Exciting, Dynamic, and Challenging Seven...

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(19) Reviews
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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 ( 19 )

4 days ago |   by Theresia

“ Amazing Masaki!! ”

Not only we found the best tour guide but we also found a Friend!! Masaki is knowledgeable, patience, organized. He loves what he does, and it's his best asset. We learned a lot from Masaki, the history of Japan, religion, also life philosophy! My husband and I are world travelers, we hired a lot of tour guides for our trips. So far Masaki is the Best.

1 week ago |   by Nancy

“ Great Day in Nara ”

We had a wonderful walking tour of Nara during our recent cruise of Japan. Masaki is a fantastic guide. He was so helpful and patient, sending us explicit instructions on how to take the train from Kobe--complete with pictures. Nara is beautiful, and Masaki was very informative, answering our many questions. He took us to a wonderful little restaurant for an authentic Japanese lunch. I had also asked if he could recommend a restaurant in Kobe where we could get Kobe beef, and he actually went there the day before our tour and sent me a picture of his recommendation--it was delicious. We would highly recommend Masaki.

2 weeks ago |   by Angela

“ Sagawa Museum - Ten Ukiyo-e Masters Exhibition ”

Masaki is a pro - he is knowledgeable, well prepared and has excellent communication skills. He is amicable and personable. He is flexible and very agreeable. We have originally booked a tour to go to KUrashihki for 30/9. Then we found out that there was a special exhibition of Ukiyo-e Paintings opening at the Sagawa Art Museum in Shiga prefecture on 30/9. We requested a change of tour just 2 days in advance. Masaki was quick to respond and showed no hesitation in agreeing to our request. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity of seeing this very important exhibition. We deeply appreciated the professional service of Masaki and would highly recommend his service to anyone who is interested in history and Japanese culture. He has stories to tell and is very good at story telling.

3 weeks ago |   by Lynn

“ Osaka Highlights ”

Masaki met us at the hotel. He was very prompt. He is very detailed in letting the client know where we were going. He enjoys telling about each of the places. The Floating Gardens was a true highlight. He took many pictures on the tour which he later emailed to us for us to enjoy and remember the day. He tried very hard to find us food places since we do not eat fish or vegetables. Masaki has great energy in walking. He is very dedicated to his work. He sent us a detailed plan for the next day when we would go to Kobe.

3 weeks ago |   by Vivian

“ Simply Awesome! ”

Masaki has been our guide throughout our 7 day tour from Kyoto to Osaka. All the places he took us to on his suggestions were simply great! We must give credit to him for being a helpful, considerate, friendly, energetic and very knowledgeable (in Japanese history) guide. Apart from the mentioned, he is one great photographer too - taking pictures for us wherever we go. With that being said - I must thank him for being one hardworking photographer! Beside being a good guide, Masaki is also a great foodie guide - giving and taking us to the best restaurants and eating places with reasonable prices. We have been so ever grateful and happy that he's taken us to a Yuka restaurant and 'standing' bars for some really good, authentic Japanese food and sake. Masaki is also a caring guide and a man with great energy and a sense of humour. Even though he stays in Nara, almost every evening he took the trouble to guide and took us back to our hotel/home. Masaki-san, thank you so much for the wonderful and memorable moments - you have made our trip worthwhile and unforgettable!


National Certified Guide
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$ 26 Hourly rate