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  (32) Reviews
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$ 28 Hourly rate Price 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: 22 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Shiga , Mie , Wakayama

Languages English ( License )

(32) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 2 people
( Max : 5 People )

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Welcome to my homepage.
For me, meeting with people is a gift from God.
A new encounter inspires me and enriches my heart.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I can't answer on the spot.
New encounters are, in a sense, a kind of continuation of embarrassment and bewilderment.
As a tour guide, going around with people is like an adventurous journey.
Those who I met stay in my heart with good memories.But I also would like to stay in your heart.
Yes, every encounter, solo or group, is a glow of jewels.
I taught at senior high school. Good teachers are not always a good scholar, one time a comedian, another time a hero, like a spiderman.
I'm an expert in history, culture, and religion.
Why is Japan so mysterious?
My tour is full of smile, humor, laughter, and lectures.
I'm also a lover of music and a chi exercise instructor.
Why don't you try chi exercise with me?

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Exciting, Dynamic, and Challenging Osaka

(32) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 282 up to 10 people

Beautiful Memories In The Eternal Ancient City, Nara

(32) Reviews
by Masaki
8h $ 282 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.

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 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 ( 32 )

5 days ago |   by Dahlia

“ My best tour guide ”

Mr Masaki is a fun tour guide that you want to be around with while you are in such a place that you have never been before.He takes your burden off in the country that you dont know the language, tradition, where to go, what to eat etc, etc.. This is the first time we met him but he liked a brother or an uncle that we know for a long time.He is very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. He was very patient too, as we 're still in "jet-lagged mode during the tour. Definitely, he made our esperience in Osaka and Nara to the fullest. So, for those who like to visit Nara and Osaka first time, we highly recommend Mr Masaki. Thank you Mr Masaki. Thank you Triple Lights. Dahlia and family

1 month ago |   by Frank

“ We absolutely loved having Masaki as our tour guide in Kyoto! ”

He invited us to be patient and take our time understanding what we were seeing! As Americans we tend to rush into our day (even on vacation) and try to cover as much as possible we can. This experience was different, looking back, we got a lot more out of our tour and time with him than expected! He was also very flexible with his time and what we wanted to do while in Kyoto!

1 month ago |   by Joliza

“ Nara and Kyoto Escapade with Mountain Burning Festival ”

Masaki gave us the highlight of our trip. We really enjoyed our time with him. He prepared a very organized tour and you can really see his hardwork and effort paying off. Much recommended to other tourists. He also took us to an excellent dinner place afterwards where we drank sake and ate delicious japanese food. We will never forget our time with Masaki. He will also take pictures for you to keep memories. I would book hin again when I return to Japan. Thank you Masaki!

2 months ago |   by Samantha

“ Knowledgeable, prepared and enthusiastic ”

We toured Nara with Masaki and had a fantastic day! He brought us off the beaten path to see Horyuji Temple, which was worth the time, then to Nara Park to play with the deer and see Todaji Temple. Masaki knew his history about each spot and had plenty of stories and information to share. He has a notebook with facts and dates for you to read and was very well prepared. He is also a fantastic photographer and took 100 pictures of us throughout the day on his iPad (shared via Google photos). We wish we had booked him in Kyoto also... our other guided days paled in comparison. We learned a lot and had a very enjoyable time with Masaki- highly recommended.

2 months ago |   by Doris

“ Spiritual Journey ”

My family was so happy . Kyoto and Nara’s tourist spots was amazing.