My name is Hideki Mori.
I am a Certified Tour Guide living in the small town called Samukawa in Kanagawa prefecture south of TOKYO. I am fluent in English and Japanese.
I have total 6 years studying and working experience in USA, and visited more than 30 countries during my career. I am very interested in meeting people from different countries and exchanging ideas.
I help you discover,
1. Japanese Culture, Nature, Food, and Spirit.
2. Japanese Technologies
3. Japanese Daily Life
As your private guide, I arrange the tour according to your interests.
Here are some comments from my recent guests.
Dear Mori San, We had a really lovely time in Japan and we all absolutely adore Tokyo. You were a fantastic friend in introducing all of us to all of the wonderful things Tokyo has to offer. We will be back!! (from New York, USA)
Dear Hideki-san, For a splendid day we could enjoy with you, I like to thank you very much. You lead us with great sensitivity and we learned a lot from you that enriches us also during our continuing travel through Japan. Every shrine and temple we visit, reminds us of your words and teaching. Let us express our high appreciation of you and your guiding us, we would be very pleased to have again the chance of meeting you. (from Germany)
There are many interesting and exciting things and places in Japan.
Please let me know your plan by Email. I am more than happy to help you realize them.
MBA : Stern, New York University 1993
International student : University of California, San Diego 1975
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
Mori-San is a very knowledgeable and articulate guide with an expansive world view. If you wish to get in-depth information of Japanese history & culture, he is definitely the right person to accompany you on your trips. He impressed us with his planning and advice even before we meet him. We had no difficulty planning our itinerary with his guidance. Although we visited Tokyo and Mt Fuji in bad weather (heat wave and typhoon) forecasted, he made good suggestions to work around the weather, ensuring that we do not waste any precious time. Finally, he is very flexible which is important as our group which consisted of my elderly parents who have problems walking. He ensures that nobody is left out and proposed very reasonable arrangements. We were really in good hands with his help.... read more
Dear Alice, I'm glad to know that you returned home safely. Thank you for your good review. I enjoyed tourlng and talking with you and your family, too. There are more Interesting places to visit and things to do in Japan. Next time, please try to come to Japan in spring time so that you can enjoy cherry blossoms. Weather will be more stable. Thank you, and hope to see you again. Best regards, Hideki Mori
Mori-san is a great tour guide, he is highly knowledgeable and very friendly, his english is very good. He organized an amazing trip to Hakone and Lake Ashi. Would highly recommend him.
Dear Mohamed, Thank you very much for your review. I enjoyed talking with you, too. I hope you'll have good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Hideki Mori
Our extended family spent four days with Mori-san in Kanagawa. He put together an excellent itinerary combing tourist destinations in Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama and Odawara with experiences of traditional Japanese life. Our group included ages 17-84 and had varied interests so this was no simple task. Once he got to know us better he adjusted our plans accordingly. Mori-san speaks excellent English and is very organized while still remaining flexible and easy going. He has also travelled extensively and has many interests which allows him to be an ideal host and guide. We very much enjoyed getting to know him and learning more about Japan. Arigato gozaimas Mori-San!
Hideki is a friendly guide who showed us (a group of 2) around Tokyo. He guided us around to very specific places we wanted to go, and familiarized us with the subway system. He's friendly, proficient in English, and I can't recommend him enough.
Dear Pablo, Thank you very much for your review. I enjoyed the morning walk in central part of Tokyo with you. I hope you'll have more chance to encounter new and interesting things during your stay in Japan. Please take care and have fun. Thank you and good luck! Best regards, Hideki Mori
My day was one of contrasts. I love to visit local food markets when I travel. Hideki deftly navigated me through the bustling and colorful Tsukiji Market. Compare that to the calm and serenity found in the Hama-rikyu Gardens and the Meiji-jingu Shinto Shrine. Combined, they made for a wonderful introduction to Tokyo, all thanks to Hideki.
Dear Jeanne, Thank you for taking your time and writing a good review for me. I also enjoyed the Tsukiji market packed with tourists and the peaceful Hamarikyu garden with plum blossoms. At the same time, I enjoyed talking and exchanging ideas with you. Hope to see you in the future. Thank you and best regards, Hideki Mori