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Licensed Guide
  (5) Reviews
US$ 21 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
Available only in Amami Ōshima at this moment, however expecting to expand the area to Kagoshima in the main land near future.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Amami

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

(5) Reviews
Hourly rate 21 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hi I'm Eiji, an English tour guide in Amami Ōshima.

Born in Tokyo and left the crazy town when I was 22 years old with my little backpack. Spent about 3 years to see and experience the world, more than 25 countries in total, and lived in a couple of different part of Japan, such as Yakushima, Izu, and Kochi. And finally, drifted to the southern subtropic island, Amami Ōshima in 2015.

I have worked as an English tour guide for an Australian company for 3 years and also worked as a sea kayak tour guide for 3 years, love to show people around my favorite places.

My hobbies are outdoor activities such as canoeing, surfing and camping. Traveling, eating and drinking as well!

I'm looking forward to sharing our time and traveling together on this beautiful island.

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Private Tours

Low Key Amami Experience (Full Day)

(5) Reviews
by Eiji
"Low Key Amami Experience " is a "tailor-made" style English speaking private tour in Amami Oshima. Explore Amami Oshima, the beautiful low-key island, to...
7 Hours US$ 157

Low Key Amami Night Exploring

(5) Reviews
by Eiji
Night drive on the forest roads in the central part of the island for the nacturnal animals of the endemic and rare species. Don't forget to vist the famou...
4.5 Hours US$ 118

Low Key Amami Experience (Half Day)

(5) Reviews
by Eiji
"Low Key Amami Experience " is a "tailor-made" style English speaking private tour in Amami Oshima. Explore Amami Oshima, the beautiful low-key island, to...
3.5 Hours US$ 88

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 5 )
Irene Irene Canada ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Eiji is a very laidback, knowledgeable, friendly Tour Guide! His English is excellent and we were able to do exactly what we wished! A great day! ”

See above, where I described the guide.


Dear Irene & Richard, Thank you for the great review! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed Amamiian breeze. I also enjoyed taking you around the island. Hope you will have a wonderful cruise trip and a safe journey to Canada. Arigato, Eiji

Natalie Natalie Australia ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Day trip to Amami ”

I would highly recommend eiji as a tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about what we visited. He made the trip very enjoyable.


Hi Natalie, How are you doing?Hope you are having a great time in Okinawa. Anyway, thank you for the nice review. I also enjoyed the day with two of you, easy-going Australians! I’d like you to enjoy the rest of your time in Japan and have a safe trip to Australia. Arigato! Eiji

Tedra Tedra Japan
1 year ago

“ Wonderful night tour ”

Had a great night tour with Eiji. I came to Amami hoping to see the rabbits, and he was able to show me them as well as a number of other interesting and unique animals. The weather honestly wasn’t the best for seeing the rabbits, and of course there’s no guarantee, but Eiji searched really hard for them. His English is very good and he was able to explain about the different animals and plants well.


Hi Tedra, Thank you for coming the tour last night. Very happy to see that you enjoyed the tour a lot. I also had a great time talking with you. Hope you enjoy Amami more !! Arigato, Eiji

Dorothea Dorothea Canada ( Friends )
2 years ago

“ Amami Experience with Eiji ”

We were a group of 8 passengers from a cruise ship and Eiji was our guide for 5 hours..He had excellent local knowledge and spoke an excellent English.Eiji provided a very interesting tour of Amami.After pickup from Naze Port we drove to Kinksakubaru forest for a short stroll to admire the local flora.Then a break at Ohama Beach and the Tsumugi Museum to see the process involved in making high-quality silk fabric to make tradional kimonos. We highly recommend Eiji should you visit this part of Japan.

Julius Julius Germany ( Couple )
3 years ago

“ Wonderful day with a perfect guide! ”

NOTE: We combined two tours with Eiji and this review will cover both of them! SUMMARY: Eiji is a perfect guide who speaks English extremly well, and, at the same time, just a very nice and funny guide – If you get the chance to get to Amami Oshima, try to book a tour with him. It’s worth every cent. Now let me go into some more detail: We (couple 32 and 34) just (yesterday) did a half day tour to Kinsakubaru and then, after dinner (Keihan, local dish you should try), which we had together, went off for the night tour. So in fact this review is two reviews combined! So we spent about 8-9 hours with Eiji, and we had a wonderful time! Even before the tour started, communication with Eiji was easy and he gave us useful advice on what to do on Amami (you can spend the time as you like ... read more


Hi Julius, Thank you for the review with a lot of compliments. I'm very happy that it seems to be you enjoyed my tours a lot!! I also enjoyed spending time with two of you. I went for night tour last night with 4 Japanese clients and saw just 3 rabbits. So, you were rather lucky that you saw about 10 at that night, or the rabbits showed up to say hello because you are from Germany...?! It's been good weather so hope you have been enjoying Amami. And hope you will enjoy and find new more at next itineraries too. Thank you very much, Julius & Alexa. Danke. Eiji.