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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.