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Licensed Guide
Send message only 1 day available in June
$ 18 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Last updated: 10 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Shimane , Tottori

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 12 People )
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I was born and raised in Matsue city in Shimane prefecture. Matsue is its prefectural capital located between Lake Shinji-ko and Lagoon Naka-umi which is connected to the Sea of Japan.
I had lived in Tokyo for a long while working at senior high school as an English teacher, but I returned to Matsue in 2015.
I like my hometown and want to introduce this beautiful town to people from abroad. I would like to show visitors the best of the city. That's why I work as a tour guide.
I have been practicing the Ura-Senke Way of tea, one of the main schools of the tea cult in Japan. I also have learned a skill of dressing people Japanese traditional kimono rightly.
You may experience the way of tea or wearing kimono yourself, if you'd like.

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $13.65 $18.20 $4.55
4 Hours $54.60 $72.80 $18.20
8 Hours $109.20 $145.60 $36.40

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 maximum

Private Tours

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.