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Akira

Licensed Guide
  (15) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in February
$ 41 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
If you pay extra 10000 yen (transportation fee ), I can also guide you in Hiroshima.
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Last updated: 12 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

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(15) Reviews
Hourly rate 41 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 20 People )
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About

Hello ! My name is Akira, but please call me Aki. I am a national licensed tour guide in English. I am specialized in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. When you have a plan to visit those area, please contact me. In those area, you can find a traditional and cultural Japan. I will guide you wherever you would like to visit and you can enjoy Japan with me for sure.

I worked for an export company for more than 30years and met many people from overseas who were interested in Japanese culture, history and buildings. So after I retired, I decided to become a tour guide.

Please let me know what and where you are interested in so that I can arrange it for you, and make your itinerary which you will be satisfied with.

In my spare time, my hobby is Japanese martial art Aikido (black belt 2nd grade).

If you are interested in Japanese martial art, I am pleased to talk about it with you.
Looking forward to your inquiry.

Thank you so much for reading my introduction, and I look forward to sharing my country with you.

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $40.50 $40.50 $27.00
4 Hours $162.00 $162.00 $108.00
8 Hours $324.00 $324.00 $216.00

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 20 maximum

Private Tours

Private Tour Osaka half day tour

(15) Reviews
by Akira
4h $ 180 up to 10 people

Private Tour Half Day Walking Tour In Nara

(15) Reviews
by Akira
4h $ 189 up to 10 people

Private Tour One day tour for Nara and Osaka

(15) Reviews
by Akira
8h $ 315 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 15 )
Juan Juan Indonesia ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Osaka castle ”

Nice guide

Akira:

Dear Juan Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Please come back to Japan again. Akira

Dat Dat Australia ( Family )
Good
2 months ago

“ Professional ”

Akira was very professional as a tour guide during our 1 day trip in Kyoto. Regards

Akira:

Dear Dat Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you will enjoy Japan in the rest of days. Akira

Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ 1/2 day in Kyoto ”

Akira was our guide for 1/2 day to the bamboo garden, temple,bridge etc His english was good,very accommodating, and polite I would definitely recommend him

Akira:

Dear Allan Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with me It was nice meeting you. I learned a lot of things from you. Thank you so much. I think that you are enjoying Hiroshima and hope that you have nice time in Japan. Akira

Annabel Annabel Philippines ( Friends )
Good
9 months ago

“ Akira helpful trying to please ud ”

very helpful even we did not proceed to Kyoto just tour Osaka.

Akira:

Dear Annabel Thank you for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan. Akira

Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Osaka, Kyoto ”

Aki provided great education and best of sites through our many tours. He is always well mannered with a grand smile and strategically making the most of our days. We look forward to meeting up with him on our last tour in Kanazawa in a few days. I continue to be very impressed with Triplelights impeccable staff and services. Thank you Aki and Triplelights for making our ventures through Japan amazing and memorable. Linda Bartholomew Linda’s Travel

Akira:

Dear Linda Thank you so much for your nice rating. It was nice meeting with you in Kyoto. I enjoyed with you and learned a lot of things from you. Lookingforward to seeing you in Kanazawa again. Aki