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Akira

Licensed Guide
  (23) Reviews
Send message only 10 days available in October
US$ 44 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: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Hyogo , Kobe , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

Reviews
(23) Reviews
Hourly rate 44 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 US$43.87 US$43.87 US$29.25
4 Hours US$175.46 US$175.46 US$117.00
8 Hours US$350.92 US$350.92 US$234.00

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

Private Tours

Private Tour one day tour in Hiroshima

(23) Reviews
by Akira
We visit Hiroshima memorial park and Itsukushima shrine. First we visit Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima island by the train and ferry and come back to Hiros...
6 Hours US$ 439 up to 10 people

Private Tour Bamboo grove in Arashiyma, Ryoanji temple , Kin...

(23) Reviews
by Akira
Arashiyama is one of typical sight seeing spots in Kyoto and very popular place among not ony Japanese but foreigners. Arashiyma was developed as villas fo...
8 Hours US$ 322 up to 10 people

Private Tour Osaka half day tour

(23) Reviews
by Akira
We visit Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building(Floating Garden Observatory) in four hours. From your hotel first we visit Osaka Castle by the train and we...
4 Hours US$ 195 up to 10 people

Private Tour half day walking tour of bamboo grove in Aras...

(23) Reviews
by Akira
Arashiyama is one of typical sight seeing spots in Kyoto and very popular place among not ony Japanese but foreigners. Arashiyma was developed as villas fo...
4 Hours US$ 195 up to 10 people

Private Tour Kyoto half day walking tour of Kiyomizu temple...

(23) Reviews
by Akira
This is a walking tour from the nearest bus stop. We walk up the slope to Kiyomizu temple thru the area where a lot of shops are lined up. From Kiyomizu...
4 Hours US$ 195 up to 10 people

Private Tour Half Day Walking Tour In Nara

(23) Reviews
by Akira
We visit Nara park, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine and Koufukuji Temple from 9 a.m. to 13 p.m.Nara was an ancient capital of Japan from 710 to 784 before th...
4 Hours US$ 205 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 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 ( 23 )
Brett Brett Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very informative and interesting morning (4 hour) walking tour of Nara ”

Akira met us at our hotel in Osaka, and followed our request to make use of our JR passes to get to Nara, even if it wasn't the fastest path there. Despite the tour focusing on Nara, he was also helpful in giving us explanations of some of the different sights and areas of Osaka during the start of our train journey. Once in Nara, he asked for our preferences with regard to walking versus public transportation and expertly accommodated our requests. Thanks to his advice, we saw more of Nara in a few hours than we could have ever hoped to have found on our own. He even offered to go back to Osaka to help us find our way back - even though it went past the four hours of the tour. Thanks Akira!

Akira:

Dear Brett Thank you for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. I was glad that I met a nice couple like you. I hope that you will come back to Japan. Thank you very much. Akira

Tanya Tanya Australia ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Hiroshima for a day ”

We had a great day with Akira. We love the personal experience of your own guide to see and do things that we would not normally do. We walked, ferry and Trollied all over Hiroshima and Myajima. He was very open to our questions and allowed us to explore at our own pace

Akira:

Dear Tanya Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Hiroshima with me. I also enjoyed with you and leared a lot of things from you. I hooe that you will enjoy Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakuba. Please come back to Japan . Thank you very much. Akira

Christina Christina United States ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Knowledgeable and kind guide ”

I had an amazing day in Kyoto with Akira. He is a very knowledgeable, kind and happy person. Akira met me at the train and even helped me get an earlier and more convenient train back to Tokyo. He goes out of his way to look out for you and make sure you are safely on the train back to wherever you are going. I only had 1 day in Kyoto and Akira filled it with memories that I will cherish forever as we went to so many important and interesting places. He knows so much about Kyoto and I would have never learned so much or seen so many hidden gems without his guidance. He also showed me the best place to get matcha ice cream. I would truly recommend Akira for a wonderful day in Kyoto. Thank you Akira-san!

Akira:

Dear Christina Thank you so much for your nice review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed with you I hope that you will return to your place safely and please come back to Japan. Thank you. Akira

Michael Michael Japan ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Flexible and accommodating! ”

Akira is great! He is very accommodating and flexible with what you wish to see. He made suggestions of sites to avoid and sites to definitely see! Highly recommend! Akira’s English is clear and easy to understand. A+++

Akira:

Dear Michael Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I enjoyed with a nice family like you. Please come back to Japan again. Thankyou very much. Akira

Sanford Sanford United States ( Friends )
Good
11 months ago

“ Hiroshima shrine and peace museum ”

Akira is a very intelligent man and organized. However he was somewhat distant from us probably because of his age. I also think that he underestimated our walking ability and the distances we had to travel. He answered questions but did not volunteer a lot of information regarding the places we visited.

Akira:

Dear Dr. Silverman Thank you so much for your review. I hope that you enjoyed cruising and Japan. Akira