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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 20 maximum
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.
Dear Juan Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Please come back to Japan again. Akira
Akira was very professional as a tour guide during our 1 day trip in Kyoto. Regards
Dear Dat Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you will enjoy Japan in the rest of days. Akira
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
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
very helpful even we did not proceed to Kyoto just tour Osaka.
Dear Annabel Thank you for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan. Akira
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
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