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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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+++
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
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.
Dear Dr. Silverman Thank you so much for your review. I hope that you enjoyed cruising and Japan. Akira
We booked our trip in country and at late notice. Akira met us at our hotel and took us by train and bus to Nara. He was very factual but not boring and explained everything we asked about including some japanese customs and words. Because I have walking issues he tailored the trip to accomodate me but still we managed to see lots of things. Afterwards he recommended a very good place to eat in Nara and joined us there at our invitation. I would recommend using this method of seeing places as the interaction is much more than within a big tour group. Overall a very pleasant and informative trip.
Dear Jayne Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. I also learned many things from you and enjoyed Nara with you. Thank you very much for your invitation to lunch. Please come back to Japan. Thank you so much. Akira
A group of 8 of us met up with Akira during our cruise ship stop in Kobe and took the train over to Kyoto for a walking tour of some of the cultural sites. Akira was prompt and met us ready to go right in the cruise ship terminal. We hopped on a train over to Kyoto and then a short bus ride to where we started our walk. Akira was very knowledgeable about the entire area and filled us in on the fine details of Kobe, Kyoto and Japan the entire time as well as answered any other questions we had along the way. We had a very enjoyable day and left with more knowledge of Japan and the culture than when we started - which is what travel is all about. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Akira!!
Dear Richard Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed with a nice group like you. Thank you so much . Akira
Akira was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the sites of Osaka and Kyoto.
Dear Marie Thank you so much for using me as a guide for 2 days. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Akira
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
Akira was great. Due to dietary restrictions, we were a tricky group to work with. He was very flexible with the itinerary. We enjoyed Nara so much that we spent a majority of our time there. He was extremely knowledgeable about both cities. I would definitely recommend Akira to any group in need of a tour guide.
Dear Chad Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Japan with me. I was pleased to meet your nice group and enjoyed with you. Please come back again Thank you Akira
We liked him! He came on time and very patient to us especially to my 3 yr old son. We took a lot of pictures all the time, but he sees to it that we still manage the time to visit more places. He always managed to look for us! What also made him excellent is that he was so concerned about my son because we need to look for a nebulizer machine during the tour. Two thumbs up for Sir Akira!
Dear Jayvie Thank you so much for your nice review. I was glad to have nice family in Kyoto. I hope that you enjoyed Japan. Please come back again. Akira
Akira is a good tour leader. He has good experience and know where to go. I highly recommend him to others.
Hi Nicholas Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and Osaka. It was nice meeting with you and your nice family. I hope you will come back to Japan again. Akira
Mr. Akira was wonderful! He picked us up from our nearest train station and took us to Nara. The kids got to play with the deer and we really enjoyed the shrine. After Nara he took us to Kyoto and we were able to see kinkakuji and then arashiyama. He was very knowledgable on the area and provided great history as well as tips.
Hi Sochi Thank you so much for your nice review. I am gald that you enjoyed our tour. I was pleased to meet with you and your nice family. I think in Okinawa it is quite warm, however here it is colder than when you were here. I was gald to see snow in Kyoto and in Nara deers crossing the big road with you and it was the first time for me. I hope that you come back to Kyoto. Thank you Akira
Akira, is a talented and energetic guide, he showed our group the most amazing sites around town, we traveled on foot, by bus, trolley, cab and train. Lunch was amazing, we will never forget out trip to Kyoto, I will not go wrong with Akire and his English is very advanced.
Hi Alice Thank you so much for your nice review . I was glad to guide you and your nice family to Kyoto. I hope that you come back to Kyoto again. Akira
Aki was helpful and informative. Our requests were not always the norm and he handled these with ease. A pleasure to have him helping us on our first trip to the areas. Thanks, John & Jean
Hi John and Jean Thank you so much for your nice review on me. I enjoyed with you and was pleased to guide you in Hiroshim and Osaka. I hope you enjoyed Japan. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you so much. Akira
Aki as he is popularly known ia a very good and helpful guide , he knows about your interests , the best thing with aki is that you leave it to him to plan your day. And he will do it beautifully.
Hello Navin Thank you so much for your review. I was glad that I could guide you and your nice family. I hope that you came to like Japan during your stay in Japan Thank you Aki
he was there but didnot give me much information.. I could have visisted the city without him
Hi Gert I am surprised to hear your comment on me. I thought that during our tour you are satisfied with our tour. And I thought that I could give you a lot of informaton about Kyoto, Japan, religions and spot where you visited. However it was not enough and useless for you. I am sorry. Anyway I apologize to you for my useless information. However I hope you became to like Japan during your stay in Japan. Aki
We had a very enjoyable half day Nara city tour with Akira. He was prompt in meeting us and gave us excellent instructions on how to get from Kobe to Nara. We got to see all the best things in Nara on our short visit and would recommend Akira to others thinking about a private guide
Hi Denise Thank you so much . I am glad that I heard that you enjoyed your stay in Nara. I also enjoyed with you. Thank you so much again Aki
Aki was an incredible tour guide. He was extremely informative and really went out of his way to make sure he took us to as many places as he could. He answered all our questions and was able to bring us around to even more places than we had planned in our scheduled time. He even went past his allotted time just to make sure that we got back home with his help. He was truly an incredible tour guide. If I ever come back to Japan, I will 100% be reaching out to him again.
Hi Dharshini Thank you for your nice review to me. I am glad you have arrived in your home safely. I enjoyed myself with you and your nice family. I was glad to guide so nice family. I think that you enjoyed Osaka, Hiroshima, Nara and Tokyo, of course Kyoto. I hope that you like Japan. Please come back to Japan again sometime. Aki