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Akira

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(23) Reviews
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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

Jayne Jayne Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara half day ”

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.

Akira:

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

Richard Richard Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Short walking tour of Kyoto ”

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!!

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

Marie Marie United States ( Family )
Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

Akira was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the sites of Osaka and Kyoto.

Akira:

Dear Marie Thank you so much for using me as a guide for 2 days. I hope that you enjoyed Japan Akira

Juan Juan Indonesia ( Family )
Very Good
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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

Chad Chad Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Nara/Osaka Visit ”

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.

Akira:

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

Jayvie Jayvie Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ KYOTO TOUR ”

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!

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

Nicholas Nicholas United States
Very Good
2 years ago

“ We enjoyed going to Osaka castle. ”

Akira is a good tour leader. He has good experience and know where to go. I highly recommend him to others.

Akira:

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

Sochi Sochi Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kyoto & Nara ”

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.

Akira:

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

Alice Alice United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Our day in Kyoto ”

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.

Akira:

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

john John New Zealand ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Very nice and relaxing , informative ”

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

Akira:

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

Navin Navin India ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 years ago

“ Good guide ”

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.

Akira:

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

Gert Gert Germany ( Solo )
Poor
3 years ago

“ visit Kyoto ”

he was there but didnot give me much information.. I could have visisted the city without him

Akira:

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

Denise Denise Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ A Great Day Out ”

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

Akira:

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

Dharshini Dharshini United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ Review of Aki - 5 Stars ”

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.

Akira:

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

If you pay extra 10000 yen (transportation fee ), I can also guide you in Hiroshima.
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Last updated: 16 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Hyogo , Kobe , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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