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KASHIMA

Licensed Guide
  (50) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in November
$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kyoto , Osaka , Kamakura , Nara , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Hiroshima , Yokohama , Hyogo , Kanagawa , Nikko , Kobe , Saitama , Kanazawa , Gunma , Himeji

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(50) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 15 People )
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About

I am Kashima. I have gained the Government Licensed Tour Guide authorization in 2017/2.
At first I had worked for one of biggest Electric Company in the world which manufacture various type of Electrical products including information technology, heavy Electrical products such as train & Elevator, consumer Electrical products and semiconductor so-on since graduating from a university (master grade) in Kobe. I had a task roll of design development of Semiconductor for Video movie appliance in Japan and semiconductor marketing for 5 years in USA. Secondly, I had worked for one of big grovel Electric part Company which manufacture connectors for Electrical appliance usage. I had a task roll of quality assurance cooperating with the grovel college including USA, Europe (Ireland, Germany, France), China and Eastern Asia. As a result, I have communicated with various people from various countries and I have become interested in introducing Japan to them. That is why I made decision to become an English tour guide. I acquired a tour guide license issued by the Japanese Government in 2017 and have started this new career.

<Primary Itinerary>
By introducing Japan to non Japanese tourists, I would like to do my best to serve the best customized private tours in Japan that you and your family are looking forward to enjoying the fantastic experience as below.

Sightseeing of natural scenic spots, historical landmark and cultural assets
Strolling of the bustling streets & town such as Ginza and Shinjyuku
Traditional performing arts & events enjoyment such as Kabuki & Sumo-training
Famous relaxation spots enjoyment such as Onsen and Japanese bar
Crafts art of Japan experience such as Sake brewery and Bonsai museum
Anime, Games, Comics, and new fashion trend intruduction for Kids and young people in such as Akihabara, Harajyuku & Ikebukuro

If you would like to know how much I have knowledge about Japanese history, culture, traditional technology and mystery of geographical nature creation, please refer my blog registered in Triplelights as shown in lowest area of this profile sheet.

(My special strength as a guide)
I can cover various spots through Japan as a guide from East of Japan (Tokyo and Tokyo surroundings)
to West of Japan (Kyoto and Kyoto surroundings) including Kanazawa tour (north of Japan) and Hiroshima tour (far west of Japan).
Please refer my blog named "Introduction of my guide supporting for your tour through Japan".

<My Interest things>
Sending detail tour spots information by blog for touris coming to Japan
Funny conversation with tourists coming to Japan
Body trainning
Reading books and Listening music of Jazz & Japanese-pops


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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 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $36.80 $36.80 $2.76
4 Hours $147.20 $147.20 $11.04
8 Hours $294.40 $294.40 $22.08

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 13 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

Private Tours

Kamakura full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include the "Daibutsu" the traditional Japanese craftsmanship skill applied, Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine whose deity is the founder of the Kamakur...
10h $ 375 up to 8 people

Kyoto Arashiyama one day tour of fantastic scenic, historica...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include Arashiyama one of the time-honored travel destinations located on the western outskirs of Kyoto, offering a breathtaking panorama of sere...
10h $ 375 up to 8 people

One day tour of Himeji castle and Kobe Rokko mountain for yo...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
Himeji castle is located in Himeji city registered as World cultural Heritage at the first time in Japan. You will be overwhelmed by the elegant figure of...
9h $ 337 up to 8 people

Hakone full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical a...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include several essential sights such as scenic & historical spots, traditional and modern culture spots, exciting riding experience and healing ...
10h $ 375 up to 8 people

Enjoyment of Fukiwarenotaki (fall) and Oigamionsen (hot spri...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This tour include "Fukiwarinotaki-fall"called Niagara of Orient and "Oigamionsen-hot spring as one day trip in Gunma prefecture. The stream of clear water ...
10h $ 375 up to 8 people

Hakone full enjoyment tour of fantastic scenic, historical a...

(50) Reviews
by KASHIMA
This Hakone tour is suitable for the tourists from various world wide countries who visit Hakone for the first time. I will help you to make exciting exper...
10h $ 375 up to 8 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 ( 50 )
May BN May Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
4 days ago

“ A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima ”

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

KASHIMA:

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

hollie Hollie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

Had a great day with Kashima - our itinerary and the numbers in our group changed several times and he was so accommodating and nice about it. We saw the highlights we wanted and some great places we didn’t know about!

KASHIMA:

Hollie san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. Our original tour plan was one day tour on Oct.12 for Hakone & Yokohama. However, unfortunately, the biggest typhoon named 19th hit Japan in Kanto area from Oct.11 to Oct.12. Under this circumstance, you and your friends were kindly flexible to see the storm situation by communication with me and we could set the alternate tour on Oct.13 by making several alternate tour options prepared. In the end, we could enjoy Tokyo tour visiting Imperial palace, Zojoji, Tokyo tower, Harajuku, Omotesando and Shinjuku Golden Gai with beer drinking as final enjoyment under sunny weather on the day. I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy the tour even under this unexpected situation. During the tour, we coul... read more

Michael Michael Germany ( Family )
Poor
1 month ago

“ Engaged but not enough knowledge ”

Kashima tried his best to show us through Nikko, but we expected much more knowledge in one of the most interesting places in Japan. The information he gave us, we already had when preparing the trip. From a guide we also expected better knowledge in English.

KASHIMA:

Michael san, Thank you very much for your helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your precious Nikko tour. We visited Toshogu shrine, Akechidaira, Lake-Chuzenji and Kegon-waterfall. Unfortunately, due to cloudy whether, we could not take Ropeway in Akechidaira to view the landscape and we could not see clear view of Kegon-waterfall near Lake-Chuzenji. You had ever come to Japan decades years ago and this trip in Japan is your 3rd one. . I am pleased to hear from you that you know well Japan and love Japan ncluding Nikko. Also, I am amazed that you will have your own tour through Japan with your family by renting a car after this tour . I felt that you kindly educated me by this review so that I can become more professional guide capable to explain much more deep informat... read more

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Very good and thorough guide ”

Totally competent caring for our group. Got us through the day with ease. English was frequently difficult to understand, though. Very good skills getting us through all our train and bus changes. Did not, though, keep us together through the Himeji castle, nor give us any education while inside.

KASHIMA:

Bob san, Thank you very much for your utmost and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your Himeji & Kobe tour. I am pleased that I could support your, your wife and your group of 8 people from your cruise ship members. All your members are so active to learn about Japanese history, culture and daily life. I could communicate a lot with all your members. Also, I am pleased that you kindly pointed out my inperfected points. I will improve my explanation skill about each spots information by English with more slowly and accurate so that everyone can easy understand. As for the explanation inside Himeji castle, I am sorry that I could not explain there. I will improve how to explain to large members during climbing up to 7 stories castle with jammed situation. I hope tha... read more

Dov Dov Israel ( Couple )
Good
2 months ago

“ Very nice guy but too expensive ”

MR. Kashima is a very nice guy, but I am not sure I got a good value for the money I paid.

KASHIMA:

Dov san, Thank you very much for your great and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your precious Hakone tour. Thanks to your strong will to learn Japanese culture, history and daily life status, we could exchange lots of conversation and I think that I could explain lots of deep information for those. Unfortunately, the whether was cloudy and you can not see Mt.Fuji during the tour. Based on your review comments, I will improve to provide more values to cutomers exceeding a lot against the payment I received from now on. I am looking forward to receiving another request from you in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Blog

Various alcohol beverage tasting for your great experience during your tour in Japan

by KASHIMA
I would like to introduce Alcohol drinks which you can enjoy during your visiting various spots in Japan.There are so many kinds of alcohol ...

Calm and Mysterious Engyoji Temple in Himeji City Famous for the Filming Location of “Last Samurai”

by KASHIMA
I would like to introduce Engyoji temple in Hyogo/Himeji city where you can feel Buddhism temple atmosphere. The place was the filming locat...

Mt.Fuji tour spots as UNESCO World Culture Heritage

by KASHIMA
Mt.Fuji whose altitude of 3776 meters is a sacred mountain which has been the object of Shinto religion from ancient period.Japanese Shinto ...

Kanazawa Tour Spots with Nostalgic Atmosphere Of Ancient Edo-Era

by KASHIMA
I would like to introduce Kanazawa where I recently visited and had an impressive experience by watching the remains of castle town establis...

Various Kyoto Tour Spots Introduction

by KASHIMA
The big difference between the tour spots in Kyoto and that of other city is that Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for around 680 years s...

Sumo Introduction For Your Great Experience

by KASHIMA
Sumo is a traditional sport related witrh Shinto ritual and recently very much familiar not only with Japanese people but alos forigners com...