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  (10) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in September
$ 31 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 two days in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kyoto , Osaka , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Hyogo , Kanagawa , Nikko , Kobe , Gunma

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(10) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 15 People )
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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.

(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).

<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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4.8 (10) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $35.60 $31.15 $2.67
4 Hours $142.40 $124.60 $10.68
8 Hours $284.80 $249.20 $21.36

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

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 ( 10 )
Gordon Gordon United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Midnight Tour ”

Many thanks to Kashima for staying up late to show our family some interesting parts of Tokyo during our odd-hours layover at Haneda. We could not have found a nicer guy for our tour guide. He took good care of us and arranged a fantastic taxi van and driver. Very comfortable, and I'm very grateful he chose places that would be fun for my kids. I hope we have a chance to visit Tokyo again - if so, we'll definitely contact Kashima to show us around! Highly recommended. Thanks again, Kashima!!


Gordon san, Thank you very much for your kind and great comments for me. I am very much pleased that you, your wife and your two kids could enjoy the midnight tour of Tokyo and Tokyo surrounding. We at first visited the midnight amusement park in Ichikawa-city in Chiba prefecture from Haneda airport by riding a Van taxi on high-way with watching beautiful midnight sightseeing. After your kids enjoyed several games there, we went a midnight restaurant and took a very late dinner. Then, we drove around midnight Tokyo by visiting several spots such as Marunouchi (many skyscrapers standing with lots of illumination), Roppongi hills, Tokyo tower and Rainbow-bridge with beautiful night view of Tokyo bay. Specially, we once got out of the car near Tokyo tower and took pictures. You all were so im... read more

Viviane Viviane Brazil ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very friendly and eager to help ”

Kashima was a very friendly guide. Very accessible from the very beginning, answered all my questions and requests regarding the tour very quickly. He was happy to help us throughout the entire trip to Nikko.


Viviane san, Thank you very much for sending a grateful message and selecting me as a guide for your Nikko tour with your family. We visited the wonderful spots in Nikko such as Akechidaira view with taking Rope way, Chuzenji lake, Kegon waterfall and Edo wonderland with using public transportation. I am very much pleased that you and your family tried to be your tour as the best one according to your preference and I could manage to support you with your help. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again for your next trip to Japan. Thanks, Kashima

1 month ago

“ 3 wonderful days in Japan ”

1 day at Hakone 1 day at Kamakura 1 day at Tokyo came to Japan with business partners and families. had great time with Mr.Kashima. thank you very much for the guide and all kinds of cordinations. He took great care of us with ages varies from 20's to 80's....


Thank you very much for your warm and kind comments to me. I am very much pleased that you and your family and your business partner took a lot of effort to visit each tour spot under very hot whether condition and enjoyed a lot there even such a tough condition. 1st day of Kamakura tour, Tsuruoka-Hachiman Shrine, Kenchoji & Enkakuji of Zen temple, Great Buddha, Hase temple and Yuigahama sea side view watching. 2nd day of Hakone tour, you enjoyed Ropeway to see Hakone mountain and large cruise riding on lake-Ashi. Also, you visited Owakudani, Hakone Shrine and Goda park. Fortunately, in Hakone Shrine near Seaside Torii gate which is the best photo spot in Hakone, Annually Shinto ceremony had been held when we visited and you could experience a dignified ceremony and a young Shinto pri... read more

Raydreonia Raydreonia United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Everything was great ”

Everything was great


Raydoreonia san, Thank you very much for your great comments for me. I am very much pleased that you spent your precious time to come to Tokyo from your Staying hotel in Kyoto and selected me as a guide for your Tokyo half day tour with your returning back to Kyoto after the tour. We enjoyed the tour mainly for your cute young daughter shopping in Harajyuku and Omotesando. I am so impressive and pleased that you daughter enjoyed the shopping very much. Also we could have a very funny conversation each other. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family again for your next trip in Japan. Thanks, Kashima

Steve Steve United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Kashima san made this a special day! ”

Kashima san and I toured Kamakura and from beginning to the end he was the perfect guide. He was prepared for a great day - even printing out a notebook for me providing history and details about our sites which was very appreciated. He was also very fun with great since of humor —excellent company for a single tourist. Thank you for making this such a memorable day!


Steve san, Thank you very much for your kind and great comments for me. And I am very much appreciated that you took a little risk to go Kamakura tour under the condition of typhoon approaching to Kanto erea on the day. Fortunately, without heavy rain and wind condition, we could visit the target spots of Tsuruoka Hachiman shrine, Great Buddha, Hase temple, Hokokuji temple and good lunch on Komachi street. I think that you already got well knowledge of Shinto and Buddhism such as Nyorai, Kannon, Jizou, Zen Buddhism ,Samurai spirit and the difference between Shinto and Buddhism thanks to your strong curiosity. I am looking forward to receiving your next guide request again for you and your family. Thanks, Kashima