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Send message fully booked in July
$ 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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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kyoto , Osaka , Kamakura , Nara , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Hiroshima , Kanagawa , Hyogo , Nikko , Kobe , Saitama , Kanazawa , Gunma

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(41) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 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 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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4.7 (41) Reviews
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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 $37.20 $37.20 $2.79
4 Hours $148.80 $148.80 $11.16
8 Hours $297.60 $297.60 $22.32

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 13 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 ( 41 )
Angelina & Nick Angelina United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ One Day Tokyo Tour Experience ”

There's six of us in the group and it's our 16th day in Japan. Tokyo is the last place we will visit and we're all excited because Tokyo is a famous city. The excitement turned into disappointment because we booked five tours with TripleLights and our previous guides were excellent, fun, and organized. We have a comparison and Kashima was not prepared compared to those other guides. Many times, he will tell us to wait and step aside on the streets and he will asked for directions at the Train Information Desk. He barely communicated with us and will not offer to take us pictures. We had a hard time looking for lunch and there was a miscommunication with the waiter when I requested for a fork. He served each one of us a bottle of Coke. I know it's not Kashima's fault, but if he will just sp... read more


Angelina san, Thank you very much for your honest and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. I am so sorry that I could not have your tour be memorable and make you feel boring due to my insufficient supporting for your tour. One thing I need to make sure is that our original agreed tour plan was Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Tokyo cruising, Hamarikyu garden, Meiji shrine and Shibuya crossing. On the tour day, according to your latest request to avoid cruising and temples, we skipped Tokyo-cruising, Hamarikyu garden and Meiji shrine, instead we visited Rikugien garden. I can be anytime flexible to change the tour plan according to customers request. However, at this time I could not well support for the change of the plan for you. Because I learned that I nee... read more

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Five Days to Remember ”

My wife and I just completed a wonderful week in Japan. Because we knew basically what cities we wanted to visit and knew we didn't want a "cookie cutter" tour experience, we reached out to Kashima to create a truly once in a lifetime experience. He was always prepared, punctual, and just plain fun to be with. We not only found a great tour guide, but we found a new friend. If you want to "do it right," see Japan with a real professional. See Japan with Kashima and Triple Lights!


Bob san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much impressed that one of your primary purpose to come to Japan is to remember the places where you had lived in Japan during your childhood around 60 years ago with getting fantastic experience. I am pleased that I could support you to remind your memories in Yokohama Honmoku area where you had lived. Also, during the 5 days tour, we visited Kamakura, Hakone, Osaka and Kyoto. We could make open mind comunication with you and your wife each other just after we met on the tour starting day and could exchange many kinds of topics with enjoying. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Debbie Debbie United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Our tour was very nice and Kashima was a wonderful guide. He was thoughtful and gave very detailed information.


Debbie san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as a guide of Kyoto tour for you and your friends of 14 number of ladies. I am very much pleased that under very hot whether condition on the day in May, all ladies could enjoyed the Kyoto tour such as Arashiyama / Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Ryoanji rock garden, Golden pavilion and Gion. I could explain all of your group about several historical stories such as the Temples related with Top Samurai worriers in Muromachi era , Zen Buddhism sect characteristic and so-on thanks to all your group strong cuoriosity. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Lisa Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Mr. Awesome! ”

Kashima was so very helpful. He assisted us with tickets for the bullet train and navigation from Tokyo to Kyoto. He was very knowledgable and truly amazing!


Lisa san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide of 2 days Tokyo & Kyoto tour for your friends of two young lady and gentleman. We visited lots of spots such as Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Meiji shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita.st, Omotesando, Shibuya crossing, Akihabara in Tokyo and Arashiyama/Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Mt.Iwata Monkey park and crape tasting in down town in Kyoto. I am very much pleased that they could enjoy the tour, specially historical background related with temples and Monkey park. I am looking forward to receiving another guide request to me from you in the future. Thanks, Kashima

Mei Lan Mei Singapore ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Nikko 1 day tour ”

Thank you for the wonderful day, Kashima san.


Mei san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Nikko tour. We visited several spots in Nikko such as sightseeing of Sake brewery, Toshogu shrine, Chuzenji lake and Kegon waterfall. Speciall, your group requested me to visit Japanese Sake brewery sightseeing. I took you to Watanabe Sahei Japanese Sake brewery where the president explained to us inside Sake brewery building with no charge in detail about how Sake is made and the difference of each grade Sake with five different Sake tasting. I am very much pleased that you all could enjoyed and asked lots of questions about the Sake. I hope that you can introduce the experience you had in your country and I am looking forward to meeting with you again in the future. Thanks, Kashima