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KASHIMA

Licensed Guide
  (46) Reviews
Send message only 4 days available in August
$ 38 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 , Hiroshima , Yokohama , Hyogo , Kanagawa , Nikko , Kobe , Saitama , Kanazawa , Gunma

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

Reviews
(46) Reviews
Hourly rate 38 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 $37.60 $37.60 $2.82
4 Hours $150.40 $150.40 $11.28
8 Hours $300.80 $300.80 $22.56

* 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 ( 46 )
Dov Dov Israel ( Couple )
Good
2 days 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

Devayani Devayani Singapore ( Family with kids )
Good
5 days ago

“ Good for limited duration tours ”

Kashima san was very prompt and helpful in designing our itinerary. We travelled as a family group of 14 people visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo and Kashima san was very patient and responsive. He is helpful and pretty good in communicating in English. There are however some tourist attractions that he has not been to for some time so his awareness of wheelchair accessibility etc was limited. I would recommend Kashima san for one or 2 day trips rather than a multi-city long duration tour.

KASHIMA:

Devayani san, Thank you very much for your great and helpful review for me. We could have a very pleasant tour during 8 days with all 14 people of you and your family using Van transportation ranging from Kyoto area to Tokyo area. You kindly reserved Van service for 8 days. We visited Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Tokyo and Hakone. Thanks to all your family strong curiosity for Japanese history and culture, I could explain about those in detail during the tour. As you kindly pointed out to me, at this time I could not well manage to select tour spots and escort for your family who use wheelchairs. This was my first time to take care for the case. Based on this precious experience, I will improve to manage for wheelchair supporting. I am looking forward to receiving another tour guiding req... read more

Dimitri Dimitri Belgium ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Impress 12-year old boy ”

We visited Odaiba (gaming center-Gundam- Statue of Liberty), Takeshita street, Shibuya crossing, Godzilla, Samurai Museum, ...

KASHIMA:

Dimitri san, Thank you very much for your great review for me. I am very much pleased that your 12-year old son could enjoy and felt impressed for the experience of Tokyo tour, specially playing several advanced games in Odaiba and watching Samurai sword play and sword fighting between two Samurais in Samurai museum. I could introduced six different types of town such as Asakusa (old fashioned style town), Odaiba (enormous entertainment town), Takeshita-street (most advanced fashion places of dispatch, specially for young girls), Omotesando(sophisticated street for young and mature adults), Shinjuku (the most bustling entertainment town for all generations) and Shibuya(the most famous busy town, specially as Shibuya crossing and Hachi dog). I hope that you could enjoy those towns. I am l... read more

David David United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ 2 days 2 cities ”

Kashima was wxcellent. We had Kashima guide us for 1 day in Kyoto and 1 day in Tokyo a few days later. Though we did a lot of sightseeing on our own in both cities, they were more local to where we were staying, Kashima guided us to places more out of the way, e.g. Golden Temple in Kyoto and Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. He was a great guide, very friendly, very informative about the places we visited as well as a more general history of Japan and the cities we visited. He also helped is with traditions and manners whilst in Japan. We finished our day in Tokyo in a Whisky bar in Ginza, which Kashima picked out specifically as we are from Scotland. Whilst in there having dinner and a few drinks he really came out of his shell and we got to know Kashima the person so much better. We would have ... read more

KASHIMA:

David san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. I am very much impressed that one of your primary purpose to come to Japan is to celebrate your son as memorial age of 21 years old of your country custom. During the 2 days tour of Kyoto and Tokyo, we visited Arashiyama, temple/garden, bamboo forest, Golden pavilion, Fushimi-inari shrine in Kyoto and Asakusa/temple, Meiji shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ginza in Tokyo. I like Japanese history, specially about the human drama of Samurai top worriers for each era of Heian, Kamakura, Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo. I am pleased that you could take my explanation as worth to hear. Also, we could enjoy an experience of brief tasting of Yakitori with drinking at Omoideyokocho open food stand in Shinjuku. Finally, it was a v... read more

Tina Tina United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Unforgettable Japan Vacation ”

Kashima was very helpful in all aspects. He’s very flexible with the time and tour changes because of the weather. We enjoyed and learned a lot the entire 8 days exploring around Japan from culture, history and food. Kashima shows us how amazing Japan is, he’s very patience and at the same time extremely knowledgeable. Thank you so much for a memorable vacation Kashima!

KASHIMA:

Tina san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. We could have a very pleasant tour during 8 days with all 8 people of you and your family. We visited Tokyo, Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe which completely cover the best tour spots of Japan and we could visit historically important cities which all used to be the capital in Japan. Specially, I am very much pleased that you and your freind enjoyed wearing Kimono and walking around Gion street and also your kids could enjoyed a lots in Monkey park of Kyoto feeding food to them. The weather of the tours of Kyoto area on first half were fine, however that of Tokyo area on second half were almost rainy due to rainy season started. However, we could well make communication to find out the best way to re-arrange the t... read more