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Send message fully booked in April
$ 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 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 , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Hyogo , Nikko , Kobe , Gunma

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(29) 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 as below.

(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 (29) 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 $31.15 $31.15 $2.67
4 Hours $124.60 $124.60 $10.68
8 Hours $249.20 $249.20 $21.36

* 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 ( 29 )
Patrik Patrik Japan
4 days ago

“ 10 out of 10 ”

Top Guide very smart and and top Knowledge of Japanese History and Religons


Patrik san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. I am very much pleased that you and your wife enjoyed one day Tokyo tour. We visited Meiji shrine, Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Zojoji temple and Samurai museum. All these spots are deeply related with Japanese history of Edo-era established by Tokugawa Shogunate , Meiji restoration ,Meiji era by Meiji Emperor and Samurai / the history from appearance of them in Japan to the end of them. Thanks to your strong curiosity of your Japanese history and culture, I could well explain the important background of each spots. I am looking forward to meeting again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Tony********** Tony********** United Kingdom ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ 2 days in Kyoto ”

We were on a cruise ship stopping in Kobe. Rather than take tours from the ship and spend time going to and from Kyoto we decided to stay overnight in Kyoto and take advantage of our time especially in the evenings to see the geisha district . Although we have the added cost of a hotel our outlay overall was similar to 2 days touring with the ship and we saw so much more and the benefit of travelling in and out of Kyoto only once on the bullet train which was actually quite expensive .Kashima Met us at the cruise ship as with no knowledge or experience of the Japanese train network we did not know where we were going we found Kashima as a guide to speak good English and have a great knowledge of his cities and culture. Getting around in Japan is not easy and again he knew the network very ... read more


Hello Tony san, Thank you very much for your detail, great and utmost review for me by taking your precious time. I am very much pleased that you selected me as a tour guide, separated from your cruise tour and enjoyed two days Kyoto tour. Specially, I was so impressed that your wife knows very well about Japanese culture such as Geisha & Maiko, the spirits of Zen Buddhism, the word “less is more” which your wife described, flower arrangement and so-on. We visited several temples in Kyoto such as Tenryuji, Ryoanji, Ginkakuji which are related with Zen-Buddhism sect , Kinkakuji of gorgeous Golden three stories Pavilion and Kiyomizu temple which is related with a Buddhism sect dedicated to ordinary people. Also, you could enjoy the beautiful landscape of Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge a... read more

Eduardo Eduardo United States ( Couple )
Very Good
5 days ago

“ Good experience in Tokyo ”

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Punctual, flexible and well organized. Thank you for a good tour.


Eduardo san, Thank you very much for your grateful review for me. I am pleased that you could enjoy and get excellent experience for your Tokyo tour by visiting Asakusa, Meiji shrine, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Akihabara. Thanks to your various pin pointed questions, I could learn how to explain Japanese history and culture more better. I am looking forward to meeting with you in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Robert Robert United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kudos for Kashima! ”

Twelve days, four tourists and Kashima! We (two married couples aged 61-72) had a wonderful experience exploring Japan by (per our request) railway, taxi, bus, cable car, metro and by foot! Kashima successfully led us through Tokyo, Kobe, Kanazawa, Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka. Kashima was on time, was flexible with our schedule when we changed our minds or wanted to rearrange our day. Kashima met us each morning at our hotel and helped us navigate the public transportation systems, acted as translator, answered cultural questions and ALWAYS maintained a positive, helpful and friendly manner. Kashima worked hard to arrange a special evening with an apprentice Geisha (Maiko) for us. This was something we wanted to experience but didn’t realize how difficult to find or arrange a “real” ... read more


Hello Robert san, Thank you very much for your very detail review of your ecellent experience you had during 12 days through tour in Japan and utmost great comments for me by taking your precious time. It was the first time for me to execute guding of 12 days through tour by using public transportation. Thanks to your deeply considered selection of tour spots from East to West including Kanazawa tour for me at the first time, and all your groups' strong interests to have experience of Japanese culture and to get knowledge of Japanese history, specially successive generations of Samurai top worriers and Zen Buddhism, I could improve my tour guide skill, specially about the great history of Japan from Heian era to Edo era until it has been truly unified and established with peace. Also, du... read more

Silvia Silvia Peru ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Wonderful and informative guide. ”

Kashima was my guide for two days in Kyoto, I appreciated his able guidance through the various temples and monkey Park. The document he prepared for me is very informative and customized for me, I learned a lot thanks to his excellent guidance. Kashima was kind to showing me how to take the bullet train and not get lost in the train station. Excellent guide! Silvia


Hello Silvia san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you enjoyed a lot for two days Kyoto tour. We visited Arashiyama, Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Fushimi Inari shrine, Nijo castle, Gion, Monkey park, Ryoanji temple, Kinkakuji temple and Sanjusangendo temple. Specially, you had a lot of fun for Gion watching with Maiko crossing in the dark night at late evening, to play with Monkeys, Kinkakuji temple with beautiful three stories Golden pavilion and Sanjusangendo with one thousand Kannon statue inside there. I would like to be proud that I could took a miracle shot of your photo in Gion with Maiko lady behind you clearly while walking through by chance. I believe that you will keep the photo in your life. I... read more