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I worked for electronic company for 37 years and retired. I now live in Osaka, near to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. As I have stationed at Panama, the United States(Miami), and Argentine for some 12 years on business, I speak Spanish to some extent.
My certifications as a professional guide are as followings:
1. Certified National Guide & Interpreter (English) 2015/2/19
2. Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor 2016/10/26
3. Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 3rd Class 2016/12/11
3. Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class 2018/12/9
4. TOEIC score 925 1997/9/6
5. United Nations English Proficiency Test Class A & B 1998/12/14
6. Business English Proficiency Test Class A 1994/2/15
7. B Class member of Japan Guide Association (since 2015/7/3)
So, you are rest assured with my skills of communication and my original illustrations to explain all about Japanese tourism.
My hobbies are: Singing songs with guitar(folk song, pops, the Beatles), mountain climbing( Mt. Fuji 5 times), Rokko All Mountains Trekking (Kobe) full trekking 14 times , oil painting, cycling, farming, visiting hot spa, research of Japanese castles, ruins of Japanese battle fields, and volcanoes. I also collect bottles and sake cups (potteries). I am, in short, good at Japanese history and geography.
You will enjoy my guiding based on various experiences and knowledge about Japan I ever obtained in the past. I am sure that you will be excited with my illustrations to explain a lot of things abour Japan as well as sightseeing spots.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.