I was born in January of 1963. I became a licensed professional tour guide in 2012.
I know a lot about Kyoto and Osaka and I'm eager to show you the beautiful aspects of the Japanese culture and places which are interesting to visit. I can share information with you about the food, sightseeing and some peculiar customs which still thrive in the daily life of Japanese people.
Please come join me on my tour around these cities.
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.
Nobuyuki is experienced, knowledgeable, punctual, and friendly which are the qualities of an excellent tour guide. Our group of four went to Tenjinbashisuji, Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building, and had an amazing kaiseki lunch which Nobuyuki arranged for us. Thanks Nobuyuki for giving us such unforgettable memories!
We had a great time with Nobuyuki ( “ Yuki”) in Kyoto. Due to the logistics, we had 2 days in Kyoto on our own before the tour and I had reached out to Yuki before we left to get his recommendations on what to do so that we do not waste any time. Yuki was very prompt in his emails and provided me with the suggested itinerary for the 2 days. We followed his suggestions, saw a lot on our own( or so we thought!) and then had a fantastic day with him. Yuki took us to the places we would not know to go, was very attentive to our needs and requests, knows everything and structured the day iso we could go and see as much as possible. We felt we were everywhere and leant a lot. I highly recommend Yuki as your guide
We went around Osaka on a half day tour with Yuki, and it was a very interesting and engaging tour. Yuki was able to explain the city, history and interesting facts about food, Osaka to us. Kids had fun! From the hotel, we went to Umeda, Osaka Castle, walked around Dotonburi/Namba for a bit. Yuki also recommend a very good restaurant for Okonomiyaki. It was a good day for us! and will definitely do this with Yuki when we are back in town.
Nobuyuki was a really good tour guide. This was supposed to be a foodie tour and we enjoyed our dinner eating Osaka’s famous okonomiyaki. We walked around Dotonburi enjoying its sights. Nobuyuki knew a lot about history. We enjoyed our evening with him. Before our tour, Nobuyuki made sure he knew where to bring us to. We had pre tour email exchanges so he knew our preferences. Great experience.
Mr.Nobuyuki was such a caring tour guide who is ready to explain each and every places we visited in and around Osaka.He speaks English very well and he is very smart too. We visited aquarium,Osaka Jo castle,place where I can wear traditional dresses for photography, tempozan market, umeda grand fort,etc etc....we had typical Japanese food and Coffee too...He is wonderful tour guide I have ever come across in my life...Thank you Nobuyuki and Triple lights.com :)