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Masahisa

Licensed Guide
  (14) Reviews
Send message only 3 days available in August
$ 42 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
Any day or time is available, inclusively long tours extended to more than 10 days across Japan, but please reconfirm guide's availability at time of booking
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Last updated: 15 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe , Mie , Wakayama

Languages English ( License )

Reviews
(14) Reviews
Hourly rate 42 USD Price up to 20 people
( Max : 20 People )
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About

Lived in Chicago (5 years), Toronto (1 year), Singapore (2 years), Indonesia (4 years) and Birmingham, UK (11 years) to constract business platform, now retired after 40
years employment in Japan. Dynamic tour guide who develops many different ways along with rich experience overseas to entertain large or small tour groups. Enjoys the interaction with tour groups, very strong group presentation and communication skills, finds each guest question as an opportunity to learn anything new. Constantly learning information about each tour spot to enhance tours. Guided 6,827 guests all over the world across Japan as of June 30, 2019 since Feb 2015.

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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 20 people
Hourly rate $28.20 $42.30
4 Hours $112.80 $169.20
8 Hours $225.60 $338.40

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 20 maximum

Private Tours

Exploring Nara

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8h $ 329 up to 20 people

Exploring Kyoto in Rakutou (East) and Rakuchu (Central)

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8h $ 329 up to 20 people

Exploring Ise, Mie

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8h $ 329 up to 20 people

Exploring Osaka

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8h $ 329 up to 20 people

Exploring Koyasan

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9h $ 329 up to 20 people

Exploring Nishino-Kyo, Nara

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8h $ 329 up to 20 people

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 ( 14 )
Velda Velda Hong Kong ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Masahisa is a truly superb, professional & wonderful tour guide! We would highly recommend him! ”

We spent the day with Masahisa in Kyoto. He guided us from our hotel in Osaka, all the well to Kyoto and back. Masahisa is so knowledgeable in Japanese culture, and has some great recommendations! He also helped us take photos throughout our day with him. He looked after us very well during the tour, and made different arrangements to suit our capabilities. He even emailed us afterwards with some helpful tips! If you want to spend your time well in Japan, we would definitely recommend spending it with Masahisa! (I know I sound like a promo bot, but Masahisa really was above expectations!!!)

Masahisa:

Velda Thank again for your trip to Kansai in midst of sweltering weather here. Wish your safe return home without any possible mischief by typhoon Rosa now hitting us. Thanks Masahisa

Malcolm Malcolm United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Day trip from Kobe to Kyoto ”

What a well dressed and polite guide. His knowledge was immense and patience was extraordinary. We were sorry we did not have more time with him. His photographic input made our day more memorable. The use of train, underground and taxi transport made our ability to see more essential sites.. His lunchtime dining location was excellent in a peaceful historic building. Full marks to him in creating a great experience.

Masahisa:

Malcolm Glad to learn your safe return home. Thank you for your quick stopover and please stay couples of nights in Kyoto next time. Also thanks for reminding me of memories of your beautiful national trust properties, also Cotswolds and Lake Districts. Thanks Masahisa

James James New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Extremely professional and generous with his time ”

We enjoyed the tour with Masahisa. He is very knowledgable and professional. His English is excellent.

Masahisa:

James Glad to hear from you again. Thank you for your visit and believe you returned home safely with great family memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Romain Romain United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful time in Nara with Mike ”

We had a pleasant and enjoyable time discovering Nara with Masahisa. We had a great experience and his teaching about the culture, religion and site itself was perfect. We hope we will have an opportunity to come back again. All the best, Aurore & Romain.

Masahisa:

Romain Thanks again for your visit all the way from beautiful city, even though deeply pained to hear of the fire damage suffered by your Nortre Dame. Happy to attend a beautiful happy couple and yes, please visit us again. Wish you all safe return home with great memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Marietta Marietta United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great Tour of Kyoto ”

Thank you Masahisa for imparting your knowledge to us about Kyoto and Japanese culture. Our tour was indeed an informative one. I have read about Kyoto how beautiful it is as a city with rich history. But, I appreciate the city better after a tour with Madahisa. Masahisa is very patient. He did not rush us as we took pictures. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Masahisa:

Marietta Glad to learn your safe return home, hopefully with pleasant memories here. Look forward to meeting you all sometime again. Thanks Masahisa