I have multiple jobs right now. One is a mediator and the other is an English teacher.
After working for some life insurance company for about 40 years , I got a job for some Family Court as a mediator and I enjoy heiping those who get in trouble. I also teach English for beginners , especially for TOEIC TEST.
I love music. When I was in university student , I was a conductor for a male chorus. Since then I have been really into Opera.
I don,t mean to be pompous,but actually I,m good at entertaining any guests at any occasion , as I had worked as head of sales , human resources , and branch manager.
Almost a decade ago I had lived in Kyoto for 5 years and I have been enthralied by charm and attraction of Kyoto , such as history, culture , cuisine and beauty:as in cherryblossom in Spring , colorful leaves in Autumn
and GION festival so on.
I,d like to share my experiences with everyone and guide aii of you to Kyoto , Osaka , and Kobe.
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.
Shinichi was extremely cooperative with a very pleasing personality. Always willing to tweak the itinerary as per client's wishes.
Shinichi guided us for 2 days; first in Kyoto and then in Kobe. With our permission in advance, he hired a taxi for the day in Kyoto as it was extremely crowded (cherry blossoms) and getting around by public transportation was extremely difficult. In Kobe, we used public buses and then went by rail to visit Himeji Castle. Throughout Shinichi was very pleasant, flexible, professional and caring. He also arranged for a couple of lunches in small, typical Japanese restaurants that we enjoyed immensely. Since we had a couple of extra days on our own in each city, Shinichi went out of his way to provide suggestions of what we might do on our own. Jay P
We could not have asked for a better guide than Shinichi. He was thoughtful in his approach to showing us Kyoto and extremely patient with our requests. We loved spending the day with him. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Shinichi is the most flexible guide we have used in our travels. We hired him only a few days before our Kyoto tour. We had other events scheduled while in Kyoto and changed our itinerary three times on him. Throughout this he was pleasant and agreeable to all our changes. I felt bad as it was apparent that he put effort into our planning. Anyway we had a great day with him. Despite changing locations he was quite familiar with them all. My guess is that he knows all the venues around Kyoto very well.