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Takao

Licensed Guide
  (5) Reviews
Send message only 12 days available in August
$ 24 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
1. The fee doesn't include the tourists' transportation fees.
2. The fee doesn't include the tourists' meals or beverages.
3. The fee doesn't include admission charges for visiting places or charges for hands-on activities.
4. Tourists pay the guide's transportation fees.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(5) Reviews
Hourly rate 24 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

Hi, I'm Takao Mizushima. I like walking with my friends in the mountains, along rivers and beaches, and visiting historical places and museums. Usually, after enjoying these places, we take a dip in hot springs and drink beer.
As a guide, however, I'll take up places easy to walk around. I assume not many people from abroad are prepared for sweating activities.
If you like, though, I can modify my plan, connecting with a short hiking, hot bath and a drinking place.

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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 5 people
Hourly rate $23.50 $23.50
4 Hours $94.00 $94.00
8 Hours $188.00 $188.00

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

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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 ( 5 )
melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Hakone highlights! ”

Takao was a wonderful guide for our half day tour of Hakone. We saw several different sights and had lots of fun. He planned an excellent afternoon and was flexible about what we're wanted to do in the moment. His English is good. We had no real difficulties, but did need to clarify our meaning a few times. He really worked hard to make a special day for us!! Thanks Takao!

Takao:

Hello, Melissa. Thank you for your nice review. I loved the shining ridges of the mountains surrounding Sengokuhara plain. Skunk cabbage and dogtooth violets flowers were beautiful. When I found a shellfish at the end of the line drawn on the surface of the mud under water and realized that the line was made by the creature, I had an affectionate feeling toward the shellfish. It is always my pleasure to show people around the beautiful and attractive wetland of Sengokuhara. Please say hello to Ilan, Yuda and Anat. Bon voyage!

akshay Akshay India ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Hakone-Machi ”

Very good guide

Takao:

Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Kilachand. Thank you for your nice review. The unopening door of the Romance Car, and Hakone Free Pass which was too wide to go through the automatic ticket gate! I hope you'll remember these things as rare and interesting experiences. I was happy to step on the snow remaining at Owakudani volcanic valley. We were able to see the vast skirt of Mt. Fuji though he was hiding his face. The cherry blossoms through the bus windows in Miyagino district were beautiful. I wish I could see beautiful lotus flowers and roses in your country. I wish for your happy trips around the world evermore. Bon voyage!

Ariana Ariana Romania ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great day outdoors ”

Two elements made for our excellent day with Takao: his meticulous planning and the fantastic weather. Takao is a very considerate man, with good knowledge of the Hakone area. He arranged everything in great detail and we did everything in exactly 8 hours, having enough time to experience each place: Sengokuhara Garden, Owakudani Valley, Ashinoko Lake, Hakone Checkpoint, Motohakone Old Road through the forest. We highly recommend Takao for guided tours around the Hakone area. His patience and pleasant manner are great gifts to any traveler.

Takao:

Hello, Ariana, Sorin, Matei. Thank you for your nice and warm-hearted review. I’m happy that Hakone welcomed you with the fine weather and attractive scenery. Starting with wetland flowers, fish and birds of Sengokubara, followed by wild volcanic valley of Owakudani and moving waves of Lake Hakone, finished with hundreds of years old Hakone path, partly along a shiny inlet and partly steep up and down slopes, covered with stone, walled by bamboo grass. I will always remember having a good time with you, along with these scenes. I wish for your happy trips evermore. Sincerely yours, Takao Mizushima

Kim Kim Canada ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ 1day Yokohama tour ”

Friendly tour guide. Please to work with Tako. Thanks

Takao:

Thank you Kim for a nice review. Although it was the time between early-type cherry blossms and common-type cherry blossoms, I hope you'll remember Japan with some cherry blossoms and bamboo trees when it is around this time in the years to come. Please say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Luu and Loan. I wish you all happy days back in your countries. Sincerely yours, Takao Mizushima

Carrie Carrie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Incredible day with Takao in Hase and Kamakura ”

Takao is one of the most dedicated and detail-oriented people I have ever met. He went to great extremes to provide detailed instructions for transportation to/from our tour over several emails, he provided color copies of additional information for all of the sites we visited and he spent extra hours with us since our timeline went slightly askew. Takao was truly a pleasure to be around and his knowledge of history was invaluable. He is a humble and very kind man - he made our visit to Hase and Kamakura unforgettable!

Takao:

Thank you Mike, Carrie, Sophie, and Harry for your good review! I’m very happy to have been able to guide such a nice family like you around the beautiful city of Kamakura. It looks like it is a gorgeous day in Kyoto. Have a nice trip!