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TETSUJI

Licensed Guide
  (18) Reviews
Send message only 15 days available in October
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
I can guide in Kyoto in case you support transportation fee.
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Last updated: 14 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Gifu , Aichi , Nagoya

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(18) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 6 people
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About

I worked as a public servant in the local government for 35 years. I belonged to the department of Redevelopment, Town-Landscaping, Preserving historical areas and Architectural Guidance. (I have a national 1st-class architect license.) I devoted myself to revitalizing the city by making plans and improving infrastructure for citizens.
Gifu is located in central Japan near Nagoya. There are many unique tourist points to discover that are hard to find in hectic big cities like Tokyo or Kyoto. I had a hand in restoring and preserving many of them throughout my career and want to introduce them to tourists from abroad. That’s why I became a guide-interpreter in Gifu.
I also enjoyed traveling around the world. My favorite part of each trip was walking around the city and talking with local residents. Traveling has taught me lots of things during my lifetime. Now, I would like to help others have similar experience in Japan.

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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 6 people
Hourly rate $18.74 $35.60
4 Hours $74.96 $142.42
8 Hours $149.92 $284.83

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River & paramount night view...

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
Gifu Castle standing on the Mt.Kinka provides visitors with nice panoramic views day and night. They can also enjoy watching a traditional unique event Cor...
9h $ 159

Best Choice for one-day Takayama tour

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
Takayama is a small city in a mountainous area which many tourists visit throughout the year. This tour will give you more satisfaction than others. Becaus...
7:30h $ 159

Discover Authentic Japan in Tsumago & Magome, Nakasendo

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
Strolling around the most famous traditional post towns takes you back to nostalgic Japan. The moment visitors enter the towns on the highway Nakasendo, th...
9h $ 159

Intangible Cultural Heritage handmade paper MINO-WASHI and t...

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
You will enjoy two distinctive fields of Japanese culture by visiting two small towns in one day trip. The one is Mino which is famous for Japanese hand-ma...
9:30h $ 159

One-day Tour for Two Castle Towns; Inuyama and GIfu

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
Visiting two distinctive castle towns make you more familiar with the soul of Japan. One is Inuyama,where visitors can see and touch two national treasures...
8h $ 159

2020 Half Day Sakura-Tour in Gifu

(18) Reviews
by TETSUJI
Over a thousand cherry-blossom trees welcome visitors on the riverside in Kakamigahara, Gifu, from late March till early April. During this period, a numbe...
5h $ 159

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 ( 18 )
Dian Dian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ His weather prediction was more accurate than the Meteorological Agency :) ”

We had a very enjoyable 4 hours of hiking in the valley and woods between Magome and Tsumago, or what is known as the Nakasendo trail, with Tetsuji-San. Since the planning stage, Tetsuji answered every question that we had and he suggested route and things to do. He was thorough in his planning. When we met, he gave us brochures and other printed materials about the history of the trail as well as the village, Tsumago, where we will spend a night. Once we arrived at the village where we’d start the walk, he took us to couple of eating places. He encouraged us to try some of the local food. Making sure we had good energy before the walk :). Do try the Gohei-mochi. We had one during our stay in Tsumago. It was delicious and seriously addictive. :) He was knowledgeable and also... read more

TETSUJI:

I appreciate your excellent review. Yes, the key factor of our tour was the weather. Actually, I had been worried about it considering plan B until the tour started, but we had the best day for walking in the end. I can’t help realizing that you and your family members brought such a fortune for yourselves. I hope you will visit central Japan,especially Gifu, again. I am really looking forward to seeing you.

Edward Edward Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Well versed and engaging guide ”

We did the Magome to Tsugama section of the nakasendo trail tetsuji arrive punctually at the hotel where we stayed to meet us and the meat are we to magome efficiently and quickly without any delays and extremely comfortable SB decided to choose riding reserved seats in the train. Also he advised a taxi from the train station to the start point so as to not wait more than 20 minutes for the next bus. It was good advise as we had lots more time to enjoy the trek. He was informative and made great attempt to answer our questions! Some perhaps too botanical! He recommended a few local snacks which were delightful and ended with coffee before returning to Nagoya. He spent 9 hours with us and returned to Nagoya with us where we parted ways. All together we had a very pleasant day and were bless... read more

TETSUJI:

Thank you for quick review. I am so relieved to know that you are satisfied with my tour and guiding. Actually, I enjoyed myself walking through pleasant communication with you and your wife.I have also noticed that I should have lots of subjects to study and prepare for guests. I repeatedly thank you again and look forward to seeing you again.

gil Gil Israel ( Couple )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Vacation in Japan ”

Tetsuji is great guided tours. He took us to wonderful places and a good restaurant. I recommend him very much Gil

TETSUJI:

Thank you for the quickest review. I am grateful for your good words. I hope you will stay happy and fit. Thank you again and take care.

Charlene Charlene United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Exceptional Trip!!! ”

Very happy to tour with Tetsuji-san! We arranged a visit to Mino for traditional Washi (paper) crafts, as well as Seki for the Sword museum and a knife making factory tour. In addition to planning a great day in Mino & Seki, he helped keep us on schedule with trains, arranged a delicious lunch, and did a great job of answering our questions. After the trip, Tetsuji was kind enough to send us pictures he had taken of us during the day to help with the memory book of our vacation. Excellent communication during pre-trip planning, as well as during the day of our trip. It was such a relief to have Tetsuji with us in these areas of Japan less traveled by tourists. Highly recommended!

TETSUJI:

Thank you so much for your great review, Charlene. I am happy to have known that you and Kyle seemed to have enjoyed realizing some Japanese culture throughout my guided tour. I hope you will visit Japan again and spend some happy time with me someday.

Troy Troy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Very pleasant and accomodating ”

Very pleasent and well prepared. He took us to a restaurant that specializes in Uniagi and Ayu. The tour of the knife factory that he set up was excellent. He was able to keep us on schedule which is not an easy task.

TETSUJI:

Thank you for quick review for my tour. I am relieved to know you are satisfied with my tour against some inconvenience. I was happy to communicate with you and your family members all the time. I hope to see you if you have a chance to visit central Japan area again. I have just sent some photos with some comment to your address. Please enjoy it and give my best regards to others.

Blog

In the shadow of the great hero Nobunaga while sipping Matcha

by TETSUJI
On a hot midsummer morning, I enjoyed drinking Matcha with a cute bite-sized Japanese confectionery in the tea house in the Gifu Park at the...