Hi I'm Kenji
I have a government license of tour guide interpreter in English.
I was born and raised in Kyoto, an old capital of Japan over one thousand years
So I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of the city
Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city drawing lots of foreign tourists every year
I can show you around not only popular historical sites and relics
but also its various attractions such us Zen silent meditation, traditional sweets cooking,
kimono-clad walking and so on.
I can also provide tailored tours fitting to your liking.
I like a famous Zen phrase "Ichigo Ichie" meaning "Treasure every encounter
for it will never recur"
So I always try to enjoy guiding every tourist with my best hospitality.
Zen concepts have greatly influenced many aspects of Japanese culture
I will explain some of them and allow you to explore Zen world through some of my tours
Please contact me any time.
I'm looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.
See you soon !
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
Was a great day with kenji! a lot of information.
Hi Philippe-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of my tour. I could enjoy communicating with you and your nice family very much. Please contact me anytime if you have a chance to visit Japan again. Thank you again. Kenji
Kenji met us at the cruise port and guided us through the JR Rail. He was informative and friendly as he guided us through Himeji Castle and Gardens. I would highly recommend him.
Dear Margaret, Thank you for your nice review. I'm very glad that you could enjoyed my tour of No.1 castle in Japan very much and I also could enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with you and your party. I look forward to next chance to guide you again in Japan in future. Best regards, Kenji
He a great custom day tour with Kenji in Himeji. He met us on time at our agreed meeting spot. We went up the Shoshazan ropeway to the Engyo-ji Temple. got up there first thing in the morning, birds were chirping and there were no other tourist in site. Kenji help show us around so we made the best use of our time up at the temple. From there he arranged for a taxi and we went to Himeji castle and then to Koko-en Gardens. We had a very nice day with him.
Dear Jay, Thank you for your great review of our tour in Himeji. I'm very glad that you liked it and I also enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with you and your wife. Please contact me again if you have any chance to visit Japan in future. Best regards, Kenji
Kenjii ci ha guidato alla piacevolissima scoperta di luoghi e templi che la cherry blossom ha reso magici. Abbiamo apprezzato il suo garbo, la sua discreta presenza, la sua disponibilità nell'asssecondare i nostri ritmi.
Dear Rossanna-san, Thank you for your great review of our tour. I'm very glad that you could enjoy the tour with full blooming of cherry blossoms. I look forward to your next visit to Japan. Best regards, Kenji
It was very helpful to have Kenji guide us through Kyoto and Osaka. He listened to our request and made adjustments to our itinerary. We had a great time. Thank you Kenji.
Dear Cindy, Thank you for your great review of our tours. During 5 days in total I could manage to adjust our itinerary according to your requests with your cooperation. It was my pleasure that you enjoyed those tours and I spent a wonderful time with you and your nice family. I look forward to your next chance to visit Japan again. Best regards, Kenji