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Send message only 6 days available in June
$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Tochigi

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(10) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 10 People )
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I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama.
I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $27.60 $27.60 $4.60
4 Hours $110.40 $110.40 $18.40
8 Hours $220.80 $220.80 $36.80

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Hakone, Enjoy Geopark and Traditional Culture

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9h $ 248 up to 5 people

Yokohama, Now & Then

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6h $ 166 up to 5 people

Kamakura One Day Rapid Tour :Feel the soul of Samurai

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8h $ 239 up to 5 people

Small hiking in Kamakura to feel its ancient atomosphere

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5h $ 138 up to 5 people

Tokyo,Now &Then

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7h $ 212 up to 5 people

Kamakura by the sea

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6h $ 166 up to 5 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 ( 10 )
Sascha Sascha Germany ( Friends )
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide and person ”

We have spend a day in Hakone with Kaneo. Although weather was not good and the rope ways were closed due to volcanic activities it was great to spend this day with him there. We had a kid in our group and Kaneo made all efforts that the kid was not bored (e.g. origami 😀). He provided many important information to prepare for our stay in Hakone prior the tour. We recommend Kaneo as he is a very nice person, his English is very good and he has great knowledge about Japan.


Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Hakone tour in spite of a bad weather. It is really a pity that we could not see Mt. Fuji. But I myself enjoyed Hakone with a pleasant group like yours.

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ The Best First Day in Tokyo! ”

If you’re looking for a guide in Tokyo, and Kaneo is available, book him ASAP! He is the best of the best! I’ll start out by saying that it would have taken my husband and myself a full week to do all the things we did with Kaneo in just one day. This is not an exaggeration. I based my initial requests to Kaneo on my “Lonely Planet” guidebook’s “must do” list. We were able to do all of them, plus several more sites and activities. By booking this tour with Kaneo on our first full day in Tokyo, we were able to be more relaxed with the rest of our days there. Taking the pressure off the rest of our days in Tokyo was an invaluable result of our tour with Kaneo. I must mention Kaneo’s awesome itinerary PDFs that he sent leading up to our trip. These files included his own personal ph... read more


Thank you for your kind and long review of my guide. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my guide so much as to evaluate it very high. I also feel happy to know I could show you some of good things of Japan, including our “Omotenashi” mind. I also appreciate your kindness to bring me a precious souvenir and a letter. Best regards, Kaneo

Pia Pia Denmark ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Well preparred, flexible, knowledgeable and very friendly.


Dear Pia Thank you for your quick review. We walked too much, I am afraid. But I believe you enjoyed Tokyo tour.

Todd Todd United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide and well worth booking Kaneo’ ”

Kaneo planned out our route and day with precision as we went to many of the places you would want to see. An excellent guide that took the time to ensure we were happy. Always smiling and a great attitude that my 11 year old son and I were very happy with. I’d book him again no question.


Thank you for your excellent review. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed my guide, inspite of a chilly cold weather. The weather is getting better. I believe you can enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. Best regards Kaneo Uetake

Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Walking tour of the Port of Yokohama ”

From our first contact Kaneo was professional and easy to work with. We were a group of 6 on our tour. One of the things he recommended we do was a stop at a convenience store for a snack. He assisted us in purchasing "rice balls" (really a triangle) and beverage. We walked to a beautiful area overlooking the water and enjoyed the view and our snack. Several in our group were hesitant about eating the rice balls, but all were pleasantly surprised and glad they had gone along with the group. In my research I found that Yokohama is the sister city to San Diego, CA, USA, where we had lived for 17 years. They each have special statue commemorating this. Kaneo located it and made sure we saw it as we returned to our cruise ship thru the beautiful park it was in. He was quick to suggest addition... read more


Thank you for your long and precise review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed my guide. Yokohama is my home town, but I learned much about it when I prepared for your trip. You are really interested in lots about Yokohama, including historical ones, which stimulated me to explore Yokohama more. Thanks again. Kaneo