After finishing teaching English at a high-school, I experienced volunteer guide for training a couple of years. I like talking with my friends. And also like to study English as well as to speak it. Now i'm looking forward to showing you around historical sites in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe City.
My hobbies are playing the piano, painting black ink pictures, visiting art museums. Among them, I'm now enjoying piano duo with a friend of mine.
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.
Very punctual and took great trouble to explain local history and customs
Hello Sheela, Thank you very much for your warm review. I'm pleased to know your safe back to your home. I also had a wonderful experience with you. I wish you come back to Japan again. Please give my best regards to your nephew. Akiko
We had a memorable day with Akiko. She picked us up at Kobe port and took us on the Shinkansen and navigated the various train stations. We saw a spring Miyako Odori show which only performs in April at the Kyoto University. We ended with a quiet, delicious Japanese dinner of several courses and a lovely evening. My daughter and myself enjoyed our tour of Kyoto and spending the day with Akiko. Aloha....Lisa & Marisa
Dear Lisa san, Thank you for your warm review. I really feel it was I that enjoyed that whole day. I became fond of Miyako Odori. I'll visit there again someday. When you come back again to Kyoto, I'd like to show you more around Kyoto. With best regards to you and your daughter, Akiko
In osaka we had Akiko as our day tour guide. And i must say she was very helpful and prompt and a with lot of knowlegde about osaka and was bang on with our itinery. She went out of the way for even helping us with food as we are vegetarians. Will definately recommend her as a tour guide.
Dear Minal Thank you very much for your warm review. As I mentioned before, I feel really sorry that too many people discouraged you to go into the cherry blossom garden. It was fun to eat at the food stands! It seems that it was me that enjoyed the tour. Please give my best regards to your tour mates. Akiko
Akiko showed us some great places to eat in Osaka Dotonbori. We had a nice hour together and she gave us further good tips for our trip. Thank's Akiko for your work and help!
Thank you vey much for your warm review. To tell the truth, I've thought I could have given you better idea of visiting some more places while you are in Osaka. I wish you can finish your whole tour back to your country in peace and safety. Please give my best regards to your friend.
It was very easy. Sent Akiko a long list of sites, she helped narrow down the places and set a nice logical route. I would use her again!
Thank you very much for your review, Mike-san. The tour included many spots, so I'm afraid if I could fully explain each place. Do you remember the narrow path near Kiyomizu Temple? Not many foreign visitors go that area. I love that area because it shows good old Kyoto. And I was very happy that the weather was very fine. The next day was rainy! When you come back next time, I'd like to show you around Arashiyama area. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife. Akiko