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
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
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.
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!