I was a geologist for about forty years until quite recently. As a geologist, I had many occasions working in foreign countries. Including long and short stays, I visited more than 20 countries and from all of them I had wonderful unforgettable memories and I received warm hospitalities. After retiring from company, it is now my turn to show beautiful and wonderful Japan to visitors from outside of Japan with worm hospitality.
I do not want to be a normal tour guide but to be a person who helps tourists to challenge and to be involved in many excitements and events of Japan. I think that tour is an occasion for tourists not only to see famous tour spot but to have experiences of being involved and participate in excitement and events of visiting country and this will give big impact to tourists to the extent changing their way of thinking and lives. I love to assist tourists to have such experiences of unforgettable memories during tour.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 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.
WOW!!!! Masatsugu is so amazingly patient and made sure we were always happy with our experience. He helped us arrange bullet train tickets to Mt. Fuji and gave us a great tour of Kyoto. I highly recommend him to anyone who is traveling in Japan.
Thank you for your review of me, Lisa I just did as much as possible so that their staying in Japan became enjoyable and memorable. Mac (Masatsugu) Okazaki
Masatsugu demonstrated a lot of passion in showing us around Very flexible to our needs , patient and very good with all the 6 teenagers explaining them about Kyoto He designed our itinerary well but then. Was flexible to prioritize the key areas when we were running late as our group took a lot of pictures and were behind the schedule His communication with the van driver really helped us as we don’t have to worry about explaining anything. Max is a total professional considering his education and experience as a geologists and is proud of his heritage and did a wonderful Job with our group Mac we will get you again when we will be back and I will recommend you to ALL MY FRIENDS RAJEEV
Thank you for your review, Rajeev. It was my great pleasure to guide you Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. I hope to see you again. Mac (Masatsugu) Okazaki
Me and my brother had a great time in Kyoto, he chose the best spots and was very efficient.
I am glad you like it, Linda. It has been my pleasure to show you around Kyoto. Mac (Masatsugu) Okazaki
We had very informative and well organized Nara tour. Thank you
Dear Rafael Thank you for you review. I will keep in my mind of your advice " Not to talk only to a part of the people of the group". Masatsugu Okazaki
He has been super helpful and effective accommodating our request and planning perfectly all logistics. We fitted best of Nara, Fujimi Inari and Daigo ji temple in one day and made it perfectly on time for our train to tokyo. He is very friendly, willing to share details and answer thousands of questions... with a great passion for Japan and making his client enjoy the visit.
Hi Fabio Thank you very much for your comments. It has been my great pleasure to visit temples and shrines with you. Mac (Masatsugu) Okazaki