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Hideaki

Licensed Guide
  (20) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in December
US$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
For Nikko tour, I would like to meet up in tokyo or chiba area. If you want to meet up in Nikko, you need to pay for my transportation fee to Nikko.
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Last updated: 7 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(20) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

Hello!
I’m Hideaki. Just call me “Mura” or “Mura-san”. “San” means “Mr.” or "Ms." in Japanese. I have a national tour guide license in English. I have experiences to live in the following cities on business.
- Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Four years
- Nantong (China) One and half years,
- Jakarta (Indonesia) One and half years
- Baton Rouge (Louisiana, USA) Two years.

My hobbies are playing golf, listening classical music and watching football.

My basic policy as a tour guide is to entertain my guests with my best hospitality. I really like to see my guests smiling. I myself also enjoy chatting with my guest about not only a general explanation about Japanese culture and history but everything based on my experiences and hobbies.

Let’s enjoy a wonderful tour in Japan !

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 5 people
Hourly rate US$27.60 US$30.36
4 Hours US$110.40 US$121.44
8 Hours US$220.80 US$242.88

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 11 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

Private Tours

Exciting Tokyo - One Day Tour

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
You can visit several places in Tokyo where you can experience traditional and modern Japan in one day. Please select some places from the list and I wil...
8h US$ 258 up to 5 people

Exciting Nikko - One Day Tour from Tokyo

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
Nikko is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan. The Shrines and Temples in Nikko were designated as a world cultural heritage in 1999. In th...
10h US$ 304 up to 5 people

Exciting Hakone - One Day Tour from Tokyo

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
Hakone is one of the best sightseeing spots with twenty five thousand tons of hot spring water and 20 kinds of hot springs. Take a Shinkansen (a bullet t...
10h US$ 304 up to 5 people

Exciting Mt. Fuji - One Day Tour from Tokyo

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
Mt. Fuji was designated as a World Heritage in 2013. Especially, Lake Kawaguchi is the most popular place to view Mt.Fuji. We will visit three viewing spot...
11h US$ 334 up to 5 people

Naritasan Shinshoji temple before your flight

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
If you have time at Narita airport before your flight, why not visit Naritasan Shinshoji temple. It’s near Narita airport and one of the most famous templ...
4h US$ 121 up to 5 people

Mt. Nokogiri Hiking – 2nd place of Deep Spot Ranking

(20) Reviews
by Hideaki
Mt. Nokogiri in Chiba prefecture came off the 2nd place of Deep Spot in Japan Ranking by Nikkei Inc.. From the top of Mt. Nokogiri, we can have a splendid...
8h US$ 313 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 ( 20 )
Inez Inez United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Attentive guide ”

Hikeaki showed up at our hotel lobby early. He was very well prepared. He is attentive and gracious and will match his pace to what his clients like, which is nice. He showed us all the interesting aspects of Nikko. We enjoyed his company and felt well taken care of.

Hideaki:

Inez-san, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed the Nikko tour. I also had a good time talking with you and your sisters. Especially, your sister invented a new Japanese cuisine. That is Tonkatsu Udon. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

M M United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Visiting Hakone with Confidence ”

Hideaki San is indeed very professional, prompt with correspondence, detailed in his itineraries, and accurate in his estimate of out of pocket expenses, just like what others said. He is gentle, caring, and knows how to lead us well. Among the nine of us, some wanted to linger around taking photos while others could not wait to move on. Hideaki San managed that. Ours was a one day tour in Hakone. We started out from Tokyo. Later, we enjoyed the cruise on Lake Ashinoko, the view of Mount Fuji, the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, walking the trail to Mototsumiya Shrine, and the stroll through the Open Air Museum. At the end of the day, Hideaki San gave us instructions on how to get to our ryokan and saw us off at the bus stop. We are very pleased and highly recommend him to anyone.

Hideaki:

Myra-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. We were so lucky that day that we could view beautiful Mt. Fuji together with Lake Ashi. Actually, it’s often foggy and cloudy there. Did you enjoy hot spring that night? Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

R Ramesh R India ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Niko and Mt Fuji ”

Hideaki is a very professional guide with excellent manners. He answered every question that we asked prior to our visit very promptly. He is a very detailed person and he gave us complete details of every expense that we are likely to incur apart from the guide fees with accurate details. He speaks well and quite easy to communicate and does not hurry you up while gently hinting the time limits at various places. He talked a bit about the culture of Japanese while at the same time contrasting with other cultures. He is quite flexible and was very helpful to getting us tickets for return to airport , money exchanges, showing us the easiest way to reach the express bus stand , how to reach by the easiest way to the hotel from airport ( though he was not the guide for that), how to take a m... read more

Hideaki:

Ramesh-san. Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoy the tours to Nikko and Mt. Fuji. I also had a good time chatting with you and your wife. We were very lucky that we could see a full view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Our Guide to Fujiyama ”

Hideaki was a stellar guide from the very beginning as he helped us organize the lengthy transportation towards Mount Fuji. To each site that we stopped and each meal we had he never stopped being respectful and supportive to our experience. Hideaki was easy to talk to and a great person to spend our final day in Tokyo with. He was a wonderful guide.

Hideaki:

Jeffrey-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. I think we enjoyed a peaceful time at the Mt. Fuji viewing spots, even though we, unfortunately, were not able to see a full view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

Paola Paola United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Mount Fuji, Hakone Open Air Museum ”

Very organised, punctual. Everything was extremely well planned. We have been extremely happy to have Mr Hideaki as our guide.

Hideaki:

Paola-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. We enjoyed a peaceful time at the Open Air Museum. Especially, at the foot bath. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama

Blog

Mt. Fuji in Autumn

by Hideaki
Mt. Fuji in autumn is very good as well. It already wear a snow cap and we can enjoy a wonderful combination of Mt. Fuji and autumn leaves. ...

Ryokan

by Hideaki
I guided a couple from UK to Chichibu, about two hours by train from Tokyo. We stayed at the traditional Japanese hotel. It has more than 20...

Mt. Nokogiri Hiking

by Hideaki
I guided an American guy from Arizona to Mt. Nokogiri in Chiba prefecture. It takes about two hours to go there from Tokyo by train. This i...

Top30 Attractions in Japan by International Travelers 2019

by Hideaki
Please find Top30 Attractions in Japan by International Travelers 2019. https://tg.tripadvisor.jp/news/ranking/best-inbound-attractions/ ...

Iaido and Tea Ceremony Workshop

by Hideaki
I guided a family from UK to Asakusa. They joined Iaido and Tea Ceremony workshop, wearing Kimono. Iaido is a kind of traditional martial a...

Gion Festival in Narita

by Hideaki
I guided an American family from Michigan to Naritasan Shinshoji temple,  located in just ten minutes by train from Narita airport. On that ...