My name is Masaharu Ishidoya and please call me ishi. I live in Hirosaki City in Aomori Prefecture. I lived in Amsterdam, NJ and Miami in the USA working for Japanese companies for about 40 years. I am good at guiding people from abroad in northern part of Japan and Hokkaido.
I shall be very pleased if you would contact me for your tours in Japan.
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.
We were a party of 10 on a cruise and our last port was Aomori. Felt very lucky and fortunate to have found Ishi-san (Masaharu) and to have him guide us for 8 hrs. He set up the perfect itinerary and was very responsive to all my emails. Especially liked that he was always making sure we were keeping up with him and was very attentive to all of us. He is also very knowledgeable, personable and speaks very good English. Thanks to Ishi-san, Aomori was the grand finale to our cruise and we can't thank him enough for such a memorable time. Hope to see him on one of our other visits to Aomori.
Dear Paula, Thank you very much for your review of our tour. I appreciate your comment very much and hope to see you again when you come around this part of Japan. Best regards to all the people of your group. ishi