Hi! I'm Shogo, a national licensed tour guide. If you are interested in Samurai or Busho, you can call me "Shogun". (rather hen-pecked in my family though.) I lived in Kyoto for four years as a university sutdent and now live in Kobe. I'm familiar with tourist spots and attractions in western Japan. Here are some of my spcialities.
First, I can show you around popular historical sites and relics in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Himeji. You'll surely feel the depth of Japanese culture by visiting these places.
Second, I can offer you special plans of visiting World Heritage Sites such as one-day outing to magnificent Himeji Castle, spiritual Koyasan. or healing Arima-onsen Hot Spring Resorts in Kobe.
Third, I also guide you in Hiroshima and/or Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Kanazawa and Nagano areas in central Japan.
I welcome you with warm hospitality. Please contact me anytime.
"Shogun" for your super memorable holidays!!
See you soon!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 7 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 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.
Shogo was great for us. He was very accommodating for us and our 10 year old boy. We were able to explore Osaka Castle and the Horyu-ji Temple in Nara. We finished out walking the streets of Dotonburi and had a great lunch there in a popular Japanese restaurant. We made the best of a very hot day in July and were able to see some of the most amazing places that we could not have accomplished without Shogo. I highly recommend him to anybody wishing to make the the most of limited time.
Dear Ron, I am so much grateful to your nice reviews of my tour. It was my great pleasure to have guided such a lovely family. I'm also very glad to hear that you enjoyed staying in Osaka and came home safe. Your family were a lot of fun to talk with about a variety of topics. I remember your cheerful 10 year old son told me his wonderful dream. So now I'm dreaming. Some day we will be doing a wonderful space traveling with a lot of people. Yes! The name tag on a cockpit is saying "Captain T." Dreams always come true. 100 %. I sincerely hope this tour was quite memorable for your family. Hopefully you visit Japan again in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. See you all, Ron. Best regards, Shogo
We had a very well organized tour with Shogo. He picked us up at the hotel and made the day sucessful for us. He understood exactly our request and overcome our expectations.He explained all points of interest very well and gave also alot of history behind it, He accomanied us onn our tour in a very friedly and professional manner.We can strongly recommend to arrange a tour with him. Thank you Shogo keep going in this way.
Dear Dietmar, Thank you very much for your nice review of my tour. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed core Kyoto and came home safe. I think we visited the best places in Kyoto. I'm sorry that it drizzled all day long and cherry blossoms were in full bloom one week earlier this year, with the peak of cherry blossom viewing coming nearly to the end in Kyoto. It was my great pleasure to be a tour guide for a lovely couple. I had a wonderful time with you both, chatting about a variety of topics. I'm looking forward to see you again in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Thank you very much Dietmar. Best regards, Shogo