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Send message only 10 days available in June
$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 7 people
I also guide you in Hiroshima and/or Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Takayama, Kanazawa and Nagano areas in central Japan. Please get in touch with me soon. Thank you.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo , Kobe , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License )

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Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 7 people
( Max : 15 People )
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Hi! I'm Shogo. If you are interested in Samurai or Busho, you can call me "Shogun".
( I'm rather hen-pecked in my family.)
I live in Kobe. I'm a national licensed tour guide. 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 and Osaka. You'll surely feel the depth of Japanese culture.
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 can take you to one-day trek in Mt. Rokko-san in Kobe, which will give you breathtaking views of Kobe and Osaka Bay area.
I would like to welcome every tourist with warm hospitality. When you plan to visit Western Japan, please contact me anytime! I'll be looking forward to helping you spend great time.
Contactl "Shogun" for your wonderful holidays!!
See you soon!

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

1 Person
Up to 7 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $31.85 $31.85 $2.73
4 Hours $127.40 $127.40 $10.92
8 Hours $254.80 $254.80 $21.84

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto Private One Day Tour

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Nara and Osaka One Day Tour

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Samurai Tour of Himeji Castle and Enkyoji Temple

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8h $ 255 up to 5 people

Kyoto & Nara Private One Day Tour

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 1 )

1 month ago |   by Dietmar

“ Excellent Tour ”

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.