I was born and grew up in Yokohama. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I became the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in English in 2013. At first, I had attended a volunteer group which provided a tour of the Imperial Palace East Gardens until 2015. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and studied about Japanese history and culture. Based on this experience, I became a tour guide of TripleLights in 2015.
Since then, I have guided more than 500 tours in Tokyo as well as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nikko, etc., while improving my tours. My tours are very flexible and I always do my best to customize them according to the interests of my guests. I studied about the places and will provide you knowledge to appreciate them more deeply than just visiting there by yourself or a member of group tours. I like foods and I know many restaurants which provide typical Japanese lunch with reasonable price without waiting too long. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the best tours customized to your interests. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. So please be my guest!!
Living in the central part of Japan, I am naturally best informed about Mie, Aichi and Gifu prefectures. However, I lived in Tokyo for 12 years so I am also familiar with Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures.
I have guided my guests to Asakusa, Ueno, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Yasukuni Shrine, Lake Hamana, Lake Biwa, Ise Shrine, Takayama city, Toba city, Shima city and so on.
Well versed in alcoholic drinks, I can take my guests to intriguing, traditional gastropubs “Izakayas” especially selected for them with scrumptious dishes perfect for their chosen drinks!
Hooked on the mysterious or spiritual? Let's visit power Spots, sacred locations and places never introduced in publications, many where tales of legendary historic heroes or spiritual icons have been worshipped for millennia!
Let’s talk about Tengu, Kappa, Musashi (and Bruce Lee), marriage vow renewal, and endless topics. My command of English and understanding Western practices have been continuously polished through my 20-year marriage life with my Australian partner.
My biggest pleasure to help visitors make unforgettable memories with tailor made tours.
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 guided for 149 days (455 guests) in 2018 and 170 days (501 guests) in 2019.
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 !
Hello. Thank you for your interest in Japan. I am a tour guide living in central Tokyo area. My hobby is travel, taking photos, watching sports, etc. I have visited more than thirty countries on business or vacation. While I was in overseas countries, I encountered a lot of troubles. But many people at my travel destination kindly helped me and I could do what I wanted to do. To do something in return for their kindness, I became a tour guide.
As a guide, I have offered tours for more than hundreds of tourists all over the world. Each tourist has the different style of sightseeing. Through experience, I have got better skills to arrange the tour flexibly.
Your stay in Japan must be very important moment. I would like to show you unique aspects of Japan. It is possible to create a customized tour for you to meet your requests. Please tell me what kind of sightseeing you would like to enjoy. Feel free to contact me.