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Licensed Guide
  (39) Reviews
US$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
1) When you would like me to guide another cities such as Kyoto, Nara and Osaka than listed above, you are cordially requested to pay the followings;
- my round transportation to the area,
- accommodation in the area and meals in addition to the guide fee.
2) Your booking should be done basically before ten days of the first guiding day.
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Last updated: 14 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Narita , Nikko , Tokyo , Yamanashi , Yokohama

Languages English ( Business )

(39) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 23 People )
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Hi, everybody,

My name is Masato.
It's my great pleasure to introduce you Japanese history, culture, delicious food, beautiful nature, historical buildings, and shopping areas for you. I am willing to do the tour guide job.

I guess the reasons why tourists gave me high marks after their tour in Japan with me are my knowledge of various fields based on the following backgrounds.
- I had worked for a publishing company as a reporter,
- I used to work an aide to the CEO of an international advertising agency, Japan office,
- I had worked as a manager of public relations and advertisement of a multinational automobile tire manufacturer in Japan.
- I have a long experience worked in Tokyo for about forty years in total.

I used to be ranked number one on the TripleLights tour guide popularity in 2018, and always getting a five-star review from the tourists.

In February 2017, I was invited to a tour in Europe by the travel agency there because of my excellent tour guiding service. The tourists gave me a high mark.

I'm looking forward to meeting you very soon in Japan.

I have experiences to handle a group of thirty persons and more, ten times and more.
School tour, a college tour, and another group tour could be accepted.
I will hire colleague guides if necessary.

Thank you.


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

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$37.43 US$37.43 US$2.37
5 Hours US$187.17 US$187.17 US$11.87
8 Hours US$299.48 US$299.48 US$18.99

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 23 maximum

Private Tours

Explore Tour Japanese Religion, Co-existing Shintoism and Bu...

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In Japan, two religions, Shintoism and Buddhism, have been co-existing from six century without any problems when the Buddhism came to Japan from India thr...
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There are many bars and night clubs in Ginza area of Tokyo. These facilities are mainly used for business entertainment for important customers. Rich peopl...
2 Hours US$ 112

Mt.Fuji viewing from SPA, Walking along Gorge

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One day trip from Tokyo. You can watch Mt. Fuji from outdoor hot spa. Before then you can enjoy a beautiful Japanese gorge watching strangely shaped big ro...
10 Hours US$ 298 up to 3 people


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Kamakura was once the capital of Japan ruled by the Samurai from 1192 to 1439. Enoshima is a tied island near Kamakura with beautiful scenery.
9 Hours US$ 293


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- One day trip. There is a convenient mountain, Mt. Takao-san, to enjoy walking in a natural wood and taking a fresh air. We can go there in only 40 minute...
1 Day US$ 279

Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) Experience

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Japanese traditional sweets, Wagashi in Japanese, are very popular among tourists from overseas not only ladies but gentlemen. In a Japanese style tea roo...
3 Hours US$ 98 per person

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 GoWithGuide.

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 39 )
Fiona Fiona Australia
1 year ago

“ The highlight of our trip to Japan. ”

Masato was amazing! He was so full of energy and interesting information. We felt fully immersed in everything Tokyo offered. We will definitely recommend him to friends travelling to Tokyo.


Hi Fiona, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed Tokyo tour. Thank you again.

Ashley Ashley United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Energetic guide who goes above and beyond ”

Masato was an excellent guide and was especially patient with our family of three generations. He shared insights into Japanese culture and history without overwhelming us with information, and he put together a customized schedule that worked well for everyone, even when we had a lot of extra stops. We arranged a driver as well and Masato went out of his way to make sure all the details were in place and that the driver knew where to go. We would never have gotten to see so many things in the short time we had in Tokyo without his help. We are grateful to have shared the day with Masato!


Hi Ashley, Thank you for your kind words to me. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed so much with my guide. I will still expect your generation and the kids' generation to come to Japan again very soon. Please enjoy the rest days in Japan. Please say hello to everybody in your family. Masato

Leonard Leonard United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Very satisfied!!!


Hi Leonard, I am very pleased to read your short and impact message. I supposed that your wife and you enjoyed so much everything, especially to eat sushi in Tsukiji fish market. Please enjoy the rest days in Japan.

Stacey Stacey United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Sensoji and Woodworking with Masato was great! ”

Masato served as our guide during our visit to Sensoji, Kappabashi shopping street, and was our interpreter during a Sashimono woodworking class where we made our own chopsticks! He was very knowledgable about the area and the history, and was the perfect translator for our workshop. He was able to easily translate all of the intricate woodworking verbiage, and we were very lucky to have him there with us! Thank you so much, Masato! We loved spending our day with you!


Hi Stacy, I am very glad to read your wonderful comments on my service in Asakusa. I wish you visit here again. Masato.

Rod Rod United Kingdom
1 year ago

“ great insights on a Tokyo bar and food tour ”

Masato was very knowledgeable and provided a fascinating insight to the bars, nightlife and restaurants in the Shinjuku area.


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I have published an e-book titled  The Best 20 of Japanese Casual Dishes from Amazon.com. Price is only US$ 4.00.-. You can enjoy Japanes...

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I, Masato, National Tour Guide of Japan, am writing a unique guide book about Japan in English, which will be released soon.General guide bo...

Animal Cafe

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An animal cafe is trendy in Tokyo, Japan. Cafes of Small animals, including cats, hedgehogs, chinchillas, and birds like owls, are available...

●Book: Rich experiences of Veteran Tour Guide

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I published a book recently and on sale on Amazon.com.I wrote it in Japanese, and the English version is not available at the moment, unfort...

◆ Rugby World Cup 2019

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Its a vortex of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. IRE lost 14-46 to NZL in the evening on Oct. 19. Fortunately, I, Masato, a National Tour...

Difference between Wagyu and Kobe beef.

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Do you know the difference between Wagyu and Kobe beef? Masato Niitsu, a friendly National Tour Guide, has details.     We Japanese eat dai...