Akira.k K.

4.88(8) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tokyo, Hakone, Mount Fuji

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

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About

Hi! Hajimemashite, nice to meet you in Japanese. My nick name is Arti which I got during my assignment in the States. I am a national government licensed guide and qualified tour conductor. I have been working as English speaking guide and translator since 2010 and experienced more than 600 travels. And I am a member of Japan Guide Association with grade A qualification.

My specialty is customized private tour from day trip to 3 week excursion. Also, private tour in motorcycle is in my turf. I have been riding long distance in tens of years in Japan and overseas.

Regarding the tour price, please note that it is my guide fee only, and disregard “per hour” or “per person” prices. I offer in PER TOUR bases only, so please give me your inquiry with specific destinations, spots, itinerary, group size and privatized transportation if chosen, and let's start planning your customized journey together.

Tours

A day trip to Mt. Fuji area with a private guide

Mount Fuji
8 hours

Visit the world heritage site with its natural beauty and religious significance of the area. The guide will take you to those must see spots and off the beaten path spots.

FROM$394/ per group

Casual Tokyo half day tour by private guide

Tokyo
4.5 hours

This is a short version of the full day tour. You can select smaller number of the spots or can use this as a digest and visit the spots on your own later.

FROM$298/ per group

Hakone full day tour by private guide

Hakone
8 hours

Visit the traditional international resort area in Hakone with it's enchanting nature and history by the private guide, to whom Hakone is his back yard. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR THEIR RECOVERY FROM THE LAST TYPHOON DAMAGE BEFORE BOOKING.

FROM$394/ per group

Casual Tokyo full day tour by private guide

Tokyo
8 hours

This is an in depth tour in Tokyo. Visit 4 to 5 spots walking 4 to 6km( 2.5 to 4ml), using public transportation. We can organize our own private and customized itinerary based on your group interests.

FROM$434/ per group

Day trip motorcycle ride in Mt. Fuji area by private guide rider

Mount Fuji
9 hours

Renting local motorcycles we ride around Mt Fuji. I can design the route depending on your riding skill and experience.

FROM$402/ per group

Factory tour in Tokyo suburbs by private engineer guide.

Tokyo
8 hours

Factory tours such as car assembly, beer/Sake brewery, civil engineering facilities or manufacturing facilities available on site. With my engineering background, I can give you additional information to what the factory guide gives in Japanese. Most of the facilities ask you to refrain from taking photos.

FROM$433/ per group

Reviews

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John L.

Sep 20, 2019

History, Culture, Religion and Shopping - Expertly handled in under 5 hours

My family and I were enjoying our time in Japan, but struggled to really take in the culture and history of such a wonderful country and city (Tokyo). We chose to do an English tour to help us better immerse ourselves. Akira was responsive and worked with me to cover the things I thought myself and my family would enjoy most. Akira communicated well and I never had a problem speaking the entire time in English. We met Akira on time at a metro station five minutes from our hotel, which was very convenient. Akira walked us through the agenda again and we were off, navigating the metro like pros. We chose first to go to a temple, then the Imperial Palace gardens, then to Hirijuku for a special treat and all the shopping we wanted. Throughout the trip Akira talked about the Japanese history, the history of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace. We spent a lot of time talking about culturing and the religions and practices of the Japanese. Akira was fantastic and showed us everything we asked, and more with some surprises. If we had more time, the motorcycle tour sounded like a blast!

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even further.

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Billy S.

Sep 16, 2018

Mt Fuji Motorcycle Tour

As the weather was on and off Arti kept in constant communication on go/no go. Everything was a breeze from getting to the Kofu bike shop from Tokyo, renting the bike and the tour itself. Arti is extremely knowledgeable and very kind to stop and explain the history and culture of what we are viewing. 5 star day all around. Next time we will definitely go again with Arti for tours if we are around Japan. Pleasure to have had Arti lead our family on the motorcycle tour.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. The weather wasn’t perfect but we could enjoy Mt. Fuji area. I will keep improving my tours.

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Rj M.

May 28, 2018

Awesome Mt. Fuji Tour

Akira (aka Arti) is a great guide. Very knowledgable of the area, kept on schedule, and provided us all of the points in the itinerary. He had fun stories and was great with conversation. He even provided some pointers for shopping for specific souvenir items. Although it is an extra few hundred dollars, the private taxi is worth his recommendation for the Mt. Fuji area - we wouldn't have been able to see everything without it.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my efforts to make my tours even better for the future.

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Alison M.

Apr 12, 2018

Day trip to Mt Fuji

What an amazing day and what and amazing Tour Guide. We met Akira on the train and he had arranged a private driver and car as per our request. Akira made the day so run smoothly and made the day very interesting. He was happy to answer all our questions and more than happy to make changes during the day as the weather was spectacular. We were a group of 4 adults who enjoy seeing the amazing mountains. Our tour meant that we did not see many other tours despite it being peak season which just made the day all the more special.

Akira.k K.

Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my future tours even better.