Koji I.

4.96 / 5
(26 reviews)

Available Areas

Shizuoka (Living), Shimizu, Other Shizuoka Locations



English, Japanese


Response Time

5 hours on average


Availability Updated



About Tour Guide Koji I.

Since 2007 I have been an English-speaking tour guide, visiting most of the major sightseeing spots in Japan with international travelers. At the same time I have been working as an translator, mainly dealing with technical documents.

Shizuoka prefecture has a number of spots for sightseeing, but they have not been fully covered in English-language travel books or on the Internet. So, as a local tour guide, through the TripleLights services, I am hoping to introduce some of the attractiveness of this region to the international visitors.


Please refrain from resorting to the "direct booking." I hope you will book after we reach an agreement over the total price (including the taxi fare) through the exchange of text messages.


Private Tour from Shimizu Port #1

4 hours

This is a small-group taxi tour for cruise ship passengers anchored in Shimizu Port. Although several bus tours might be offered for them on the ship, some people still prefer flexibility of a small group. If you are traveling by land, a taxi can also pick you up in the Shizuoka City area.

FROM$180/ per group

Private Tour from Shimizu Port #2

5 hours 30 min

This is a small-group taxi tour for cruise ship passengers anchored in Shimizu Port. Although several bus tours might be offered to them on the ship, some people still prefer flexibility of a small group. If you are traveling by land, a taxi can also pick you up in the Shizuoka City or Fuji City areas.

FROM$208/ per group

Shizuoka Town History Tour

4 hours

The main destinations of this tour are located in the downtown area of Shizuoka City, which is about a 30 to 40-minute drive from Shimizu Port. I made this small-group taxi tour mainly with clients arriving at Shimizu Port in mind, but I can also accomodate people travelling in the Shizuoka City area.

FROM$180/ per group

Kakegawa Historical Walking Tour

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

Kakegawa is a middle-size city famous for its castle and its green tea production. As the city is located at almost the mid-point between Tokyo and Osaka, I hope that, during your Japan tour, you will get off a bullet train (shinkansen) here at Kakegawa Station and enjoy a short walking tour featuring the attractiveness of this region.

FROM$129/ per group

Ukiyo-e Tour in the Old Town of Yui

4 hours

Yui is a small fishing town in Shizuoka City, and it is not so far from Shimizu Port by taxi. On this tour, we will mainly follow the footsteps of Hiroshige, a renowned ukiyo-e artist from the early 19th century, through the old, narrow streets of Yui.

FROM$180/ per group

Adventure Tour at the Foot of Mt. Fuji

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours

Set in the Asagiri Highlands at the western foot of Mt. Fuji, this small-group taxi tour is a rather unorthodox one. The theme of this tour is "Challenge and Experience," with opportunities for you to actually participate in various activities.

FROM$187/ per group



Rosanne U.

5 / 5
Apr 21, 2023

Informative, Organized , Detailed

Koji was very knowledgeable on the area. He arranged a private driver for us which was very reasonable . He was prompt, courteous and flexible to our needs. He answered all our questions with more than expected . The time together went very quickly. I would highly recommend him and when I return will use him again.

Koji I.

Dear Rosanne, What an honor to me to receive such a good comment from you! It was a joy for us to welcome you two in this best season of the year. I hope that you can go back to your home country safe and sound and look forward to seeing you again.


Marc L.

5 / 5
Apr 16, 2023

Excellent day with Koji

We had a great day with Koji and Tetsu. Koji was extremely well organized and ensured that we saw a number of beautiful sites in the area. Tetsu is an excellent driver, communicated well with us and contributed greatly to our very positive day. Koji speaks very good English, had many relevant and important pieces of information and history to share with us and willingly answered all of our questions. He had a microphone in the van which was extremely helpful and appreciated. Our day was made more special by Mt.Fuji appearing and staying in clear view all day! Thank you Koji and Tetsu for giving us such a wonderful day and for ensuring that Mt.Fuji was so visible.????

Koji I.

Dear Marc, Many thanks for taking my tour today and writing the wonderful review! We also enjoyed spending time with you four. Thank you for asking us a lot of questions and giving us your feedback about the places you visited in Japan. Please enjoy the visit to Tokyo tomorrow. (I will convey your words to Tetsu the driver. He'll be glad.)


Diana C.

5 / 5
Apr 4, 2023

Wonderful time

Kijo arranged a great itinerary where we had great views of waterfalls, Mr Fuji and a fun visit to a tea plantation.

Koji I.

Dear Diana, Thank you very much for taking my tour yesterday and writing the good review about it! The taxi driver and I could enjoy spending time with you four. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your cruise ship travel!


Alexander L.

5 / 5
Mar 27, 2023

A guide worthy of a king!

Koji-san was a fantastic guide and went above and beyond for our party, providing a service that could only be described as fit for royalty! He is very knowledgeable, makes great conversation, and has a sparkling personality that makes him extremely likable and great to be around! My party would come back to Shimizu, honestly, if not just to take another tour with Koji-san! Thank you for all the effort, energy and passion you put into a fantastic day!!!

Koji I.

Dear sir, It is a great honor for me to receive such a wonderful review from you. Although I am fully aware that I am still at the lower-class servant stage as a tour guide, your kind words still give me encouragement toward the future. Well, it was unfortunate that, due to the rain, I couldn't show your party the figure of Mount Fuji. Let's hope that the weather will be fine the next time!