TripleLights Will Be Launching Their Unique Tour Services In Japan

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Triplelights is a travel and tour package startup based in Japan.

Thinking about going to Japan, but don’t know where to tour? Or maybe you know where you want to go, but your missing a professional tour guide. TripleLights is an upcoming startup based in Tokyo, Japan that offers unique and fun tours for foreigners going into Japan. You could find pretty much any type of tour on the website ranging from the famous hot springs to the villages.

TripleLights which provides tourguides for foreigners, and also regional revitalization consulting, will commence it’s new platform on April 15, 2014 which will connect foreign tourists visiting Japan with professional tour guides who have an official license. TripleLights will be the first to provide this kind of service for all the major cities in Tokyo.

TripleLights describe all of their tour guides as professional and licensed. All of them also must be ”omotenashi”, which in Japanese means a guide with a vast knowledge of the local area. The time of the guides range from 3 hours to 8 hours. After you read through the description and make a payment, you will be prompt to an introduction video from the tour guide him/herself. The guide’s personal introduction and each tour introduction is a video of the actual guide talking. Making it possible to know the guide’s personality and skills before the tour will reduce mismatches between tourists and the guides. TripleLights conduct guides in over 10 different languages.

Before you checkout, you can also view the guides profile to learn more about their experience and guides that they are featuring. The cost of the tours are around 100 US dollars and that can get you a short sake (Japanese wine) tasting tour. The site is set to launch on April 15th. The site is currently still in prelaunch mode and Triplelights will be officially launching its service on the 15th of Apirl.

TripleLights was founded by Naoaki Hashimoto in early 2013. Hashimoto is an ex Accenture employee and before starting at Accenture, Hashimoto had the experience of traveling to Africa without ever using an airplane. For 10 months in 2013, Hashimoto traveled through 30 countries in a trip around the world and have travelled to over 70 countries in total. Hashimoto noticed how big a difference a good tour guide made. Because of that, Hashimoto have a vision to build something highly successful back in his home country.

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