Tokyo-based tour company Travelience has announced that it has recently launched a search platform for international visitors coming to Japan. It’s called TripleLights, and it aims to connect travelers with licensed guides/interpreters.
Licensed guides require certification by the Japan Tourism Agency, and they will be requested to send a photocopy of their certificate when signing up for TripleLights. The platform can show international visitors a list of interpreters who can guide you around sightseeing spots in 10 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Thai.
The company emphasizes that its platform can help avoid mismatching guides and travelers, since you can confirm what kind of person will guide you before booking your tour. They are planning to expand beyond Japan to cover travel destinations in Asian and European regions.
Via CNET Japan