Do I Need a Private Tour Guide in Japan?

by Amy - TripleLights travel specialist

Sure you could just book some cliche bus tour to get you from place to place - they're convenient and get you to the destination but are they really the best way to see the country? No. With a private tour guide you will be shown Japan through the eyes of a local. Japan is one of the most special and wonderful countries in the world. Don't waste your trip, let one of our certified guides help you have the experience of a life time while gaining a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. 

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Below is a list of benefits of hiring a private tour guide in Japan:

Get a Local Perspective

Do I Need a Private Tour Guide in Japan?

At Triplelights we only hire professional guides who are local to and/or native to the cities they guide in. They can provide insight in to the area, offer great restaurant suggestions, and offer their personal suggestions on how to get the most out of your trip. If you want to stop to take a break at a trendy cafe or enjoy some matcha soft serve, our guides will be happy go at your desired pace. Traveling with a local allows you to experience Japan as authentically as possible and appreciate and understand the culture in a deeper way.

Tours are Completely Private

Our tours are totally private so you can set the pace and destination. Not only that but our tours are usually pay per tour not pay per person so our tours work out cheaper! Private tours allow you to have a more intimate experiences where you can interact one-on-one with your tour guide as they give you a detailed history of each location. 

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Tours are Customisable

Do I Need a Private Tour Guide in Japan?

We can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, all you have to do is contact one of our lovely guides and they will work with your requests. Do you love art? We may suggest a visit to Naoshima, the art island, or perhaps Matsumoto's Ukiyo-e Museum. We can create your itinerary based around your preferences. Want to visit the Great Buddha, enjoy a garden tour, hunt for the best ramen, or hike a National Park in Hokkaido? Let us know your passion and we can build you a truly unique and memorable trip!

To request a customisable tour please fill out a form here.

 

Here's a time-saver

If you directly message one of the friendly guides in Tokyo, they will help you make a customized itinerary and give you a quotation for a personalized tour tailored to your needs!
Trust me: It’s a good idea to have a guide take care of you in Japan! 

 

Best Day trips in Japan

Do I Need a Private Tour Guide in Japan?

We offer the best day trips that will take you to all of the top spots in Japan. Best of all you see what you want to see! Our guides are at your disposal, ready to take you to view the sites you deem must-sees, while they're happy to provide suggestions based on your interests if you are unsure. Maybe escaping the neon lights of Tokyo to visit the sacred Mt Takao is more your style, with its range of hiking trails and mountain-top temple complex virtually untouched by foreign visitors. We have everything - all you have to do is ask.

  Request your custom tour now! 

Need help planning your trip to Japan ?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Japan, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Japan


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Recent Tour Reviews

“ 5 h Tokyo tour ”

Excellent
8 hours ago Traveler: Claudia -   Tour Guide: Yayoi

Yayoi entendió perfectamente nuestros intereses, nos brindó toda la información para llegar al punto de reunión y estuvo al pendiente de nuestras necesidades durante todo el recorrido. En 5 h nos brindó una faceta muy interesante de Tokyo, su español es perfecto. Pasamos un rato muy agradable con ella en la cuidad a la vez que nos explicaba a detalle cada sitio. ¡100% recomendable! Disfrutamos muc...
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“ Haneda pick up ”

Excellent
10 hours ago Traveler: Rod -   Tour Guide: EFG CARS Service

Driver was waiting for us on arrival at Haneda, v good service
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“ 6+ hours in Tokyo ”

Excellent
20 hours ago Traveler: Mariluz -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

My time in Tokyo with Toshi was very enjoyable. Toshi knows so much about the history of Japan and every little corner of the city. I asked her to visit specific sites and she delivered them beautifully. Toshi is graceful and calm which made for a very delightful day. Thank you, Toshi! I will be back!
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“ A perfect tour ”

Excellent
21 hours ago Traveler: Leslie -   Tour Guide: Toshihiro

Toshi San was so very nice, knowledgeable and worked so hard giving us an amazing overview of Tokyo. We would highly recommend. A member of our party had injured his leg and Toshihiro made adjustments for our friend’s comfort. In our experience, he provided exceptional value.
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“ Short transit trip around Samurai town and Naritasan temple: amazing guide, very helpful and knowlegeable ”

Excellent
1 day ago Traveler: Ajay -   Tour Guide: Hiroki

Our experience with Hiroki was simply amazing. He is very knowledgeable about history of the area and patiently and clearly answered all our questions. But most importantly, he is extremely courteous, considerate, prompt and resourceful (we were traveling w/ of 2.5 year old who was a bit riotous at times:-) partly due to jetlag and travel -- but Hiroki was simple amazing in helping us throughout ...
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“ Japan Reise ”

Excellent
1 day ago Traveler: Dieter -   Tour Guide: Rie

Rie hat uns die beiden Tage in Tokyo zu einem besonderen Erlebnis gemacht..Sie war gut vorbereitet, hilfsbereit und ihr Deutsch war sehr gut. Wir können sie nur empfehlen. KARIN und Dieter aus Garmisch/Pa im Oktober 2019
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