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Japanese Culture Experience At Kahoko's Home

(124) Reviews
4h $ 107 per person


  • Guide's Home
  • Tonogayato Garden

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106.80 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up.
$ 35.60
Kimono upgrading.
$ 26.70

What to Expect

・Enjoy Traditional Boxed lunch or casual style sushi ,Temakizushi .
・Try Japanese Casual style Kimono
・Taste Japanese Green tea and Sweets
・Take a walk to the beautiful Japanese garden nearby

In this course , you can enjoy various Japanese culture in an at-home atmosphere .
As for lunch , you can put variety of dishes into a traditional style lunch box by yourself .
Then , it's time to enjoy the boxed lunch served with miso soup and rice . If you have any allergy , please tell me when you book . For sushi lover, You can enjoy at home style Temakizushi instead of
boxed lunch. It's easy to make but good to eat with no technique. It'll be served with miso soup as
well as boxed lunch.
After the lunch , you can try casual style Kimono .You'll definitely find an exotic yourself .
Now you'll taste Japanese sweets and green tea prepared by authentic way .
After you master how to drink green tea , let's go for a walk in Kimono .
You'll take a walk nearby beautiful Japanese garden , "Tonogayato Teien " .
There are seasonal flowers , blossoms , bamboo grove , clear stream and so on .
It'll take you only 30 minutes to walk around , still you can appreciate its beauty and tranquillity .
Of course , there are so many scenic points to take pictures .
I'm sure you can get the best shot there .
After changing clothes , I'll take you to the Kokubunji Station .

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  • Guide's Home
  • Tonogayato Garden


What‘s included
guide fee , lunch , green tea , sweets , Tonogayato teien fee , Kimono fee
What‘s not included
Meeting Point
JR Chuo line Kokubunji Station ( 25 minutes from Shinjuku )
Ending Point
JR Chuo line Kokubunji Station ( 25 minutes from Shinjuku )
4 hours
Starting time
11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't want to wear a Kimono. Is there any discount ?

Yes , I'll discount you 4,000 yen / person .

Halal food available ?

I'm afraid, I can't .
I'm still learning it, sorry .

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 124 )
REBECA REBECA Brazil ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Unforgetable days with a special guide!!! ”

We were very pleased to have Kahoko as our guide. She managed to balance our day and a half tour in a very agreable way. We strongly recommend her services Rebeca and Albert Lisbona


Thank you very much for a kind review! I really had a great time with two of you. After busy and tough two days, you must have kind of relaxing time. Anyway, you know how to enjoy the time wherever you are, I believe. I hope your anniversary tour be a memorable and exciting one. Please come back to Tokyo again! Take care.

Kelly Kelly United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Kahoko ”

We had an amazing time touring Tokyo with Kahoko. My husband, three children and I were at the end of our holiday when we met with Kahoko. The kids were exhausted and tired of sight-seeing. Kahoko was incredibly patient and creative with our itinerary. We visited beautiful Naka Meguru, Yanaka, Shibuya and Shinjuku. These were areas we had left to discover. She helped select fabulous restaurants and searched tirelessly for peach candy for my children. She was patient, professional, punctual, interesting, happy and lovely to be around. I would highly recommend hiring Kahoko if you are going to Tokyo.


Thank you for the sweetest review ! I really appreciate it that you were so cooperative and cheerfull even though you must have been totally exhausted with long travel over Japan. By now, I believe you are relaxing at home. Still, unlike other family members, their mom or wife is getting busy from the moment back home . Though I know you are an incredibly capable and energetic lady, I hope you take a good rest and best care of yourself. By the way,you and Craig are making such a terrific couple! Please stay sweet, cool and fit as you are now . I am looking forward to seeing you again !

Naomi Naomi United Kingdom ( Solo )
4 weeks ago

“ Excellent Day Out - Amazing Japanese Home Experience ”

Super easy to book and confirm. Kahoko was flexible in terms of the timing of the experience which was much appreciated. She met me wearing a Kimono at the station (!) and I was driven to her house a few minutes away. Such a lovely welcoming family, met both her husband and daughter. Felt right at home, whilst she prepared lunch for all of us! Then we had an amazing Bento-box style lunch, she even prepared without seafood especially for me. So anyone with allergies would be fully catered for. After a delicious lunch, got dressed up in a beautiful summer Kimono/Yukata, I felt like I was getting married or being prepared for a photo shoot - which I was! Once I was fully ready...I was driven off to a local Japanese garden for photos! Afterwards Kahoko prepared an amazing Japanese tea ceremon... read more


Thank you very much for the sweetest review ! We. my husband and daughter, had such a lovely time with a beautiful young lady from the UK. We could know many of up‐to‐date interesting things about your country especially London. Personally , I really enjoyed the stories about your family. Families , in any countries, have similar stories , I thought : new and old, darling but a little annoying. Also you looked beautiful in kimono ! I will put your picture in my front page of the tour as you allowed. I hope you will come back to Tokyo again. I am looking forward to it. Thank you again and Take care.

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Engaging and Professional Even During Record Heat! ”

Kahoko was wonderful and I highly recommend her services. We will use her again without question. I was traveling with 4 teenagers and she easily modified our tour between the old and new, culture and shopping, all while educating us along the way. She was sweet, funny, forever smiling, and knowledgeable and her English skills were excellent. We learned to use the trains efficiently, not run afoul of Japanese customs, and enjoy very local meals. I have traveled to Japan extensively during my career and was still happy to see Japan through her eyes. An engaging personality that we all thoroughly enjoyed being around. Thank you Kahoko!


Thank you very much for a sweet review ! After an excursion to Hakone, you must have had a little relaxing time by yourselves. Even though our tour was under a sweltering condition , I had such a pleasant time whole through the tour thanks to your walm and cooperative attitude. Also I can tell you are a very fortunate father to have a pair of wonderful children . Seeing your casual interactions made me happy because I could see real mutual affection there. I hope you will enjoy your rest of tour safely and happily. Thank you again and take care !

Ursula Ursula United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Wonderful experience with Kahoko! Highly recommend! ”

My granddaughter and I have now returned to the US after a wonderful trip to Tokyo! We saw so much, learned so much, and had a totally wonderful adventure, and Kahoko was a major contributor to this wonderful experience for the two of us. Her willingness to share information about everyday life and Japanese culture as well as recommendations for activities and the best local logistics were incredibly helpful. And the sushi experience and tea ceremony at her home were highlights of our trip. Kahoko was a pleasure to be with in every way!


Thank you very much for your time and trouble again. I had such a great time with you ! You were totally open to our culture, food ,and people. I remember you were enjoying conversation with a Japanese man in a Metro station . I believe your open-minded attitude gives your relatives or friends a lot of good influence . Even to me ! I'd like to follow you myself when I become someone's grandmother , who is positive, tough and tolerant. I hope you come back to Tokyo again with other grandchildren as you have plenty. Thank you again and take care.

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