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Japanese Culture Experience At Kahoko's Home

(140) Reviews
4h $ 106 per person


  • Guide's Home
  • Tonogayato Garden

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105.60 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up.
$ 35.20
Kimono upgrading.
$ 26.40

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 ( 140 )
Nicole Nicole France ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Introducing an absolutely splendid guide - ”

Kahoko was our guide for a 7 hour personalized walking tour of Tokyo in late November. We recommend her unconditionally as an outstanding, highly qualified and gracious professional with very strong language and communication skills. If we had more time, we would have welcomed adding 2 or more days. She was available online to help us design the day before we arrived, and was very responsive throughout the day as new ideas arose for visits. She is extremely knowledgeable on many fronts. She can speak thoughtfully and authoritatively about cultural and historical matters, art and architecture, social and demographic matters and probably much more than we could address in a long day (which measured 20,000+ steps on her “fitbit.”) She kindly addressed and assisted us on many practical qu... read more


Thank you very much for the warm and thoughtful review! It was highly encouraging for me. I had a great time with two of you. You are real cosmopolitans with fair and broad perspectives. I was able to learn so many things from you even in casual conversations. That gave me another motivation to keep studying. I wish I could have spent more time with you. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am here and waiting for you! Thank you again and take care!

Lara Lara Australia ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Perfect! Thank you Kahoko!! ”

We spent about 3-4 hours with Kahoko as she took us on a tour through Mt. Takao. My friend and I were really impressed by Kahoko’s helpfulness and kindness and we felt really well looked after! We were blessed with great weather and saw Mt.Fuji, and we we able to have soba noodles together (very delicious!) Kahoko also gave us good advice as to places to visit around Japan (esp. Tokyo). It was a really good experience to learn about the details of the culture involved at the mountain as well as enjoy the sights without worrying too much as to which route to take and which restaurant to eat at! We are very very grateful :)


Thank you very much for the sweet review ! I had such a wonderful time with lovely young ladies like two of you. Thanks to you, the weather was great and we were able to see beautiful Mt Fuji. That was the best one I had ever seen from there. You are moving to Kyoto of the best season ,aren't you? I envy you from bottom of my heart. Please enjoy every moment there. Thank you and take care!

Kim Kim Bahamas ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Awesome guide, fantastic time! Highly recommended! ”

Awesome guide, fantastic time! Highly recommended!


Thank you for the kind review! I had such a great time with you! I will never forget that record-making tour: kind of hectic but smooth and full of contents. I just hope you'll come back to Tokyo with more time. Thank you again and take care!

Colin Colin Australia ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Fabulous time on Mt Takeo ”

Kahoko met us at the train station and led us through the crowds to the shortest line to the mountain mid point. Throughout the day she was careful to ensure we were seeing and understanding all that was before us. Kahoko arranged the most amazing lunch at the Buddhist temple. Note that three months notice is needed for this treat. It is booked well in advance by people in the know. Kahoko showed us the best photo points and explained each point of interest. She then guided us down and onto our best train connection to our hotel once back in Tokyo. Highly recommended.


Thank you for a quick and kind review! I had a great time with you even though the place was quite crowded. Mt Fuji was beautiful to my relief, and even more, your happy faces seeing the mountain made me warm. Thanks to you, I was able to tast authentic monk's vegetarian meal. That inspired me a lot.Today is also a beautiful day. I hope you'll have a wonderful day. Please come back to Tokyo some day soon!

Reenu Reenu United States ( Friends )
3 weeks ago

“ Awesome half day tour of Kamakura! ”

I had a half day tour of Kamakura with Kahoko and it was awesome! From the very beginning Kahoko was very responsive and focused on meeting my needs as far what I wanted to see in Kamakura in a short period of time. The day of the tour Kahoko emailed/messaged me when she arrived and she was 5 minutes early! So I was really impressed with her timeliness. She was fun to talk to and provided good information on the sites we visited. As a solo female traveler I felt very comfortable from the beginning to travel with Kahoko outside of Tokyo for the day. I wouldn't have been able to navigate Kamakura as well on my own and Kahoko really made it all very seamless from beginning to end. She also made it a memorable, fun and easy going day for me and she suggested other places in Tokyo/Japan I shoul... read more


Thank you for the kind review! The Kamakura tour with you was a memorable one for me even though I have been there so many times. Quiet and serene atmosphere of early in the morning was totally new for me. Thanks to you, we made a record-making ,time- limited , but full of contents tour. I was able to learn so many things from it. You're such an energetic and capable lady. I could see you never gave up to achieve your goal. Go for that for anything . I hope you come back to Tokyo some day soon. Thank you again and take care!

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