Tired of popular tourist spots and like to see the real life of people in Japan? Visit my home! I live in the suburban area of Tokyo which takes about 50 min. from Tokyo station (20 min. train and 15 min bus ride). You can buy your favorite food at a grocery store near the station and cook lunch together in my kitchen.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Chiaki.
You will be able to experience ordinary life of the people in Japan, see many unique Japanese food, buy and cook your favorite ones.
1. Pick up at your hotel (if you stay in central area of Tokyo or Chiba).
2. Ride train to Ichikawa station.
3. Enjoy 360’ view from 45th floor of viewing deck next to the station (admission free).
4. Buy local food for lunch at grocery store next to the station.
5. Ride local bus to my apartment (15 min).
6. Cook lunch together and eat.
7. Try samples of Japanese dashi (soup stock of fish and seaweed) to know Japanese style dishes , kimono try-on, etc.
8. Back to the hotel or another place.
Example of the places I can take you at the end of the tour, approximate time and transportation fee are:
-Ginza (50 min. 700 yen)
-Ryogoku Kokugikan or Edo-Tokyo museum (40 min. 500 yen)
-Akihabara (45 min. 500 yen)
-Ueno (50 min. 550 yen)
-Shinjuku (one hour, 650 yen)
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Transportation fee (guide)
Your transportation fee, The food you buy at grocery store
If you stay in the central area of Tokyo or Chiba, I will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or anyplace you like.
We will take public transportation and walk a lot so please wear comfortable shoes.
Please let me know if you have any food allergies or anything you prefer not to have at the time of booking.
Please take off your shoes when you enter my home. In Japan, we take off shoes at the entrance.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Very open, friendly and helpful lady. Perfekt start for Nippon.
Thank you for your review, Wolf! I had wonderful time with you and Ana, and hope you will be back home safe and sound. Arigato and see you again!
We had a blast and learned a lot about Tokyo and the japanese culture in such a lovely way. We enjoyed the time with Chiaki, every single minute! She was very helpful with recommendations on museums and interesting spots. Arigato gosaimasu, Chiaki-san!
Thank you Carmen-san, for your great review! It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed talking about the similarities and differences between two countries, Germany and Japan. I hope you enjoy your time in Japan. Please let me know anything I can do. Arigato Gozaimasu!
Chiaki was an excellent guide, tailoring a programme of sightseeing around the time we had available. We saw a huge amount in a limited time thanks to Chiaki and would highly recommend her.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Theresa. Although we had short tour for about six hours, we had beautiful day and a fun time. I hope you will have great success in your business and visit Japan again in the near future. Best wishes to you, Julian and Gloria!
Chiaki was very gracious and flexible and made our short time valuable. Enjoyed the market, walks and the lunch.
Dear Craig-san and Barbara-san, thank you for your review! Your visit was really short and I still have many places to show you in Tokyo. So I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to see you! Thank you again and please take care!
Arigato Chiaki-san! We had such an amazing time these two days with Chiaki-san. She was a perfect guide and we loved spending time with here and enjoyed the various locations that she took us to. She provided us with a detailed schedule and also gave us perfect directions to get from Haneda airport to our Asakusa hotel. She knew all the in-and-outs of the public transport to shortcuts to costs. She was always on time and ensured we spent ample time at our sightseeing spots. At the same time, she was cognizant of the time. Both our daughters immediately gelled with her. She was caring and she became part of our family in those two days. She also took us to various food spots and it was all delicious. It was a great experience and we are so glad and honored that we met Chiaki-san and spent t... read more
Arigato Mahesh-san, for your warm and detailed review! I’m honored and happy that I was selected to be your guide and family member in Japan. Your two girls are lovely just like their names “shining stars” and I enjoyed being with them. I miss all of you! Arigato for the happy two days. I'm looking for the next opportunity to see you again!