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.
I had a lovely relaxing afternoon with Chiaki; it was like spending time with a friend. Chiaki is so knowledgeable and helped me to navigate Tokyo. She arrives well prepared but is also happy to change the itinerary as you go along, I shall certainly book another tour with Chiaki when I am next in Tokyo. Highly recommend.
Dear Karen, thank you for your kind review! You must be going back to your lovely 400 year old home now. I hope you have safe and smooth trip and am looking forward to seeing you in Japan again, having good time exchanging interesting conversations about the business environment. Thank you again!
The tour with Chiaki was awesome! She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. I was completely overwhelmed by getting around by train in Tokyo and she completely taught me within an hour or so. After that I confidently could get anywhere in Tokyo. Would highly recommend booking a tour with Chiaki.
Konnichiwa Brooks! Arigato for your great review! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the transportation experience. I had many memorable moments with you, especially when you tried various Japanese food. It was fun because each time you told me you were excited. Arigato again and I hope you continue your trip safely and smoothly!
She was there on time and helped get acquainted with money exchange and transportation . Thoughtful about our needs!
Thank you Susan, for your warm comment! I’m happy to guide such a wonderful couple like you. I hope you to enjoy the stay in Japan and will do my best for it. Looking forward to seeing you today!
Chiaki made my first visit to Tokyo the best it could be. She catered to whatever I wanted to do and it was like exploring a new city with a knowledgeable friend. I highly recommend her!
Dear Yasmin, thank you for your warm review! It was my pleasure to guide you and I felt like we’ve known each other long. We had a pleasant chat about everything! I’m looking forward to your next visit. Thank you again!
Chiaki made our Tokyo experience the best! She was very accommodating to our interests and making the most out of our time. We had a great day with her! Thank you Chiaki, we had so much fun spending time with you!
Arigato Mayumi-san! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo in spite of the typhoon. Now I’m proud of myself when I wear the T-shirt because l feel l’m the one in your group. Thank you and say hello to Miju-san, Slider and Gohan!