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Welcome to Japanese Home Tour

by Chiaki
(9) Reviews
4:30h $ 112


  • Visiting Japanese ordinary home and see detailed lifestyle.
  • Buying Japanese food in a grocery store and cooking lunch together.
  • Knowing about Japanese foods or “washoku” and traditional kimono.

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111.60 USD

People People
1 ~ 2 people 111.60 USD
3 ~ 4 people 148.80 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.04


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.

What to Expect

You will be able to experience ordinary life of the people in Japan, see many unique Japanese food, buy and cook your favorite ones.

Tour Details
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)

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4.8 (9) Reviews
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  • Visiting Japanese ordinary home and see detailed lifestyle.
  • Buying Japanese food in a grocery store and cooking lunch together.
  • Knowing about Japanese foods or “washoku” and traditional kimono.


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.

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.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Transportation fee (guide)
What‘s not included
Your transportation fee, The food you buy at grocery store
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel or anyplace in Tokyo
4:30 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 9 )
Davena Davena United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Loved our day with Chiaki! ”

I cannot say enough about Chiaki. She was prepared, ready for our full schedule, kind and made sure we had a great day. Without her assistance we would have had a very different experience in our first day. She was flexible with small changes we made and willing to offer suggestions as well. Highly recommend her!


Dear Davena, Thank you so much for your warm review! I was very happy to be with you and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. I found out that visiting Takeshita Street with active young ladies is a great pleasure! I hope you spend your time in Japan smoothly and happily and go back home safely. Wish I can see you in your future visit! Thank you again!

Michael Michael Viet Nam ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ An Excellent Day ”

It was a rainy day but Chiaki made it a great day. She was patient with my 2 young girls and took the time to explain many things to my 11 year old who asked a ton of questions. Chiaki was flexible and had a long list of possible things to do depending on the weather conditions. She was an excellent guide who I’d recommend to anyone.


Thank you Michael, for your wonderful comment! Although it was rainy, we had a great day and I enjoyed every moment with you and your beautiful family. Your daughters are so cute and active that they remind me my happy days traveling with young kids. I also had a great time talking with your wife. I hope you enjoy your long vacation in Japan and Canada and go back home safely. Thank you again!

Chowdhury Chowdhury United States
1 month ago

“ She was so caring ”

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Chiaki, she was very flexible and went above and beyond to fulfill my needs, she helped me with my belongings during my hotel to hotel transfer Which she was not assigned to. She is very trustworthy and an absolutely fabulous guide. I will hire her any day.


Thank you so much for your excellent review, Chowdhury! I really enjoyed the days with you. Even we couldn't see the summit of Mt. Fuji, we spent a beautiful day in Kawaguchiko area. The trees were so fresh and green. I hope you have a good rest at home and visit Tokyo again in the near future with your family. Thank you again and please take care!

Rachel Rachel Australia ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Best day in Tokyo ”

I honestly can't thank Chiaki enough! She met me at my hotel and greeted me with a big smile. She gave me a few options and we then embarked on our journey by foot. She was kind enough to show me how to buy train tickets and where to go to use them. I lost my ticket at one stage and she was super helpful. We went to temples, ate Takoyaki and Udon, went to a fish market, Sensoji temple, a viewing deck, akihabara and many in between places. Chiaki took me under her wing. She directed me and made me feel comfortable at all times, just like a bestfriend. She was informative, knew all the great places to go and was warm and kind. She even helped me sort a few things out at my hotel. It was hard to say goodbye because we had such a great day together. I will never forget your kindness Chiaki :)... read more


Thank you so much for your great review, Rachel! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a big pleasure for me to guide you. You are such a lovely person to be with. Yes, we ate delicious Japanese food and now we are the members of Takoyaki Ball Lover Club! Visiting a maid cafe in Akihabara was also fun. I hope you continue your trip to Osaka, Thailand and Singapore safely and smoothly. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. ARIGATOU GOZAIMASITA!

Kalani Kalani Sri Lanka ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago


We had an early start with Chiaki on April 13th, 2019 with Chiaki meeting us at our Hotel Lobby. A pleasant lady who took us around to see the sites of the old and the new parts of Tokyo. We explored the Sensoji Temple and market areas. Moved onto the Imperial palace where we explored the vast gardens and walked into modern Tokyo. Rikugien was off the beated track as i wanted to see this beautiful garden of poetry. Waka poets were inspired by this peaceful area. Chiaki seemed well versed in this area of poetry. Thank you Chiaki for showing us around and also the train system which we learned to master subsequently. Best wishes to you The Raux Family


Thank you Kalani, for your review! I’m glad to know that you had enjoyable time in Japan. Rikugien became the favorite Japanese Garden for me, too, because we talk about the world of Japanese poetry and had wonderful time together. I’m also happy that my tour was helpful for getting accustomed to the complicated train system. Hope to meet you again in Japan! Best wishes to you, too!

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