This is a tour to visit Japanese gardens of your taste with an expert.
With my background as a landscape designer, and personal experience to have visited more than 100 gardens all over the world, I can create a special itinerary of your best interests, season and access. I am also happy to make your dream 'Things to do in Japanese Garden' come true!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.
・hotel pick up
・pdf of customized itinerary before trip and printed version of itinerary with explanation about Japanese gardens of the day.
・entrance fee (depends on which garden to visit)
・transportation fee (train & taxi, for you and guide)
・fee for optional activity such as wearing kimono, or tea ceremony
For a customized tour, I recommend you to book in at least 2 weeks advance for the best preparation. However, if you already are in Tokyo, please just message me. I will see what I can do.
・In average, 2-3 gardens will be maximum for 8 hours tour. If you want to do other activities, even 1 gareen can make your day if you visit with me!
・It will be very hot in July & August. I recommend you to use taxi as much as possible from nearest stations to save our energy to stroll gardens.
The average cost for a taxi ride (maximum 4 person) in central Tokyo: 420 yen for the first 1 km ride + 80 yen per extra 235 m ride.
・If the weather condition became bad during tour, I will replace garden with indoor activities with your consensus.
・The tour will be cancelled if a thunder storm or other heavy rain including typhoon are predicted.
・Please wear comfortable shoes, sun-glass, sun-parasol, or hat and prepare an waterproof jacket in case it rains. read more
Yes, all itinerary will be customized for your needs. I can make a plan to visit as many garden as possible, or admire maximum of a garden with extra activities.
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.
Kaori is very nice and lovely person. I booked 4 hours tour to Tokyo Skytree and around Asakusa area. We arrived in the evening time. Unfortunately, it was raining all day in Tokyo. When we entered Tokyo Skytree, we couldn't see anything from above :(. Kaori brought us to Senso-ji temple and we had dinner in a very nice restaurant. Kaori has a good knowledge in Japan history. If I go to Tokyo again next time, I will book definitely book her!!
Stop looking for guides now this is your perfect guide!!! Kaori was fantastic, she took our family of five to all the places and more that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Kaori is so knowledgeable and kind. She helped us with everything!!! Train tickets, our future travel plans , luggage delivery etc. We want to come back and do more sight seeing with Kaori . We can’t thank her enough.
First, we cannot thank Kaori enough for going out of her way (literally) in making such an AMAZING customized day for us. She exceeded all of our expectations at every level – communication, prepared visual images, knowledge of Japan’s history, culture, and intense subway system. Likewise, she was an incredibly nice and humble person who made us laugh and feel right at home in an enormous city we hadn’t been to before. If she is available do not hesitate to experience Tokyo or anywhere with her!!! We now have memories that will cherish for a lifetime and a new friend because of Kaori. We can’t thank her enough for gifting us such a special and unique day. Stop your search and BOOK KAORI NOW!!! I promise you won’t regret it.