Best tour to discover the highlights of Tokyo.You can also arrange your destinations if there are some places you would like to visit. Please let me know your interests!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Maru.
We can visit some of the most popular tourist destination.
As this plan includes historical areas and fashionable districts, you can enjoy not only Japanese historical atmosphere but also trendy sense.
I can also arrange the places to visit as you want. Pls let me know where you want to visit or what kind activities you’d like to try!
Since I am a certified Japanese language teacher, you can also learn Japanese while drinking coffee or walking.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
Transportation fee ( you and guide) (apx. 1500 JPY) lunch( apx. 500-2000 JPY)
I changed my name from Ai to Maru. Please call Maru now. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Japan!
☆Please ask me my availability before you book my tours. Thank you.☆
☆To Hakone, Kamakura, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita, I need to ask you to cover the transportation fee. Please contact me before booking.
☆The inner market of Tsukiji Market is scheduled to close on October 6, 2018 and move to a new site in Toyosu where it will reopen as Toyosu Market on October 11. For tourists, the inner market will become inaccessible after September 29, while viewings of the tuna autions will already end on September 15. Tsukiji's outer market will remain in business beyond October 2018. We visit outer market in this tour.
☆We might not be able to go all of places depending on how long you would like to stay in one place. However, I try to do my best for you to have a great time in Tokyo.
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 was interested in seeing local sites and exploring Kamakura's ancient history while hiking through the area, but I don't speak Japanese. Hiring a local tour guide was a must. I checked a lot of guide user profiles and felt Maru was a good match based on my interests. She was incredibly knowledgable and friendly. She arranged a tour to see exactly what I asked in the timetable I had available. Even better, she was able to make it easy to enjoy the day. The best part was her flexibility. She asked what I was interested in and made that happen. I am not someone who enjoys shopping. I've had so many tour guides in the past who will stop at a shop and just say, "Ok, I'll be back in a hour, go shopping now." Maru asked me if I wanted to go shopping or buy souvenirs. I said that wasn't my thing... read more
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, Steven! I always make it a point to create customized tour for my clients depending on their personality. I am really pleased you enjoyed your experience in Kamakura. We walked a lot visiting some temples and shrines, enjoyed Kamakura’s specialty, Shirasu Don for lunch. Thank you for the wonderful day! I’d be glad if I could guide you in Tokyo or other cities next time! Please have great business meetings in Tokyo! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. 🎈 Maru
She was extremely personable and very knowledgeable on the areas we wanted to visit (including ease of getting around on the train/subway system). We felt like we’d known her for much longer than just having met that morning. She met us at the train station nearest Tokyo Disney and we took public transportation to see the main Olympic stadium, then to Meiji Jingu, and finally to Shibuya where we walked the “Scramble” and then off to a cat cafe and to the American chain restaurant “Outback Steakhouse”. Had a wonderful time and would definitely hire her again! Thanks Maru 😁
Thank you for the wonderful review for me, Dan! I felt exactly the same way when I saw you at the station. You and Camille had big smiles and I had a feeling I am going to enjoy very much spending half a day with you. We visited some places in the west side of Tokyo and I believe you understand how lively this part of Tokyo is like. I hope I will be able to guide you to the east part of Tokyo or other places next time. Thank you so much again!
I reached out to Maru with a request for a day trip to Osaka from Tokyo. She put together a great itinerary and even got us back into Tokyo a little early. Maru has a warm personality and likes to have fun. She knows a lot about the history of Japan and historical locations. I highly recommend booking her for any of your guide/travel needs while in Japan.
Thank you so much for taking your time to give me a wonderful review, Brian! Your tour broke my record for a longest tour hour! We had a long travel yesterday and I enjoyed spending the day with you. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo. I’d definitely go to the restaurant you work for soon! Maru
I just asked my daughters what they thought of the tour Ai tailored for their one day Tokyo tour, and they said “very, very, very, very good!” Ai did a great job of organising things we wanted to do, and that we wouldn’t have been able to organise ourselves prior. Her Command of the English language is excellent, and she was incredibly thoughtful and organised. A lovely person to spend the day with. Thanks Ai for making out Tokyo trip so memorable.
Dear Belinda, thank you very much for your comment! All of your family looked very gorgeous in Kimono and their manners during tea ceremony lesson were so beautiful! I was very happy to serve you as a guide. I won’t forget all of your smiles! I wish you all the best for your new job. Please take care and hope I can see you again! Ai
Ai-San was brilliant. We are a family, with 3 kids under 12. She was so lovely, patient, knowledgeable and the kids loved her. Ai-San introduced us to Tokyo and gave us the confidence to explore the city on our own. We highly recommend Ai-San.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review for me, Vanessa! I loved your 3 children a lot, too. Each child has their own charms and very adorable 😍 Hope you found the seats soon at the sushi restaurant after our tour and also hope you enjoyed powder-snow skiing at Tomamu resort. ❄️ Thank you again for coming to Japan. Ai