Recommended for those who want to make the best of your limited days in Tokyo!
First, choose 1 or 2 places from the selection list in ‘Highlights,’ and let me know your requests.
Then I will suggest the best itinerary especially for you.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Tomoko.
・Your limited days will be more satisfying and memorable.
・You will feel safer and more comfortable
It is fun if the destinations are on your list of choices. However, it is sometimes difficult to get what you expect just by yourself when you are abroad and not acquainted with the place.
Give me some clues and I will make a special itinerary for you.
I will take many factors into account, such as your interests, comfort, safety, weather, season, and transportation convenience.
■ guide fee
■ hotel pick-up
■ transportation fee (you and guide): about 1,000 yen / person
■ admission fee if needed
★★★From December 1st to 10th, 2019, Tomoko is away from Tokyo traveling in Italy. So, although she loves your messagers, she might not be as responsive as usual during this period. Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. ☺️★★★
★★Kamakura Hiking tour is now temporarily unavailable due to the damaged pathways caused by the typhoons hitting the area in September & October, 2019.
★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.
★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.
★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.
☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.
※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.
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.
We had an enjoyable and informative full day Kamakura tour (ex-Tokyo) with Tomoko. She has excellent English and extensive knowledge. We enjoyed her company and we highly recommend her as an excellent reliable guide.
Thank you for posting such a nice review, Margaret! Yes, we were blessed with perfect autumn weather and enjoyed the ancient temple with its beautiful bamboo garden and the shrine with many adorable Japanese children in kimono for their celebration, and of course, the Great Buddha and its nearby Jodo temple. I’m sure you enjoyed the rest of the stay in Japan. Thank you again, Margaret and Brian 😊
Tomoko communicated with us before we arrived and as soon as we arrived in Japan. She created a detailed itinerary based on our interests. Everyday she gave us a recap of what, where and when we did that day, plus a plethora of pictures she had taken of us. It would have been very difficult to navigate the train schedules and stations as newcomers. We feel that we saw twice as much with the help of Tomoko, than if we had gone alone. Tomoko brought us to some awesome local restaurants where we were the only tourists. The food was excellent and the owners very welcoming. Tomoko is a wealth of knowledge and has years of experience as a guide and teacher. We wanted to visit areas that were not normal tourist stops, so she walked with us through back roads and educated us on the Japan... read more
Thank you for your great review, Mark. I really enjoyed guiding you and your daughter. As you both are interested in history and great walkers, we covered more than usual such as Sugimotodera temple, the oldest one in Kamakura. Your inquiries on not just about history but current issues inspired me a lot. Next time you come to Japan, I will definitely take you to the Tempra restaurant again for dinner 😊 My best regards to you, your adorable girl, Ella, and all your family. Thank you again!
Tomoko was punctual. She was organised and planned a great day for us! We were able to see and get a lot done! She took us to the Hakone Shrine, the boat cruise and the volcanic beds. She even gave a lot of advice on what food and souvenirs to get. Would greatly recommend her service to anyone who is travelling to Hakone area.
Thank you for your great review, Teng-san. We were blessed with perfect weather with clear air and shared a lot of beautiful sights of Hakone, Mt. Fuji, and Sagami Bay, which is not always the case. I won’t forget the fun conversation I had with your smart, lovely, inquisitive daughter, Sophie. Best wishes to you and your family. Thank you again. 😊
Tomoko made the trip wonderful. She was helpful even beforehand. Prompt in her replies no matter the time zone or even on weekends. Her service was excellent. She also had back up plans in case weather etc created issues. She was organized and informative. Ask for her to guide you!
Thank you for letting me join part of your special family trip to Japan, and for the great review, Chris! I really enjoyed showing you around Tokyo before your cruise and seeing you again at Yokohama port after the cruise to take you to Kamakura before your flight. The adorable children we saw at Meiji shrine wearing Kimono for their special occasion, the beautiful chrysanthemum flowers in Shinjuku Gyoen, Great Buddha, the beautiful view from Hasedera, and finally, the view of Mt. Fuji… I'll never forget the fun moments shared with you all. Best wishes to you, Kim, Phyllis, Gary, and all of your family.😊
We highly recommend Tomoko. Her organized and yet flexible approach to planning and leading our 1/2 day experience with her made it one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. Every person in our group of 5 wished we had been able to spend more time with her. Despite our limited time, we did not feel rushed as she helped us make the most of each site, pointing out and explaining specific and unique historic as well as cultural details we might otherwise have missed. She shared lots of information, including photos and other visual information before and after the tour. Tomoko’s genuine interest in other people, her knowledge and enthusiasm for historic and current aspects of Japanese culture AND her sense of humor made her made her an excellent guide for our group.
Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review, Susan. Yes, I also wished that we could spend more time together! Even though our time was limited, I appreciated it that you clarified what you had done already, where you would visit later, your major interest and what you would not be able to miss before the tour and even during the tour. It’s amazing that we DID cover all those venues without rush, such as Kanda Myojin, Origami Center, Yushima Tenjin, Yanaka, and part of Tokyo National Museum in only 5 hours while enjoying the local Italian restaurant. Thank you again for sharing fun time with you and your great company, Bill, Anne, Pam and Addison. Best wishes! 😊