Looking for a guide to explore local food and drink? You came to the right place！
In addition to being an English & Spanish guide, I am a certified Wine Sommelier and knowledgeable about Japanese Sake. I can take you to traditional Japanese Izakaya style restaurants where you can enjoy variety of Japanese Food and drinks. I am available after 6:00PM at weekdays and after 5:00PM at weekends.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshi.
Please tell me what kind of Japanese food and drinks you like or interested in, your experience with Japanese Foods, cost range etc., I can guide you to the appropriate restaurants that match your style. It's the world beyond Sushi.
When I was in foreign countries and not knowing what to eat and where to go, I often felt I was wasting my time. I can cater to those business people who are feeling same way.
On weekdays, I can be available after 6:00PM, on weekends 5:00PM onward.
Guide fee and hotel Pick up.
Transportation fee for you to and from the hotel to restaurants
Foods and drinking fee for guide if you want guide to join you
Please contact first to see if I am available.
You have to let me know your preference and restriction of food (vegetarian, allergy, religious restrictions etc.)
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.
Toshi worked hard on my itinerary and was adaptable to last minute changes which was wonderful Unfortunately I met a couple on our cruise which ended in Tokyo who wanted to join us touring Tokyo. It was my mistake to allow this. Toshi did his best to accommodate them. They offered me no money to pay Toshi. They turned out to be an annoyance. Once they left we all relaxed and had a wonderful time. Toshi did his best to accommodate them even though they were NOT his responsibility. I will definitely recommend Toshi to any friends traveling to Tokyo
Marylin Thank you very much for your comments. It was, as you say, very difficult for both of us to accommodate people who had different spectrum of values and set of morals. But these things happen in our life. At least we managed have a good time after they left us. That was a bright side, wasn't ? If you were happy, I am happy. (PS) Let's forget about that couple. We probably will not see them and they probably will not send any messages. They are gone!
Very nice person, very knowledgeable, very interesting. The entire day was just a wonderful experience.
Joseph and Anne Thank you very much for nice review and overwhelming gift at the end. I enjoyed very much your company and I hope our road will cross some time in the future. Hope you survive the Typhoon...
My husband and I had a lovely day with Toshi touring around Tokyo. We had been to Tokyo once before and Toshi took notes on where we had been and brought us to all new places. From shrines to temples, gardens and museums, it was a great day. At the end of the day, Toshi introduced us to and joined us at the most authentic Japanese restaurant in an old house - no signage or anything.. never would have found it without him. It was fabulous!! Apart from just being a tour guide, Toshi is very insightful and knowledgeable about a huge variety of different topics. Very easy and enjoyable to talk to! Thanks Toshi!! We hope to be back!
It was indeed a fun day for me too. Thanks for being a good client for me too. When you come back again, please let me know a little in advance. I will prepare an even better course for you including some toward some neighboring cities like Nikko and Kamakura. Hope to see you soon.
We have one day with Toshi He is plenty of knowledge, timely, to the point. We been able to cover all the points of interest and more. Will recommend without reservations
Leo Thank you very much for your nice comments. I enjoyed every piece of conversation with you. Please come back to purchase Japanese Sward which you showed interests whenever you can.
We had a wonderful time!! The restaurant and dinner arranged by Toshi was the best we had during our trip. When we go again we will for sure make arrangements with Toshi and this time for more restaurants as well as other tours
Felix Thank you very much for your nice comments. I myself enjoyed conversation with you and your wife. I would be happy if you come back again to Japan and if I can take you to other fine gourmet restaurants in Tokyo, as there are many. Your stay this time was a very short one. Japan offers a lot more to see and enjoy. Hope to see you again.