If you are a fan of "Japanese Arts and Antiques" and really want to go around shop for quality items or steals and find bargains, I can show you around the town and visit shops together and act as mediator and negotiator / interpreter on your behalf. I can serve as your knowledgeable personal concierge or shopping assistant and also as professional adviser for your intended purchases.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Ikki.
With my rich experience in exporting and curating Japanese arts and antiques over the years, I have an extensive knowledge of suppliers and shops ready to offer great items and collection of old things which you are interested in collecting or finding more about. I can help you visit many galleries, shops and flea markets and hunt for those holy grail items that you have been dying to buy and collect.
I specialize in Japanese swords, armors, samurai-related items, furnitures, Buddhist and Buddha Statues, interior folk / mingei items and many more. I can help you by giving advise regarding many things you are interested in buying and guide you as well as we sift thru stores and shops together.
Japanese Arts and Antiques together is considered a very niche market and a lot of top collectors really put their bets on them not only as form of top and stable investments but also as an inspiration of simple beauty and function combined at its best backed by the rich and unique Japanese culture.
With regards to this tour, I offer a total package of ( Consulting + Negotiating + Logistics ) which means you can concentrate and shopping and I can assist in handling your purchases and help you bring them home as well. Furthermore, I can help you with the logistics of sending out big items to back to your country if you happen to buy many items for your interior and design needs.
If you need a guy to depend on in this niche market and you are going on a treasure-hunt "Pickers" style adventure, then I am the only guy around who can do that for you.
I love Japanese arts, antiques and anything vintage for that matter and I consider being surrounded with them as my life and happiness.
Guide and Accompany fee only.
Public Transportation, Food during break time and other expenses are not included in the original set of fees. If I am going to pick you up at your hotel directly, that would be 3,000 yen.
Lunch is around 1500 per person. If we are going around using public transportation such as trains, probably we would spend about 1000-1500 yen within Tokyo.
Basically, I run my own schedule and time and you can freely consult with me regarding your plan/s or trip. We can discuss it and always have extra activities as options on hand as well. I can handle up to 10 people and can help arrange for your transportation, logistics and everything else needed to make your trip memorable.
Regarding location limitations, I can always accompany you everywhere you want around Japan as long as you shoulder the transportation, lodging and other expenses and cover for the time for me to meet you and return to my home. I don't set any restrictions as long you can include those costs in your budget. I am more than willing to accompany and guide you wherever you want.
The rates I have provided here are just for my basic services, costs such as lodging, hotel, food, and entrance fees and such shall be borne by the hiring party. I understand that there is a basic round-trip transportation fee charged to the client but if it is shouldered and the time is covered as part of the job, I can always be on the go anywhere within Japan.
We have to discuss the dates so we can check on the schedules of the flea markets or other factors regarding whether the shop/s you are interested to visit is/are open.
Just in case, let me know what you specifically want to buy and look and I can give you a tailored plan and suggestions on which places and shops to visit and when.
There will times that you may want to buy large items impossible to carry back to your hotel, in that case, I can help you with directly shipping the item/s to your final destination or country. Please do not worry as I can always give sound advice regarding logistics and such.
Please bring enough cash as some stores or shops may not be able to accept credit cards or some types of credits cards. There might be some downtime for credit card terminals in rare instances so please kindly be prepared with other payment options as well. It is always great to be prepared with some amount of cash since most antique shops do not really accept credit cards on the spot. read more
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.