Tokyo is a city visitors never tire of exploring. There are numerous attractive places and things to do. We'll go around the city on foot and by the world’s most punctual public transportation, visiting bustling areas and tranquil sites, viewing cityscapes, seeking traces of feudal ages and getting in touch with cultural aspects - located on the main and back streets – like Tokyoites do.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Aki.
guide fee, hotel pick-up (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)
transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals
I can guide you in Okinawa and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.
This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 5,000 to 8,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you watch a live event and visit a museum, the total cost comes to 6,000 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: 1,000 JPY
- lunch: 2,000 JPY
- watching a live event: 2,000 JPY (Kabuki single-act)
- admission fee to a museum: 1,000 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.
We use public transport systems. The total cost is about 1,000 to 2,000 JPY per person in one day.
I recommend purchasing a discount ticket for one day tour at stations. The following are our options.
Common One-day Ticket for Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro
- Valid on all subway lines in Tokyo, costing 1,000/500 JPY per adult/child.
Tokyo 1-Day Ticket
- Unlimited rides on JR and subway lines in Tokyo, costing 1,590/800 JPY per adult/child.
There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A lunch in a Cafe: 1,500 to 2,500 JPY
- A Ramen and a noodle shop: 1,000 JPY approximately
The prices vary according to a museum and facility, for example,
The Tokyo National Museum - 620/410 JPY per adult/student
Nezu Museum - 1,100/800 JPY per adult/student
Tokyo City View(Observation Deck) - 1,800/1,200/600 JPY per adult/student/child
The costs vary according to an activity, for example,
Watching Kabuki - 1,000 to 2,000 JPY for single-act tickets
Singing at a Karaoke Box - 1,000 to 1,500 JPY per one hour and person
Soaking in hot-spring baths - At Oedo Onsen Monogatari, 2,612/1,058 JPY per adult/child on weekdays
Cruise on a river and Tokyo Bay – 1,260/630 JPY per adult/child from Odaiba to Asakusa
Some activities are not always held everyday and some require a reservation.
So, please confirm to me the schedule in advance.
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Harajuku area by train.
In Harajuku area, we visit Meiji Jingu Shrine located in the peace and calm forest.
You can learn Shinto, Japan's native religion, while walking in the spacious grounds.
We stroll in the vicinity such as Takeshita-dori Street - teen's fashion street, Omote-sando Street - a cutting-edge fashion area.
You will see the pop and modern aspects of Tokyo.
Move to Marunouchi area by train.
Arrive at Marunouchi area and have lunch.
Having Japanese dishes such as soba - buckwheat noodles, tempura - deep fried food, might be a good idea.
Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden which is opened to the public.
Move to Asakusa area by train.
Visit Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Street lined with various shops, which is the most popular tourist destination in Tokyo.
You can feel the vibrant and traditional atmosphere continuing from old Edo to Tokyo.
Move to your hotel by train. I can escort you to a place besides the hotel.
The tour ends at your hotel.
Yes, I can. If the time is likely to exceed the duration of a tour, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra fee when you book.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.
Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $300 USD for 7 hours and 2 passengers.
Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.
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.
Aki was very easy to work with and accomodating to our group of 6. As requested, he put together a 3 day itinerary for us based upon our interests and desired activity level. He is quite knowledgeable about "all things Tokyo" as well as the Japanese culture and history. He is a master of the Tokyo transit system and without him we would have had a difficult time navigating around. We asked Aki to join us during our lunches to show our appreciation and to be able to converse with him on a more personal level. He was always early to arrive at our hotel for pick up. I would highly recommend him.
Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. It was my pleasure to have guided you and your friends. I enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki
We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.
Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio
We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.
Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki
Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.
Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki
From Osaka, with Aki guiding us, we arrived on Naoshima. If it weren’t for Aki I’m afraid we’d still be wandering aimlessly around. While on the island; Aki’s knowledge of the architect represented here and the designers/artists was great. With his guidance we could just follow as had clear understanding Of how to navigate the island. This provided a pleasureable day. As I got a sense of his services and then began arranging the itinerary, Aki was incredibly quick in his responses to my many online questions. He speaks English very well. One can’t go wrong with Aki’s guidance
Dear Janis, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It's a great pleasure for me to have guided you around a beautiful island, Naoshima. I also enjoyed touring and had a pleasant time with you. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you have a good day and go back to your home safely. Please convey my regards to your husband and friends. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki