Yokohama is a beautiful harbor city, having a distinguished and exotic atmosphere as an international port. Just a half hour train ride away from Tokyo, you can reach Japan’s 2nd largest city where multi cultures coexist. We go around the bay area of Yokohama, viewing the cityscapes retaining historical buildings, visiting various sites, malls and Japan’s largest Chinatown, in the sea breeze.
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), entrance 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 3,500 to 5,000 JPY per person.
For example, if you get on a cruise ship and visit a facility, the total cost comes to 4,500 JPY approximately.
- transportation fare: Approx. 500 JPY - Local bus in Yokohama
- lunch: Approx. 2,000 JPY
- cruising on the Port of Yokohama: 1,000 JPY
- admission fee to a facility: 1,000 JPY (Sky Garden observatory at Landmark Tower)
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.
It's about 1,000 to 1,600 JPY per person for a round trip. The fare varies depending on a distance between the stations.
In the bay area of Yokohama, sightseeing spots are compactly located, so we might use a bus for one to two times.
The bus fare is 220 JPY per ride and person. Although, there is a one-day ticket providing unlimited rides on the subway and buses within the bay area, costing 500/250 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 Chinese 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,
Yokohama Museum of Art - 500/300/100 JPY per adult/high school and college student/Junior high school student
Hara Model Railway Museum - 1,000/700/500 JPY per adult/Junior high and high school student/child
Sky Garden observatory at the Landmark Tower - 1,000/800/500 JPY per adult/high school student/school child
Cup Noodles Museum - 500 JPY per adult, high school age children and younger admitted free
Sankeien Garden - 500/200 JPY per adult/child
It costs 8,000 JPY, or approximately $73 USD per person.
Meet at your hotel in Yokohama bay area and move to the Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Visit the Yokohama Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai 21 Central area.
Enjoy viewing 360-degree scenery from the Sky Garden Observatory.
Walk in promenades through malls such as Queen’s Square, Yokohama World Porters, and Marine & Walk Yokohama in Minato Mirai 21 area.
If you like, we can drop by Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park and Cup Noodles Museum.
Visit Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Zo-no-hana Park.
From Pier Akarenga, cruising on the Port of Yokohama is an option.
Dropping by Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal is another option.
Move to Yokohama Chinatown through Kannai area and Yamashita-koen park while viewing historical buildings such as Towers of Jack, Queen, and King.
Arrive at Yokohama Chinatown and stroll in, dropping by the shops, Kantei-byo and Mazu temples.
We can have lunch at a recommended restaurant in the Chinatown.
Move to Sankeien Garden by bus.
Visit Sankeien Garden where you can see a lot of traditional Japanese buildings while walking in the garden.
Having matcha, or green tea in the garden might be a good idea.
Move to Kamonyama Park by bus.
Visit Kamonyama Park famous for cherry blossoms.
Go back to your hotel in Yokohama.
Yes, I can. I will meet you at the pier Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal in Yokohama.
Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel pick-up fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to Yokohama is also required to be paid.
Yes, I can. If your hotel is located in Tokyo, please pay Hotel escort fee.
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