Yokohama is a beautiful harbor city with mix of historical and modern buildings, and Chinatown with its genuine Chinese flavors.
For a 4-hour tour, please select two or three destinations from the Hightlights section. (all of which are my personal favorites.)
Sankeien Garden(#11) is highly recommended if you're not going to either Kamakura or Kyoto (extra two hours). It has many cherry trees!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshi(T-chan).
= Scenic historic spots and good food only 30 minutes away from Tokyo.
= Japanese architecture and a garden; not found in Tokyo's old town.
= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.
= Perfect for people of all ages!
We can modify it to suit your preferred level of physical exertion.
For example, if you feel like walking, we'll go on a walking tour. But if you are not up to it, we can get a fun ride of Skyduck.
If you wish to go shopping, I am happy to help you with it.
We can also take a tour of Kamakura and Hakone. Hakone has the best view of Mt. Fuji in the winter.
Do you want to experience authentic Japanese culture? A home visit and sushi-making package is perfect for you!
My goal is to make your stay in Japan quite enjoyable.
See you in Yokohama!
SAMPLE TOUR (4hrs)
10:00AM #7 Meet at Osanbashi International Ferry Terminal
10:00 #13 Walk toward #1 Landmark tower via #3 Red Brick Warehouse
11:30 #1 Landmark tower Observation deck
12:30 #4 Chinatown (lunch)
2:00PM Tour ends at Yokohama station
= Transportation fee(you and guide): approx. 1,000++JPY / person (train, bus , ferry)
= Guide transportation to Yokohama or central Tokyo (1,000JPY), Haneda Airport (1,600JPY) = given to the guide directly on the day of the tour,
= Food / drinks (you and guide)
= Entrance fee (you and guide).
*Guide has a pass for Landmark tower observation deck and Sankeien garden .
(1) Guide transportation to Yokohama = 1,000JPY = Given to guide directly on the tour date.(2) Skyduck and cruises are cancelled in case of heavy rain and strong wind.
I may be able to move things around for those who book me for at least two days. This means, if I can reschedule some appointments in closed slots, I will be able to reopen them for multiple day bookings. It's not guaranteed, but it's worth a try! Send me a message :‑)
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama and at some hotels in Kawasaki.
= Early pick-up (before 9:30) = extra 1,000JPY / hour
= Tour extention (extra hour service) = 3,500JPY/ hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.
= HAKONE TOURS - Please contact the guide BEFORE booking.(No direct booking)
= MT. FUJI TOURS are offered only as an add-on to Tokyo tours (at least 4 hours in Tokyo on a different day) provided guests have already booked their own private car or van.
PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours and custom tours) = 1,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 20 to April 30
>>> Autumn : September 25 to November 10
***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi).
= Daikoku Pier is a bit far from subway/ train stations. Meet-up at Sakuragicho station is recommended. Cruise ship companies often offer the guests free shuttle bus to there.
= Luggage : You can send it to your hotel in Tokyo at the tourist information center. Cloak service is available, too.
= Sankeien: takes 20 to 30 minute by bus. For travelers who don't have time to visit to Kyoto and Kamakura, it is the best place to see traditional buildings arranged in the Japanese garden. Tea ceremony is available.
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 spent a fabulous day with T-Chan! She was organised, knowledgeable, polite, expert and caring. She took us to the places we were interested in but enhanced our itinerary further with other suggestions and places. We fit a lot in the day but didn’t feel overly rushed. Our relatively young children also enjoyed the day very much which can be challenging. T-Chan even provided us with summary notes at the end of the day of everything we had seen. Really great! Thank you so much T-Chan!
Thank you, K-chan! So delighted to know that all of you enjoyed our tour. I did, too. We were so lucky that we were able to take group photos with two sumo wrestlers in Ryogoku! The atmosphere in Asakusa was still quite festive with its New Year decor. The highlight of the tour was Harajuku. The girls really liked the store and said “I want to buy everything here!” It was hard to leave as there were so many cute stuff, wasn’t it? Next time, let’s take a Purikura photo together! Hope to see you again.
Thank you so much Toshi for accomodating our large group during very busy times. You went out of your way to help us organise the bookings with our JR passes & then it was down to the fun stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed your tour & appreciated the maps you gave us at the end to help us. Your suggestions you emailed to us after our tour as to other activities the kids might enjoy and what train line to use when we returned to a different area of Tokyo were also greatly appreciated. You went above & beyond so thank you 😊
Thank you, Wendy! I'm so pleased to hear my travel tips helped you. It was fun to see all of you enjoy our tour! The weather was very cooperative that day. The Meiji Jingu Shrine grounds was so serene that we totally forgot we were in the center of a big city. Don’t you think so? Harajuku has been my favorite place since I was a teenager. One day is not enough to check out all trendy stores. Did you go to Kabukicho at night? It’s quite different compared to what we saw in the morning. Please come back so we can explore more of Tokyo together. A different season is also good. Hope to see you again!
I was on a 12 hour layover from Narita airport so I decided to take a tour of Tokyo in that time. I booked Toshi in that time and I was surprised to find out that I could customize the tour to whatever I wanted, so I picked the tour and settled the timing of everything with her. The tour was really thorough and expansivr as Toshi seemed to know everything about Tokyo and Japan, If I had a question then I just had to point and ask and I would get a detailed explanation. Aside from the main tour Toshi was really nice, I have a leg surgery so we took breaks when necessary and she helped us with the train tickets and everything. She even helped us reschedule some train tickets when the tour was technically over which she didnt have to do but she helped us with it anyway. I totally recomend Tos... read more
Thank you, Shyam. So delighted to know you and your son had a meaningful time with me. (I did, too!) It was fortunate that we saw some of the New Year traditions and the early blooming of cherry blossoms in Asakusa. The view from Roppongi hills was breathtaking, wasn’t it? Tokyo is quite a big city, indeed. We barely even scratched the surface of Tokyo! Please stay for a couple days next time. Let's go to an animal café in Harajuku together!
My daughter and I had a very nice day with Toshi. During it, we visited the Asakusa – Sensoji Temple, tasted melon pan (sweet bread), took in sweeping views of Tokyo from the 46th floor of the Shiodome, visited Miyazaki’s Giant Clock, saw where the Olympic village and venues were being completed, and generally had a wonderful time. Thank you Toshi.
Thank you, Todd! So glad you enjoyed the traditional Japanese atmosphere in Asakusa. The atmosphere was quite festive with its New Year decor. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day on our tour. Your daughter’s omikuji (fortune-telling paper strip) appears to be true as it said she has good travel luck. The view of Tokyo Bay from Odaiba was breathtaking, wasn’t it? Please come back for the cherry blossom season. It's one of the greatest attractions in Tokyo!
She is very knowledgeable of the history behind the places we visited. Also shared a lot on cultural behaviour such as how to use the washing ladles outside the shrines and the demarcation of internal vs external areas of temples etc. A great and helpful guide. Highly recommended.
Hi Alan! So delighted to know you and your family enjoyed my Kawagoe tour. Isn't it fantastic that we could see the well-preserved buildings that are over a hundred years old? Kawagoe is just a short train ride from Tokyo. So close! We were in the right time to see the fall foliage in Kitain Temple. This is the only place in Japan where we can see the 350 - year - old Tokugawa Shogun rooms relocated from the Edo castle. Aside from visiting historical sites, we tried a wide variety of local food such as sweet potatoes, mochi rice cake, candies , soy sauce and sake! We were stuffed at the end of the day. Let's go to Odaiba next time! I'm sure your son will enjoy taking photos there. Hope to see you next year.