Hello guests! Welcome to Japan and thank you for your coming our country. I'm Mariko, a local guide of English speaking, who were born and raised in Tokyo. I am very curious to know why you choose Japan as your trip destination this time :-)
I have experienced to be a local guide for guests from almost 15 different countries as volunteer activities for a few years so far. My motivations of guide activities are communicating with lots of people from abroad as well as introducing our unique cultures such as architectures, histories, industries, educations and cuisines. I am even learning different perceptions about Japan from foreign guests.
In particular, Tokyo is one of massive cities in the world and it may be a bit difficult for you to decide by yourself where you visit, what you do for your experience, what you want to eat, especially in case it is the first visit to Japan. Additionally, you may have language barriers and transportation systems in Tokyo may be complicated to understand for strangers. I am always welcome to be your guide in such cases and very happy if I can support to make your trip wonderful and memorable.
My guide tour is almost personalized and flexible, vising to 3-4 sightseeing spots in a day according to your ideas. So, please get contact with me and let me know your preferences. I am looking forward seeing you and share the moment with you here in Japan!
For your information, I love traveling as well and visited to 20+ counties in the world and had some educational backgrounds in US & UK. My hobbies are searching nice & reasonable cafes, going on hiking and visiting to various types of Onsen (hot springs) all over Japan.
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.
My wife and I recently visited Japan and spent one full day with Mariko touring Tokyo. We found her to be highly responsive throughout the planning stages and very helpful during the tour. Although the transportation system in Tokyo is excellent, it's an extremely crowded city. Being with Mariko allowed us to see far more than we'd have been able to experience on our own had we tried to figure it all out independently.
Hello Kevin, thank you for your posting your positive review. I am glad if l could help making your trip enjoyable through the tour and you became a big fan of our country! I hope you will visit Japan again with your wife or family because there are plenty of attractive places, especially local areas, other than big cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Thank you again for sharing your precious moment with me!! Mariko