Hello. Thank you for your interest in Japan. I am a tour guide living in central Tokyo area. My hobby is travel, taking photos, watching sports, etc. I have visited more than thirty countries on business or vacation. While I was in overseas countries, I encountered a lot of troubles. But many people at my travel destination kindly helped me and I could do what I wanted to do. To do something in return for their kindness, I became a tour guide.
As a guide, I have offered tours for more than hundreds of tourists all over the world. Each tourist has the different style of sightseeing. Through experience, I have got better skills to arrange the tour flexibly.
Your stay in Japan must be very important moment. I would like to show you unique aspects of Japan. It is possible to create a customized tour for you to meet your requests. Please tell me what kind of sightseeing you would like to enjoy. Feel free to contact me.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
Toshihiro is the best! He showed us everything in Tokyo and squeezed it all into a day. Great overview of the city to make us comfortable for the rest of the week. You can literally ask him anything and he'll have an answer. Very patient with kids and even though our tour ran long he didnt mind! At the end of the night we were sad we had to leave our new friend. Thanks Toshihiro
Dear Matt-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You are very nice American family. In the past, I experienced a guide for American families, and fortunately received similar kinds of questions. So I could answer your questions smoothly. But I think that more important point is that you created good atmosphere. You treated me as a friend. I could explain anything with relaxed feelings. I enjoyed the tour, and also became sad at the end of the tour. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was great! Though their was eight of us he was patient and helpful. He not only took us to our requested destinations he also offered alternative locations that we were near. He shared a lot of information on Japanese culture, etiquette and history of shrines and temples we visited. Toshihiro insured we were informed on to purchase tickets for buses and trains. It was an enjoyable experience.
Dear Blanca-san, Thank you for the great tour review. People in your group are all excellent. It was exciting two days for me. I enjoyed conversation with each person. All people have nice topics like music, sports, culture, economy, geography, etc. It was like that I walked around Tokyo with my friends. Itinerary was changed according to the situation of the tour. But all of you kindly agreed with my suggestion. I could do the guide comfortably. Thank you again for the cooperation. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi had planned our 2 days in Tokyo very well, covering all the important sites with interesting background and detail. We also visited many of the must do tourist areas and other less known areas , moving seamlessly through the metro transport. Toshi’s communication skills in English helped make our whole experience most enjoyable.
Dear Doug-san and Annette-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time in Tokyo. I also enjoyed conversation with you especially about rugby world cup to be held soon in Japan. I learned a lot of New Zealand culture. It was also good experience for me. I hope that the final match of rugby world cup will be held between Japan and New Zealand. Best regards, Toshihiro
He was an excellent guide tour. He was able accommodate our requested schedule and arrange the tour. Surprisingly, he waited to pick us up at the airport almost one hour early due to the airplane arrived early. Many thanks to Toshihiro for his knowledgeable and kindness to guide us around Tokyo in just 7 hours.
Dear Binh-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You informed me of what you would like to do in Tokyo concretely. It was easy to arrange the tour. You also gave me exact information on your airline company and flight. I got to know quickly that your airplane would arrive earlier. You stayed only 7 hours in Japan for the layover. Next time, please stay two weeks or more. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was an excellent guide for our day in Tokyo. He was very kind and knowledgeable and he was able to arrange the tour to accommodate our requests and schedule. He even helped us with plans for the rest of our trip which was a huge help. Highly recommended!
Dear Leslie-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved as you seem successfully to have completed the the rest of your trip. You clearly informed me of your requests on the tour. It was easy to arrange the tour owing to your cooperation. Please come to Japan again in near future, hopefully in late March to see beautiful cherry blossom. Best regards, Toshihiro