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.
I had very good experience with my guide, Toshihiro. He is very responsive from my very first stage of planning to the finalizing the itineraries. I learned a lot of Tokyo’s past and present from him, which I would otherwise have not been able to learn from any books. He has also been very flexible too regarding the schedule. He also introduced me to more authentic Japanese food. I recommend Toshihiro to anyone who wishes to have more depth of traveling experiences in Tokyo. I am very grateful for all of your efforts, Toshihiro! You has made my stay in Tokyo more enjoyable.
Dear Linda-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You investigated well about tourists spots in Tokyo and understand various incidents in Japanese history. It was amazing two days for me to show many interesting and exciting areas in the city. You tried eating unique Japanese food. It was a really nice challenge. You took wonderful photos especially in Japanese gardens with autumn leaves of changed color. You were cheerful and walked up stairways at train stations although most people used escalators. I thought that American people usually don't walk so long distance, but you are different. You corrected my misunderstanding. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro
Excellent knowledge, punctual, explained the subway and helped us with sorting our JR train tickets. Very good at explained history of Tokyo, recommended excellent place at Tsukiji Markets. Nothing was too, was very patient and would recommend to anyone.
Dear Darryl-san & Kay-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I was impressed as you had good curiosity to experience Japanese culture like eating sushi including sea urchin and visiting a hedgehog cafe. I enjoyed showing you historical monuments and modern interesting spots in Tokyo. I felt that you like sports very much. Please come to Japan again next year to see Olympics to support Australia. Best regards, Toshihiro
I spent my first day in Tokyo with Toshihiro. He is so knowledgeable, informative and kind. Really knows his way sround so we covered a lot of territory. He took the time to customize an itinerary for me and made sure that everything ran smoothly. And he taught me a lot. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. I would highly recommend Toshihiro to anyone and feel lucky that I toured with him.
Dear Roxanne-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. It was a central Tokyo tour and we needed to change the course because of the ceremony related to the new emperor. But you understood the situation well and you were very patient. Thank you very much for your cooperation. This year in Tokyo, autumn leaves color change of trees is delayed owing to warm weather. I hope that you will see beautiful yellow and red leaves in other areas of Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro
He was very informative and attentive. He deferred to our wishes as to where we wanted to visit. Always offered to take our pictures Very polite and gave us an excellent 2 day tour. Thank you toshi San.
Dear Carrie-san and Julie-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was also exciting two days for me to visit many spots in Tokyo and Kamakura. You are from Hawaii, my favorite place. It was my happy moment that you explained me how the life in the big island is. I think that you will come to Japan again in near future. I would like to show you other interesting places then. Best regards, Toshihiro
We were in Tokyo for three days but wanted a good one day introduction to the city before venturing out on our own. After researching many tours and guides we chose Toshihiro. He created an itinerary based on our requests and it was perfect. Tokyo is an amazing city and Toshihiro is an excellent guide who provided us with a wealth of information. It was truly a memorable experience! Thank you, Toshihiro!
Dear Helen-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You are very familiar with Japanese culture. Especially I was impressed with your husband's knowledge about woodworking and hand tools. I was relieved that he could purchase one Japanese wood carving knife which he was looking for. It was also good opportunity for me to understand Japanese crafts and artifacts more. I hope that you will come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro