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 in the world. While I was in overseas countries, I encountered a lot of troubles. But many people at my travel destination kindly helped me and I enjoyed the sightseeing. To do something in return for their kindness, I became a tour guide. Not only standard popular tourism, but I create also customized tours to meet the requests from individual travelers. I experienced a tour guide for the people from various countries in the world. Tokyo would be one of the most exciting tourist spots due to its tradition and modernity. I would like to show you unique aspects of Japan. Please tell me what kind of sightseeing you would like to enjoy. Feel free to contact me.read more
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 14 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 was exactly the guide we wanted/needed. His itinerary covered our interests which included temples, shrines, gardens and shopping. We also wanted to learn to navigate Tokyo's complicated subway system so we could get around on our own the next day. Toshihiro was a patient teacher and shopping assistant. He altered our itinerary at one member's request to find a store that sold kitchen knives made by Seki artisans. What a wonderful shopping experience that turned out to be for all of us! And he taught us how to use the subway system which we did confidently on our own afterwards. Our day was packed with a wonderful variety of sights, historic and modern, a delicious lunch, all efficiently organized but never rushed. We strongly recommend a day with Toshihiro in Tokyo, you'll find ... read more
Dear Wendy-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo tour. I was amazed that you got a lot of knowledge after visiting various places in Japan. It was helpful for me that you gave me useful information related to tourism on different spots in Japan. And I was impressed that you had Goshuin notebooks and were collecting Goshuin stamps by visiting Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines. You understand Japanese culture well. If you come to Japan again, I recommend you visit Kamakura and Nikko. And late March or early April is good to come to Tokyo to see cherry blossom. Best regards, Toshihiro
Our experience with Toshihiro-San was excellent. It made our experience relaxed so we could enjoy our time in Japan. I greatly recommend him!
Dear Charles-san, Thank you very much for the tour review. It was wonderful two days for me to walk around various places in Tokyo and Kamakura with you. Your generous and pleasant atmosphere helped me greatly to do a tour guide. And your story about the life style in Florida was interesting for me. It was very short visit to Japan this time. Next time, please stay in Japan at least three weeks. Best regards, Toshihiro
a very nice man
Dear Gideon-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was nice moment to walk around Shiodome and Shinjuku area with your family. It was also important experience for me to do a night tour. I hope that you come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi-san answered all my online queries promptly and comprehensively. He designed the itinerary in such a way that we were not rushing from one place to another, but it still felt as if we accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. He was also prompt on the day we had the tour, and very well prepared. He was knowledgeable about Japanese history and current events, and we learned a lot about Japan in the 6 hours that we spent together.
Dear Jaclyn-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was an exciting moment for me to do a guide for your family. I was impressed with your knowledge on Japanese culture, history and politics. And you taught me a lot of things about your country. Especially your capability of speaking multiple languages are marvelous. This time, you came to Japan but visited only in Tokyo area. The Republic of the Philippines is not so far from Japan. Please come here again in near future and visit many places from north/east to south/west. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi was great! This was our first time to visit Tokyo and we were nervous about navigating through the city. Toshi made is such a great experience, we had a list of places we wanted to visit and he organized a great itinerary for us he even recommended other great places to see! He helped us navigate the public transportation system. He was very nice and polite. He encouraged us to explore and try many shops and treats. He kept us on a nice schedule but didn't make us feel rushed. He even helped us plan our other days when we were going to be exploring Tokyo by ourselves! He was a great tour guide and really made our time in Tokyo really count! Definitely recomend Toshi, you would not be disappointed!
Dear Gracie-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was also amazing time for me that I did a tour guide for you for three days in Tokyo and suburb city Kamakura. You made a well-disposed atmosphere. So I could do a tour guide with relaxed feeling as if I was guiding to my friends. It was truly an enjoyable time. And I must appreciate your patience when a railroad crossing didn't open for many minutes in Kamakura because of the accident and our train delayed. I must say thank you. I hope that Japan will be your favorite country and come again in the future. Best regards, Toshihiro