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.
Recently we had a very limited amount of time in Tokyo while on a layover. Toshihiro was able to put together an itinerary that worked for our schedule and gave us a taste of Tokyo. He was very communicative and pleasant to spend time with. I would highly recommend his services
Dear Joshua-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. Your stay in Japan was very short as a layover back from Australia to US. You did a Tokyo tour only five hours before going to Narita airport. But I need to appreciate your decision of having done Tokyo sightseeing in such short time. You had good knowledge about Japanese culture and history. You definitely like Japanese food. Please come to Japan again next time with more than two weeks. Best regards, Toshihiro
It was a very wet day in Tokyo, so Toshihiro and I decided to start with the Edo Museum. This was a good decision as it gives the history of Tokyo and it is a lovely museum. We then walked around some of the areas I had wanted to visit, but the weather was not good. Toshihiro was adaptable and very informative
Dear Louise-san, Thank you for the tour review. Unfortunately it was heavy rainy day. Original plan was going to Japanese garden, but it was not recommended to visit on the strong rainy day. I thought that indoor Edo Museum was much better than outside walking. Thank you for the acceptance of sudden itinerary change. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was everything my husband and I could have wished for in a tour guide during our honeymoon to Japan. Prior to our trip, Toshihiro was very responsive and accommodated all of our requests when creating our itinerary. He also gave his own feedback on what was worth and not worth including. He picked us up from our hotel early in the morning on our first day after arriving and led us on a day full of sightseeing. When we had some last minute changes we wanted to make to our itinerary, he was super flexible and made changes accordingly. We had a wonderful day with Toshihiro seeing the East Side of Tokyo and navigating the subway system. He brought us to an amazing stall at the fish market where my husband had what he claims to be the best fatty tuna he has ever had. Toshihiro was a p... read more
Dear Nicole-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I think it is truly honorable that I could work as a tour guide for your honeymoon. You surveyed well about Tokyo before coming to Japan. You were very cooperative to create the itinerary by informing me of your favorite style of the tour and explaining me clearly about food you eat. It was easy and fun for me to make a travel plan flexibly for you according to the weather condition or progress of the tour. Actually I enjoyed two days tour of both Tokyo and Hakone with you because you knew well about Japanese history and culture, and asked me insightful questions. It was really fruitful conversation for me. Coincidentally your father and mother came to Japan at almost same time, and you introduced me to your parents. You ... read more
Toshihiro-San has a commanding knowledge of the historical landmarks of Tokyo and provided a very fun tour of the areas that we’re interested in. His service for navigating the subway system was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed the tour tremendously due to his guidance. Thanks a lot Toshihiro-San! We highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Dear Dayna-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. Unfortunately it was a rainy day in Tokyo. But owing to your understanding and patience, I could offer the customized fun tour for you. I was impressed with your good skill of taking photos. I appreciate your attitude of trying various Japanese food. It was also a fun day for me. Please come to Japan again. I recommend at the end of March to take photos of beautiful cherry blossoms. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi was an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable, informative, kind, and patient. My family and I are delighted to have his guidance during our visit to Tokyo. His service for just navigating Subway system alone is worthy, Japan subway system can be very overwhelming even for those who are used to NY subway. We booked Toshi for our tour of Tokyo on the 2nd day and 4th day of our stay, which we throughly enjoyed. My children wished that Toshi were with us when went out by ourselves:-) We highly recommend Toshi to anyone who visiting Tokyo.
Dear Tammy-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved to hear that you were delighted by my guide in Tokyo. You already visited some areas by yourselves before my tour. I needed to select other places. But you informed me clearly what kind of places you would like to visit with me. As there are two children in your family, I mainly chose popular spots among young people to visit in both east and west parts of Tokyo during two days. I felt that your family people treated me as your friend or relative. I could do the tour with very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro