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. As a guide, I have experienced tours for more than hundreds of tourists all over the world. Each tourist has a different style to enjoy the tour. I am getting familiar with their favorite places, and 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 my pleasure to talk to tourists and assist you by offering appropriate guidance. I want you to make unforgettable memory in Japan. It is possible to create a customized tour to meet the requests from an individual traveler. 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 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 am so thankful that we hired Toshihiro to guide us during our weekend tours around Tokyo. Not only that he made a great 2-day itinerary for my family, but also made sure that we enjoy our time and experiences in the places we’ve been. He knows Japan very well so we learned so much from him during our tour. He is very efficient, patient, flexible and accommodating to our requests like finding a Japanese restaurants with tatami seats and visiting particular stores on the places we visited. In short, Toshihiro is someone I would hire again if we ever visit Japan again someday and I will surely recommend him to friends and families who might go here in Japan too someday. Thank you also for capturing our wonderful moments here in Tokyo! You are a good photographer. 😍
Dear Maria-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Tokyo. It was wonderful two days for me to visit a variety of area with your family. I was a little bit surprised when you requested a restaurant with tatami seats, because most of overseas tourists don't like Japanese tatami style sitting. But you enjoyed it. You also ate various kinds of Japanese food and sweets. I appreciate such your attitude of trying to experience local culture. Regarding photographs, you advised me how to take. I am sure you must be a great photographer. Next time, not only Tokyo but also visit other cities in Japan. I will be happy to guide you suburbs of Tokyo like Yokohama, Kamakura and Mt. Fuji area. Please come to Japan again in near future. ... read more
Toshi is very knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japanese history. He is also flexible and we took breaks as needed. as we were visiting in August and it is extremely hot and humid. We traveled by subway and on foot. Walked 11 miles the first day but learned so much about the culture. He even took extra time to help us with ticketing issues. His English language skills, while not as good as a native speaker perhaps, are perfectly fine. My family enjoyed conversing with Toshi throughout the day as he patiently answered all of our questions. We did cover his subway and meals/drinks expense, but it was not at all an issue. I would definitely recommend Toshi highly for your touring guide needs.
Dear Anju-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was nice two days for me with your family. Yes, it is extremely hot in this August. It was relatively cool in the middle of July with a lot of rain. But after the end of rainy season, it changed to dangerously hot in almost all area in Japan. Many people go to hospital because of dehydration or heat stroke. You took a coffee break appropriately and we could visit all spots as scheduled with good health condition. It is important to take a rest occasionally with something drink in the air conditioned comfortable place. You know how to travel in hot area well. It was good experience for me. Thank you very much. Please come to Japan again in March cherry blossom season next time. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro is the best ! This was our first time in Japan, We would have been lost without Toshihiro. I was with my 3 older children ages 23, 21 and 17, I was in a wheel chair due to an accident a day before our trip. He came to our hotel and we took the bus and subways around Tokyo. Toshihiro was able to guide us with no problem using elevators in and out of the subways with no problem. He was very accommodating, very knowledgable and so nice. Such an enjoyable and memorable tour all over Tokyo. My kids liked him a lot too, they said they miss Toshihiro. I highly recommend everyone to use him as your Tour Guide. We would definitely book with him again the next time we visit Japan. Thank you very much Toshihiro san ! Feel free to come n visit us in California anytime 🤗🥰😍👍 ! Take care ! Cr... read more
Dear Cristina-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo in spite of the sudden accident the day before. You stayed at Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel. This hotel and Disney Resort Line have good barrier-free facilities for wheel chair people. You chose a nice hotel. It was easy for me to do a guide because your children supported you well for train ride and walking. Sometimes I went a long way round to find an elevator, but you persevered. Thank you for your cooperation. It was really pleasant moment for me to visit various tourist spots in Tokyo with your family members. I hope that you already recovered from the leg problem. It is only a few hours flight between Philippines and Japan. Please come to Japan again in... read more
We had a wonderful day with Toshi in Tokyo. He planned the itinerary based on our interests and flexibly adapted it to the conditions of the day. Highlights were the sushi lunch at Tsukiji market (we would never have found this great upstairs restaurant) and the train spotting places that Toshi had researched for us. We felt as if we were visiting with a friend who showed us his city, and we appreciated all the knowledge and explanations that Toshi provided, especially as this was the start of our visit to Japan. Thank you!
Dear Helene-san, Thank you very much for the wonderful comments on the tour review. Before the tour, you sent me appropriate information like your interests and favorite items. I could do the tour flexibly with a lot of your assistance. Your husband Christian-san attended the scientific conference of cartography in Tokyo. It was an important opportunity for me to know about this kind of international convention. I really enjoyed conversation with you during the tour. I also felt as if I were doing a guide for my friends. It was a comfortable moment. Thank you very much! Best regards, Toshihiro
We decided on taking the Efficient One Day Tokyo with Toshihiro as our guide because it was promoted as being an excellent tour to see the main sites of Tokyo when you have limited time in the city. Toshihiro delivered over and above what he had promised in the tour description in every respect. He is a delightful man who is extremely knowledgable and passionate about his city of Tokyo. In addition he was extremely attentive to our personal needs and made adjustments to the itinerary to suit. It may have rained on the day of our tour but nothing fazed Toshihiro and he delivered an excellent and informative tour. On behalf of my wife Carolyn and I, thank you Toshihiro for making our first day in Japan so memorable. I thoroughly recommend Toshihiro as a guide to anyone looking for an e... read more
Dear John-san and Carolyn-san, Thank you very much for having chosen me as a tour guide for your first visit to Japan and having posted this excellent tour review. It was my first time to do a tour guide for the people from great island Tasmania in Australia. I have only once visited Australia a few decades ago but could not visit Tasmania. It was memorable moment that you taught me the nature and life style of unique wonderful island. If I have a chance to travel to southern Pacific area, I would like to visit Tasmania by all means. During the Tokyo tour, you showed me your intention and expectation clearly. It was very reasonable explanation. That's why, adjustment of the tour was done flexibly well. Thank you very much again. You said that you would visit many areas in Jap... read more