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Send message only 14 days available in July
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama

Languages English ( License )

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 12 People )
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Hi, I am Tsutomu - please call me Tom !. I am Japan’s Government Certified English Tour Guide. Living in downtown Tokyo, my guiding expertise is all over Tokyo, including but not limited to Ueno, Asakusa, Ryogoku, Akihabara, Imperial Palace, Harajuku and Ginza area. I love to show you the contrast in Tokyo from the old temple of Asakusa to the world's tallest futuristic tower of Sky Tree and Akihabara sub-culture. Other than Metropolitan Tokyo, I can guide you in Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Nikko. My goal is to give you the best of my 64 years knowledge and experience of Japan. My English is fluent at the native level as I have studied, lived and worked in the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore for many years. I do look forward to sharing my extensive knowledge of Japan with you. I will try my very best to make your Japan experience enjoyable and memorable with great hospitality. See you soon !!

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5.0 (6) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $36.27 $36.27 $36.27
6 Hours $217.62 $217.62 $217.62
8 Hours $290.16 $290.16 $290.16

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 maximum

Private Tours

Full Day Tokyo Key Sites #1 (10 Hours)

(6) Reviews
by Tsutomu
10h $ 363 up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Joanne Joanne Canada ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Tokyo in two days ”

Tom was wonderful! He met us at our hotel and showed us around Tokyo using the subway. He translated for us, was very flexible and was a tremendous guide. He recommended places for us to see and showed us the best of Tokyo. He has a great knowledge of Japanese history. He is an excellent guide and I highly recommend him to anyone seeing Tokyo for the first time. We couldn't have done any of this without him.


Joanne from Tom, I want to thank you for your kind words for my service. In fact, it is you and your beautiful family who truly encouraged and inspired me to try my best to help you to see some good parts of Japan. I also feel so fortunate to witness such wonderful love among family members. Only pure love can create such friendly and quality relationship among the family members. The time you so kindly allowed me to spend with you was precious. I will be wishing nothing but the very best for you, Geoff and of course for your dear children. All my very best

Rochelle Rochelle United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Fantastic Tour of Tokyo! ”

Our tour of Tokyo was delightful in every way! Tom speaks English very well, and getting on the subway and trains are very tricky without a guide. Tom took photos of us throughout the day, and helped make the experience five stars! Thank you so much Tom! You are such a wonderful person!


Rochelle and Todd from Tom Harada, Your are such a wonderful couple !!! As we professional tour guides say, "The quality of the guests have a great impact to the quality of the guiding we provide". This exactly applies to you. Any tour guides will have an opportunity of giving a good quality quiding because of the "quality" you have. You are generous, intelligent, polite and above all you are so warm hearted. Your comments and questions greatly helped me in trying to provide higher quality guiding. I feel so fortunate having an opportunity of tour guiding you this time. I extend my sincere appreciation for the generous review on Triple Lights Site. I do look forward to guiding you in you next trip to Japan!!! I will be wishing nothing but the very best for you and yours. ... read more

Alla Alla United States ( Friends )
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour with excellent tour guide ”

We visited Tokyo on 4/22/2019 and our tour guide Tsutomu Harada ( Tom ) was able to show us city from different sides and aspects. We were group of 10 people from USA. It is not easy to guide such a big group of people with different interests for walking tour in such huge city like Tokyo, but Tom found the way how to deal with us and showed us the best and most interesting places in city. He was very intelligent, knowledgeable, professional, polite and calm person. We all had pleasure to spend the whole day with Tom. We went to a lot of different places using JR and metro. He knows city and transportation system very well. His English is perfect, his knowledge is excellent, he is very responsible and friendly person. He also is very caring person. Here is an example: We said good bye to ... read more


Alla from Tom Harada, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a great opportunity of tour guiding you, your husband Yuri and wonderful friends. I really appreciate you for helping me to help you spend a good time in Tokyo. In fact, you were a great tour leader who made my job easy and efficient. Without your help, my guiding would not have been as efficient as it was. My sincere thanks for that ! However, more importantly, I was impressed with the warmth with which you treated me so nicely - whatever I have done for you and your group is nothing but a reflection of what you have done and shown to me. The precious time that you so kindly allowed me to spend with you will remain in my mind for a long time. As we tour guides say, the best thing in doin... read more

Samantha Samantha United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Mt Fuji tour ”

We really enjoyed our tour with “Tom”. Very personable and thoughtful. Planning and timing of our itinerary was great, allowed us to browse and shop a little while hitting our must-dos. He also went out of his way to provide suggestions for our other activities.

Renu Renu United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Fantastic day in Tokyo! ”

Tsutomu’s (Tom’s) English was perfect & he has extraordinary knowledge of Tokyo. He took us through the subway system to the highlights of Tokyo. Even our 15 year old twins were engaged & had a great time. We felt like we had a friend in town. We are very grateful that our 1st day here was a huge success thanks to Tom! I’d use his services again & recommend him highly.


Renu and Samudrala family from Tom Harada, I want to thank you for your kind an generous review. I really appreciate all of you for reminding me of what`s important in life. As we say, "Good character is nurtured at home and once it`s established, it will stay with us for a lifetime". This exactly applies to Samudrala family. As I spent precious time with you and your beautiful family, I kept feeling nice warmth in my heart and I still feel it as a wonderful memory in my mind. Thank you again for allowing me to spend time with you. I will review this great memory and hope one day, I will have a chance to meet with all of you again. I will be wishing nothing but the very best for you and your family during the rest of your journey. Sincerely, Your friend, Tom