Hi! I'm Eiko. I'm a National Government Licensed English Guide.
I had lived in the US for 5 years! Now I live in Kamakura. I’m also an English teacher with 20+ years of experience.
Tokyo is an exciting city with traditional and contemporary coexists. Let me help you enjoy its amazing things and places, culture, nature, food and so on!! I'm sure you will never be bored. But are you worried about Tokyo's complecated Trains and subways? No worries!! With the professional guide, you can travel around Tokyo by public transportation just like Tokyoite do!! And it is a part of the travel of Tokyo. :-)
I also guide Kamakura, Yokohama and Hakone.
Kamakura is one of Japan’s 3 ancient capitals along with Kyoto and Nara. But it was developed in the 13th century by Samurai warriors not by the court nobles . Living in this historical place just motivated me to become a guide. Please visit this beautiful and peaceful place. You can see beautiful Mt. Fuji above the sea when it is sunny. I’m sure you’ll love it!!
Japan has four seasons and the rainy season between spring and summer.
I can show you the best tourist spots depending on the time of the year.
Beautiful flowers, colored leaves, moss, and indeed of gorgeous Mt. Fuji!!
Tokyo will host 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
And Enoshima will be the venue for the Sailing Competitions. And I have been a welcome guide of Ehoshima Island for 10 years too!
I like Japanese history, culture, nature, animals, food and anime.
I'm cheerful and funny but responsible and a hard worker!
I make an extra effort and do my best to make your trip a great one.
I hope to see you soon in Japan!! Arigatogozaimasu! :-)
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 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.
Eiko is an experienced and well informed guide. She spent a day showing us Tokyo and gave us information about the people and culture that cannot be gleaned from other than a native. Among other places she took us to Tsukiji market where we tasted some of the best sushi we had ever had. Her command of English is excellent. I certainly recommend her to future tourists.
Hi Vandana, Thank you for spending your precious time to write the review. It was just one day out of a long Japan trip to you but I was very happy to meet all of you as your Tokyo guide! I was glad to know you enjoyed sushi at Tsukiji. :-) Tokyo will host 2020 Summer Olympic Games next year. I hope you can come back to Japan!! Once again, thank you for having me as your guide!! Eiko
Eiko was an absolute absolute pleasure to be with. She was informative, funny, extremely knowledgeable and her English was outstanding. And the place she took us for lunch was unique and delicious! We had a perfect day, despite the torrential downpour!
Hi Valerie, thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! It brought me a big smile :-) I’m glad to know you enjoyed the tour (except for the heavy rain). Let me tell you that I felt totally comfortable being with you from the moment we first met at the Palace hotel, Thank you!! All the conversation we had at a lunch place, Masamune swordsmith, on the train etc were so amazing that I sometimes forgot that I was working. :-) I’m hoping you’ll continue your pleasant Japan trip!! And see you again in the near future!! Take care!! Eiko
Eiko was wonderful! She is an excellent guide and her demeanor is great as well. In addition to showing us around Tokyo she assisted me with my marriage engagement plans as well. She could not have been nicer or more helpful on our big trip! I highly recommend her as your personal guide when visiting Tokyo and surrounding areas. I recommend anyone to visit Tokyo and anywhere else in Japan. The Japanese people are warm and welcoming, polite and respectful.
Hi Byron, Thank you very much for the review!!! It was a great pleasure for me to be a guide of your most important trip! When I first heard about your big plan, I felt so excited and determined to make it a really happy tour. And Congratulations!!!!! I wish you a long happy married life!!! I also would like to thank you that you listened to my explanations well with showing your interests each time such as the goldfish scooping place, Tsukiji fish market, the basement floor of the department store. The fruits jelly were delicious! Again, thank you so much for allowing me to be with you for two days!! Please come back to Japan again soon!! Eiko
My family just spent two days being guided through Tokyo by Eiko. She was by far the best tour guide we could have chosen. Even through our messaging prior to coming to Tokyo Eiko was always interested in what we wanted to see and to do in putting our itinerary together. As soon as I messaged her, she would immediately respond back. When we arrived in Tokyo, she had put together an itinerary that both included our wants in addition to cultural experiences we didn’t know to request. Traveling around Tokyo with her was wonderful! We got to see so much more than doing it on our own as she kept us from getting lost. She explained the customs of the people at each stop visited so that we understood what was going on. Eiko felt like a member of our family as she is so personable and welcoming. I... read more
Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! It was just two days with you and your family but I felt really comfortable throughout the tour as if I’ve known you for a long time. We talked and smiled a lot together!! Your happy faces and reactions made me really happy too!! You always treated me as a part of your family in every place we went and thing we did! We went up Tokyo Skytree, saw a single act of Kabuki, ate yakitori, petted hedgehogs and experienced green tea!! These are unforgettable memories to me too!! Again, thank you for having me as your Tokyo guide. See you again soon, and take care! Arigato gozaimashita! Eiko
Eiko was organised, extremely amicable and flexible in our itinerary. We probably took on too much being our first day after long flight with a 12 year old but she was very understanding. Discovered places we would never see & moved swiftly around towns. Eiko was full of information & would be great to have for multiple days around Tokyo. We did take her away from her family on Mother’s Day, so thank you Eiko, we had a great day.
Hi Mandy! Thank you very much for taking your important time to write a review while you are in Kyoto. I believe that you are having a great time there too. :-) Your review is so very nice. Thank you!! I really enjoyed the tour with all of you, maybe because we were all the girls. :-) We enjoyed eating Japanese food and shopping + chatting. I know you were a little tired but we visited almost all the places on the itinerary of the day! I hope you can come back to Japan in the near future. Again, thank you very much for having me as your Tokyo guide!! Take care! Eiko