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Send message only 4 days available in December
$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(21) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 12 People )
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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Japan.
I’m Tomoko.
I am an English-speaking licensed tour guide, and a registered nurse as well.

“Fun Discovering Experience Walking like a Local!” – F-D-E-W-L!
That’s what I suggest.

My work history is as follows.
1) high school teacher - 12 years
2) nurse – 8 years
3) tourism related jobs such as tour conducting, guiding, and back supporting – 6 years

As a tour conductor, I’ve visited about 20 foreign countries (possibly yours?) as well as countless towns in Japan.
I’ve enjoyed these jobs while being a mother of two girls.
Through these experiences with lots of people from different backgrounds, I've found it a great pleasure to share the joy of learning and experiencing something new!

【Guiding Areas】
- Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Fuji, Yokohama, Nikko,

I’m a specialist in Tokyo and Kamakura as I have lived and enjoyed walking a lot in those cities for decades. To be honest, even after all my years here, I still enjoy exploring like a tourist as Tokyo is such an enormous city with great diversity and is constantly changing.
Kamakura is a historical small city with lots of hidden beautiful spots. Almost every time I go out, I feel I’m still making new discoveries. That’s why I cannot stop exploring.
I would take you to some neighboring cities like Hakone, Yokohama, and Nikko, which I’m familiar with and fond of.

- Nagoya, Nagano(Kamikochi), Hida (Takayama, Shirakawa-go), Kanazawa, Oita, Yamagata, Akita, etc. if transportation and accommodation covered.

My original family is from Nagoya, so I know their culture and even their language(dialect) well. Later in my life, I have lived in Oita, Kyushu(far south west of Tokyo) for nearly 10 years and traveled a lot in Kyushu. I’ve visited some other local areas deep in the north, too. So, I could share those experiences with you even while having tours in Tokyo.

【Personality and others】
- I love meeting people, listening and talking to them.
- I'm friendly and caring, I hope.
- I love nature. I enjoy hiking and skiing.
- I love seasonal flowers and good local food.
- You will see a lot about Japanese culture, nature, and lifestyle.

What has made you decide to come to Japan, by the way? Is it its scenic beauties, exotic culture, history, food, or what else? Is it your business that has brought (or will bring) you here? Let me have a clue and customize your tour. I will make the best tour suggestion for you.

Why don’t you contact me now? I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you! Arigato-gozaimasu!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.04 $34.71 $3.11
4 Hours $128.16 $138.84 $12.46
8 Hours $256.32 $277.68 $24.92

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 maximum

Private Tours

One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

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8h $ 278 up to 5 people

One Day Hike in Kamakura

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8:30h $ 295 up to 5 people

Asakusa (half day)

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3:30h $ 112

Nostalgic Yanaka Stroll (half day)

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3:30h $ 112

One Day Customized Tour in Kamakura

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8:30h $ 295 up to 5 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 ( 21 )
Beatrice Beatrice Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ Kamakura wonders with Tomoko ”

Tomoko san was prompt in meeting us in our hotel lobby. Prior to that she wAs very thorough in explaining the site where we plan to visit. She was accomodating , cheerful and never tired in answering all the wiestions thrown to her . One thing that stands out from Tomoko san character is her sense of humor and her genuine character. Not just a tour also a fun time discovering things .


Dear Beatrice-san, Thank you for taking your time to write such a sweet review. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the tour just as I did. Yes, it was a great fun, and I’m sure your mom also enjoyed seeing all the pictures you took that day. Happy birthday again to her! I hope you’ll have more and more fun travels together with her. I’m looking forward to being asked more questions and seeing your mom when you come to Japan next time. Best wishes to you, lovely sisters, and all of your family😊- Tomoko

Chi Hao Chi Malaysia ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Very pleasant & memorable trip in Tokyo ”

During our 6 days with ms.Tomoko in Tokyo, we were well taken care of everything from food, tour, places & detailed introduction & briefing of all our destinations. We basically are treated like a very close friend travelling together with Tomoko and enjoyed the trip together. The kind of friendship that developed during our trip is also the most memorable. With ms.Tomoko great professionalism, we are able to discover Tokyo in great depths & details in a relaxed and enjoyed manner. Ms. Tomoko is highly recommended to whoever that is looking forward to explore Tokyo and know more about the places that you are about to visit. Her truly accommodative & client-friendly approach really makes our trip a different & memorable one. Thanks alot ms.Tomoko, wish you a happy life and hope to see you a... read more


Hi Chi-san, Thank you for taking your time to post such a heartwarming review. The 6 days with you all in Tokyo and its suburbs were great fun and unforgettable for me, too! Being so inquisitive and spontaneous, you brought me a great harvest and filled my heart and stomach:) I think it was lucky that we could be flexible and accommodate the day’s weather and condition. Thank you again and see you in near future! Best wishes to you, Evelyn, and Jia😊

Daisy Daisy United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ One day customized tour in Kamakura ”

We had a very good time with Tomoko. Tomoko is very knowledgeable about Japanese culture. She made sure to show us all the places in Kamakura even thought it took more of her time. She is very kind and if I have a chance to come back to Japan, I will definitely ask her to be my tour guide again.


Hi Daisy! Thank you for posting such a heartwarming review. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura, my original hometown. I really enjoyed the time shared with you, your aunt and cousin. We walked a lot and laughed a lot😊 I cannot wait the next chance to see you again! Best wished to you all!

Joel Joel Belgium ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very friendly guide ”

We did a one day private excursion with Tomoko to Kamakura from Tokyo. The first thing we noticed is that our guide is a very friendly person by nature. Very social also. The tour was organised to perfection and she took very well care of us. We did a nice nature walk and visited some small shrines and a big one. Tomoko followed up the weather report in detail and adapted our schedule so that we could do everything before the rain came. We recommend this guide who speaks well English also. Joël &Ilse. Flanders. Belgium.


Hi Joël & Ilse! Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. It was great fun for me to show you some of my favorite places in Kamakura. I’m glad you enjoyed it, too. It was great relief that we escaped the heavy rain while hiking. Thank you for your information about your country and safety tips while traveling. I’m looking forward to visiting beautiful places in your country someday in the future! Best wishes to you two. 😊 

Jonathan Jonathan United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Most amazing tour guide and new friend/family member! ”

My family and I had the most wonderful and unforgettable visit to Japan all thanks to Tomoko’s superb tour and planning before and during our trip. She is not only extremely knowledgeable of Japanese tourist spots and culture but was passionate to fill our minds with all the beautiful things that encompasses Japan's astonishing history. We asked so many questions and she answered happily. We went from Tokyo to Fuji and Tomoko was with us enthusiastically every step of the way. If it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish and see so many places in one short day in Tokyo. It was perfect! We don’t consider her a tour guide but now a dear friend...Tomoko, maybe you are even the newest member of the family and we cannot wait to see you on our next Japan adventure, perhaps H... read more


Hi Jon and all, Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed every moment shared with you all. It was a great honor and pleasure for me to have the chance to accompany you on your special life-time occasion! I was impressed with your great appetite not only for good food but for all cultural, historical, and natural beauties of our country. I’m looking forward to seeing you again in a different season at some different beautiful places in Japan. Best wishes to you all! – Your friend and auntie Tomoko😊