Hi Everyone! Welcome to Japan.
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 – 7 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!
- 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!
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 13 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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 only have good words for Tomoko.. warm, friendly, knowledgeable and gracious. She offered in depth info about each place we visit.. always looking out for our comfort and flexible with the itinerary.. we were able to cover so many places in one day and the tour was just worth it.. will book her again !
Thank you so much for the great review for the tour yesterday, Mercy! It was a hot, humid day with occasional rain, but I’m glad you enjoyed the tour visiting the temple, the garden after the cruise, the origami place, the shrine and downtown popular among anime lovers! I felt happy when I saw your daughters got energized again there. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Please make sure not to leave anything behind and to wear your shoes_ hahaha 😊 Looking forward to seeing you again, dear Mercy, Charlie, Cheriess, Isaiah, and Angela.
We had a very short amount of time after our cruise to see a few sights in Tokyo. Tomoko setup a few sites for us and arranged an excellent driver for us. We would definitely use Tomoko again when/if we return to Tokyo when we have more time.
Thank you for your great review, Greg! I’m glad you made the best of your limited time in Tokyo. Yes, our driver was very kind and professional Thank you also for your request, which expanded my experience. Looking forward to seeing you again, Greg and Donna 😊
What an incredible first day we just spent in Tokyo with our wonderful tour guide Tomoko. She tailored our day as we requested to include both some history of the city and shrines, as well as the busy shopping areas and the train system. She has a great knowledge of Tokyo and it was an absolute pleasure to spend our day with her learning about Japan. She speaks excellent English and was great at helping us communicate with locals as we navigated the city. We would highly recommend Tomoko to anyone visiting Tokyo and ready for a great day in the city. Tony & Cassidy - Golden, Colorado
Thank you so much for your great review just after the tour, Tony. It was my great pleasure and honor to show you around the city of Tokyo on your first day. Thank you for showing great interest in our history and culture. Starting with both sides of Shinjuku station, we visited the forestry Meiji shrine, explored the different phases of Harajuku town including adorable creatures, Shibuya town, the supermarket, and above all, your daughter’s favorite district! Her knowledge and passion about the figures and anime and her artistic talent impressed me a lot! Thank you, Cassidy, and wishing you have a fruitful autumn semester in Japan. Looking forward to hearing from you again😊
We spent 1.5 days in Tokyo (on 10th and 11th of July, 2019) with Tomoko as a private guide. In all honesty, we've have been impressed by her knowledgeable comments, as well as friendly and kind attitude. We also appreciate a great deal of flexibility Tomoko shown in tailoring the program of the tour to our individual interests and circumstances. Not less important, she was very helpful in providing a valuable advice on the practical aspects of being in Tokyo, such as using a transportation system, shopping and eating. We have no hesitation in recommending Tomoko to everybody who considers hiring a private guide in Tokyo. Michael & Faina T.
Thank you for your heart-warming review, Michael & Faina! Glad to hear what I did was helpful for your further stay in Japan. I was impressed by your story I heard at Imperial Palace site. That was very insightful about general human history and the history of where you are originally from. The view we shared at the observatory in Shinjuku is also unforgettable. Thank you again and the best wishes to you and your family. – Tomoko😊
Travelling with family for first time to Japan time spent on first day with Tomoko was so useful. She was great fun, informative & knowledgable. Had a really good day. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Thank you for the great review, Nick. I’m glad the guiding on your first day in Tokyo was helpful for you to map out your whole stay with special purpose. It was a very hot day, but I won’t forget the taste of refreshing gelato shared with you and the happy smile of Charlie when we succeeded in finding THAT! SIM, SIM, SIM♪(^^♪ Best wishes to you, Helen, Katie, Charlie, and Dom!