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Licensed Guide
  (139) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in September
$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
Available only for more than 5-hour tour.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(139) Reviews
Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 5 people
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My name is Akira.
I am certified national guide interpreter.
I have been living in Tokyo for more than 30 years.
I love walking in the city with no particular plan finding trasures in the streets such as nice ramen noodle restaurants, cafes, funny billboards, and most of all, narrow alleys that remind me of good old days.
I will help you enjoying the days in the city fully and making your vist memorable one.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

4.9 (139) Reviews
Very Good

Private Tours

Personalized Tokyo Journey

(139) Reviews
This one-day walking tour is ideal for those first-time-Tokyo-visitor and those who are not as well. The tour is designed only for you, based on your inte...
7h $ 202 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.

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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

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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 ( 139 )
Johannes Johannes Switzerland ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ We have explored Tokyo ”

To Akira Trank you very much for two interesting days in Tokyo. You led us safely through the city of Tokyo as well as through the most important areas. You gave us a lot of information about Japanese culture and history which we very much appreciated. Your recomended restaurants were great!


Dear Johannes, Thank you so much for the great review. It was very interesting and fun experience for me to guide curious and jolly couple from Switzerland. I enjoyed our conversation through the days exchanging our knowledge about things Japanese and Swiss. I’m glad you liked the food we had. Let’s have a nice bowl of ramen next time. Well, I’m looking forward to another chance to explore more about my loving city together. See you next time. Sincerely, Akira

Ellen Ellen United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ A Proper Tour Experience ”

Our experience with Akira was perfect in every way that one would expect when going on a tour where you’re not familiar with the locale. Akira exceeded our expectations, though. He is a very kind and knowledgeable guide. He explained a lot about the local areas including; the cultural significance and history of each area. Not a single moment felt slow or dull, because of how enjoyable the experience, and how great of a guide Akira, was. Do not hesitate to request Akira as your guide! We highly recommend him.


Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for the great review. I’m very happy that the tour made a good introduction for Tokyo for you. It was fun for me to guide thoughtful, generous, warm-hearted people like you and your wonderful son and I enjoyed conversation that we had at some stops. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to learn more about things that I didn’t know. I’m looking forward to another chance to explore amazingly organized and chaotic city together. See you next time. Sincerely, Akira

Samantha Samantha Australia ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo trip ”

Our private tour with Akira was wonderful, he took us too all the sites we wished to see and more. He was kind enough to meet at our hotel and was lovely guide to be around. English was wonderful and highly recommend Akira if you wish to see all of Tokyo amazing


Dear Samantha Thank you so much for the great review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and satisfied with my service. I hope that the this trip will be memorable one that will make you come back to Tokyo. I’m looking forward to another chance to explore the city together again. Sincerely, Akira

Peter Peter Hungary ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Guiding in Tokyo and the surrounding area ”

Akira was our guide for a 1-day sightseeing in Tokyo (focusing on Emperor's Palace and Garden, Asakusa temple and Tsukiji). The next day we visited Nikko (Tokugawa Shrine) and one day later Kamakura. It was all fun, Akira's personality made the whole 3 days a sensation like being with an old, local friend. Beside the historical details, he addressed local customs, explained today's life in context. Great experience, thanks!


Dear Peter, Thank you so much for the great review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the 3days with me. Having nice sushi in Tsukiji, visiting magnificent Toshogu Shrine, and enjoying short trek in Kamakura with you and your jolly friends in very friendly atmosphere was so much fun for me too, and I enjoyed the conversation with you listening to the things about your country. I’m looking forward to another chance to explore my loving country together. See you next time! Akira

Justin Justin Australia
2 weeks ago

“ Full of facts. Hidden spots ”

Akira is very nice and knows everything about Tokyo. He took me to places I would never have thought to go. In one day I saw far more than I expected. I will definitely ask Akira again when I am back in Tokyo.


Dear Justin, Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed the day. I observed that you adopted yourself to Tokyo so well that I can easily guess that you also had a great time after we said good bye at Golden Gai. I will be happy to hear about your adventure there and I am looking forward to another chance to explore this city together. Sincerely, Akira