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Licensed Guide
  (153) Reviews
Send message only 7 days available in November
$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
Available only for more than 5-hour tour.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(153) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 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.

Private Tours

Personalized Tokyo Journey

(153) 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 $ 246 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 ( 153 )
Kim Kim Netherlands ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Thank you for Tokyo! ”

Dear Akira, Firstly, excuse Mark for all his questions. He is a very curious man, but you manage to answer his questions all just fine :D. Akira, you are our perfect guide. You introduces us the way of Tokyo and showed us places where we would never knew or how to go as a tourist. Eating tonkatsu in a local restaurant was the best experience ever!! You have no idea how much you made us happy that day! Definitly recommend you as the perfect guide for visiting Tokyo. You speak very fluently English, really kind and knowledgable and always makes sure we have a good time under your care. Thank you very much. I hope the stroopwafels that we gave u were a nice treat :) Yours sincerly, Kim & Mark


Dear Kim, Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed the day with me. Yes, the Tonkatsu was delicious and I am very happy that you liked the dish and the restaurant’s very local atmosphere. It was fun to listen to Mark’s question since it makes me see things Japanese from different angle. Oh, thank you so much for the stroopeafle. I just finished it and it was so good (my mom loved it too). I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together. See you next time. Sincerely, Akira

Charlene Snyder Charlene United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ We really appreciated learning to navigate the city via the train and subway system but we loved all sites! ”

Akira is very personable and was so attentive to everyone in our group. He really listened to the requests of all the group members. He has a great personality and is so knowledgeable. We had a comprehensive introduction to Japanese culture and history. We all had a fun time together with a lot of laughing. We would recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Tokyo without reservation!


Dear Charlene, Thank you so much for the great review. It was a fun day for all of us, as I expected in a first few seconds of our conversation. I am so happy that your very first experience of Japan was present and enjoyable one with happy laughter and it was my pleasure to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together again. See you next time. Sincerely, Akira P.S. So sorry that I didn’t airdropped some of the pics that I took during the tour. I’ll send them to you if you could kindly contact me personally.

Fabíola Fabíola Brazil ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Day for first time visiting ”

My husband and I had an amazing day with Akira around Tokyo. Thank you so much Akira for spending the day with us. You are very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. We truly enjoyed spending the day with you and will recommend you to our friends for future visits.


Dear Fabiola, Thank you so much for the great review. I too, enjoyed spending the day with you and so happy you liked the things I like. Please don’t worry about the “bad fortune” you picked that day. Please remember what I told you( what my grand father said) and most of all, your fortune is the best since you have the Angel with you. I hope you will have great time for the rest of Japan trip, and I’m looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together again. Sincerely, Akira

Ronald Ronald United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ A day in Tokyo with Akira ”

Great English very flexible and knowledgeable.


Dear Ronald, Reading your simple, but great review, I can recall your warm, sincere, and straight forward personality. Thank you so much for having me. I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together. Sincerely, Akira Nakashima

Sheah Sheah United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ 3 days with Akira ”

This is a summary for our 3 days with Akira. He was always waiting for us in our lobby. Always prompt. He had planned an itinerary that would make the best use of our time in Tokyo. When it was raining one day he was adaptable and changed our plans to an equally enjoyable experience. one day we were walking and passed an ad for the digital museum. He described it to us and asked if we wanted to go. We said yes and it turned out to be one of our highlights in Tokyo. So Akira is adaptable which we liked and listens to what his guests want. His English is excellent, he is very knowledgable and patient with explanations. We enjoyed our three days with Akira.


Hello Sheah, Thank you so much for the great review. I’m very happy that you liked the way I do guiding during the 3days. I liked the atmosphere that you all created, the unique blend of four people curious, likable, jolly and intelligent. It was my pleasure to be a part of your Japan experience. I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together again. See you next time. Sincerely, Akira