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Licensed Guide
  (127) Reviews
Send message only 7 days available in July
$ 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 )

(127) 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 (127) Reviews
Very Good

Private Tours

Personalized Tokyo Journey

(127) Reviews
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.

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 ( 127 )
Vivek Vivek United States ( Family with kids )
8 hours ago

“ Family visit to tokyo ”

Akira did an amazing job showing us all that we asked. Would highly recommend him.


Dear Vivek, Thank you so much for the great review. It was my pleasure to share the fun time together with happy people like you and your lovely family. See you next time! Sincerely, Akira

Gwendolyn Gwendolyn United States ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

My husband and I wanted to see as much as possible of both touristy Tokyo and regular neighborhoods. Akira helped us navigate the metro and packed in more sights than we could have ever found on our own. He explained the history of each area. We really enjoyed an authentic meal in a cozy restaurant unlike any we had seen before. We highly recommend Akira for other first time visitors. We trust him to share more high lights on a second day this week!


Hello Gwendolyn, Thank you so much for the great review. I am very happy that you had a great time that day and hoping that it gave you a good first lesson to explore this city by yourself. On the next time, I am looking forward to hearing about your discovery you would have during your solo flights. See you then! Sincerely, Akira

Catherine Catherine New Zealand ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Akira - a friendly, knowledgeable guide ”

We had a great time. Akira catered to our needs really well. His suggestions for ice-cream stop, snack and dinner were superb. We enjoyed the Shibuya crossing and the story behind the dog Hachiko and other such gems along our various destination points in our itinerary. Akira is a courteous, kind and friendly guide.


Dear Catherine, Thank you so much for the great review. Yes, indeed, we had a great time that day. Wondering in unique Nakano Broadway, taking a rest at my favorite coffee shop, observing amazing human flow at Shibuya crossing, enjoying ice cream and good Katsu-Curry at local restaurant..... I hope those wonderful time that we shared made a good introduction to my loving city. I am wishing that you will have a great time for the rest of the days in Japan. See you next time! Sincerely, Akira

COLLEEN COLLEEN United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Day foot tour with Akira ”

We liked our tour very much. Akira was prompt, knowledgable, and friendly. Our tour was geared for a more local perspective, which is what we asked for. He covered a lot of areas of Tokyo, from the local fish markets, to the common peoples neighborhoods, and shrines, to the high end shopping districts. He showed us how to use and load our Suica cards, and to use the trains and subways efficiently. He was invaluable. Thanks so much Akira!


Dear Colleen, Thank you so much for the great review, I was very happy to be a guide for your very first full day experience in Japan, the first Asian country for you and your wonderful son with brightest future. I hope the tour made a good introduction of Tokyo and it will help you knowing more about my loving city and people. Sincerely, Akira

Lye Kuen Lye Singapore ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Akira The Perfect Guide for Tokyo ”

We had two wonderful days with Akira guiding us around in Tokyo on 21 and 23 Jun. I was in Tokyo with my 90-year old mum, my friend whose mum is 77 years old. Due to their age we brought wheelchairs to facilitate them in the sight-seeing. The itinerary was well planned and we didn't feel rushed or hurried when touring. Akira was thoughtful and he planned trip at a very good pace for us. He bought us to places where we could view old residential places which were very interesting. On our first day, the itinerary was to end the tour at a Hinode Pier at 4.00 pm so that we can go to Tennodai Station by 6.00 pm. The train was crowded and a few transfers of trains were needed before we could proceed to Tennodai Station. Instead of parting with us at Hinode Pier, Akira fetched us to Hino... read more


Dear Jean, Thank you very much for the great review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tours. At first, I was little worry that if Po Pos will be okay with this walking tour using public transportations. However, everything went very smooth and I am very glad that we all were able to have a great time. It was my pleasure to guide happy, jolly, curious and warm people like you, Evelyn, and "Po Po"s. Throughout the tours, you all made me feel positive about being aged, and I learned a lot through our conversations, observing how you treat people. I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together again. 再会! Akira P.S. Thank you so much for the offertories which has been thought often as a sign of insult in Japan by many tourists. Now you know they... read more