I was born in Fukui Prefecture and was raised in several places, such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka, and Nagoya.
After the experience of working for a mechanical company in Yokohama, I moved to China to learn their culture.
I worked as a Japanese teacher to foreigners in Shanghai.
The longer I lived abroad, the more I came to appreciate the unique aspects of Japanese culture. So I started learning English and Chinese to become a bridge to help bring foreign visitors closer to Japanese culture.
I would be horored to be your guide as you tour our historically rich country. I am looking forward to traveling Japan with you. Thank you.
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: 2 hours minimum and 11 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
Terrific day in Tokyo. Maru maximized my time to visit important historical sites and fun hip hangouts. She was very flexible adjusting our schedule given my interests and record high temperatures. A pleasure to spend the day together. Her English is excellent. I’d highly recommend her. Thank you Maru for a memorable day.
Thank you Linda for taking your time to give me a comment. I had a meaningful day with you yesterday. I learned a lot from you. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness... I won’t never forget every word you gave me. Please have a great time in Japan. Thank you so much. Maru
Maru did a phenomenal job leading us through Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple, Omotesando, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and Shibuya. We walked nine miles but didn’t mind at all because Maru provided historical and cultural insights along the way and was organized, friendly and attentive. She also helped us figure out the subway system so that we could explore Tokyo confidently on our own after our tour concluded. We highly recommend her!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Davina. You are very energetic and gentle. I enjoyed talking with you so much that I didn’t notice we had walked so long! You have already mastered Japan’s transportation system. I’m sure you can get to anywhere you want to go. Please take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!!
My colleague and I were in Japan on business trip and had an unexpected day to spare in Tokyo. Maru was our guide and showed us around the city. She was very nice and helpful, she was very flexible to adapt to any of our request and follow our pace, always smiling and happy to answer any question we had. Would recommend Maru.
Dear, Charly. Thank you for taking your time for the review and choosing me for your guide. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo ★ Maru
I spent 2 days with Maru visiting Tokyo. Maru is a very friendly guide and very Professional ! She knows a ot about th japanese way of life and I learned a lot about Japan thanks to her. She is very smart, dynamic and very funny. I recommend you to hire her and you will know better about this fabulous place
Ajaguy. Thank you for the good comment! You must be at your sweet home now. Thank you for visiting Japan and finding me. 2 days spent with you were very special for me. I miss you.. I'd definitely visit your island someday to see you. Thank you again. Maru
My family absolutely loved Maru. She assisted in every way possible within our tight timeframe. Excellent English Speaking skills.
Hello, Joe. Thank you for the comment. I am always trying to do my best to provide good services but sometimes encounter some difficulties. Your comment encouraged me a lot. Thank you! Have a good Sunday. Maru