I was raised in several places, such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka, and Nagoya.
After my professional sales experience for a business machinery company in Yokohama, I pursued an opportunity to teach in China.
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 12 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.
Ai was a delight. Her English was easy to understand and she took us everywhere we wanted to go. We never would have been able to navigate the Tokyo subway system on our own Ai answered all our questions and took care of our needs
Heidi, thank you for the kind review. I enjoyed walking around Tokyo with you two! You said you are going to a lot of places, please take care and enjoy your journey! I’ll contact you when I go to L.A. next year! Thank you. Ai
Ai was a wonderful guide! She met us at our hotel in Tokyo and spent the day with us to and from Hakone helping us navigate subway, bullet train, bus, cable car and taxi. Our day include the Shinto Shrine, traditional Japanese lunch, pirate ship across lake, open air museum and traditional Japanese bath house. Our day was fantastic and very special. Ai guided us throughout out the day and provided cultural and historical context to each experience. Her demeanor was kind, fun and thoughtful.
I appreciate your kind review, Ronda! We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful day in Hakone. I was very happy spending a wonderful day with you and was impressed by your challenge spirit. Hot Spring, Sake, Soba, sitting on the tatami...a lot of things were first to you, but you enjoyed trying everything! Kudos to you! Thank you for taking your time to write the review for me. I hope I will see you again☆ Ai
I had a great tour with Ai today, exploring the maze-like streets of Kagurazaka, and ending with a live acoustic music show. Ai is patient, perceptive and has wonderful energy. Thank you!
Thank you so much for the review, Arun. It was very interesting for me, too. Thank you for choosing me as a guide. Hope you enjoy the rest of stay in Japan. Ai.
Ai kindness is unmeasurable - she was so good for us! We spend 8 hrs visiting among other Meiji Jingu Shrine ( it was for us one of the best attractions as this Shrine is build in very traditional style and history is bounded to that place). Moreover we saw also Shibuya, Harajuku, Tsukiji fish Market ( where we tasted a lot of good things such as japaniese omlet or green tee or really delicious dumplings, comparable to polish one or maybe even better! ) . We visited also Asakusa where we tasted really good Ramen and dango - those flavour you won't forget - it's just amazing. Anyway, during the day we were talked about anime, japaniese history, history of visited places, and much more! Ai showed us also some good view points , restsurants and popular streets and districts in Tokyo. With Ai ... read more
Dear Pawel, I have no idea how to reply to such an impressive review... thank you so much... I am very happy to have an opportunity to guide you all in Tokyo. I love the characters of all of you, cute, dynamic, and knowledgeable. I have been guiding for more than 1 years, but your reactions were very fresh to me and I learned a lot from all of you. I enjoyed listening to Peter’s stories and loved Marcel’s cuteness, and your kindness. Yes, I’m looking forward to guiding you again in Japan. I’ll be an expert guide in Hokkaido or other places, too. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo. Keep in touch♫ Ai
There are not adequate words to describe what a wonderful time we had with Ai! We came to visit Disneyland and DisneySea and only had one full day to visit Toyko. I knew I couldn't navigate and see all the places we wanted to see by myself. We are so blessed to have had Ai, she took us to many places on our list, taught us about Japanese culture and even a few new words. She introduced us to one of her favorite restaurants at the Fish Market and it was delicious. If you are looking for a guide, you will not find a more informative and kind guide than Ai. If you ask something and she doesn't know, she will find out the answer for you! Looking forward to coming back again!
Thank you so much for the review, Pam! I’m relieved to know that you went back to your hotel safely. Hope you enjoyed the first day of Disney. The tour with you was very interesting for me, too. Your unique requests made me excited a lot!! I’ll definitely let you know if the MacArthur room become open to the public. Please enjoy Disney land tomorrow 🏰. I’m looking forward to seeing you again♩Ai.