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.
Exceptional guide who assisted looked after us for two days showing us some wonderful traditional areas as I wanted to stay away from the main attractions. Highly recommended.
Hi, Sean. Thank you for your review! I enjoyed 2 days with you and Tash a lot. I cannot forget our time in Kamakura appreciating beautiful hydrangeas together. Hope we can visit other places when you come to Japan next time. Please take care.☆Ai☆
Thank you Ai for a day we will remember always. We actually saw most of what we had on our itinerary in one day today, and yet it wasn’t hectic - just well planned. Thanks also for checking with us along the way to learn what we were interested in, and also for finding a fantastic lunch spot that catered for the vegans in the family. I’m not sure that we would have found all of the interesting spots or tried some of the foods and experiences without you - let along navigate all of the subway rides. It’s been such a great orientation to Tokyo. I will be recommending you to some friends who are heading to Tokyo soon. Many many thanks again, Rachel and family.
Dear Rachel, thank you so much for the wonderful review for me. I’m glad to know you enjoyed our tour. I also had a great time with you all. Fraser was so knowledgeable and I was impressed with his Japanese skill! I’m sure he will be a great guide for you. Joel and Shaun were also very kind and I enjoyed walking with them. Also I’d like to listen to the Australian history again Mark taught me yesterday. I’ve searched quakka online. They are very cute! I’m really interested in the island they introduced to me. I’m the one who should say thank you for giving me such a great opportunity to tour with you. I am looking forward to seeing you all again⭐️Ai
Ai planned our days to be keep all engaged in the experience from gaming teenage boys to shopping for the ladies! The fish market was a crowd pleaser! Easy navigation of the metro! Ai wanted to make sure we were able 100% delighted with our days in Tokyo!
Michael, thank you for the review. I hope you enjoyed our tours in Tokyo and had great days in Kyoto and Hiroshima. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again!
My kids, ages 12 and 13, and I had an excellent day with Ai in Tokyo. She was responsive and easy to work with well ahead of our trip organizing the intinerary. The tour itself was very professional and everything went smoothly. Our intinerary took us all over the city, and we had no trouble navigating public transportation and short walks to each stop. Ai has great energy and enthusiasm for Tokyo, and she interacted really well with the kids throughout the day. She had very interesting insights on each of the stops, and I learned a lot about the history of the places we saw. Ai speaks English very well, and there were no communication issues. We have taken private tours all over the world, and Ai is one of the best. We really enjoyed our day, and saw much more than we ever could h... read more
Thank you Mark, for giving me such a wonderful review. I am very happy to hear that you had a great day with me. I also enjoyed all spots with you♪ The highlight of the day for me was the baseball shop in Shinjuku! Your request made me happy! We were able to go to one more place than we had planned and the uniform Kristin bought at the shop looked good on her. I believe she will have a great time at her school event. Also, please let me know when Preston performs on the TV show. I would like to watch him on TV!! I hope I can tour with you again soon. Thank you for coming to Japan and please come again! Best regards, Ai.
Ms Ai gave us excellent service and went beyond what was required of her . She was patient and flexible with our change in schedule. I strongly recommend her
Dear Darlington, thank you for the review for me. I enjoyed shopping with Colleen and dinner with you all! Thank you for coming to Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. Let’s go to Roppongi next time. 🌃Best regards, Ai.🌟