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: 4 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.
Thank you Ai for being very patient with me and my family ❤️.My 2 young girls are still thinking of her .... :) Ai brought us around to experience Tokyo subway. We went to East Imperial Garden to take nice pictures and we went so crazy shopping at Tokyo station character street . We also had a very nice dinner at the rec. Gonpachi dinner. Thank you Ai for offering to carry all our shopping bags for us while we continue to shop ! Take care, keep in touch and we will definitely look for you again next time ❣️
Eileen, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I was happy to spend a great day with you all. The red and yellow colored leaves in the Imperial Palace East Garden were spectacular🍁 and we had a lot of fun shopping cute items and chatting while eating dinner! Your daughters were really cute and I was very touched when they run back and gave me a big hug before I left. Also, your father was very gentle and kind. I am also thinking of your daughters until now. Yes, keep in touch and let’s meet again soon💕 Thank you so much!! Ai
Ai is amazing. She will arrange the activities that suit for elderly and childrens at the same place . My parents loves the tour guide by Ai. My childrens started to ask me why Ai never follow us for the whole trip and my reply is, will will come back to her in one day. You are the best....and thank you so much for taking care of my parents.
Thank you for your review. I really enjoyed giving your parents a tour of the Imperial Palace and other tourist spots of Tokyo. They were very friendly and when I took their pictures they always had a smile on their faces. I also had a great time teaching your children Origami! I wish we had more time because they were very good at Origami. I am looking forward to seeing you all again. Thank you very much! Ai
Ai is very knowledgeable about the places of interest in Tokyo. She planned the whole day very well and took me through all the locations at a leisure pace. I was also able to try different types of Japanese food throughout the day. Ai is very easy to talk to to gain more in-depth understanding of Japanese culture as well.
Dear Tom, thank you for your review. We visited both traditional place and new places. The state-of-the-art lightning system on the rooftop of the building and the illumination were very beautiful and I enjoyed a brilliant winter of Tokyo. Thank you so much. ❄️ I’d be glad if I could guide you and your father next time. Let’s go to the restaurant we were not able to make it this time!! 🍚 Ai
Our family had an AMAZING 2 days with Ai. We sent her information on the areas we wanted to visit and the things we wanted to experience while in Tokyo. She planned everything perfectly! We had a great itinerary and a wonderful trip. Thank you, Ai!
Dear Vanessa, thank you so much for your kind review. The tours with you were very special for me, too. The tea ceremony lesson was very rare opportunity and I appreciate you giving the great request. Thank you for coming to Japan. I hope I will be able to see you all again! Ai
Great personality and very amenable to our needs. Thoroughly enjoyed the day
Thank you for giving me a great review, Ramesh. I have been thinking you were enjoying great views in Nikko under the blue sky. Please enjoy the rest of stay in Japan! Ai.