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 recommended to us by a friend who had toured with her before. We could not have been happier with Ai and the day we spent together. We had requested to see places that were not in every tour book and that gave us a flavor of the Tokyo in which real people live and work. It was both informative and entertaining. Thank you Ai!!
Thank you so much Tyna, for the wonderful review! I was very happy to spend an amazing day with you and Harbo. Yes, it’s not difficult for some travelers to go to the tourist spots by themselves, but it’s a bit difficult and more interesting to go to the best-kept secrets. I was very happy to hear your request! Please send my best regards to your friend who introduced you to me. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. 🌟 Ai.
Ai was so considerate as we were travelling with our young son. All activities were close together and interesting for his age group as well as for us. From shrines and arcades to cat cafes, we all had a wonderful time. Ai is also very knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japanese history. Thank you for making our family holiday so memorable.
Emma, thank you so much for your remarks! I hope you enjoyed cooking octopus balls🐙 I also had a great time with you all! Elliot was adorable. Please send my best regards to him and Graham. Please enjoy Kyoto and Osaka. Thank you for coming to Japan. Ai
With a very short notice period Ai took the time to show me around Tokyo . I have never been to Tokyo before and left it in Ai capable hands to put agenda ,together after explaining to Ai I would like to see more of the traditional Tokyo and Japanese history we spent the day walking, traveling by train and bus looking at various sites .Ai not only had knowledge about the touristy spots but pointed out buildings that was build by up and coming new architects and who build it with a short tour to the roof to show me the garden Traveling for work very often found this a very relaxed informative tour with no rush to get to the next spot Ai suggested the restaurant for lunch that was en excellent choice Ai was a very competent and friendly guide with a very well rounded knowledge of Toky... read more
Thank you so much for the kind review for me, Johan. I also enjoyed spending the wonderful time with you☆ I was surprised with some of your stories, such as the experience of driving Nissan Skyline and wild life in South Africa! I’m interested in your life which is totally different from mine! I hope the machine you purchased in Kagoshima works well on your business and you have the opportunity to come to Tokyo again!! Please let me show you different places in Tokyo next time. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. ☆ Ai.
We had a great time with Ai. She was nice and fun. Disneyland was great with her. Would recommend.
Thank you for the review for me, Tim. I also enjoyed 2 days with you. I hope I can see you again soon! Ai
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☆