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$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Saitama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(9) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 4 People )
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Greetings from Japan! Are you excited to visit Japan? Are you curious about Japanese food? Please tell me what kind of things you are interested in.
To make your trip memorable, it’s nice to make your own plan, but it’s also a good idea to hire a professional guide and customize your trip. You can visit various places efficiently, the guide might know secret shortcuts, good places to eat, places that are off the beaten path, and you can always ask any questions that you are curious about, such as Japanese way of thinking, manners, experiences, etc.. I’m Aki, a licensed guide-interpreter. I’m happy to give a tour to help this visit be a memorable one for you!

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4.7 (9) Reviews
Very Good

Private Tours

Kawagoe Half-day Tour (starting from Kawagoe)

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This is a half-day tour exploring Kawagoe in Saitama. We meet at Kawagoe, and start the tour from Kawagoe station. You will find out why Kawagoe is calle...
5h $ 150 up to 4 people

Kawagoe One-day Tour

(9) Reviews
by Aki
This is a one-day tour* visiting Kawagoe in Saitama, starting from your hotel in Tokyo. (*If you can meet me at Kawagoe, pls refer to "Half-day Tour.") I...
7h $ 210 up to 4 people

Senso-ji Temple / Hamarikyu Garden Half-Day Tour

(9) Reviews
by Aki
This is a short tour of Tokyo for approximately 5 hours. We visit the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, have lunch somewhere nearby, and move to Hamarikyu Garde...
5h $ 150 up to 4 people

Customized Tour of Tokyo (4 hours or more)

(9) Reviews
by Aki
This is basically a short tour of Tokyo for approximately 4 hours. Please let me know one or two places/areas that you would like to visit, and I’ll make ...
4h $ 120 up to 4 people

Meiji Jingu Shrine / Omotesando Half-Day Tour

(9) Reviews
by Aki
This is a short tour of Meiji Jingu Shrine and Omotesando for approximately 5 hours. We start from Meiji Jingu Shrine near JR Harajuku station. This shri...
4h $ 120 up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 9 )
Erin Erin United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Aki is the best! ”

Aki was the best tour guide! From the moment I inquired of her availability, she was responsive, curious about our trip, and eager to help us have the best day—and she completely succeeded. She managed to do the impossible and pack 3-days’ worth of sight-seeing into one day, all accompanied by her charming personality, interesting factoids about Tokyo and Japanese history, and overall lovely demeanor. I will absolutely ask Aki to be our guide again. We now consider her our friend! See you in Oregon, Aki!


Dear Erin, It was such a lovely day yesterday! It was a little cooler than the past couple of days, and no rain. More than that, I really enjoyed your company and our conversation during the tour. I also felt this one-day trip would become a special one from the beginning. I’m glad you liked all my favorite places although we were a little too busy(^-^; Actually, there are more places I would like to take you to, so I’ll wait for you to come back! I hope I can go to Oregon someday, too. Thank you so much for the 5 stars and wonderful review!! Best, Aki

Jolanda Jolanda Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ A very nice tour... ”

We had a very nice tour with Aki , she had listened very well what we like to see and do in Tokyo. She told us a lot of interesting things according typical japanese things. I really would recommend her.


I hope my tour helped you explore Japan for the rest of your trip;-) The tour was short, but I enjoyed it very much. I wish the dream your daughter wrote at the Meiji Jingu Shrine comes true!! Best, Aki

Tricia Tricia United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Tour assistance ”

Aki was so helpful and friendly!!! She absolutely went above and beyond and did everything in her power to make our visit spectacular!!! She was unbelievable thoughtful and helpful beyond anything I could have expected. I don’t think it would be possible to find a better guide and wholeheartedly recommend her and cannot possibly express how thankful we are to have met her and worked with her!!!


I enjoyed our communication from the very beginning, and learned a lot from you, too. If this trip became a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for you, I’m *super* happy!! Thank you for finding me as a guide, and it means a lot for me. I hope I can see you again someday either in Japan, US, or maybe in other country!? Please take care and enjoy the rest of your trip!! Aki

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
4 months ago

“ Wonderful time with Aki ”

We only had a short time with Aki. I had her take my family (husband and 2 teenage daughters) to the Glico Factory tour which only accepts reservations in Japanese. She went out of her way in providing directions on how to meet her before we left on our trip and delivered more information at our hotel when we arrived in Tokyo. The tour was in Japanese and she translated for us even translating the Quiz questions for us as we played a game there. She actually visited the factory a week prior to our arrival to familiar herself with it so she can make our experience more enjoyable. Her English is excellent and was so personable and sweet. I so enjoyed our time with her and most definitely hire her again if we go back to Japan.


I’m glad that I could be of help to cross out one of the places on your “To-do in Japan” list;-) Glico is a place of a good memory for my family, too, but I’m surprised that the factory tour is not really opened for international guests. I thought it was great that you could reach the information even though it was not available in English. So I really wanted to find out the way how I could take my non-Japanese guests. The tour with you was short, but I really enjoyed the conversation with you, your husband, and your two beautiful daughters! I wish I had more time to take you around. Please make another list when you come back to Japan next time (^^) Aki

Paul Paul South Africa ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ 1 day personalized tour of Tokyo ”

Aki is very sweet and tried very hard to make our day special


Hi Paul, Thank you for your lovely message and review! I enjoyed your company very much. I hope you had a good rest and relaxing time with your family after traveling for many days. Did the new shoes for Marcelle fit better? I’m very sorry that I couldn’t find a good one quicker during our tour. Please give my best regards to her as well, and hope to see you both again someday ;-) Aki