Hi! I have lived in and around Tokyo for over 10 years.
I specialize in traditional Japanese culture, like Japanese tea ceremony and calligraphy. I also like to go and watch traditional Japanese stage performances, like Kabuki, even though I haven't had enough time so far. I’m enthusiastic about introducing popular tourist spots as well as cultural ones almost across Japan. Actually, I’m not good at spoken English and directions, but I’ve been trying to do my best. I try to upgrade knowledge about inbound tourism and my communicative skills in English.
I can't live without cheap-but-DELICIOUS-local foods and Japanese sweets! Also, I'm good at discovering 'hidden gems,' including deep sightseeing spots, restaurants, cafes, and even washrooms!
If you want me to customize your private tour in Japan, let me help you. If you book my guided tour in and around Tokyo, I'll do my best so you will be happy! I've never asked my clients for giving any reviews on the service I did. So, if you have some questions about my competence as a tour guide, please free to ask anytime!
I never accept Direct Booking before I present you a tour plan with estimated cost.
I'd appreciate it if you'd understand this.
I really look forward to seeing you soon! :-D
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.
Akemi was a good guide she took us where ever we wanted to go and she explain everything we asked to her.
Hello, I’m very moved by your kind, heart-warming comment. I’m not sure if you really enjoyed your stay in Tokyo, but next time please come and visit other cities and towns. Thank you both of you! Best Regards, Akemi
Akemi was an excellent guide, she spent a lot of time planning ,organising and suggesting places to visit and planning our tour of Tokyo, she is fluent in English,very caring and lovely company. She kept us very busy visiting as many places as possible in our 4 days. We would highly recommend Akemi to anyone who needs a guide in Japan.
Hello Chris and Marjorie, Thank you for your warmest comments that I have ever had! The necklace reminds me of you and I’ll put it on for today’s guided tour! Again, I’m not 100% sure if I really satisfied you during those 4 days. On the 3rd day when we visited Imperial Palace Grounds, it was heavily rainy and a bit colder than days before. However, thanks to your kindness and patience, the day tour ended safely. Thank you again and unfortunately I’m leaving this website soon, and focus on other travel agencies, but hope you’ll be back to somewhere in Japan again! Warmest Regards, Akemi
Very helpful in taking care of our large group .Knowledgeable guide , only needs to improve her spoken english .
Hello Tuan, I’ve been missing you all! How have you been? Did you enjoy your stay in other places in Japan? Thank you for your review on my tour! I didn’t expect I would get such a high good review! I’m sorry that we had to skip Akihabara in Tokyo & the Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko. Also, I guess you were disappointed we could see less Autumn leaves at Kegon Waterfalls. Also, I appreciated your feedback about my spoken English! I’ll definitely improve it so everyone will be more interested in Japan! Anyway, did you get those photos I took in Nikko Toshogu Shrine? If not, please let me know. Hope you’re all well and say hello to the others, please! Respectfully, Akemi