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$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Yokohama , Kanagawa

Languages English ( Professional )

(12) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 2 people
( Max : 6 People )
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Would you like to have a private guide when you are traveling to Tokyo?
Hello, I'm Taka.
Tokyo is my hometown all through my life, and I know many interesting places and things to do, which are not yet introduced in the travel books. It will be a real pleasure sharing my knowledge with you.
Tokyo is a truly exciting and multi-dimensional city. I can offer you unique and memorable experiences here in Tokyo. How about walking along some back streets and taste some local delicacies? Or try Sake and Japanese wine?

I have been in broadcasting business for over 30 years, and as a TV director I have made a countless coverage trips all around the globe.
Also I am a professional winemaker in the Unites States, and stay in California during the harvest time every year, from September to November.
With my unique business back ground, I have decided to start my new business as a professional tour guide specializing in the Tokyo area.

Let’s enjoy the cutting-edge Tokyo with a former TV director and a winemaker!

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5.0 (12) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 2 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $30.49 $30.49 $4.55
4 Hours $121.94 $121.94 $18.20
8 Hours $243.88 $243.88 $36.40

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

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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 ( 12 )
Sue Sue Australia ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Yokohama like a local! ”

Taka was great! He was punctual, arranged a personalised walking tour (designed completely wheelchair accessible) and most importantly was fun! We saw the local highlights, ate at amazing places and tasted great wine and beer. He showed us how to get around Yokohama and good places to shop. We would definitely do it again and recommend Taka, we had one of the most fabulous fun days, full of adventure!


Dear Sue, thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as your guide. I am very much pleased that you and John enjoyed one day Yokohama tour. I am looking forward to meeting again in near future. Cheers!

Brent Brent United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Tokyo neighborhood tours m ”

Taka eas an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and full.of interesting information. Made for a memorable day. Good English skills as well. Highly recommended.


Thank you so much for a thoughtful review, Brent. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wife. Thanks a million ! Keep on traveling !!!

Ilana Ilana United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Taka was so much fun and made our experience to Japan unforgettable! ”

My father and I visited Japan for his birthday celebration and his bucket list trip. It was all we had hoped for and more! My father and I are big foodies and love to find hidden gems when we travel. Taka delivered! We saw a lot of historical sites and must see areas of Tokyo, and Taka was very knowledgeable about everything! Our favorite spots were the hidden gems Taka shared with us, including a Wine Vineyard off the beaten path and a Yakitori restaurant my father won't stop talking about! And don't forget the street food :) Taka, thank you for making our experience to Japan unforgettable. 5 stars all the way!


You are welcome, Ilana. And thank you very much for your great comment. I hope I can see you again. Please give my best regards to Joe!

Philip Philip United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

We had a fun and informative half day walking tour with Taka. He showed us the highlights of Tokyo in 5 hours. We really enjoyed our time with him and he also took the time to shows us how to navigate the transportation system. I highly recommend Taka for a tour of Tokyo.


Hi Philip, thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy our beautiful city. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan.

Jesse Jesse Ireland ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Great experience ”

We had a great time with Taka. He showed us the world of urban wineries in Tokyo, we tasted almost 20 different wines from 3 different wineries and we had a great time together.


Hi Jesse. Thank you for giving me a very nice review.. I felt so lucky to have you as my client. Please come back again, next time we drink more wines!