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Taka

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Send message only 8 days available in August
$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Yokohama , Kanagawa

Languages English ( Professional )

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(17) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 2 people
( Max : 4 People )
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About

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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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 2 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $31.49 $31.49 $4.70
5 Hours $157.45 $157.45 $23.50
8 Hours $251.92 $251.92 $37.60

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 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 ( 17 )
Nancy Nancy United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Book Taka now! ”

My sons (ages 26 and 22) and I had a wonderful two days with Taka in Tokyo last week. We discussed prior to arriving what exactly we were looking for and Taka delivered all that and more. He was on time, his English was excellent, supplied enough history, etc. for the sights we delivered and was fun to be around. We asked for a mix of the not to be missed sights along with visiting restaurants and and off the beaten track type places that Tokyo natives would visit and were not disappointed. Taka also offered excellent restaurant recommendations for the time we were not with him and even walked us to a popular sushi restaurant in Shibuya that doesn't take reservations to be sure we were able to get our number for the waitlist. He went above and beyond what he needed to do. Don't read ... read more

Taka:

Thank you so much for your great review, Nancy. It was my great pleasure and honor to show you and your sons around the city of Tokyo. We went to so many places and sampled a wide variety of food & drink! Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide!

Faith Faith United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Personable, easy-going, and knowledgable ”

Taka is a great guide. He fielded our questions, was flexible about spur of the moment decisions, and did a great job picking out places for us. I highly recommend his service.

Taka:

Thank you for the nice review, Faith. I am glad you and Eric enjoyed our tour. Hope you had great holiday in Japan, and would come back again!

Sallie Sallie United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour guide! ”

We are a family of 6 and we had an excellent experience with Taka. He is knowledgeable, friendly, funny and he could read our group to determine the best path for our day. He’s very funny and we laughed a lot with him. Would highly recommend Taka to anyone wishing to have a great day in Tokyo!! Thank you Taka!!

Taka:

You're welcome, Sallie! Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. Hope to see you and your family again. I will take you to more places!

Nerilee Nerilee Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic day out in Tokyo with Taka ”

Thank you Taka for a very enjoyable and memorable day out in Tokyo. We went to so many different places in just one day and I felt I gained a great overview of many different aspects of Tokyo - both the old and the new. You were very knowledgable about the city and its history, and shared many interesting insights. I highly recommend Taka for anyone looking for a warm, engaging, considerate guide who speaks excellent English, and is lots of fun to be with!

Taka:

Thank you, Nerilee. So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. It’ fun to walk around Tokyo, wasn’t it? Please come back again! There's so much more I have to show you! Hope to see you again!

Sylvie Sylvie France
Excellent
2 months ago

“ The best day in Tokyo!! ”

What a wonderful day with Taka!! Just a pleasure... From our first encounter with a smile, to helping us make dinner reservations and planning our suitcase transfer for the next day and all this even before starting the “tour”, to a full day of adventure. Taka first took us to very popular Harajuku, and down beautiful back streets, to then being thrown off his plans by my husband who wanted the “local flare and tour”. With a smile and a skip, not missing a beat (and probably hungry... we had a late breakfast but he likely had been up for a while), he turned right around, took us back to the subway and took us to the most beautiful local area within Tokyo to visit an old traditional home, just beautiful...stunning... and we would have never known about it or found it on our own! A beaut... read more

Taka:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sylvie! I really appreciated it and can't thank you enough for such a wonderful words to my tour. The time we shared during the day was precious, so I wanted to do my best. There are many beautiful places all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days.