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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 )

(5) 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 (5) Reviews
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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 $30.15 $30.15 $4.50
4 Hours $120.60 $120.60 $18.00
8 Hours $241.20 $241.20 $36.00

* 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 ( 5 )
Anita Anita Singapore ( Family with kids )
3 days ago

“ A wonderful experience in Tokyo with Taka ”

Taka is very patient, kind and very caring. He makes sure we get to see the sights and that we are well. He gave many tips and ensured our first day in Tokyo was fun and enjoyable. We spent the evening in Puroland which was memorable! He makes hopping on and off subways a d trains very easy! Thank you!


Dear Anita, thank you for your great comment. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan!

Wendi Wendi United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Overview Tour ”

Taka was a fantastic guide for two Americans who wanted a whirlwind tour of Tokyo. Taka knew his history of Japan, how to quickly navigate the City, and cover a lot of ground with us. We saw temples, gardens, shrines, the subway system, the shopping districts and ate some great food. He answered our many questions and was a lot of fun to be with for a whole day. We felt we made a new friend and we have invited him to the US anytime he can come! We highly recommend Taka, just tell him in advance what you're looking for and he will tailor a tour just for you.


Dear Wendi & Donald, thank you for a wonderful review. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Taka

Lay Hong Lay Singapore ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Sumo wrestling practise tour ”

A very caring, polite and friendly guild. He is able to answer all our questions and able to give us more knowledge about the sumo wrestling. I would recommend him if you're looking for a gilded tour in Japan.


Thank you, Lay! Please enjoy the rest of the stay in Japan. Taka

Ross Ross United States ( Business )
6 months ago

“ Tokyo in a day ”

Taka was a great tour guide and I enjoyed the experience


Dear Ross, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Taka

Kirill Kirill United States ( Solo )
7 months ago

“ Tokyo 1 day tour. ”

Had a great experience. Very professional and friendly. Great English.


Hi Kirill! I appreciate your feedback. Please come back to Japan again and spend more time so I can take you and your friend to some precious places that you wouldn’t forget. Thank you!!