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!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 2 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 maximum
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.
Taka was an excellent guide. He helped create a tour for our family of 4, like food tasting at Tsujiki Fish Market and teen shopping at Harajuku, along with giving us information at all the sites we visited. He also showed us the numerous Winter Illumination shows in Tokyo. Since it was our second time in Tokyo, Taka made sure that we did not go to the same place twice. Would highly recommend him for any tour.
Thank you so much for your review, Regan!! I also had a enjoyable time with your family. I think the tour should be flexible as much as possible to my guest's needs and requests on that day. Through a good conversation and relationship between a guide and guests makes easier to understand what you'd like to see and get in my tour. I've kept learning and will enhance my guiding skills for your future visit. Happy New Year!
we met Taka on time at the appointed time in front of our apartment and got on well from the start. taka told us a lot about Tokyo and showed us many great impressive places and buildings, gave us countless tips for the next few days, what else we should see, where to find good food and what to look out for. it was a fantastic day with him despite the bad weather. but also for bad weather taka has many good tips on what to do. thank you taka for the great time with you and the great tip for the Shabu-Shabu, delicious
Thank you for giving me a great feedback about the tour, Timm. I always have a sense of responsibility to being a professional guide. Working for not only myself but also for your happiness. Hope you will have memorable days in other countries as well!
We had a wonderful day with Taka. On a sunny, mild December day we enjoyed the magnificent Rikugien Garden with autumn colors. We headed to Sugamo and “Grandma’s Market“ where we had a delicious lunch of fried oysters, shrimp and pork. We strolled through the alleys of Kagurazaka and ended at an Izakaya in Monzennakacho. Taka put together a perfect itinerary for our group of three who had requested non-touristy destinations! We enjoyed our time with Taka and appreciated his broad knowledge of Tokyo and his expert navigation of the subway system. Thank you, Taka!
Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review, Cathy. We did not visit touristy places but I’m glad you enjoyed strolling around and appreciating the local areas. Thank you again for sharing fun time with you and your great company. Best wishes!
Taka was a fantastic guide and was great tailoring our day with our 5 year old daughter. We toured the Tsukiji market and around Ginza getting a great taste of local life and food. He listened to the things we wanted to try and made sure to accomodate our interests and was wonderful making sure the day was suitable for walking around with a 5 year old. He provided some suggestions for places to eat and visit for the rest of our stay. We highly recommend Taka.
Thank you for your great review, Mike. I still have many things and hidden spots to show you in and outside Tokyo. I'm looking for the next opportunity to see your family again!
Taka did a great job giving a 6-hour overview of Tokyo highlights, including the Taukiji outer market, Ginza area (hot pot lunch), Meiji Shrine, and Harujuki (young fashion) area. He was flexible and accommodating; showed us customary practices at the shrine, and knowledgeable about history and culture. Although much of the tour was a walking tour, we also got to experience the train and subway. Highly recommend Taka as a tour guide!
Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review. I hope you're spending the holiday with family, friends and great wine & food ;-)