|Cities||Kamakura , Tochigi , Tokyo|
|Languages||English ( License )|
|Hourly Rate||36.40 USD|
Hello , my future guests .
My name is Kahoko .
I live in Tokyo over 30 years with my family , one husband and two kids .
I used to work in an airline as a cabin attendant .
Naturally , I may have visited your countries myself as you do now .
I chose the job because I liked traveling and meeting new people .
Now I'm so glad to be able to work for foreign visitors as a licensed guide .
When I have foreign guests .
I'd like to treat them as if they were my home stay guests , and I were their host mother in Tokyo .
I do hope their stay in Japan enjoyable and unforgettable .
So it's a great pleasure to assist you in some way .
So click me if you like .
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon .
We absolutely LOVED Kahoko!!!! She was awesome!!!! She met us at the airport as we were not confident we could manage on our own. HA! She showed us everything. Well as much as you can see in 10 hours! :-) We would not have had as much fun if we didn't meet her. We will definitely request her again when we return with our children. A++++++++++
We arranged for a 1/2 day tour with Kahoko. I had emailed her that we wanted to visit Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Shinjuku Gyoen. I let her know that we would be jet-lagged seniors and that we didn't want to have too hectic of a pace. She responded promptly that it this itinerary was very possible. We had a wonderful time with her as she was so personable, professional, and a wealth of information. In a short time, we felt like she had been a long time friend. We not only learned about the sights that we visited, but she pointed out interesting things in our transit. We even learned how to maneuver the transportation system that we felt comfortable traveling around Tokyo on our own. Even though it was early in the season for the cherry blossoms, Kahoko took us to a beautiful tree in bloom in Shinjuku Gyoen that she had discovered the day before. We plan to return to Tokyo next year with other family members, and we hope to have Kahoko guide us around again.
Very friendly person. Very knowlegable person about tokyo . Explain me in detail. I very hPpy. I will recommande to my friends. Thanks alot (どうもありがとうございました)
Kahoko was a splendid tour guide and gave us a really thorough introduction to Tokyo! Depending on your itinerary (our's was ambitious), definitely wear your walking shoes, I think we hit 12 miles! Kahoko's English is excellent and she herself is very sweet and likable. We were also very appreciative and impressed by the fact that she visited a vegetarian restaurant we had suggested the day before we arrived, just to make sure there were no issues in finding it (T's TanTan, vegetarian ramen, which we really enjoyed). It was very helpful to have a tour guide our first day in the city to help us understand how to navigate the subway, and Kahoko was great about making sure we saw the sites we wanted to see. Thank you Kahoko for your hospitality and a wonderful day in Tokyo! ありがとうございました!
Best decision to have a tour on our first day in Tokyo. Kahoko was a wonderful guide and we felt very blessed to have her with us. We were a large group of seven including three teenagers who had just hoped off an overnight flight so all a bit tired. She really responded to the groups needs and interests as we toured around Akihabara, Akasaka and Nippori/Yanaka. We did more in those 4hrs with Kahoko's guidance and directions than we have done in days since on our own. She took us down backstreet shortcuts and through suburban areas as well as to more well known tourist destinations. She advised us all what was what at the street food markets and helped with purchases on our journey. As a parent herself, she had a great understanding of the kids needs/wants. We can't thank her enough and when saying goodbye at the station it was like parting from a good friend. I can highly recommend taking a tour with Kahoko, you would never regret the decision. Best wishes on your travels.
We were fortunate to spend half a day with Kahoko on December 31st to get a taste of Tokyo. We arrived the night before and were a bit nervous about navigating the metro/railway so we wanted someone who could help orient us, and to show us some of the key areas of Tokyo. Kahoko met our request perfectly - she was waiting for us at the designated spot and helped us buy our Pasmo card and explain the train system. We travelled by train to Akihabara first to see the arcades and anime world; then to Asakusa to visit the beautiful Sensoji temple where Kahoko taught us the customs for New Year. She took us to an authentic conveyor belt sushi restaurant where the fish was so fresh - thank goodness she was able to translate for us as the servers didn't speak English. Finally, we went to Shibuya/Harajuku areas where there were lots of stores and street vendors selling different types of food. Kahoko is a very gracious and refined tour guide who made us feel so comfortable. What a wonderful introduction to Tokyo. ありがとうございました !!
My Family's first trip to Japan became more memorable with the tour guided by Kahoko-san. We learned a lot most especially on how to understand the "seemingly" complicated train system in Japan. But with how Kahoko presented it to us and explained on how to read the map, the rest of our train rides in Tokyo was a breeze. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend Triplelights with Kahoko as guide to friends and relatives who will visit Japan soon. :-)
We had two wonderful days in Tokyo with the dedicated and resourceful help from Kahoko. Kahoko is super nice, very knowledgeable and accommodating. The tea ceremony in the Hamarikyu, my daughter's spontaneously visiting the Cat cafe and my son's best eel lunch are just the few of many fond memories we had for our two days and three nights in Tokyo. Kahoko,thank you very much! Tokyo, we will be back!
We booked a half day and a full day tour with Kahoko , We had a awesome time kahoko was very prompt , well spoken in English Very knowledgable on all the places we visited . Kahoko even went out of her way to accomodate a special requested place we wanted to visit for my wife . Sorry for making you late for your next appointment . We had a lovely time and would defiantly do not again
We arrived in Japan at 5am for the first time and wanted to experience Tokyo with a local who could show us around. Kahoko met us at our hotel and from that moment on, we felt that Kahoko was more than a guide but also someone we could trust, more like a friend. She showed us how to navigate the Tokyo Metro, the sacred places, the new and exciting places, as well as the traditional parts of Tokyo. Kahoko took us to a traditional Japanese lunch and my wife enjoyed sashimi (raw fish) for the very first time, and with Kahoko's expert guidance and knowledge made for the most enjoyable Japanese meal. Overall we thoroughly loved her and so will you! Kahoko is a 5-star guide!
I was on a business trip to Japan and had a day spare to explore Tokyo. What better way than with a helping hand? Tour was as described and I very much had an enjoyable day and learnt a great deal with Kahoko. If you want to make the most of a short stay I highly recommend booking.
Kahoko speaks really good English and it's a bliss communicating with her. She is very prompt with her response and takes the trouble to plan the travel itinerary according to our intended sights to visit. My family and I had a wonderful time visiting Asakusa, taking the water boat to Hama Rikyu Garden, experiencing the Tea ceremony and sweet mochi and stopping Odaiba as our last visting site. I would definitely contact her again when I'm next visiting Tokyo again. Arigatou gozaimashita!
Our guide was friendly, intelligent and dynamic whichallowed us to see the maximum in 5 hours tlme.
My wife and I had such a wonderful time with Miss Kahoko. She's punctual in meeting us in our hotel elegantly dressed in nice kimono which set the tone for the cultural activity. Her house is very quaint and immaculately clean and tidy. She taught / help us into our respective kimonos before heading to a nice stroll in a nearby lovely Japanese garden. The tea ceremony was very solemn and relaxing to the senses. The kaiseki lunch which she cooked is really delicious, not to mention that the arrangement is very pleasing to the eyes. She even served us the most delicious grapes that we have ever tasted - the Tanenashi variety. Overall this tour is highly recommended for those who like to experience the real Japanese culture in a 4 hour span. By the way she even went out of her way to bring us to Ginza after our tour is concluded which is a big convenience for us. Overall an excellent experience second to none. Thanks a lot Miss Kahoko.
We had a wonderful time travelling around visiting sites with Kahoko. She is knowledgeable and kind and speaks good English. I would definitely contact her again next time we are in Tokyo.
What a memorable and wonderful travel experience I enjoyed with Kahoko as my tour guide in Tokyo, Japan. Kahoku is educated, fluent in English, well informed, elegant and most definitely, a "people person!" Wherever we went, Kahoku was engagng with the people we met. Her demeanor made every experience, whether touring, shopping, dining or travelling on the metro a friendly experience. Together we toured some noteworthy sites in and around Tokyo, namely: The Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Market, Tokyo Tower, New Art Center, Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Shrine. We visited the neighborhoods of Roppongi, Shibayu, Asakusa and Akihabara, as well as, the nostalgic towns of Ueno & Yanaka. We attended a Tea Ceremony and rode in a Rickshaw: Kohoku even dressed in traditional kimono one day too. What a wonderful way to get immersed into Japanse culture. I am fortunate to have had the honor and pleasure to have had Kahoko as my travel guide and now a friend.
We had a a very full and fantastic day with our guide Kahoko. She was ready and filled with all sorts of information, maps and transportation schedules and procedures for us. She was answering so many of our questions that we had without even asking. She readily made changes to our itinerary due to the rain and to my physical limitations. She aptly and efficiently took us through the Tsujiki Fish Market. We were very fortunate to be immediately seated at a favored/popular sushi restaurant and had the omakase (chef's choice) which was delectably fresh, generous in portion ad beautifully presented (no photographs allowed!). While at the fish market, Kahoko directed me to a knife vendor since I had wanted to buy a high quality carbon steel sashimi knife. Through her interpretation, I was able to learn quite a lot of the care and use of the knife which I greatly appreciated. Plus she enjoys cooking as well and has experience in filleting fish. We also visited the Ginza area (where we met an up and coming sumo wrestler) for shopping, visited the Kabuki theater and took a break at a tea shop with a beautiful garden; the Imperial Palace, Asakusa area browsing and shopping and visit to Senoji Temple. We arrived back to our hotel at 4 pm very tired but loaded with many suggestions, places to visit and directions for our time on our own. We did go to a Fugu (pufferfish) restaurant the next night that she suggested and it was a wonderful and memorable experience. Not only was Kahoko full of very helpful travel information and historic background of Tokyo, she was so warm with a sense of humor and engaging personality. And very patient and sensitive to my physical limits. If/when we return to Tokyo, we will definitely have Kahoko be our guide to other parts of the Tokyo area.
Kahoko is a wonderful guide who shared her extensive knowledge of Japan with us that included Tokyo and Nikko in particular. She communicated with us quite well. She has a subtle sense of humor and a quiet confidence in her demeanor. We whole hardily recommend her to anyone with an interest in Japan
Kahoko was a wonderful guide - we visited places of interest and nothing was too much trouble. Kahoko also explained in detail how the metro worked as we navigated Tokyo. She also arranged lunch for us at a Japanese restaurant which we very much enjoyed. I would recommend Kahoko to anyone wanting to visit Japan.
Kahoko was an excellent guide. She had great depth of knowledge and also lovely sense of humour. She was very generous with her time and considerate of our needs. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Kahoko arranged a fabulous walking tour for us based on our expressed interests within the timeframe and took us to places we would never have come across on our own. Kahoko went above and beyond, courteously assisting us prior to and after our tour with suggestions such as which transport card to purchase, typhoon information and details of where to find items we required. Emails were answered promptly. Highly recommend Kahoko for a very personalised experience.
What a wonderful experience! Kahoko was absolutely amazing! Although she will do any type of tour you want, we left the day up to her, & we were not disappointed. She helped us navigate the trains, showed us so many fascinating places, took us to a marvelous restaurant for a tempura lunch and then to a traditional tea ceremony, just to name a few. Throughout the day, she provided history, explained traditions, and answered our never ending questions with patience and wisdom. At the end of our day, Kahoko helped us plan for the rest of our journey & even mapped out our trains. I highly recommend Kahoko - a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and a lovely person!
On our recent trip to Tokyo, we booked an english speaking tour guide to show us the sights of this beautiful city. We were graced with the presence of much more than just “ an English speaking tour guide!” We met a new lifelong friend in our guide Kahoko Kawada. Upon initially meeting her she told me, my wife, and my college age son and daughter to call her “Auntie.” How is THAT for making you feel at home in a foreign land! Just as extraordinary as her welcome, her knowledge of all the sights as well as the transportation on the train was impeccable. She made navigating Tokyo seem easy and graceful. Kahoko was also sensitive to the fact that we don't normally walk close to 14 miles a day and gave us ample time as WE needed for breaks. Even break times were chosen in places that deserved time for introspection instead of a casual glance. Kahoko tailors her tours to the sights that her guests want to see. She will e mail you ahead of time asking for your input. Between the time we had e mailed her until we met, our list had changed. In an instant, Kahoko proefssionally amended our itinerary to the last detail including the train schedule. Along the way, she was a fantastic listener commiting to memory the last details of information we had shared with her making us feel truly valued as her guests. She is also quite a story teller herself sharing with us her life experiences as well as Japanese lore and culture. This gave us a richer appreciation Japan and more specifically Tokyo. We truly consider ourselves blessed and more enriched for having the guidance of Kahoko Kahada. Our trip to Tokyo simply would not have been the same without her. Anyone who is lucky enough to share a day of touring with her throughout Tokyo will also be blessed by her bright personality, her careful knowledge, and her extreme professionalism. Like ours, your trip to Japan will be the trip of a lifetime!
Review from my boys.. Hi Aunty Kahoko, Thank you for being a great guide to us! During the trip, we constantly had new places we wished to visit and places we wanted to go back to (Akihabara haha), and you could fulfill our wishes and make adjustments in the schedule every time :) We really enjoyed all of the places we visited with you, and also had the opportunity to get closer to Japan and its culture and tradition. Not only did we see the traditional side of Japan, but we also came in close contact with modern Japan and its beauty through your excellent command of the English language. Thanks so much for the great time in Tokyo! If you are looking for a guide in Tokyo, I would definitely Recommend Kahoko! :) Ryan and Rayner Singapore
Mrs. Kahoko is a gorgeous and professional Japanese guide. I really like the half-day tour at her amazing house. I love the tea ceremony experience, wandering around the traditional garden while I was wearing kimono. Last but not least, her cooking is fantastic. I highly recommend this tour to the people who are interested in Japanese culture.
Awesome ! Definitely the best way to see Tokyo without having to try and negotiate the transport by yourself. Kahoko is a brilliant guide with a great personality, she had an instant connection with our 9 year old son keeping him both interested and engaged all day, Kahoko has an excellent level of knowledge, supberb organisation of the day and a all round beautiful person. I am already recommending her to all our friends looking at travelling to Japan and we would definitely look to book her again for any future trips. Thank you Kahoko we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Kahoko was wonderful. Her communications before the tour were prompt and clear. She gave us advice on what to do and when to do it. She was very easy to work with before and during the tours. We booked three days but cancelled the first day due to a missed flight connection delaying us a day. We did much more with her help than we could he done on our own. Overall it was a great experience.
Had a great day with Kahoko! Nice way to spend a rainy day-visit to the Tokyo National Museum and lunch in a lovely teahouse in Ueno Park that I would never have found on my own. Thanks Kahoko.
We booked a private tour with Kahoko and she is a very good, patient guide. We had a very pleasant day with her and had great communication prior to and during our tour. We can definitely recommend Kahoko..
Kahoko was a great friend and guide in Tokyo. My husband and I greatly appreciated her patience and guidance. Her guide skills and English are excellent. I highly recommend Kahoko to everyone who want to experience the ancient and modern Tokyo. I will certainly seek her out again on our next trip to Tokyo.
We've booked 2 half-day with Kahoko. As this was our 2nd trip to Tokyo, we were not looking for major tourist sights (which we already saw during our first trip) but for some special places or tours which we found with Kahoko. Kahoko is great companion, providing timely & comprehensive explanations. She has fairly good English so we didn't have any issue communicating with her. First, we've hiked Mt. Takao which was relatively short, moderate hike up small mountain (~600 meter and apprx. 1/3 of the way is served by cable car/lift). Mt. Takao tour is well organized and includes Cable car ride, strolling through monastery/shrine on the way up, going through forest/mountain bridge/lift on the way down and nice lunch in Soba restaurant. Would recommend it to anyone looking to do some exercising in the nice place. Especially though, we've enjoyed tour at Kahoko's own home ("Cultural Experience at Kahoko's home") - this was on another day of course. The day was our anniversary so we had high expectations and it didn't disappoint! The tour includes trying out kimono (we've chosen to upgrade to formal Kimono), going to lovely garden nearby wearing kimono, tea ceremony plus homemade lunch. All aspects of the experience is well thought and prepared. Kahoko proved to be wonderful host and overall experience was great.
The whole process of arranging the guide was pain free. We choose Kahoko's Tokyo "as you like it" one day tour. After giving Kahoko an idea of what we were interested in seeing and doing, she came up with the perfect itinerary. She met us at the hotel @8.30am and we found her to be most charming and very professional in her attitude. She spoke perfect English and it took no time at all to get on with her. We started the tour by visiting Roppongi and finished off at Tokyo Metropolitan Government office observatory. In between Kahoko's had booked a great place for lunch. Kahoko was very knowledgeable and we would have no hesitation in recommending her as a guide. we know that we will certainly be calling her again on our next trip to Tokyo. Kash & Bunshri Chandaria London
We loved having Kahoko as our guide in Tokyo. She met us at our hotel, ready with subway passes and a great plan for the day. We visited the amazing Tsukiji Market, Ginza, Asakusa, Omote-sando, and Meiji-jingu. We enjoyed her Tokyo “As you like” One Day Tour so much that we booked another half-day tour for the next day. On the second day, we visited, Tokyo Tower, Roppongi with its architectural wonders and the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku. Lunches with Kahoko were simply delicious and so Japanese, we loved it! Kahoko is an excellent guide who communicates wonderfully, is very well organized, energetic, and just a great friend to have. We will surely seek her out again on our next trip to Tokyo.
'We had a wonderful experience with Kahoko in Nikko. She organized everything : train tickets, a car for us to visit the waterfalls, an excelent lunch at a typical restaurant and finaly the temples and Shrines. Kahoko is very efficient as a guide and a very agreable person. Her english is very good !'
Kahoko made our first day in Tokyo so manageable and totally enjoyable. She greeted us and had metro cards available for us to buy. She honored our special requests and gave us a very varied and interesting tour. She helped us learn to navigate the metro system and to get oriented to this very big and fast paced city. We were especially interested in seeing architecture and gardens, and she took us all over. I highly recommend Kahoko as a guide.
We were two couples and booked two days and two half days with Kahoko. We explained to her what were our interests ,exchanging e mails before our trip . Everything went perfectly welll! Hakoko is an agreable person, professional, energetic, efficient and very friendly.Her english is good. Not a minute was lost with her. She is a captivating person and contributed positively for a good impression of Tokyo.
My wife and I were in Tokyo for 3 full days. We had an excellent Triplelights guide the first day and then Kahoko for the next 2 days. On the first day she showed us things we hadn't seen the day before. On our second day with Kahoko we did a great day trip to Kamakura. Kahoko was kind, patient, had a great sense of humor, and spoke excellent English. She has boundless energy. She was a fantastic guide and after 2 days we became good friends. I would highly recommend her. Bruce and Ede
Kahoko is very helpful, knowledgeable and being patient with us. We are thankful to have her as our guide on our first day in Japan. She knows what we needed. Great thumbs up for Kahoko. Thank you!
Kahoko, was was an excellent guide who was able to communicate well about information relating to the attractions.. She has a charming personality and does honor to being a tour guide... I would strongly recommend her.
We had a great hanami picnic. It's a wonderful experience for us. Kahoko prepared everything perfectly for us to really enjoy the cherry blossom. The kimono dressing was fun. Kahoko dressed me up beatifully in a pink kimono. And in that we had a traditional tea ceremony. Thanks Kahoko again, my hubby and I had a splendid time yesterday Audrey April 2016 (Singapore)
Kahoko was brilliant with our family of 9, which included a range of 60-8 year old. She showed us around Tokyo for one and a half days and helped us get a feel of the city and its culture in a short span of time. We had a great time walking around Tokyo with her and would recommend her to anyone visiting Tokyo.
We had a lovely day. Kahoko showed us nice sites and was well prepared.
We had a great tour with Kahoko. My co-worker and I did not have a lot of time in Tokyo. We wanted a private guide to help us navigate around the city. We are so glad to have found Kahoko's tour on TripleLights. She met us at our Hotel on time (she was actually early). She had prepaid metro cards for us to use (we paid for these at the end of the day). We did her sample tour, and it was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about Japan and all the sights that we saw. She was very likable and spoke very good English. Her sample tour allowed to see very different parts of Tokyo. I would highly recommend her.