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US$ 44 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Cities where I can guide: Nikko , Saitama , Tochigi , Tokyo

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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Hourly rate 44 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 11 People )
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I was born in Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. I graduated from the local high school, and decided to study in the U.S.A. I graduated from the Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Art in Geography. I love music and soccer. I also learned a lot about beer in Portland , Oregon while I was studying there.

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

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$43.96 US$43.96 US$9.77
6 Hours US$263.74 US$263.74 US$58.64
8 Hours US$351.65 US$351.65 US$78.19

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 11 maximum

Private Tours

Nikko Tour of Culture and Entertainment

(2) Reviews
by Makoto
Nikko is one of the most significant places in Japan. Surrounded by the beautiful mountainous landscape you'll be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful...
12.5 Hours US$ 420 up to 10 people

One Day Tour : Deep into Akihabara

(2) Reviews
by Makoto
On this tour we'll go around the famous “otaku” town of Akihabara!! "Otaku" is slang for people who are deeply into anime (animation), video games, comics...
5 Hours US$ 98 per person

Walking Tour of Tochigi -Tour the Beautiful Country Side -

(2) Reviews
by Makoto
Have you ever heard of the city of Tochigi? Probably not. Many of you've probably never heard of that name before. It's a small but beautiful city located...
6 Hours US$ 54 per person

Bonsai Village Walk!!

(2) Reviews
by Makoto
"Bonsai" is very famous as one of the forms of Japanese arts, pruning and designing small trees . Have you ever seen it before? On this tour, I'll take yo...
3 Hours US$ 44 per person

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Lyann Lyann United States ( Family with kids )
3 years ago

“ Special Tour of Akihabara and Shibuya ”

I booked a special tour of Akihabara and Shibuya for my family. Makoto was wonderful and very responsive in answering my questions as I decided on the details of the tour. He continued to answer my questions up to the day of the tour. Afterwards, my family reported that Makoto was a fabulous guide! He was very nice, friendly, patient, helpful, and he spoke excellent English. They were all very happy!

Randel Randel United States ( Family with kids )
4 years ago

Makoto was a terrific guide -- on time, full of knowledge, excellent English, great personality and easy-going nature. We truly enjoyed touring around Tokyo with him. He always had a smile on his face even when we wanted to see so many sights in one day. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a tour guide of Tokyo or other parts of Japan.


Dear Randel Thank you for your amazing review. I'm really glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour of Tokyo with me. Next time if you are in Japan, I can take you to some more deep area of Japanese culture. I hope we see each other soon Thank you very much. Best Regards Makoto


Ramen : Shinjuku Station West Entrance Manrai

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Soy Sauce: “Tsurubishio” One of the Best Soy Sauce in Japan

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KitKat : “Onsenmanjyu(hot spring steamed buns)” flavor

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Mt. Fuji : Beautiful Sea of Clouds from the 4th Station

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Kanmangafuchi Abyss, a mysterious spot in Nikko

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Nikko is a very famous location for the World Heritage site Toshogu and surrounding temples and shrines. Not only that the mountain has many...