Hi! I'm Yoshi.
I am a National Government Licenced Guide Interpreter.
Since I was born in Tokyo, near Asakusa, the famous tourist spot, and I now live in Yokohama, I am very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions of Tokyo and Kanagawa area.
I used to live in California in the states, as a graduate student at UCLA and Stanford University, so I speak natural American English.0
I used be a CEO of an internet company, dealing business with many foreign companies of the US, European countries and Asian countries. Therefore, I know your culture!
I can explain Japanese culture, by comparing them with yours.
Of course, I can guide you to the popular spots, like Asakusa, the Imperial palace, Meiji shrine, Shinjuku, and Shibuya. But also I can take you to some secret places, which nobody knows, like a hidden temple in a dungeon.
Please contact me.
See you soon!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 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.
Thank you Yoshi for guiding us through our first day in Tokyo (and Japan)! Yoshi is knowledgeable, energetic, flexible and friendly. He was very patient while we took photos and shopped in Ginza. His English language skills are top notch. I highly recommend him!
Luren, Thank you for yesterday. I also truly enjoyed shopping with you. I hope you had a wonderful dinner and safe trip back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the trip. Yoshi
Yoshi, promptly met us at hotel and catered the tour to our interests and time. He put a lot of effort in providing us as much things to see as possible in our 4 hr tour. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us in detail. Excellent job!
Gene, thank you for a great review. It was a quite beautiful day and I also had an enjoyable day with you. I hope that you found a good place to have dinner. Have a nice trip in Japan. Yoshi
Traveling as a group of 3, this was our first visit to Tokyo. Yoshi provided an outstanding introduction to this amazing city. Yoshi is terrifically knowledgeable with an expansive awareness of history, culture, traditions and comparative Japanese belief systems. He is dynamic, social, amusing, inspiring, flexible and considerate. I can't recommend him highly enough. I hope that, one day, I have the opportunity to return his graciousness and share my world with him.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I also learned a lot from you, especially about the Cat cafe :-) I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe trip back home. See you. Yoshi
We had a great day with our guide Yoshi, He met us at our hotel and we went and visited the Meiji shrine , Yoshi explained all the traditions and local customs , he took lots of picture for us . He followed our requested and took us to the place that we wanted to go. We went to Shibuya crossing and people watched and visited various location for our photos. We went to Takeshita St and visited the Candy cotton factory and had really yummy crepes, We also went to Harajuku street and Kiddyland the 5 storey toy shop . Yoshi was a really fun guide to have.
Thank you for your review. I myself had a wonderful day with your family. Without you, I would never have found myself waiting in a cotton candy shop. It was such a fun for me to share some time with your lovely family. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Yoshi
We had a fabulous time in Tokyo with Yoshi as our guide! He helped us plan a wonderful itinerary based on our interests, and was very patient, caring and accommodating during our short stay in Tokyo. It was a pleasure getting to know Yoshi, and enjoy his pride of his hometown Tokyo!
It was my pleasure to show you around this gigantic city. Thank you for visiting us. I hope your experience gave you some understanding about this mysterious country. I hope you will come back home safely. See again. Yoshi