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.
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
Friendly, knowledgeable, generous with time and spirit. Highly recommend.
I myself enjoyed guiding you, a lovely couple. Please come back some time in the future again to Japan. Thank you.
Thank you for your great job Yoshi, the travelers had a Elizabeth and Sandra had a great time!
It was my great pleasure to show them this beautiful city. Thank you for coming, and I hope they have returned home safely.
Yoshi is one of the best guides we have ever had. He is very knowledgeable and funny, he is very smart and energetic as well. He possesses the perfect combination of qualities for a guide. Our days with Yoshi were a highlight. He made us feel welcome and we learned so much.
Thank you for your great review, Julie. I myself enjoyed the two days with you. I hope you will have enjoyable days during your trip to Hakone, Takayama, and Kyoto.
We wrote Yoshi in advance explaining our preferences for our first time in Tokyo. He accommodated to our desires and organized two days where he showed us what we were interested in. He was prompt, responsive, flexible, ready to change his itinerary on the spot if the need arose. He was knowledgeable but did not overwhelmed us with facts. On the other hand if we wanted more information he eagerly provided it. He was friendly, easy to relate to while at the same time gave us space to have our own experience of the city. He made our stay in Tokyo extremely pleasant and easy.
It was a wonderful experience for me to share some time with you. I appreciate you have spent your precious anniversary with me in Tokyo and Kamakura. Especiary, we were lucky enough to have a good weather. It was a memorable day for me to experience great cherry blossoms inside of the Imperial Palace. Thank you again, and see you somewhere again.