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.
Yoshi was a great educator and explained what we were seeing in its historical and cultural context. And we had a lot of fun! We saw the spectacular new Tokyo and the charming old Tokyo. We walked the Imperial Palace gardens and toured the Meiji shrine, the Ueno Park and the Senso-ji Temple. Yoshi guided us through the subways and helped us book the bullet train to Kyoto and he even helped my husband buy a warmer coat in the market! Plus he found great restaurants and entertained us with stories. Yoshi was an amazing ambassador for Japan and we very much enjoyed our time with him. Becky and Carlos, Atlanta, Ga (2/10/19)
Thank you for visiting Japan and giving me an opportunity to introduce our city. I myself very much enjoyed being with you. It was a wonderful night having dinner with you. I am so glad that you could make it to Kyoto and back home. Come back again. Yoshi
Yoshi is knowledgeable, warm and easy to connect. He was able to change direction according to our preferences and open to all kinds of questions. We had a great time. Yoshi showed us Tokyo we couldn't to see without him - friendly Tokyo.
I am glad that you enjoyed Tokyo. The end of the year in Tokyo was a bit crowded, but it was something different. Thank you, Julia! Yoshi
We had a great “Tokyo highlights” tour with Yoshi! We were able to see so many different areas in one day that we never could have organized on our own. Yoshi took us through both historical highlights and modern areas, navigated through multiple modes of transportation (including a relaxing boat ride, trains, and monorail) and gave us a lot of interesting info along the way. His English is exceptional and he went above and beyond to accommodate us, at the end of our tour even dropping us off at our destination. It was clear that he enjoys giving tours and I will definitely recommend his tour to friends and family traveling to Tokyo. Thanks Yoshi!
Thank you for the great review. I myself enjoyed showing my hometown to you. Yoshi
Besides speaking English beautifully, Yoshi spent the day showing us around Tokyo, hitting all the sights we wanted to see and many he choose to share with us. Full of history facts and knowledgeable about all the sites we visited, we highly recommend Yoshi for your personal tour of Tokyo. Thank you for making our time in Tokyo memorable.
I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour. It is always my pleasure to show you my home town, and to explain its history. Thank you for visiting, Jerry. Come back again. Yoshi
Having Yoshi guide us through Ghibli museum made the visit very pleasant to us as many of the descriptions are in Japanese. Special exhibition especially was interesting and we would have not gotten as much out of it without Yoshi translating descriptions. He has great personality and language skills are top. Guidance to the museum and back were at leisurely pace and additional information about local culture given during the tour was insightful. Highly recommend hiring Yoshi!
Thank you, Matti. I actually enjoyed myself with the new exhibition, while translating it for you. I and my wife love Moomin!