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$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 5 people
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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!


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5.0 (4) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
Hourly rate $29.37 $34.71
4 Hours $117.48 $138.84
8 Hours $234.96 $277.68

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo, One day Customized Private Tour by Yoshi

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8h $ 278 up to 5 people

Ghibli Museum, half a day tour.

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4h $ 139 up to 5 people

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 date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Matti Matti Finland ( Couple )
5 days ago

“ Ghibli museum ”

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!

Stanton Stanton United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ If you want a great guide who knows how to tour...it's Yoshi ”

Yoshi was terrific. He had a tremendous style and it was fun to have a mature man that knew everything about Tokyo take us everywhere. He knew everything and was quite the expert at the subway and transportation. We really enjoyed his personality and had a lot of fun with him.


Thank you, Stanton. I also enjoyed spending a wonderful day with you. Although it started raining in the afternoon, we could share some serene time. Thanks again.

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Temple vs Shrine ”

We had a great day with Yoshi. He was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The best thing was that Yoshi was very flexible and tailored the day to what interested us most.


Andrew, I had a wonderful day with you, too. Thank you!

BRYAN BRYAN United States ( Solo )
2 months ago


There are 13 million people in Tokyo. I have no idea how many guides there are in that figure, but I DO know, I got the best man for me, to be my guide. I chose him from his video on the TRIPLELIGHTS site. He spoke English perfectly. Sadly, he was only available for one day during my 4 day visit to Tokyo. I told him what I wanted to see in my limited time. Noodles and sushi being the number two things. lol. He put together a tour for me tailored to what I wanted to do. It was perfect. Yoshi met me at my hotel, we sat and discussed what would be our plan due to the rain. Nothing stopped us. We soldiered on. He showed me how to use the train system such that the one other day, when he was not available, I was able to run around town on my own and never a problem. He is good... read more


Thank you, Bryan. I myself enjoyed showing my home town. I am glad to know that you enjoyed everyday Tokyo life, despite a rainy day. There are a lot of interesting places other than touristy spots in Tokyo. Please come back!