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 is extremely knowledgeable about everything in Tokyo and was an amazing tour guide! This was my first time in tokyo and he took the time to explain the subway system and even gave recommendations for the days after our tour. I will recommend him to all of my friends and family!
Dear Marisa, It was such an enjoyable day with you, beautiful sisters. Thank you for your great comments. Enjoy rest of your trip in Japan! Yoshi
I can’t say enough good things about Yoshi. He is a happy, smart, funny, and articulate man. He guided our family of 5 (with kids 5, 8, 11) around Tokyo. He was patient and had great interaction with both the adults and children. Yoshi is very knowledgeable about Japan and Tokyo and conversational about many other topics. Since this was our first day in Japan, he helped us arrange our train transit that will make the rest of the trip go more smoothly. He speaks perfect English. I can’t imagine a better experience.
Thank you for your great comments. I hope you will have a nice trip in Japan. Enjoy! Yoshi
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