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  (14) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in May
$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
All tours are conducted using public transportation or Taxi.
When booking, please make sure to select the hotel pickup option if you need one.
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Last updated: 22 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages 简体中文 ( Professional ), 繁體中文 ( Professional ), Japanese ( Professional ), English ( Native )

(14) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 10 People )
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Hi, my name is Arnold and I love meeting new people. I have been living in Tokyo for over 9 years and I believe I know the place well enough to provide a fun tour. It will be my pleasure to help you enjoy your stay in Japan. I can speak English, Chinese and Japanese, so feel free to talk to me in any language that you feel comfortable with. I was once a tourist myself, so I believe I can provide the best tour experience from a tourist's perspective. Let me know your interests and I will make the best tour for you. Hope to see you soon!


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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
For each extra person
Hourly rate $34.58 $34.58 $6.37
4 Hours $138.32 $138.32 $25.48
8 Hours $276.64 $276.64 $50.96

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

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 ( 14 )
Kimberly Kimberly United States ( Family with kids )
17 minutes ago

“ Great Day in Tokyo with Arnold and my 14-year old son. ”

Arnold was fantastic. I picked him because he was younger and figure he could relate to my 14-year old son better and take us to some of the younger great spots and shopping Tokyo. We really enjoyed our time with him. He was very detailed in his itinerary he created for us based on the areas we wanted to see. His energy was upbeat and fun. Great Day!

Jodi Jodi United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Great Guide for First Day in Japan ”

In addition to wanting a guide to show us some of Tokyo’s temples we also thought it would be useful to have someone with us on the first day to help teach us to use Tokyo’s transport systems so we could make the most of our visit. Arnold advised on the best way to get around (not just Tokyo but Kyoto too) advised on the best payment method for travel and helped us purchase our IC cards. We visited 2 temples, both of which Arnold was knowledgeable about and gave us a deeper appreciation of than if we had visited alone. He also made additional suggestions of places to visit based on the conversations we had on the day of the tour and adapted the schedule so we could fit in other locations that interested us. He also gave us suggestions for places later on in the holiday. Arnold was ... read more


Hi Jodi, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time with you and Mark. It was my pleasure to show everyone around Tokyo. I hope you had a wonderful time in the rest of your Japan trip. Next time when you come to Japan, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing everyone again someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.

Hima Hima United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Fun day out with Arnold ”

Arnold's English is impeccable! My children, 12 and 7 seemed to connect with him immediately. He was on time for hotel pick up and navigated the subway system with ease. He kept us on time. We went to Tsukiji market, Kabuki, Sengakuji temple, Harajuku and Meiji shrine. He saw to it that all of us enjoyed our day and let us rest when the little feet were tired. We had a great day with him.


Thank you so much for the lovely review Hima! I'm very happy that you enjoyed my tour. Your children are so adorable and I had a wonderful time with everyone. Thank you so much once again and I look forward to seeing everyone again someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.

Pia Pia Philippines ( Family with kids )
4 weeks ago

“ The best tour guide ”

Arnold was very resourceful, patient, attentive to all our needs, and excellent with time management. He is a great tour guide. He made us enjoy our day to the fullest. He is also flexible regardless of age group. I had my parents with me and my children and they all enjoyed his company. We achieved everything we wanted for the day and more! 😊


Thank you so much for the wonderful review Pia! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my tour. It was my pleasure to be your guide for Tokyo Disney resort. I really had a great time and am so happy that we accomplished so much within a day. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!! Cheers !!!

Albert Albert United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Terrific English, easygoing, flexible ”

Arnold stepped into a difficult situation—we’d booked another guide who came down with the flu, and Arnold was given less than 48 hours’ notice to replace her. But he came through, going over her itinerary with us and making sure we got to everything we wanted to see, plus making other suggestions, like the Tokyo Sky Tree. He also stayed with us for extra time when I didn’t realize his deadline had passed. Arnold is a native English speaker who has spent a decade living in Japan, so in many ways he has the perspective of both a tourist and a local. (He was able to explain every custom and answer all our questions.) He found a way to connect with my kids, which was greatly appreciated. At each site he gave us as little or as much time as we needed, he made suggestions for other things to... read more


Thank you so much for the lovely review Albert! I'm very happy that you enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time with everyone and am so glad I was able to be your tour guide. Also, it was really fun playing Pokemon Go with everyone. Too bad we did not catch a shiny scyther. I hope everyone had a great time in Taiwan. Please come visit Japan again. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your awesome family. Sincerely, Arnold.