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!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
I waited until I was completely home from our trip to officially write Arnold a glowing review. He is an absolutely fabulous person. From our first interactions online setting up our time together to the day we arrived he has and had been nothing short of super attentive and helpful. A little background... we booked 6 hours with him... as we were coming from another tour in Japan and had that amount of free-time before having to head back. What I especially enjoyed was Arnold’s flexibility and suggestions even on the day. We ended up at a Shiba Cafe (which was not originally in the itinerary). And worked out perfectly timing wise. My husband unfortunately came down with a horrible throat sickness before our tour. And Arnold took us to a drugstore and translated wha... read more
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jen and Bryan. I had so much fun touring Akihabara with you guys. You guys are truly awesome and thank you so much for the cookies. They are very delicious and are now my favorite. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey in Japan. I hope to see everyone again soon someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.
Arnold was very professional corresponding with me several times to organise our time together and was prompt at arriving at our hotel. He provided several suggestions about places to visit and and was knowledgeable about the tourist spots we wanted to visit. He went above and beyond in helping to find a suitable pub to watch the rugby on a VERY busy Saturday afternoon too! He was instrumental in helping us find our way around on the public transport and made several suggestions which saved us heaps of time and cash! He gave us a very personal insight into a fascinating city and I would definitely recommend Arnold to young and old alike especially if you want to get that bit more out of your time in Tokyo.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Lesley! I had a wonderful time with everyone and am so glad we accomplished so much in a short time. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I am so glad we were able to find a good pub at the end. Next time when you come back to Japan, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you so much once again and I look forward to seeing everyone again someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.
5 hour personalised guided tour around the Asakusa, Ueno and Akihabara areas. Arnold was very friendly and had answers to all of our questions. We had a great day and learn't a lot. I would highly recommend Arnold as a guide!
Hi Charlie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I had a great time with everyone and am so happy to show you guys around Tokyo. Please do not hesitate to contact me when you come back to Tokyo. I hope to see everyone soon someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold
We decided to get Arnold for our first day in Tokyo, he was brilliant & I’m so glad we did. We have two teenager girls & he was excellent in conversation with them & related with them straight away making them feel comfortable immediately. He took us to all the places we wished to see and the best ramen lunch, my husband made us go back to the same restaurant a few days later he enjoyed it so much. I would totally recommend Arnold, he was wonderful.
Thank you so much for the lovely review KIM! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time with you and your family. It was my pleasure to show everyone around Tokyo. I can't believe we accomplished so much in a short time. Thank you for including me in your journey to Japan. Next time when you come back to Tokyo, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing everyone again someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.
I wanted to hire a tour guide who could speak Chinese for my elderly parents and selected Arnold based on his positive reviews and that he could speak mandarin. My parents liked him a lot!! Arnold had tailored the tour around Tokyo based on my parents age and interests but he was also very flexible on the day when my dad wanted to suddenly change the itinerary. Leading up to the tour Arnold was very responsive. My parents highly recommends him as a tour guide.
Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy to hear that your parents enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time with everyone. It was my pleasure to show them around Tokyo. Your parents are truly wonderful people and I enjoyed every moment that we spend together. Next time when you come back to Japan, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing everyone again someday in the future. Sincerely, Arnold.