I used to work as a part-time English teacher at a High School for about 25 years.
As I am a National Government Licensed Interpreter, I have worked at a tourist Information center since 10 years ago. Over the year working, I have accumulated experience specializing in guiding in Hakone and Odawara areas . I like meeting foreign countries visitors and let them know more about Japan and local culture. Beside guiding, I have many hobbies which I will like to share. They are Calligraphy by using ball-point pen, Wearing Japanese Kimono, especially using the Kimono fabric to make up simple dresses,cooking home-cooked dishes,Ikebana-Japanese style flower arrangement and teaching Japanese to foreigners.
I look forward to having a chance to meet you and wish you will enjoy your trip and a fabulous memory.
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: 3 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 17 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.
Kimiko was very knowledgeable and gave us history of all the things she showed us.
Dear Candice & your husband, Thank you for spending with me. I also enjoyed the time. How was the hot spring? Did you have a good memory about Odawara Castle and Lake Ashi? You'll continue your trip around Osaka & Kyoto. I wish you have a lot of pleasant memories in Japan. Kimiko
Kimiko is a very pleasant person who gives wonderful insights into the Japanese culture and fascinating knowledge on all the historical sights. She had made an extra effort to prepare in advance and gave us a very cute memento as a parting gift. It was an absolute pleasure being shown around Tokyo by her. We can heartily recommend her services.
Dear Kalsom, Thank you very much for your comment! Your hand writing letter is decorating on my desk. The sentences you wrote cheer me up every time I wish for you and your husband to have nice days. Best regards, Kimiko
Kimiko is very informative, helpful, patient and accommodative. She goes out of the way to Ensure we have an enjoyable trip. She also shares a lot of information about the culture and explains why things are the way they are eg. why do Japanese wear face masks during spring. Highly recommend kimiko as a guide!
Dear Nikki, Thanks for you and your son, spending with me joyful time. That day reminded me of the happy days I had spent in Singapore. And your words have greatly encouraged me. Thanks for very much. I wish you and your family 'll be happy from now on. Best regard, Kimiko
Kimiko, Went Above and Beyond our tour visit, she met us at the hotel, she was on time. Per to coming to Tokyo, Kimiko updated me on the weather forecast. Our initial meeting, my friend and I immediately connected to Kimiko, she spoke English. Kimiko is very resourceful with knowledge of Tokyo, we had a day touring the requested tour sights that my friend and I wanted to visit. I plan on returning with my entire family in 2020 and I will request no one EXCEPT Kimiko. Kimiko, Is EXCEPTIONAL!!!
Dear Vanessa, Thanks for your e-mail. When you and your friend left Japan, I felt something missing, we just spent togher only one day. But you have a plan to come to Japan with your family in 2020. That is a great news! The most pleasure thing is that you have something interested in Japan. See you again, and keep in touch with us. Best regards, Kimiko dear