Hello! My name is Tomoe. I'm a national licensed guide interpreter(English). I made my page here, TripleLights in October 2018. Thank you for finding me.
I was born and grew up in Otsu,Shiga, which is the next city of Kyoto.
I graduated from the university in Kyoto and lived there for four years due to my husband's job.
I like history and like to visit temples in Nara.
My hobby is to plan trips and have visited many cities and towns in Japan and abroad. One of my favorite places is the AIRPORT!!
I have enjoyed meeting and guiding people from abroad, to sightseeing spots in my country.
I really want many people from abroad to enjoy visiting many places and have wonderful experiences in my country. I'll be really happy if I can have such experiences with you!!
Please tell and ask me if there are any places which you want to visit and anything which you want to do in my country. I'll plan the trip only for you.
I am cheerful and always positive. I like to talk with people. I would like to talk with many people from many countries. Please tell me about your country, too!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you!!
* If you want, I will take you back to your hotel (within the time or with the extra hourly rate)
Or, I will show you how to go back to your hotel when we finish the tour.
* If you want, I will give you some advice about what to and where to eat your lunch/dinner.
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 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
We docked at Kobe cruise port on 25 November 2019 and then took the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Prior to arriving, Tomoe had been very patient with our enquiries and was very informative with instructions as to how best to get to Kyoto by public transport. We also discussed many options of places to visit in Kyoto especially to see the temple/gardens with spectacular autumn colours. Tomoe helped us achieve this major aim of visiting Kyoto and took us to the best spots for the excellent autumn views. We found Tomoe to be very fluent in English and her patience with our endless enquiries before and during the visit was greatly appreciated. Tomoe is highly recommended as a tour guide and her very pleasant demeanour made our Kyoto day trip a memorable one.
Dear Anne, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review! We had exchanged so many mails before the tour to have the marvelous view of colored maple leaves during the day and at night, and thanks to you, I could also enjoy the brilliant view of the best night, which I will never forget. (You sent me your mail of inquiry and booked me earlier, and that is why I accept the night tour, which I usually don't accept.) I wish I could have spent more time with you...I hope that you will come back to Kyoto and I can see you again. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me as your guide. TOMOE
Me, my wife and 16 month old baby were visiting Japan for a holiday and decided to book a tour during our stay in Kyoto. We had done a lot of searching and decided to book in with Tomoe for a day tour; we had an absolutely amazing day! From the start Tomoe's communication before the trip was excellent. She listened to what it was we were looking to do, and used her expertise to advise us and come up with the perfect itinerary, taking in to consideration the fact that we had a very young person with us. Throughout the day, Tomoe was really kind and friendly and highly knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun with Tomoe, and she was amazing with our baby, as well as being amazing at getting us to wherever we needed to go! We would have no hesitation in recommending Tomoe as she was a bril... read more
Dear Sandeep and Jessica, Thank you sooo much for such a warmhearted review!! I still remember the pleasant time I spent with you. I love your daughter and I wish I could have spent more time with you. There are more places in Kyoto that I want to show you. Please come back again and let me see your lovely princess. Thank you for finding me and booking me. I miss all of your family. TOMOE
We had a great tour with Tomoe! We are a military family of 4, from the US. She was patient and kind with us (we have a 2 year old). She seemed to know all the quickest routes to get to places. Her English is good, and we had a great time. We would not have been able to cover this much ground in one day without her. If you have the time and energy to navigate- proceed on your own. If you don’t want to have to worry about a thing, let Tomoe take care of you! She even had snacks for my kids 🙌
Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review. A day spent with you and your family in Kyoto was such a wonderful time and I really enjoyed it! I was so happy to meet you and your family. Thank you so much for finding my page and booking me. I do! do! hope that I can see you again. Let's spend more time together in Kyoto!!! I love your daughters so much. Thank you so much again. TOMOE
We visited Nara with Tomoe, starting from Kyoto and stopping at Fushimi Inari on the way back. We had lunch at a friendly vegetarian restaurant in Nara. We found Tomoe to be knowledgeable, organized, and attentive to our needs. Throughout the long day, her enthusiasm never flagged, nor did her bag run of goodies meant for us – lovely photographs of a garden in summer and fall, Japanese sweets, and refreshing mints. Tomoe even accompanied us to the basement of a department store and helped pick out evening meals to take home!
Dear Uday, Thank you so much for such a warmhearted review! I really enjoyed the day with you. Talking with you and your friend inspired me and encouraged me so much. I hope that you will come back! to Kyoto and I can see you again. There are more places to show you in Kyoto, Nara, and also, my hometown, Shiga. TOMOE
We booked a trip on 15 November for Tomoe to guide us to see some of the less visited attractions in Kyoto. She very efficiently communicated and arranged an itinerary of Rurikoin, Enkouji temple and (at our request) Nijo castle. She arranged for us to have lunch at a nice tradiitonal Japanese restaurant. Tomoe has been a wonderful guide, patient and full of knowledge and with her cheerful personality made it a wonderful day for the family. Thumbs up and we would definitely recommend booking with her for her knowledge and attention to detail.
Dear Kelvin, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review! All of your family are such nice people, and I really enjoyed the day with you and your family. Because you have already visited some places in Kyoto before, I suggested RURIKOIN even though it is so popular during this season and many people visit. I'm very sorry that there were so! so! many people there. (It was my pleasure to see your father took so many pictures and looked happy, though.) Please come to Kyoto again and let me see you sometime in the future. Thank you so much for finding me, booking me, and letting me see such nice people. You let me feel how happy I am to be a guide and could see you. TOMOE