Hello!! I’m Shin. Thank you for checking my profile. I’m a National Goverment Licenced Guide Interpreter. I have been living in Tokyo for many years and familiar with many places and events you will be interested in inside and around Tokyo from historical and cultural places to gourmet and modern sub culture. Please ask anything about Japan.
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: 2 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 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.
A total pleasure to have Shin show us the best of both destinations. He is knowledgeable, patient, flexible and considerate, and certainly made our trip extremely enjoyable! I recommend him without any reservations! Thank you once again, Shin!
Dear Annie, Thank you for your kind review and I also enjoyed guiding you and your family. Your husband Thomas is a wonderful person and your parents are both thoughtful and generous. Thank you again and I hope to see you again in future. Shin
Shin collected myself and my friend from our hotel in Tokyo and took us to Nikko for the day. He helped us navigate peak hour train travel and came all the way back to the hotel with us to make sure we got the right trains. Filled us with lots of knowledge and history; not just about Nikko but Japan in general. No question was too hard. Shin is very likeable, speaks very good english, and looked after us very well. A great day out. Definitely a great guide to book for your travels in Japan.
Dear Jan, thank you so much for your great review about the tour I guided you and Lexi. I’m so glad to know that you had a good trip to Nikko. You were so thoughtful and generous that it was really a great time for me also to have guided you and Lexi. I hope you will have another chance to visit Japan with your husband next time in future, and look forward to guiding you again if any chance I have. Thank you again and best regards, Shin
We had a wonderful experience touring Tokyo with Shin. From the beginning he was very quick to respond to our email questions and tailor the tour to our needs. He was very friendly and has excellent communication skills. We had scheduled a full day tour but Shin even stayed with us later to show us an excellent spot to see Tokyo by night. In our tour Shin's deep knowledge of history and culture made the sights even more interesting. Shin also helped us organize our next day to visit lake Kawaguchi with printout maps and timetable schedule of the buses. That was greatly appreciated! We would definitively recommend Shin!Thank you for a great day!
Hello Savvina & Mike, I’m very glad to know that you had wonderful time in Tokyo with my guiding. More over, it was so nice to be with you talking about the Japanese culture. I was wondering how you could enjoy Lake Kawaguchi. Again, thank you for choosing me as your tour guide in Tokyo and I really look forward to seeing you again sometime in future. The best regards to you both. Shin
One of our most memorable and unforgettable evenings in Tokyo! As seasoned travellers we wanted to experience Tokyo subculture in Shinjuku and needed someone to accommodate our 100% customized request. Shin quickly rose to the challenge. If you want to learn about the people, experience the culture and have some intelligent conversation, I would highly recommend Shin. It quickly becomes evident that his knowledge and experience goes far beyond his modest profile. The evening was all that we needed and would not have been attainable with the standard, scripted, whistle stop tours that are so prevalent today. We have so many good stories to take back home. Thanks Shin!
Dear Susan, thank you so much for your review message!! I was wondering how much you were satisfied with my guiding but I was excited to read your message and it really encourages me. Thank you again and I will be more than pleased to guide you again if any chance next time.