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Licensed Guide
  (25) Reviews
Send message fully booked in August
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
My tours basically start from Tokyo area and end at Tokyo area. Please note if start from outside Tokyo, transportation fee (to and from) for guide will be added. Thank you for your understanding.
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Last updated: 7 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Ibaraki

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(25) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 6 People )
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Kon-ni-chi-wa. Hello! I'm Kaori, having lived in Tokyo for 20 years since I got married with a photographer. I'm originally from Shizuoka prefecture which has Mt.Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

I took 2 working-holiday-visa stays in my younger days. One is in Toronto, Canada, and another is Australia touring by motorcycle. One year respectively.

I love travel both international and domestic, especially by motorcycle. That's why I love helping individual travelers rather than normal package tours, cause I ,myself, love travel freely.

I love nature, trekking, greenery, cycling and food.

I am a national government licensed guide. So I've got deep knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I really enjoy talking about Japanese way of life with people from different cultures. But I'm so flexible that I don't bother if you're not so interested in.

We see only what you want to see, and talk only what you want to talk about. That's my style. All what you want is my choice. If you don't know what to want, I can help you with that.

I'm outgoing,(but organized well), very easy to get along with anybody, including small kids to teenagers.

I can't wait to see you soon!

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4.9 (25) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.90 $32.90 $4.70
4 Hours $131.60 $131.60 $18.80
8 Hours $263.20 $263.20 $37.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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 ( 25 )
Francois Francois United States
2 days ago

“ Great day in Tokyo ! ”

I strongly recommend Kaori. She was very nice and funny and made our day in Tokyo so much easier. The day before, we were on our own and it felt like work trying to understand the subway system...... The day with Kaori was so smooth and we just had to follow and listen to her interesting comments about the sites she was showing us. We could not have seen that much on our own without her. Plus, for lunch, she took us to a place inside Tsujiki outer market and we loved it so much that we ended up going back 3 times on our own. Tokyo is fun on your own, but you will soon realize that you will need a guide if you want to see many things in so little time. We really do recommend Kaori ! Don't hesitate, you will not regret and will have a wonderful day with her ! She takes care of everything f... read more


Thank you for giving such an excellent comment on me, Francois-san. I was impressed by your requesting Senso-ji Temple, Meiji-jingu Shrine, Imperial Palace and Tsukiji, as you thought it's better to have a guide in these spots even though you can move by yourselves. These spots are exactly same as my recommendations for first timers to Japan to spend time with a guide who can explain the sites and basis of Japanese way of thinking. I'm really grateful you both enjoyed talking with me about a lot of things each other. And surprising! you went back to sushi restaurant in Tsujiji 3 times during your stay! Really happy to hear you loved them so much. I'm sure they love you so much too. And thank you for your kind recommendation for me. Your kindness means a lot to me. Looking forward to seeing... read more

Michael Michael United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Hot August Days ”

Our 3 days in Tokyo was fabulous! Kaori was wonderful! She treated us like we're family or old friends. She was accommodating and well organized. She explained everything thoroughly and expertly guided us around Tokyo. The weather was sweltering hot but Kaori made sure to allow plenty of cooling breaks to keep us in good shape. She even introduced us to some products the locals use to stay refreshed and hydrated in the hot and humid weather. With Kaori, we got the most out of our time in Tokyo. I highly recommend her to anyone. She respected our time and was always there to help. Her instructions on the metro lines were invaluable and enabled us to safely and efficiently navigate around Tokyo. We are so glad that we booked with Kaori instead of attempting to see Tokyo on our own. We le... read more


Thank you for giving me such an excellent comment even when you're still on your vacation, Michael-san. And thanks again for choosing me as your family's guide for Tokyo. I also felt like I was a part of your family these 3 days. I'm so thankful for your family's kindness to me. It was really fun to stroll around the spots you chose with leisurely pace with your family. Enjoyed talking with each of you. The hotness and humidity was beyond your expectations, but good, we managed with enough cooling breaks, which we really need this time of the year to avoid heat strokes. And good, now you know how to deal with this hotness. I'm happy each of your family completed must-do's in Tokyo and every time you did, I was so glad to see your happy faces. I'm impressed that your original request list ... read more

Debra Debra Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ My Fuji, Lake Kawagachio and ice ”

Kaori was great she arrived on time , had everything organised down to the minute. We were able to change our itinery to suit the day. Unfortunately we didn't think we'd see Fuji, but she showed her self in full crowning glory. We were all so excited. We would highly recommend Kaori as a guide.


Thank you for giving excellent review on me and Mt.Fuji tour, Debra san. We've got miraculously lucky on our tour day. Mt.Fuji was not expected to appear at all by weather forecast, but actually she suddenly did! even when the visibility of Mt.Fuji was the lowest during this season. I'm also really happy that we enjoyed ice cave and Aokigahara forest trekking, which are kind of adventurous spots in Mt. Fuji area. Thank you for the presents you've brought all the way from Australia for me. I cannot appreciate your kindness enough that you kept them in your backpack all day long. Looking forward to seeing you again some day! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Kerri Kerri United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Awesome Day...we want all over!! ”

Kaori was great. She took us to the Harley Davidson dealership as requested along with many highlights of Tokyo! We saw a lot in a very short time (6 hours) and lived all of it. Kaori explained the local customs and was very knowledgeable about politics and local culture. I highly recommend her! The highlight of the day was sushi in the fish market. Book with her. You won’t be disappointed!!


Thank you for giving me such a warm nice comment on me and my tour, Kerri san. As a Japanese motorcyclist, it was really pleasure to meet you both. As a guide, I’m happy you loved Sushi lunch, tried a lot of your favorites and enjoyed talking with local people there. And thank you for attaching beautiful selfie photos with big smiles for me! I love them. I’m looking forward to spending time with you next time you stop by or visit Tokyo again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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

“ One day in Tokyo ”

We really enjoyed our day with Kaori. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers(selfie pros). She has a great personality and was very informative throughout the day. She was willing to change things if we wanted to and made sure we stayed together on the crowded trains and tour sites. We would highly recommend hiring Kaori to our friends and family.


Thank you for giving me such an excellent review on me and my tour even when you're still on the holiday, Kevin san. Thank you for your time and kindness. How wonderful you have such beautiful family and 3 generations enjoying together. I was really happy to share this happiness whole day. I enjoyed talking with all of you. I'm sure now you're OK to get around Tokyo by public transportations. Keep enjoying your holiday. Say hello to all! Hugs and kisses, Kaori