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!
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: 6 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.
Kaori is not only a tour guide, she is a tour guide with a golden heart and very warm personality. She was open, very friendly, welcoming, approachable and mothering. It felt as if we went around with a family member that we never met before. She is very knowledgeable about everything in Tokyo. From the old history of Tokyo to the more modern story of Tokyo that includes the ever evolving Kawaii culture of teenagers in Harajuku. For our time with her, we asked her to take us to Harajuku and Shibuya neighborhoods. We did that tour mainly to satisfy the curiosity of our kids. This was our very first time in Japan and our kids were so in love with everything Kawaii. She showed us the hip places that appealed to our kids. She also explained to us a more broad information about culture an... read more
Thank you for giving me the excellent comment on me, Dian-san. First of all, I truly appreciate your kindness, taking much time in writing this kindest comment for me. From my bottom of heart. I felt exactly same way. I felt as if I was enjoying time with my nephews and nieces while I was with your family even though we’ve just met on this morning. I’m happy you and kids found many Kawaii in the area and smiled every time you saw Kawaii food and items. We really need bigger space for food in our body to complete street food in Harajuku. Impressed by what a wonderful papa he is! I wish we could have time for animal cafes, which you said you would try during your trip. As I came to know you got excited and a bit nervous at the same time on your preparation for your first time trip to Japan, ... read more
I spent two back to back days with Kaori and it was one of my best travel decisions, ever!! I booked Kaori for my first two nights in the city. As I was flying over the Pacific I was wondering what I was thinking since I was going to be jet lagged and I should have booked for day 3&4. Was I ever wrong. Traveling by myself I really had no idea what exactly I was going to do and how I was going to get around. After 6 hours with Kaori on Day 1 and 4 hours that turned into 6 on Day 2, not only did I see a ton of the city and know my way around the metro, but Kaori instilled in me a TON of history of Japan. Kaori was an amazing guide but an even more amazing human being. Can’t thank her enough for our time together or recommend her more. If you want an incredible tour guide, with energy that ne... read more
Thank you for giving me such a super nice comment on me, Stephen-san. I'm blushing, but your words mean a lot to me, encouraging me in many ways. Thank you for your kindness and time again. I appreciate your friendliness from the first time we met in the morning and enjoy talking with me about a lot of things including our culture, history and also yours. I also have learned a lot from you and it was really fun to be with you for 2 days. You amazed me for being such an experienced traveler who are enjoying the journey all over the world. I wish we could have more time together, but happy to hear you had no difficulties to get around by yourself after my tour. It' always my pleasure. I can't wait for your returning to Japan and we see each other again one day. Tokyo has a lot more to explor... read more
we had pretty heavy rain for all of our time in tokyo kaori came with extra umbrellas witch was very thoughtful but still didn't stop us getting very wet but before the weather beat us we had some quality time in tokyo with Kaori ,the palace ,shrine and gardens were great and like a real trooper you kept going, great woman, we learned a lot in the short space of time we had thank you so much we all enjoyed it but being wet through just put a damper on it ( not Kaori's fault at all ) would definitely use triple lights again and Kaori she was brilliant there were 8 of us and she kept checking on us like a mother hen Martin & jane and the rest of the group from the UK
Thank you for giving me the kindest warmest comment on me, Martin-san. I’m very sorry we had a heavy rain on your last day of Japan. I wish I could have shown all of you the beautiful sites in an interesting city Tokyo without being wet on the tour day. I was impressed you all care for each other and know how to enjoy life even in a bad condition. I should be better to avoid getting wet for you not to to be beaten by being wet. I’m so thankful for British ladies and gentlemen’s warmness and sense of humor. Singing in the rain was the most memorable moment. It was great to meet you all. Say love to Jane-san and the rest of ladies and gentlemen from UK. Really willing to do much better tour with you in the future. With a thankful heart, Kaori
I reached Kaori for an off the wall request because I had a celebrity client that needed assistance with the public transportation. Kaori was heaven sent and was very professional and knowledgeable. The client said without her they would have gave up. I booked her later on their tour to give them a tour of the city. Will definitely use her for all my trips
Thank you for such a wonderful comment on me, Tekeya-san. I was so honored to assist your important client and relieved to hear that she was satisfied with my support. I really appreciate your trust on me and you gave me this precious opportunities. And I cannot thank you enough your kindest words, saying you would hire me again. Couldn't be better. I'd love to hear from you again. With the best thanks, Kaori
Thank you so much Kaori for spending the day with my family. You are very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. We truly enjoyed spending the day with you and will recommend you to our friends for future visits.
Thank you so much for giving me such a kindest comment on me, even when you're still on the vacation. Thank you for your time and kindness. I really enjoyed time together, especially talking with your adorable daughter. I was glad she found her favorite Kawaii cloth in Harajuku and smiled so gladly. I'd love to see your friends and of course your and all family members again! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay and Disney Land! Hugs and kisses, Kaori