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  (42) Reviews
Send message only 4 days available in November
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
●If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo
My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask the clients to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding.

●About Car Use in Japan
Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only drivers with certain certification with specially registered cars for business use can offer paid transportations in Japan. If you want hired cars, you need to pay for hired cars besides guide fee. Sorry for inconvenience.
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Last updated: 9 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Ibaraki

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(42) 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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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 $33.12 $33.12 $4.60
4 Hours $132.48 $132.48 $18.40
8 Hours $264.96 $264.96 $36.80

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, museums and hot springs, Hakone ...
10h $ 331

Tokyo Highlights for first timers

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
If you have only one day for Tokyo, I recommend this tour, including ・Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa Shrine) ・Sumida Boat Cruise ・Hamarikyu Gardens ...
8h $ 265

Western Tokyo Highlights

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Western highlights includes ・Tokyo Metropolitan Governm...
8h $ 265

Eastern Tokyo Highlights

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
This is private tour for you and your group, basically using public transportations. My Tokyo Eastern highlights includes ・Imperial Palace ・Ginza (s...
8h $ 265

Tokyo Half-day as you like

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
This half day tour fits you all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences. Families, friends, colleges, solo travelers such as. Why? Becau...
4h $ 132

Tokyo One-day as you like

(42) Reviews
by Kaori
This tour fits all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences, because it's "as you like". If you have specific spots in your mind, I'll m...
8h $ 265

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 ( 42 )
Lynne Lynne Canada ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Busy two days seeing highlights of Tokyo ”

My husband and daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed spending two days in Tokyo with Kaori, who was extremely pleasant, agreeable, low key and helpful. We had an ambitious agenda but Kaori got us smoothly around town by foot and transit and helped us get our bullet train tickets for later travel. She had learned about the opening of an observation tower near Shabuya crossing and suggested we modify our itinerary to include that, which was a great suggestion. It was a pleasure to have Kaori as our guide and we would recommend her. She organized things so we could walk between a lot of sites thereby getting to see things as we walked.


Thank you for the warmest review on me, Lynne-san. I truly appreciate your kindness for taking time even when you're still on holiday. It was really honor and a big pleasure for me to have you as my guests by being introduced by someone I guided in the past. You requested mixture of musts and local in a limited time. I'm glad we could make it as much as possible thanks to your being good walkers. And I'm happy to see you enjoyed newly opened Shibuya Sky observation, which now I feel the best open-air observatory in Tokyo. Please say hello and love to Skee-san family when you meet them. Keep enjoying your rest of your stay! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Fabíola Fabíola Brazil ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo ”

From the start of our day to the end, Kaori was terrific! She was right on time and off we went. Kaori has a wonderful manner that made us very comfortable. She was extremely knowledgeable of every site we visited throughout the entire day and gave us options as we continued our journey through Tokyo. She found a very small restaurant, for lunch, where the food was tasty, the service great, and the atmosphere cozy. By the end of the day, we felt like we made a friend in Kaori. We HIGHLY recommend Kaori to anyone who wants a more personalized tour of Tokyo.


Thank you for wonderful review while you're still on your holiday, Fabiola-san. We've been through many messages prior to our tour day. So, I didn't feel we met each other first time when I met you in the morning. Thank you for beautiful present you brought all the way to Japan for me, especially, please say special thanks to your beautiful daughters. I love them! I'm happy to hear you felt comfortable during tour. It was also my pleasure to take you to the off-the beaten spots. I'm looking forward to meeting you again when you come back to Tokyo. See you in 2 weeks. Enjoy your trip the fullest until then! Kaori

Anna Anna United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ A fabulous day with a great tour guide ”

As soon as we connected via emails it became clear that it is very easy to communicate with Kaori. She read my emails and replied very timely, right away. Provided details and answered all my specific questions clearly and concisely. It was a pleasure to spend a day with Kaori. She is very considered. She has a very good command of English. We spent several hours together and Kaoti always made us feel comfortable. She gave enough interesting information and also let us just soak in the beauty around us. Our big thanks for a wonderful experience.


Thank you for wonderful review, Anna-san. As we talked about our Hakone tour plan a lot on TripleLights message ahead of tour day, I didn't feel we met each other first time when we met in the morning of tour day. It was perfect sunny day with blue sky for Open Air Museum and other museum and park, which you enjoyed the fullest. I felt happy to see you're enjoying every moment in Hakone. I'm truly looking forward to seeing you again and guiding your friends and relatives in the future. Thanks again for a beautiful day! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Sunil Sunil Oman ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Great guide ”

Kaori is a great guide and knows answers to many of tourists querries, also she is flexible and able to change things at short notice. Is fully conversant on the key attractions in Tokyo area, and was able to book a great 12 course traditional japanese dinner, that highlighted the best of Japanese cuisine, Very energetic and cheerful person to go along with,


Thank you so much for great review and comment, Sunil-san. These kindest words encourage me a lot as a guide. And I really appreciate your kindness and generosity that you let me have shared special Kaiseki dinner as a part of your family. It's the most honorable to be treated as family. The dinner was so beautiful and time with your family was so precious. I loved to talk with your two lovely daughters and their smiles. Say thank you to all. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Adrian Adrian Australia ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Perfect way to visit Tokyo ”

Kaori was a great communicator and was very responsive to my questions well before the tour began. Not only was she extremely knowledgable, she also had a beautiful kind and caring persona. I would use Kaori again if I ever return to Tokyo, she gave us a wonderful experience. Thank you Kaori, i hope to see you again in the future.


Thank you for great review and the kindest commend on me, Adrian-san. It was wonderful to meet you all, bright Aussie mates! Glad we could see as many as possible for limited time for cruise ship departure and made safe back in time. And thank you for your words, you're going to hire me again! Then we can meet each other again! Looking forward to hearing from you in the future. Until then, take care. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori


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