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US$ 34 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
not 2 days in a row
less than 4 hours
daytime only (till around 3pm)
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Cities where I can guide: Saitama , Tokyo

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

(1) Reviews
Hourly rate 34 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 6 People )
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Dear Travelers ! I'm KAORU. (English name : Katie)
I love mountain climbing as you see in my photo and also traveling.
Now I'm teaching English at vocational school as a part-time teacher, but used to be a tour guide to take Japanese tourists abroad.
Why did I become a national certificated guide ?
I'd love to introduce real Japan to you foreign people. I think there are a wide variety of people, customs, places, foods ... in your country. Vice versa in my country !
I'd like you to meet real Japan not only Tokyo or Kyoto but also suburbs and countryside.
Please come to visit Japan and see me ! Find different sides of Japan !

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4.0 (1) 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 US$29.01 US$33.84 US$9.67
4 Hours US$116.03 US$135.36 US$38.69
4 Hours US$116.03 US$135.36 US$38.69

* Duration: 1 hours minimum and 4 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Amusement Town Koedo Kawagoe !

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by Katie
Enjoy your half day or full day in Koedo Kawagoe which has Edo period atmosphere. It's just 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.
3 Hours US$ 111 up to 3 people

Imperial Palace (former Edo Castle) - Let's get to know abou...

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by Katie
The Imperial Palace used to be the Edo Castle where "Shogun" lived and the center of the govenment during the Edo Period. The Castle has been destroyed se...
2 Hours US$ 84 up to 5 people

Browsing in the alleys of Kagurazaka !

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by Katie
Kagurazaka has an atmosphere of the old time. You can enjoy strolling in the stone-paved narrow alleys and shopping at local shops. There are shrines, tem...
2 Hours US$ 82 up to 5 people

Don't miss beautifu autumnal or fresh leaves on Mt. Takao !

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by Katie
Mt.Takao is about 600m high located in the west of Tokyo. It's quite popular and lots of people - kids, young people and the old - visit there through the ...
4 Hours US$ 155 up to 3 people

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Shannon Shannon United States
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Tokyo City Tour ”

Katie is fantastic! Thank you for showing us your home city. We enjoyed our time With you🙏🏼


Thank you for your review, Shannon. I enjoyed being your guide. Now leaves in Mt. Arashi-yama in Kyoto are turning to red and yellow. I hope all of you have a great time during the rest of your trip. Bon Voyage !


Hello,a little crab !!! (°▽°)

by Katie
Clams are really gooood in Kujukuri, Chiba ! )^o^( Surprisingly I came across a little crab after eating a clam !

Already autumn ⁉︎ (・・?)

by Katie
Red spider lilies (^^) We see these flowers early in autumn, but to my surprise I found them today in the beginning of summer ! (・・;)

Baby swallows (^^)

by Katie
Baby swallows are waiting their mom at the railway station. (*^^*)


by Katie
This monks wearing a mask ! (^^;) In Kusatsu Onsen

Rainy season ( ̄∇ ̄)

by Katie
Hydrangeas in Kamakura !

Chestnut blossoms (^^)

by Katie
Chestnut blossoms smell sweet chestnut aroma! (⌒▽⌒)