My name is Matin and I've been living in Tokyo for almost 2 years during which time I have gotten to know many of the great sights Tokyo has to offer and had the joy of showing friends and family around this wonderful city.
I was born and raised in the Lake District in the UK and moved down south in order to study Economics at Cambridge University. While there, I had the opportunity to give tours around my college and the beautiful sights in the city.
Having grown up with family scattered around the world, I have had the experience of travelling to many countries and I can appreciate just how much a good guide can enhance the unique feeling of experiencing a new culture for the first time.
I very much look forward to helping make your stay in Tokyo a memorable one.
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.
We had a wonderful tour with Matin! He was extremely responsive leading up to the trip (including answering my last minute questions the night before) and met us right at our meeting point. We had a 9 hour layover in Tokyo and so we decided to try and see as much as could in that time period. We walked through some old temples, went to the fish market and had some Japanese sushi, walked through a Japanese garden, had some tea, and went to the top of one of the highest buildings in the city to see the skyline. It was perfect for what we wanted to see in our limited timeframe. We would definitely recommend Matin!
Matin was a lovely guide. He was hugely informative, without any pressure. I just found I knew so much more the next day after he told me about things. He arranged a super day for me, varied, well paced and showed me a lovely mix of the old and the new Tokyo... things he had discovered when exploring that had real resonance, rather than simply things tourists might like to see. It really was like having a friend showing me around (a knowledgeable friend at that!) I thoroughly recommend him