Hi, I’m Riko. I’m a national certified tour guide. I have been living in Tokyo more than 30 years, so I could say that I know Tokyo like the palm of my hand.
I love showing visitors the best this city has to offer. With me you will discover so many attractions of Tokyo. I provide private tours so that you will learn more about Tokyo and the Japanese way of life.
I can tailor the tour according to your interests to make your stay in Tokyo an unforgettable experience, perfect if you have only a short time but want to see the very best of the city or if you have more time and want to see more.
In order to make your stay more enjoyable and memorable, I am here. Please feel free to contact me, and let’s enjoy Tokyo together!!
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.
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.
Ms Riko was very patient and understanding from the moment we started on our plans to the end of the trip. We booked a customised day trip to NIkko initially. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we needed to change the plans to visit another destination. Ms Riko was gracious and thoughtful and recommended alternative itineraries that suited us better. We chose Kawagoe instead. During the trip, Ms Riko shared her knowledge with enthusiasm and took time to know us better too. We had time to explore the streets and tourist spots in Kawagoe. We were not rushed. We had an awesome day with Ms Riko. Thank you, Ms Riko.
Many thanks to Riko for her excellent service and guidance bring us (Family of 4 include 2 kids) around in Tokyo. Riko has even extended her service by helping us to baby sit our children at time so that we have some free time to rest and enjoy our trip. Thank you Riko for your good service.
I came to Tokyo for a few days from New York. Riko showed me around for my first full day in the city. She did a great job planning an itinerary that gave me a full overview of how the city is laid out and ways to access different neighborhoods. Riko also knew the good local shops and areas for me to see to ensure I saw the full local experience. I would recommend hiring Riko!
Riko was waiting for us when we came to the lobby of our hotel. We first set out for the fish market. She took us through the various buildings and displayed an impressive knowledge of the different fish. At all the temples, shrines and gardens we visited she provided interesting background and historical information. She was well prepared and made every stop more interesting. She cared about our experience. Her English was wonderful. The experience was like having a friend show you their city and using public transportation helped us feel more connected to the city. . She also made sure we knew our way around Tokyo at the end of the day. All in all she is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend her. Carole and George
Our guide Riko was very easy-going and likeable. Touring Tokyo with Riko was an enjoyable experience. She knows the city and transportation system very well and was able to share her knowledge with us. She was able to get us entry into a sumo stable to watch a training session, which was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Thank you Riko for a great time in Tokyo!