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!!
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: 6 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 25 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.
Our family of three only had about 3 full days in Tokyo so we decided to hire Riko to make the most of our short time there. I didn’t want to waste any time worrying about ground transportation or figuring out restaurants. Riko was a savior for us! Not only did she speak perfect English, but she knew the background and history of everything we saw. Prior to our arrival, she and I went back and forth on possibilities - so she had a very detailed (but flexible) plan in place. She taught us how to use the subways/rails, she took us to two great restaurants, and she helped navigate a JR rail pass snafu (my fault but she went out of her way to fix). We are eternally grateful for all her help!!!
We needed someone to help familiarize us with the confusing and overwhelming rail system in Tokyo. On our first full day in Japan we decided to acquire a tour guide to help us navigate the huge and busy city. Riko promptly met us in our hotel lobby and reviewed our agenda for the day. She was very open to our requests and gave great suggestions or alternatives. She always ensured we were accounted for and adjusted her pace to our pace. She is very knowledgeable about the architecture, history and traditional/modern customs. Through Riko we have gained a greater sense of respect for the culture and place. All accolades aside, on this tour be prepared for A LOT of walking. Break in your new shoes and make sure it's comfortable. If you are travelling during Japan's summer months please beware... it's HOT and HUMID! If you are not accustomed to being out and about in near 90 degree temperatures with 70-80% humidity, consider taking a driven bus tour. Whichever tour you decide on, when in Tokyo during the summer, remember to stay hydrated. With those points given, I can honestly say that nothing beats walking around a different city and allowing yourself to absorb the sights, sounds, smells and tastes. A truly AMAZING experience! Thank you Riko, you're the best!!!
Riko gave us a 5star gold plated experience.Helpful,flexible,patient and charming,Riko made our first day in Tokyo and Japan,one which we will always remember! Highly recommended .
Riko is obviously a very professional tour guide who keeps her client's safety and wishes as her highest priority of the day. Her warm and caring personality just gives her tours an extra treat for the day. My family used Riko's services as a private guide for a day and she provied a valuable Tokyo experience as well as a good time for our short stay. She certainly would be highly recommended by us. -Neal Werner-
Riko led myself my wife and our 2 sons both in there late 20s around Tokyo. She managed to find something for everyone from Samurais to Sumo to Honda robots. We followed our visit to Tokyo with a 8 day guided ski trip. The ski trip guides could no believe how much we saw in Tokyo in 3 days. Looking back on the photos either can I. The most amazing thing happened when my wife left a bag with post cards on a tram ride around the city. We just figured that they were lost, end of story. The next day Riko came to our hotel with them. She called the lost and found. It followed in Japan that the bags with the cards had been turned in. On her own time Riko retrieved them and returned them to us. You can't get any better care than that. Thank you Riko.