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Licensed Guide
  (62) Reviews
Check Availability only 3 days available in January
$ 40 Hourly rate up to 6 people
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Cities where can guide: Tokyo , Kanagawa , Kamakura , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Nikko , Chiba , Narita

Languages English ( License )

(62) Reviews
Hourly rate 40 USD
up to 6 people

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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!!

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 62 )

2 weeks ago |   by Janet

“ Great tour! ”

We had a really nice tour with Riko. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot we may not have with other tours. Was very accommodating, and wanted to make sure we were able to see what we wanted. Is very responsive to emails and helped us with ideas before we arrived. Highly recommend the tour.

2 weeks ago |   by Cari

“ Best day we spent in Tokyo! ”

This was without a doubt the best excursion we had planned while in Tokyo for a short trip. Riko was so fun, personable and easy to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable about historical and cultural experiences in Japan - and she was so easy going ( we wanted to adventure without a plan or agenda) and she was right there to answer questions and make awesome suggestions and giving us great tips for navigating the city (everything from eating to using the subways). We booked her for our first day in Tokyo and she gave us an awesome tour with highlights that included traditional Japanese customs at shrines as well, basic knowledge to use the rail and subway systems. It was an exceptional experience and we consider her a friend and would highly recommend her and plan to use her again when we visit again! Thank you Riko! Cari and Olivia

3 weeks ago |   by Justin

“ Wonderful memories for a lifetime! ”

I was a solo traveler with a brief stay in Tokyo. I decided on he private tour with public transportation because I wanted to gain familiarity with the trains here. Fortunately, Riko was available on at day and I selected her. Great choice! She met me at my hotel and we discussed the plan for our 8 hour tour. Riko is truly a professional. Her expertise in in the historical and cultural significance of the places we visited was very impressive. She has a wonderful personality, very friendly, and pleasant to be with. I can go on and on about how enjoyable my day tour was but I encourage you to schedule with Riko and discover for yourself and you'll have wonderful memories for a lifetime!

3 weeks ago |   by Joe

“ Great, customized tour of Tokyo! ”

Riko was very knowledgeable and customized a full day tour around the types of sites we were interested in. We learned so much from her about how to get around Tokyo that we were able to find our own way around much better the next day. Next time we'll book her for two days instead of just one!

4 weeks ago |   by Yick

“ Wonderful city tour for family ”

We had a great day out with Riko, covering city highlights including the Tsukiji market, Sensoji temple and Nakamise street at Asakusa, Harajuku, and Shibuya. Riko was not only knowledgeable, offering interesting facts about the places we visited, but also extremely thoughtful, always making sure we were well taken care of. As this is our first visit to Japan, she also gave us valuable tips about using the subway and rail systems, as well as detailed direction on how we could get back to our apartment from Shibuya station. We would definitely not be able to do and learn as much on our own!!