I'm Atsuko. I am a national certified tour guide.
I used to work for Virgin Atlantic Airways as a flight attendant.
I lived in London UK three years and Portland Oregon USA a year to study travel and tourism.
I live in Tokyo over 25 years with my family.
I have 2 children. My son is university undergraduate.He was studying in Christchurch New Zealand 3 years and graduated college there.
My daughter graduated university in Japan. When she was high school student,she also studied in Marlborough New Zealand as exchange student. Now she works for travel industry.
Travel is one of my precious event. Travel broaden my mind.
I enjoy different places,food and culture. Also I like meeting people.
I've been traveled 23 countries over 160 cities. After marrige I've been still traveling with my family every year over the world to have special time and precious memory.
Since I was traveled with kind consideration in foreign countries and had a wonderful time every countries.
So this is the time in my turn to help foreign tourists enjoy their stay and make them wonderful time in my counrty.
I'm looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo Japan !!
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: 4 hours minimum and 6 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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.
More disorganised than expected. The biggest disappointment was spending almost an hour in a queue for Tokyo Sky Tree entry. We had stated in advance that we loathed crowds, yet were taken to the Sky Tree late morning at peak queuing time. In prior email exchanges we had received no guidance that advanced web booking or fast track was available! Unnecessarily sapping and such a waste of time that a more organised guide would have avoided. We were then tired and hungry as much lunch was later than expected. Dragged unplanned after lunch through more crowds at Ueno "Park", no grass in the Park and pethaps 2 out of 1200 cherry trees had blossom and were inundated by hordes of Japanese. On to Tokyo Station, but by then the Tokyo rush hour was starting and yet more crowds. Sorty but when we say... read more
Thank you for letting me know your feelings. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience. In Tokyo especially this time from end of March to mid April it is cherry blossom season and also spring holiday of school children so every tourist spots are very clowded. Our tour yesterday was just starting to crowd it was not usual crowd so I didn't feel what you feel. Also rusn hour starts around 6:00 PM so it was far from that hour. However I should give carefull consideration to you and others who doesn't like crowd. I think I live in Tokyo so luck of feeing of crowd. Actually you booked another tour itinerary which not include Tokyo sky tree so I didn't give you any guidance in prior email. The day before we exchange email at that time you like this itinerary spots. It was no problem for me so I didn'... read more
Atsuko was a joy to tour with. She was very knowledgeable and patient in meeting our needs and making adjustments that suited our mood. She's been doing this a while so understands how to customize based on your interests. When we head back to Japan, I will certainly look for her service once again.
Thank you very much such a wonderful review Maurice! It was fun to be with your happy group. Cherry blossom will bloom soon. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Thank you again.
We had a great outing with Atsuko! I emailed her ahead of time about our sightseeing plans and interests, and she designed a custom tour for us that included a Sumida river cruise, Ueno Park, and lunch. She even found some cherry blossoms for us! My kids were excited to have a tour that was centered around their interests in Tokyo. I would definitely recommend Atsuko!
Thank you for your wonderful review Miranda! I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you and your lovely daughters the day before yesterday. We are lucky to see cherry blossoms which called "Daikanzakura" precocious sort of cherry blossom and it was such a nice fine day. I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in Tokyo! PS, I ordered your book by Amazon, can't wait to read it.
My one day tour with Atsuko filled a long break between flights. Atsuko is very friendly, informative, and professional. She planned the perfect tour and fit in an amazing amount of sights without feeling rushed. I couldn’t have asked for a better day in Tokyo.
Thank you for your wonderful review and kind message Rod! I really appreciate it was so prompt. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me in Tokyo. Please come back to Tokyo Japan with your wife next time. I'm looking forward to meeting you again. Please take care and say hello to your wife.
The positive experience with Atsuko started from the first email I sent to Atsuko through the Triplelights site. Feeling very overwhelmed about the possiblity of taking myself around Toyoko i decided to find a guide. Unfortunately with no referrals i had to choose someone blindly. I immediately liked Atsuko's profile, her eperience in travel and the fact she had been a flight attendant. She was extremely responsive to every email i sent, answering almost immediately (taking into account the time zone difference) and it immediatly put me at ease. I did some googling and presented what I wanted to see and she put together the 3 days. A few things that made it a great experience was -That she provided back comprehensive email responses to any questions i asked before our time tog... read more
Thank you for such a wonderful review Faine! I really appreciate it. It was a great time be with you and I was impressed by your earnestness of preparation. You are very energetic person that made your stay in Tokyo led a full experience. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. It is a great pleasure to help you. Hope to see you again and please say hello to your family.