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.
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.
Excellent tour guide , not only full of interesting facts but great company too, and she likes tea👍
Thank you very much for your wonderful review Gary! I had a great time with you. I was able to learn many things from conversation with you. Yes I do love English tea! When I lived in London I had many cups of tea a day as same as British people. Please enjoy your stay in Tokyo and hope to see you again.
Had a fun day with lots of walking and very easy to talk to Atsuko!
Thank you for posting the nice and quick review Iris! Yes taking public transportation in Tokyo require a lot of walking and also gardens are huge have to walk quite a distance. I'm so happy to hear that you had a fun day. Plwase enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo and say hello to your family.
My group had a wonderful day with Atsuko wandering around Tokyo. We visited Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo Station, Omotesando, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shibuya. There is so much to see in Tokyo that it's hard to cover everything in one go, but this was a great overview. Atsuko also guided us to a great ramen place in Tokyo Station that had vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten free options, which was great because some in our group could not eat traditional ramen for various reasons. It was delicious! A few suggestions for future travelers: Skip Omotesando. It does have some nice architecture, but Harajuku is more interesting and by this point in the day you will start to get tired, plus it's going to be a long walk into Meiji Shrine. Save your feet the long walk.
Thank you for taking time to write wonderful review Daniella ! Unfortunatly it was rain on the day of tour it's not comfotable walking in the rain. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed tour and ramen. I'll accommodate the itinerary upon your suggestions to make the tour better one. Thank you again if you have any chance to come to Tokyo please contact me.
We had a custom designed tour with Atsuko. She picked us up at our hotel on time and took us to all the sites we had agreed on. She was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her. Atsuko took us to some very interesting places and was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend.
Thank you very much for wonderful review Suzette! I was so glad to share a plasant time with you. Did you go to Shinjyuku gyoen park ? I hope you enjoyed the garden and cruise where you visited all the places. If you have plan to come back Tokyo please feel free to contact me. I hope to see you again one day!