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.
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.
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.