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.
Atsuko made our one day Tokyo tour an awesome experience. She was warm, personable, knowledgeable and very organized. It was a pleasure to have her as a guide on such a wonderful tour. Highly recommended. Thank you Atsuko. Alex, Yaryna and Bohdan
Thank you for taking time to write such a great review Oleksandr! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. I had a very pleasant day with your wonderful family. I wish to meet you all again.
Atsuko spent two days with my daughter showing her some of tourist attractions but mainly shopping in non tourist areas. She was incredibly accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.
Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review! It was great time to be with your lovely daughter. I'm so glad hear from you. I hope she got photoes which I took during the tour. I sent her email address and hope you looked those.
Atsuko is very kind and patient with our Family group (including children) so we had to modify our plans, but that was no problem. We sometimes were slower (we had a teenager who could not decide what he wanted in Akihabara). Atsuko helped us with everything and explained many things. It was great to have somebody who knows the way around the subway system and can help in every way. The tour overall was excellent. I wish we had another day in Japan to have another tour with Atsuko to see more sights.
Thank you for wonderful review Kurt! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. You were in Japan four years about decade ago so you know many things about Japan. However you found many changes in Tokyo. Tokyo is evolving toward the future while retaining the charm of the past. When next time you come to Tokyo must be changeing more. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Tokyo.
Atsuko is very patient and knowledgeable. She adapted to our group throughout the day. We had two kids and two seniors so we were slower than some groups. Highly recommended. I would hire her again without hesitation. Great guide!
Good morning Kris! Thank you for taking time to write great review. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. You are wonderful family with great sence of humor. I was laughed a lot! We have another tour today. I can't wait to see you all. See you soon.
Atsuko is a wonderfully accommodating and attentive guide, very polite and great English. She was kind enough to make many changes on the way as one of our group was having walking problems which helped a lot. She selected many unique experiences , assisted with shopping area options and even helped with gift suggestions for family, all of which has made our visit even more memorable and a lot of fun. Atsuko was even kind enough to contact us after the tour with additional information that she researched for us. I can thoroughly recommend Atsuko as a guide for all of the above reasons, plus great value for the investment.
Thank you for such a great review Lindsay and Thank you for sharing your precious time with me in Tokyo. You said that you try one new thing every day which never experience at your home country. It's wonderful idea and you enjoy the difference of culture. I totally agree that and I do same things when I travel different countries. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Please take care and enjoy your trip to Hiroshima,Kyoto, Osaka, and Nagano. I wish a happy journey to all of you!