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Koichiro

Licensed Guide
  (33) Reviews
Send message only 4 days available in September
$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
Hotel pickup and dropoff are included in a guide fee.
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Last updated: Yesterday
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Chiba , Narita , Ibaraki

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(33) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 4 People )
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About

Would you like to have a private and professional guide who caters to all of your needs when you are traveling to Japan? I'd provide you with a safe, enjoyable, and memorable trip in which you can feel you are guided by a local Japanese with personal warmth and without a language barrier.

My name is Koichiro(You can call me Koji or Kim). I am a licensed tour guide in Tokyo and would love to guide you Tokyo and surrounding areas.

I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years and graduated from Orange Coast College. I love to share great moments and lifelong memories with foreign guests!

I'd like to guide you as my real friend and my guiding style is rather laid-back compared to traditional tour guides. I always try to creat authentic moments which I believe are most valuable and try to explain things through an eye of a local Japanese.

Your travel plan is always flexible for you to enjoy the trip as you'd like to. Please feel free to ask me any personal requests. I'm looking forward to your message!

Your travel plan is always flexible for you to enjoy the trip as you'd like to. Please feel free to ask me any personal requests. I'm looking forward to offering great moments to you!

*My transportation, food, entrance fees are not included in the guide fee.

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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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 33 )
Cherry Anne Cherry Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ I recommend Koichiro to be your guide ”

Since this was our first visit to Japan, it was great having a helpful guide like Koichiro. He was a wonderful choice for first timers like us. He met us at our hotel in Tokyo and was patient enough to wait for us as we get ready for the day ahead. Koichiro adjusted our original plan to accommodate our requests of places to go and things to do in Central Tokyo. He was extremely accommodating, polite, helpful and very reseachful. He took us to an Anime and Game shops in Akibahara that sells the things we are looking for and even went out his way to find a vintage action toy (which is something my partner have been looking forward to buy in Japan, the Voltes V). And then help us find a luggage we are looking for, he even helped us carry it until the end of the tour. He took pictures of us i... read more

Koichiro:

Hi Cherry, Thank you for taking your time to write a positive and awesome review! I'm glad that I could help you get limited Voltes V and Lupin the Third figures, and lightest Rimowa suitcases. Also we had planty of chances to experience supreme Japanese food&drinks:) On that day, a very strong typhoon was approaching Japan and we were subject to occasional extremely violent wind and torrential rain, but when I reminisce about the day, everything can be felt magical because of that unusual event(in addition to great sake)! Now the great memories make up many of my thoughts in a day and give me incredible feelings each time when it comes to my mind. Thanks a million and do hope to see you&your partner to enjoy time again👍 Koichiro

Evaline Evaline United States ( Friends )
Horrible
2 weeks ago

“ A Horrible, Frustrating Two Days. Got Taken Advantage Of At Every Turn ”

Let me preempt this review by saying this is my second time hiring a guide through this website. My first experience with a completely different guide was excellent and paired with this guide's good reviews I was lured into a false sense of security. Little did I know, I was about to have the worst experience with a tour guide I had ever had in my life while getting taken advantage of at every turn. I originally booked this tour guide for 4 days on my week long trip to Japan, but after just two days I cancelled the remaining two days, because I had had enough. Up front, Koichiro comes off as very nice and friendly and eager to please, but I quickly began to realize that he was not what he seemed. Firstly, this guide has a tendency not to tell you anything straight out, he'll beat around th... read more

Koichiro:

Dear Evaline, It's truly sad to know that you got hurt by me and my guiding style and that you ended up hating me as a person. Thank you for letting me know what you really disliked during the tour. I do apologize for that and I promise I've never done it with bad intentions to you and that I'll do my best so that it will never happen again in the future. I love guiding and best part of it is to see smiles of my guests and to see they like Japan more! I believe interaction with local people is the best part of traveling abroad and because I aspire to try to guide guests as my real friends with different backgrounds, I might sometimes lack respect and consideration. I apologize that I talked blatantly about my political stance and opinions which is opposite from yours because I felt you wer... read more

Christine Christine Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Teamlab Planets Tokyo ”

We had a great time with Kochiro. He met us at our hotel and we had a quick meal before taking us to teamlabs. He was patient and knowlegable. We really enjoyed his guidance. He also took photos of us and sent them edited in a digital album. Thank you Kochiro!

Koichiro:

Hi Christine, Thank you for taking your time to write to me! Even though on that day weather was turbulent because of a typhoon and there was a delay on the bus, I'm glad to finally have been able to take your family to teamlab! At night it was a truly special with illuminations and I was happy that I could take many great pictures of you and your family... I also really enjoyed the time, thank you😁Koichiro

Janea Janea United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ If your looking for a guide you've come to the right place. ”

My day with Koichiro was amazing. I came as a solo traveler and did not plan my days I hired a guide for my first day but we went so fast I didnt get to see anything. I lost all hope until I met Koichiro. It honestly did not feel like a "tour" it felt like I was traveling with a friend. We got to do so many things even things that weren't apart of our initial plan. If I could have booked him for the remainder of my trip, I think i would have the best time. Thank you Koichiro for making my first trip alone to Tokyo one that I can remember forever....

Koichiro:

Hello Janea, What a beautiful day it was!! We were very fortunate because everywhere(except for Mameshiba Dog Cafe) was empty and the weather held until the last minute😁 I'm glad you could have nice souvenirs, udon, Japanese sweets, snacks, and sake:) I do appreciate your cooperation all the time that made the tour truly beautiful. Please feel free to ask me any questions/help during your stay. I hope you'll keep having an awesome trip👍 Koichiro

TONY TONY Ukraine ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fun day with Koichiro ”

This is our family’s first time in Tokyo. Without Koichiro, we will definitely spent more time looking for entrance and exit in the subway. He is very professional and accommodating. We change our itinerary many many times during the course of the day because of our son wants to spend more time in certain areas. We really had a fun filled day with Koichiro. Definitely recommend him for your first time in Tokyo.

Koichiro:

Hello Tony, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on triplelights! Our 1st day was great from the beginning - even though it was very hot, humid, really crowded and inconvenient sometimes, we could enjoy them and could made beautiful memories. I'm also glad to be able to give my Blissey on PokemonGo👍 Let's enjoy our 2nd day to come! Koichiro