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Koichiro

Licensed Guide
  (54) Reviews
Send message fully booked in March
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
*Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in the guide fee.
*My transportation, meal and entrance fees during tours are not included in the guide fee.
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Last updated: 14 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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

Would you like to have a private guide who caters to all of your needs when you are in Tokyo? I'll offer you a stress-free, enjoyable, and memorable trip in which you can feel as if you are guided by your local Japanese friend with personal warmth and without any language barrier.

Hello, my name is Koichiro (You can call me Koji:). I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years and graduated from an American college there. I am a licensed, professional English-speaking tour guide who loves having great time with people and would be truly glad to show you around Tokyo by sharing my knowledge and experiences as a professional guide and as a local. I'm more than happy to introduce you to hidden gems, authentic restaurants, and bars in Tokyo (Tokyo has the best food!).

I'd like to guide you as my real friend and will offer sheer hospitality and friendship to you so that you can truly value the moments in Tokyo. I'll explain Japanese things through the eyes of local Japanese so that you can have clearer ideas on what they really are.

I can draw up your original travel plan and am always flexible to your request, so please feel free to message me for any questions/suggestions!

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.76 $32.76 $4.55
6 Hours $196.56 $196.56 $27.30
8 Hours $262.08 $262.08 $36.40

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 14 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 maximum

Private Tours

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 ( 54 )
Seth Seth United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Hanging out in Odaiba ”

For our last full day in Tokyo, I decided to book a guide to somewhere less hectic. I saw that Koji had spent some time in Southern California, where most of our group were from, and decided to contact him to see what we could put together. I'm very glad that I did; I suggested we go to Odaiba (I had heard about it from a friend), and even though PROBABLY NOBODY EVER hires a guide to go there, Koji put together a great itinerary nonetheless. Everyone had a fun time, and Koji improvised as we went along in order to maximize the number of things we could do while keeping the tour as relaxed as we'd hoped. He was extremely good at reading the mood and interests of our group in order to suggest what we might do next, but still led us smoothly to places at the right time, such as precisely miss... read more

Koichiro:

Hi Seth, thank you for taking your time to write a great review, I'll do my best to live up to it👍 On the day, we spent a whole day in Odaiba. Because I knew it was especially special for your daughter Evie, I'm happy that she could ride on the Ferris wheel at about sunset and could have a front seat on the monorail to have the best night views of the city and Rainbow Bridge! There were lot of special things to mention... Thank you and I hope all of us will keep cherishing the day😁 Koji

lisa Lisa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great Introduction to Tokyo by Koichiro! ”

We were very fortunate to have Koichiro guide us for the afternoon in Tokyo. He is informative, helpful and a great guide to navigate us through the countless streets of Asakusa to find the best spot! It was Jonny's first time in Tokyo, so Koichiro was very kind and patient with him to make sure Johnny didn't miss a spot! Koichiro took us to a very unique Sake tasting spot that we would have never found on our own. Ended up in Akihabara where we again ended up at a spot for great beer under an old train station. We truly enjoyed his company and was sad to say farewell. Johnny was soo appreciative and felt spending time with an old friend. We truly had a great afternoon. Thank you!

Koichiro:

Hi Lisa, it was great pleasure that I was able to guide you and Jonny Asakusa, Akihabara and to have an awesome time, food, and drinks together😋 Both of you reminded me of the feeling when I was staying in Southern California that I'd forgotten and was reminded everything is possible if we don't give up.. Thank you for your willingness to enjoy the time, I wish you both a happy life together, and hope to see you soon😃 Koichiro

Diane Diane United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One day tour of interesting site places ”

Koichiro it’s a wonderful guide. I was on a business trip and had only one day to tour the city it took me wherever I wanted to go he was very polite and easy to talk to and made me feel really comfortable he was also very knowledgeable about the places we visited and navigating through Tokyo I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants to have a personal experience it was well worth the money

Koichiro:

Hi Diane, thank you for taking your time to write a positive review of me😃 I'm glad that I could take you to the places - Teamlab, Asakusa, and Harajuku - that we previously planned for your first day in Asia. It was a privilege to have been able get to know how your living is in New Jersey. I hope your daughter will like the jacket you bought in Harajuku, you'll keep liking the experiences in Tokyo, and hope to see you again. Thank you!! Koichiro

Ashley Ashley Australia
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Guide and Time hunting around Akihabara ”

We would highly recommend Koichiro (Kim) for any of your needs for a guide in Tokyo. We did a tailored tour of Akihabara in search of music stores, used electronics & retro gaming consoles and games etc, all of which Koichiro was able to accommodate and make further recommendations on whilst all the way assisting in translating dealing with the retailers to ensure what we were buying was exactly what we were looking for. He also assisted in dealing with the post office to box up and post our purchases back to Australia. Will definitely recommend to friends travelling to Japan and hope to see him again next time!

Koichiro:

Dear Ashley, thank you for choosing me for your quest for secondhand retro game consoles and music in Akihabara, I'm glad to have been able to part of it!! It was sheer pleasure that we could share our childhood by talking about videogames we played. I learned a lot from you and really amazed at the retro game market worldwide! I hope to see you again so that we can spend more time to have fun😁 Thank you, Koichiro

Edilberto Edilberto Philippines
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Tour Guide! ”

It was a very pleasant experience. Koji was very accomodating of our needs. He asks for our opinion on where we want to go. He suggests places he thinks we will enjoy. Overall we had a great time. I highly recommend Koichiro as a tourguide. Definitely will look for him again when I go back to Japan.

Koichiro:

Hi Edilberto, thank you for taking your time to write a great review! I feel honored to have been able to get to know you and Lindley and to see you liked Japan😃 It was unfortunate that we had only 6 hours as it was the last day for you, but next time will be much more fun! I'm sure of your success in the business, good luck and see you soon in Japan, Manila, or Cebu City👍 Koji