Would you like to have a private guide who caters to all of your needs when you are in Japan? I'm a professional, private guide in Tokyo and am committed to offering my guests a stress-free, enjoyable and memorable trip in which you can feel as if you are guided by a local Japanese friend with personal warmth and without any language barrier. Unlike fixed tours, you are free to change your travel plan anytime to cater more to your interest or to deal with unexpected situations. In any case, I'd be more than happy to help you to make your trip even better.
My name is Koichiro (my nickname is Koji!) and I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years and have 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, more importantly, 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'd love to draw up your original travel plan and am always flexible to your request, so please feel free to message me for any questions/suggestions!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 8 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 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.
In the midst of the ongoing COVID drama sweeping the world, my partner and I decided to continue on with our trip to Japan. We were a bit nervous and wary but ended up having an incredible, once in a lifetime trip and a large part of this was our time with Koji. Koji has youth and energy, knowledge about Japanese culture, food and life, and was a wonderful host during our stay in Tokyo. We felt like we were with someone who knew the city and the people, was able to help us get from points A to B to C and help expose us to things we would have never seen without a great guide.
Hi Jeff, I'm glad that you chose to come to Japan in this difficult time of the novel coronavirus outbreak throughout the world. It felt surreal that every place in Tokyo was totally different from what it used to be, but that was what our tour on the 2 days truly unique and memorable. Thank you for everything and I'm looking forward to seeing both of you again? Koji
Koji was great from start to finish. Communication great pre meeting him, and he continued to shine! His knowledge of Tokyo and English was absolutely fantastic. Had the most wonderful day, experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of Tokyo. Thank you very much Koji!
Hi Coralina, I'm glad that I could introduce you to Tokyo on your 1st day here!! I hope you're also enjoying the ramaining days and hope to see you again in the nearest future?? Koji
koji speaks better english than we do! he’s very knowledgeable abt tokyo area. very accomodatg t my gluten free needs and foot issues. great for my son—found lots of fun activities! wonderful guide!
Linda, I'm glad that I could spend great 3 days with you&your family introducing Tokyo and life in Japan! It's been my pleasure that I could also assist your son with his stay at a Japanese university. I wish you all the best&hope to see you again?
This was our first visit to Japan. Koji is such a nice tour guide.He speaks excellent English is friendly,reliable and punctual.At Shukiji market,he brought us to a well known sushi shop and my son really loved the taste of local tuna.He was so helpful and thoughtful on my son and had lot's of knowledge of japanese history.We learned a lot about the Japanese culture, heritage, customs and traditions. It was nice to have a guide show us around on our first day to help us get our bearings and acclimate and navigate the subway system. Thank you, Koji! We did not only have a tour guide in Tokyo, WeI gained a friend. We really hope to have similar experiences with you in the near future.Definitely recommend Koji for your trip in Tokyo.
Andreas, I'm glad that I could introduce you&your family to Tokyo on your 1st day and could give you advice on how to enjoy the reminder of the days! Also it was truly great that I could get to know you all and your hometown. Thank you and I do hope to see you again? Koji
Koji provided us with a gretaly informative day around Tokyo which gave us great confidence to do some further exploration on our own the next day
Geoff, thank you for booking me for my Tokyo highlights tour and I'm glad to know my advice and information helped your trip in Japan on the later days? I do hope to see both of you again when I visit areas of your hometown in Australia!