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Koichiro

Licensed Guide
  (57) Reviews
Send message fully booked in May
$ 35 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: 12 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(57) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 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'd be happy to 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 $34.58 $34.58 $3.64
6 Hours $207.48 $207.48 $21.84
8 Hours $276.64 $276.64 $29.12

* 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 ( 57 )
Julie Julie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Good Way to See Toyko ”

Kogi was prompt in meeting us at our designated hotel. He spoke good English also. He led us through rush hour on the subway and made sure we got a seat. We enjoyed the itinerary and also hearing about life in Japan from Kogi. We allowed him to depart early because we could navigate the subway home by ourselves.

Koichiro:

Hi Julie, thank you for taking your time to write a great review! I'm glad that I could take you to some of the finest places in Tokyo including an owl cafe that you requested beforehand. I'm glad to know you liked the day because I knew you had only that day to travel Tokyo. Thank you and I do hope to see you again:) Koji

Bala Bala India ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Greatest in Tokyo!! ”

I would definitely recommend Koichi for first time visitiors to Tokyo. He takes care of every small bit to make you feel comfortable. He explained us so much about history . Great experience. Best of luck to him:) he is a star

Koichiro:

Bala, thank you for the great words! I'll do my best to live up to them. I'm honored that I could guide you Tokyo on your 1st day in Japan. Also I'm glad that I could introduce you delicious vegetarian ramen and sweets in Asakusa and Tsukiji, a rainbow cotton candy and a cat cafe to your daughter😁 It was a priceless experience for me that I could learn about Buddhism from a viewpoint from people in India. Thank you for everything and I hope you'll have a memorable trip to Kyoto👍 Koichiro

Joanna Joanna United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ First class Tokyo tour ”

This is my first time in Japan and I cannot speak highly enough of Koichiro. Extremely professional yet relaxed and friendly, he could not have been more helpful and reassuring (I have never travelled alone before and I'm generally quite an a anxious person especially in places I haven't been before). He is flexible with the tour itinerary and very kindly accommodated my need to find a very specific shop which he was not obliged to do. I couldn't have hoped for a better guide and he made sure I had the very best day I could wish for. 100% recommended.

Koichiro:

Hi Joanna, I'm glad that I could guide you Tokyo's finest places (Tsukiji, Hamarikyu Gardens, Asakusa, and Akihabara)! Because I knew it was a important trip for you, I'm more than happy to know you enjoyed the time and I hope now you like Tokyo more than before. Thank you for the positive words and introducing me to some culture in England that I was not familiar with which has been always precious experience for me! Hope you have a enjoyable trip on the reminder of the days😁 Koichiro

Seth Seth United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months 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 months 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