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Licensed Guide
  (42) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in December
$ 31 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 are not included in the guide fee.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Yokohama , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(42) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 4 People )
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Would you like to have a private guide who caters to all of your needs when you are in Tokyo? I can provide you with a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable trip in which you can feel you are guided by a local Japanese with personal warmth and without any language barrier.

My name is Koichiro(Please call me Koji or Kim!). I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years to attend and graduate from an American college. I am a licensed, professional English-speaking tour guide and would be truly glad to show you around Tokyo by sharing my knowledge and information. I'm also glad to introduce hidden gems, authentic local restaurants and bars in Tokyo(Food is the best in Tokyo!).

In my life I had chances to stay abroad with homestay programs and as an international student. Each time I was helped by them and they welcomed me with sheer hospitality and I've come to think that building friendship and sharing great moments with people with different backgrounds would be the most inspirational, treasurable experience in our lives. When I guide guests, I always try my best to provide an atmosphere where they can feel the same way when I stayed abroad.

I can draw up your own travel plan and am always flexible to your request. Please feel free to ask me any questions!

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

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $30.80 $30.80 $4.40
4 Hours $123.20 $123.20 $17.60
8 Hours $246.40 $246.40 $35.20

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

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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 ( 42 )
Michelle Michelle United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Excellent Introduction to Tokyo Thanks to Koichiro ”

My family and I recently enjoyed two wonderful days in Tokyo with our guide, Koichiro. He is an extremely kind, pleasant and interesting person. His English is fantastic which made it very easy for us to ask him all sorts of questions about Tokyo and Japanese culture. Koichiro designed the perfect itinerary for us. It was exactly what we were looking for. He was prompt, courteous, and went out of his way to make sure we had a wonderful experience. We are a family of four, with two teenage sons. Everyone in the family enjoyed getting to know Koichiro and seeing the various parts of the city with his guidance. The rest of our visit to Tokyo was made so easy thanks to his guidance on navigating the subway system, assistance in making reservations, and information on Japanese customs. ... read more


Hi Michelle, thank you for writing a positive review of me!! On the 2 days, we visited the places in Tokyo focusing on its food and culture. It's truly memorable to enjoy the time with your family and I'm sure of Jack and Logan's great campus lives because both are talented in all aspects😁 Thank you and I Do hope to see all of you again in the near future👍 Best, Koichiro

Jeanette Jeanette United States ( Solo )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Tokyo sightseeing ”

Had a great time even for a 5 hour tour of Tokyo. Koichiro planned the tour and was able to show me the oldest temple in Tokyo and the busy cross walk in shibuya. Will not hesitate to contact him if ever coming back to Japan. Thanks Jeanette


Hi Jeanette, I'm glad that I could take you to the 2 major spots in Tokyo, Asakusa and Shibuya, with such limited time to make the most of your layover at Narita Airport. It was my first challenge and sometimes we had to be in a hurry, but I appreciate your cooperation and kindness all the time. Hope to see you again in the near future:) Koichiro

Kate Kate Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very good day tour of Tokyo ”

Very friendly and helpful tour guide. Was able to provide good information on spots to visit in Tokyo and also assisted with setting up a Pasmo card to allow me to travel the subway. Highlight was learning the history of the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. Thank you for a great day. :)


Hi Kate, I'm glad that I was able to guide you all the places we planned. I hope the day serves as a good introduction to Tokyo and Japan! I wish you have a nice trip on the remaining days👍 Thank you, Koichiro

Melanie Melanie United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji. ”

Koji helped us assemble two separate itineraries ahead of our arrival in Tokyo, and we were very happy with our experiences. Day 1 (Saturday) was Tokyo highlights, and we visited the fish market, the garden, took a river cruise, visited a shrine, Takeshita street, and the busy pedestrian crossing. Day 2 (Monday) was Mt. Fuji which we didn't see because of weather, but it was still a very good day. Koji was punctual, polite, insightful and resourceful throughout. We loaded up our transit cards at the start of day 1, and we were off on our journey. He really knows how to get around the city, and is very knowledgeable of the places we visited. At the end of the day, we gave him money to buy passes for the bullet train to Hakone (Mt. Fuji), which he did on his own time to save ti... read more


Hi Melanie and Tom, It's most pleasurable for me to hear from you with positive words just after the tour, thank you!! I'm glad to have been able to take you to all the great places in Tokyo and Hakone in the 2 days. The time with you was truly memorable for me and now I'm happy to imagine how both of you are having lives in Chicago! Also I'm glad to know Tom and me have a similar background👍 Thank you for sharing the knowledge&attitude, I hope you're having a nice trip in Hanoi and Cambodia and hope to see you at Chicago or San Francisco😄 Koji

Dwi Dwi Indonesia ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Tsukiji fish market Ueno hamrikyu yoyogi Park Asakusa shibuya ”

Koichiro San is awesome he took me to amazing place like the most delicious Japanese food , took me to some garden ah he is the best tour guide !!!! Thank you so much koichiro San


Hi Dwi san, thank you for taking your time to write a great review, it was truly a enjoyable day! Because you requested a food tour in Tokyo, I'm glad that I could take you to authentic sushi and ramen restaurants as well as having many sweets, coffee and tea:) Thank you for everything and I wish you all the best in the future👍 Koichiro