*If you'd like to make an original travel plan with me, please message me before booking me so that we can discuss the feasibility of the plan!
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 other 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.
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.
Before traveling, we exchanged a few messages with Koichiro so that he could get a feel for what we wanted do and discovery with him during our day together in Tokyo. He understood exactly what we were interested in doing and seeing (and what we were not interested in doing and seeing). We spent a great day walking through some of the more preserved parts or Tokyo, tasting, smelling hearing, taking it all in with the great comments given by Kochiro. In conclusion, this was an excellent way to jump start our trip in Japan and we warmly recommend Koichiro and Triplelights who all did a professional job materializing this experience.
Koichiro was an incredible tour guide! We discovered so many treasures of Tokyo all in a day, and even went past our allotted time. He was so gracious and helpful. We had an amazing day with Koichiro. I highly recommend him as your your guide!!!
Koichiro provided a wonderful first time visit to Tokyo. He was very mindful of our dietary restrictions and tried to secure places that we could enjoy. He focused his itinerary to meet the needs of our interest. Koichiro was clear and concise with his English usage and his time management was excellent. His presented himself in a professional manner and we indeed had a fun experience.
We had a great day with Koichiro, leaving from our hotel in Tokyo and ending at the next hotel in Hakone region. Koichiro had lot's of knowledge on the area and looked out the time schedules and best routes for our visit. I can warmly recommend him for a tour!
This was my first visit to Japan and planning the details of my trip was becoming overwhelming. So happy to have found out about TripleLights and especially Koichiro. I can't say enough good things about him. He speaks excellent English and was easy to talk to. When I gave him a list of things that I wanted to see, he was able to quickly setup an itinerary for me that made sense given the locations to make the best use of my time. He even offered suggestions on other places to see that might interest me. Throughout the whole planning process, he was very flexible and answered all my questions in a timely manner. One thing that really stood out was his research into the places I wanted to visit. I know that he was unfamiliar with one of them and made a special effort to review the place ahead of time to make sure we didn't encounter any surprises on the way. As a guide, he made me feel comfortable from day one. He's dependable, funny, makes interesting observations and as an added bonus takes great pictures! I'd highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a guide.