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Licensed Guide
  (50) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in February
$ 32 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: 5 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(50) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 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'm committed to offering you 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.

Hello, my name is Koichiro (You can call me Koji or Kim:). 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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4.8 (50) Reviews
Very Good


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 $31.50 $31.50 $4.50
6 Hours $189.00 $189.00 $27.00
8 Hours $252.00 $252.00 $36.00

* 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 ( 50 )
Edilberto Edilberto Philippines
6 days 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.


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

Antonio Antonio United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Exceptional Guide, Exceptional Experience ”

My two brothers and I spent a day with Koichiro touring a variety of Tokyo highlights. He was a kind, considerate, articulate, & knowledgeable guide who quickly became a friend. He remained professional and fun throughout the day. Spending our first full day with him in Tokyo (our first visit to Japan) was priceless as it not only exposed us to different aspects of the city, he also provided us with cultural and historic context. Lastly, he customized the experience to us based on informing him of the kinds of things that piqued our interest. It was clear that he researched and prepared for our experience. Well done & thank you!


Hi Antonio, thank you for taking your time to write a positive review of me. Because you were most interested in Japanese synthesizers&drum machines, I'm glad that I could take you to the largest musical instrument district in Tokyo and that I could see you were thrilled😁 Because music has been a great part of my life, it was my sheer pleasure that we could talk about details of our favorite artists/songs in the same language! Thank you for everything and hope to enjoy the time again very soon! Koichiro

David David Panama ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Nice day in tpkyo ”

We had exelent experience my son where very happy and to understand different culture. Our guide was exelent and put together in minutes our itinerary. I you come to japan book Koishiro granteed exelence !


Hi David, thank you for taking your time to write a great review of me! I'm glad that I could introduce you and your sons to major spots in Tokyo. I was honored to learn culture and customs in Panama from you:) You are the master who makes everything great. Thank you, I wish you have a nice trip to Hawaii👍 Koichiro

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ Great guide for families ”

We had a very memorable day with Koirchiro. He was very accommodating to our needs (many toilet stops for my daughter), great with teenagers and answered all my questions on history. He changed our itinerary at the last minute te to suit our requests and we fell in love with Tokyo! Thank you again and we will be back!


Hi Nicole, thank you for your kindness to write a great review! I feel happy to have been able to guide your first day in Tokyo and glad to know you all liked Tokyo so much! I do hope we keep the great memories and will get to know and enjoy more next time! Thank you and I wish you, Kim, Jasmine, and Alex all the best(I'm sure he'll do really well at school next year😁)! Koichiro

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Memorable first day in Tokyo! ”

We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys and Koichi was the perfect guide for us! He was full of information, great at finding things for the boys to try for the first time, gave us many ideas to fill the rest of our stay! We would recommend him wholeheartedly! He made our first day in Tokyo a day we will remember forever!


Nicole, thank you for taking your time to write a positive and encouraging review! Yesterday we visited the 3 major cities(Asakusa, Akihabara, Harajuku) and I'm sure it gave you clear ideas of the characteristics of Tokyo and its people! Above all, all of your welcoming attitude made the time truly special and memorable. Thank you for everything, I hope you have a finest trip to Nagano and Kyoto😁👍 Koichi