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!
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: 6 hours minimum and 14 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.
Koji was awesome. I gave him a few things I wanted to do and things that interested my son and he hit all of them and then some. Never did we feel rushed to the next location and it was actually relaxing to have someone guide us through Tokyo’s crazy subway system multiple times during our tour. Thanks koji!!
Marshall, I'm glad that I could introduce you and your son to Tokyo by visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa, Akihabara, Shibuya and Shinjuku. I could reaffirm that OC is great! Thank you for everything, I wish you and Shane a wonderful trip to the west part of Japan (and hope you'll favor your time in Tokyo😁)! Koji
Koji was an excellent guide, prompt, very nice, knowledgeable, and flexible. When I showed him a list of things we were interested in, he was able to make adjustments to fit things in. He was able to take us to a currency exchange place which gave the best exchange rate we received in Tokyo. We went to Akakusa (Sensoji temple and shopping area), Akihabara (electronics shop, animal cafes) and Shibuya crossing. He graciously sent an album of his best travel pics. It was money well spent. We did a six hour tour.
Hi Serena, thank you for choosing me as you and your family's guide for one of your days in Tokyo! I'm glad that I could introduce Asakusa, Akihabara and Shibuya as well as some of the nice restaurants and stores in Tokyo. We had a lot of fun on the day and it reminded me of the memorable time when I was abroad in California and Korea. Thank you again and I hope you'll enjoy your trip to Kyoto🤗 Koji
I highly recommend Koji to be your guide. I had a list all the places I wanted to see in Tokyo, and he made it happen. Koji is very personable, and strives to please. He was very helpful explaining the culture and knowledgeable to its history. He even insisted on helping carry the numerous parcels I accumulated from purchases I made. You will not be disappointed hiring him as your guide.
Hi Pamela, thank you for choosing me as your guide for Narita Airport pickup and a one-day tour in Tokyo! It's an honor that I could help you with taking pictures in Tokyo for the future use and that I could have really enjoyable and memorable time with all of you thanks to your kindness all the time. I do hope you'll keep having a wonderful trip to Kyoto😁👍 Thank you, Koji
Koji tailored this visit for my teenage son, with a focus on animae and history. It was an excellent tour, with very little downtime! We were exhausted but got to see everything on our list and then more!
Dear Cynthia, thank you for booking me for the 4 days including a stay in Hakone😃 Yes, it was full of actions in many ways and I'm glad and relieved that it all turned out well! It was my utmost pleasure that I could introduce your son, David, to Japan by taking him to the finest places of his interests. Thank you for everything and I shall see both of you again👍 Koji
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.
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