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Licensed Guide
  (65) Reviews
Send message fully booked in August
$ 36 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: Just Now
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(65) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 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'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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4.8 (65) Reviews
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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 $35.72 $35.72 $3.76
6 Hours $214.32 $214.32 $22.56
8 Hours $285.76 $285.76 $30.08

* Duration: 6 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 ( 65 )
Erick Erick Brazil ( Solo )
3 days ago

“ Whole day tour of Tokyo ”

I had the opportunity to spend a whole day (12h) with Koji. Best decision I made. I could visit many places around Tokyo, try different foods, and learn a lot about history, culture, gastronomy etc. Koji is a truly phenomenal guide, who knows a lot about Japan and about how to keep guests entertained during the day. Also, there is no language barrier, as he is fluent in English. When I return to Tokyo, I’ll definitely ask for his assistance again.


Hi Erick, it was an honor for me that I could get to know you and could share awesome time by introducing you to Tokyo. I'd be more than happy to recreate the great time when you visit Japan again. Thank you for everything!! Koji

Laurence Laurence France ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very good ”

Thank you Koji for this tour which you personalized for us


Hi Laurence, I'm glad that I could take you and your family to some off-the-beaten spots in Tokyo! I hope you enjoyed the time and wish you a nice trip👍 Thank you, Koji

SHARON SHARON United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ 6 hrs day tour with Koji ”

We hired Koji for a 6 hour day tour in Tokyo from 8am to 2pm. He was on time, friendly and speaks good English. We visited many places in 6 hours and he was very flexible with our itinerary. He helped us purchase tickets for our train ride back to Narita Airport. He was very helpful and even carried our luggage for us because all of the station lockers were occupied when we met him at Shinagawa Station. We were in love with Japan and wanted to go back there for a longer stay not just an overnight lay over. We would like to hire Koji again in the future.


Hi Sharon, I'm glad that I could take you to Tsukiji, Meiji shrine and Shibuya Crossing in your 6-hour layover in Tokyo. It's great to have been able to get to know about you&your family and I do hope I'll be able to spend more time with all of you when you come to Tokyo again!! Thank you for sharing the great time😁 Koji

Jeff Jeff United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Great time with Koji! ”

We had a great time with Koji during our stay in Tokyo. He was able to customize our itinerary each day to balance out what my teenage son and my wife and I wanted to do. He was always on time and flexable with our days as we became more in tune with what we wanted to see and do. He used the train and subway system to perfection we never had to wait. Thanks Koji!!


Hi Jeff, I'm glad that I could spend great and memorable time with you and your family by taking you to the finest places and restaurants in Tokyo! I'm also blessed that I could help Ryan prepare for his new campus life in LA by visiting so many anime and fashion stores (Tokyo is the best for shopping!). Thank you and I hope I'll be able to have a great time with you again😁 Koji

Marshall Marshall United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Great day in Tokyo without any pressure of being rushed ”

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