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!
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.
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
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
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
Enjoyed every moment I spent with Koichiro. Before meeting him in tokyo, we discussed some things that I would like to do. After our first day together, Koichiro and I had a better understanding of each others interests, and were able to make some changes. I really appreciated how flexible he was and, as a host, how courteous he was to me. Koichiro knows how to take care of his guests. As a senior, I know that I was a bit slow at times, but Koichiro adjusted his pace and always inquired after my health. I especially enjoyed our museum trip and the afternoon we spent in Yanaka Ginza. The latter was especially enjoyable since we got to meet a working artist in his studio. Koichiro was knowledgeable about the places he took me to and acted like a professional guide, but he also ind... read more
Dear Richard, Thank you for taking your time to write an amazing review of me. It will always be a wonderful delight to reminisce about the great 4 days. I'm really glad to have been able to take you to all the places we planned, delicious restaurants (especially soba restaurants!) on each day and to have been able to enjoy the time to the fullest extent! Thank you for sharing your experiences and wisdoms that enriched the moments and myself. I do hope you'll stay well so that you can visit Tokyo in 2020 to enjoy the Tokyo Olympics together😁👍 Thank you for everything!! Koji
We spent 2 days with Koichiro on a food lovers adventure. We had a few off the beaten paths requests and Koichiro by far exceeded our expectations. The planning of the trip and welcoming nature of Koichiro made our first trip to Tokyo feel like we had a friend in town to show us around. Koji has wonderful communications skills and takes great care for all of your needs and requests.
Dear Denver, Thank you for writing my review, it's truly great to hear from you! On the 2 days we visited Shoyu factories with a lot of food&drink tastings. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to deepen my knowledge of fermented food that I eat everyday - now I'm a big fan of the ingredient you sell! I'll keep learning so that I can be more useful for your next visit. Thank you! Koichiro