(English) ↓Spanish version down below ↓
My name is Toshi Nakahara.
I am certified tour guide for both English and Spanish.
I have lived in USA for 15 years in total starting from Iowa when I was in a high school as an AFS exchange student and later in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and finally in New Jersey as a business man.
I learned Spanish at Osaka University for Foreign Studies for 4 years and lived in Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador for more than 5 years in total, and travelled some other countries in Latin America and Spain.
I am a certified Wine sommelier and quite knowledgeable about Japanese Sake.
So in addition to the regular tour of metropolitan Tokyo area and its vicinity, I can take you to very authentic and popular restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful world of Japanese cuisine with some local drink. That is my strength, so to speak.
I can do one day or half day tour for weekends for Metropolitan Tokyo area, but also can cater to the needs of people who want to be guided to some deep, casual and reasonably priced "Izakaya" style drinking places during weekdays after 5:00PM if I am open. I can also guide, if schedule allows, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt. Fuji vecinity, Nikko and some popular places in western Japan like Kyoto, Nara and Osaka as I lived there for many years.
I enjoy talking about many topics such as Japanese culture and of your own country.
My motto is to make visiting friends from overseas experience memorable moments and make them feel at home and happy.
(Ahora en español)
Me llamo Toshi Nakahara.
Yo soy el guía turística certificado de Español y de Ingles.
Estudié la lengua española en la Universidad de Osaka para estudios extranjeros por 4 años y un año en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Después, tuve la oportunidad de trabajar en Venezuela por 2 años y en Ecuador por 2 años.
Soy también sommelier certificado de vino y tengo bastante conocimiento en Sake.
No solamente poder guíar los visitantes extranjeros por la zona popular de Tokio y su vecinidad durante los dias al fin de la semana, puedo tambien introducir a unos bares o tavernas típicos conocidos como "Izakaya" en los días de la semana después de 5 de la tarde.
Me gusta explicar sobre muchos temas culturales del Japón y conocer culturas de sus países.
Mi motto es servirles a ustedes en la forma mas agradable y memorable haciendo
todo lo posible para que sean ustedes feliz y satisfecho.
"Con un poco de vino, me siento divino"
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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.
We had a wonderful time!! The restaurant and dinner arranged by Toshi was the best we had during our trip. When we go again we will for sure make arrangements with Toshi and this time for more restaurants as well as other tours
Felix Thank you very much for your nice comments. I myself enjoyed conversation with you and your wife. I would be happy if you come back again to Japan and if I can take you to other fine gourmet restaurants in Tokyo, as there are many. Your stay this time was a very short one. Japan offers a lot more to see and enjoy. Hope to see you again.
Hemos pasado un excelente día con Toshi, nos llevó a conocecer los lugares mencionados en el título. Además nos ayudo con la compra de tickets de tren y metro. Ha sido puntual, cordial y respetuoso. La comida deliciosa. Nos ha encantado Tokyo y nuestro guía Toshi.
Nuestra experiencia con Toshi fue simplemente excelente! Toshi es amable, organizado, dispuesto a hacer el cambio que fuera necesario según las condiciones meteorológicas, del tiempo que se disponía etc. Nos llevó a sitios donde pudimos probar deliciosos platos japoneses y donde no era muy costoso comer. En pocas palabras: Toshi hizo que pudiéramos disfrutar de dos días en Tokio inolvidables!
Lucia, Gracias por sus amables palabras. Yo mismo disfrute la conversación con su grupo. Que tenga buen viaje a Colombia. Y que regresen de nuevo a Japón. Hay mucho más lugares que puedan disfrutar!
We booked our tour with Toshi to go Mount Fuji. We wanted to go up the Ropeway , on a cruise and up to 5th Station and to see the flowers. Toshi created us an amazing schedule but said that we probably could not do everything. Toshi then went to Mount Fuji to check it out,when he was there he found it crazy busy with people waiting over an hour to go up the Ropeway and on the cruise and to line up to buy food etc. Toshi advised us that this would be a bad experience for us and recommend that we hire a car and driver so we could get to attractions quicker with out having to line up for rides etc. This was a stroke of genius , we left early and did not have to wait at all at the Ropeway or for the cruise we , also went to a lookout , 4th Station as 5th Station was closed. As time was going w... read more
Cassie Thank you very much for your overwhelming comments. It was a delight to guide you and your family. Checking the places is what I do always without fail. It is a duty and I have never missed for over 40 years of my career. Well, I think Heaven helped me today because I tried to help myself, indeed. Come back again! or tell all your friends that Japan offers a lot of things!
Toshi is extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to ensure our private tour was optimized to our preferences (walking speed, number of attractions, time spent at each attraction, number of food stops, etc.). He knows Tokyo like the back of his hand, and had a great ability to help narrow down the hundreds of food stands we passed to the truly good ones (which definitely requires local knowledge, as the most crowded food stands are not necessarily the best ones). Toshi is very easy to talk to, has a positive attitude, and has interesting stories and background to share.
Ivana Thank you very much for your nice review. I enjoyed taking around you guys too even though it was just a half day. Please come back again as Tokyo offers a lot more to see. Next time, you would enjoy the popular spots close to Tokyo like Hakone, Fuji, Kamakura, Nikko and so on. Lock-in forward to see you guys again!!