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Ikki

Local Guide
  (4) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in October
£ 40 Hourly rate Price up to 1 people
Basically, I run my own schedule and time and you can freely consult with me regarding your plan/s or trip. We can discuss it and always have extra activities as options on hand as well. I can handle up to 10 people and can help arrange for your transportation, logistics and everything else needed to make your trip memorable.

Regarding location limitations, I can always accompany you everywhere you want around Japan as long as you shoulder the transportation, lodging and other expenses and cover for the time for me to meet you and return to my home. I don't set any restrictions as long you can include those costs in your budget. I am more than willing to accompany and guide you wherever you want.

The rates I have provided here are just for my basic services, costs such as lodging, hotel, food, and entrance fees and such shall be borne by the hiring party. I understand that there is a basic round-trip transportation fee charged to the client but if it is shouldered and the time is covered as part of the job, I can always be on the go anywhere within Japan.

My rates vary differently based on the various factors below for your understanding:

1) Number of people to be handled (Additional person/people means additional work and energy for me to handle)
2) Difficulty of the tour concept / contents (if it is just a tour or a tour including/needing my professional photography skills as well - please refer to my tour packages)
3) Day Time and Night Time - I can extend my tour hours to night time or late hours if you need more time and company, but I charge extension/overtime fees as outlined below per hour per group if the time overshoots past 6 pm exceeding from our basic Day Tour agreement. (Sometimes I need to take cab to my house/office in Saitama or even a hotel to stay for the night and this premium rate covers for those costs and expenses)

*** RATES are subject to change without prior notice. For a full quotation for your needs, please do consult and ask beforehand to avoid confusion.

*** PEAK SEASON RATES MAY APPLY during the SPRING SEASON (March-May) and I reserve the right to increase my rates depending on my availability and demand.

All surcharges are to be paid and settled at the end point / end time. So please make sure to bring enough cash in yen to cover for other expenses not covered by the original booking.

------------------ RATES CONCEPT and GROUPINGS Explanation ------------------

A. Basic Rate concept: about $50 (5,000 yen) per person per hour

(This is what you will see being displayed below here but essentially, each tour package that I offer here slightly differs in the rates depending on the contents and difficulty and coverage which I offer them).

Please use this is as a peg rate or reference just in case you wish to book me for customized tours. For simple tours, you can request or book me using this basic rate of about $50 per person per hour then. However, I offer savings and discounts if you book me thru any of my available tour packages which I am have here on my profile.

------------------ Group Concept applies to the current Tour packages I am offering ------------------
*Theoretically for more than 2 persons, I have built-in savings and discounts if you book me using my available tour packages instead.

B. Group concept: I categorize groups per 2 persons. (1-2 persons = 1 group, 3-4 persons = 2 groups, 5-6 persons = 3 groups, etc.) 1 group is up to 2 persons.

Daytime: about $50-$100 per hour per group

Nighttime: about $100 and up~ per hour per group

------------------ EXTENSION / OVERTIME NIGHT TIME RATES ------------------

A: PAST 6 PM til 12 AM MIDNIGHT - (time exceeding past 6 pm if continuing from Day Tours): about $150 per hour per group.

B: PAST MIDNIGHT RATE - (if you book any of my Day or Night Tours and extended til past midnight): $200 per hour per group.

------------------ STARTING POINTS TO ENDING POINTS and OVERTIME COMPUTATIONS ------------------

Time starts the moment I meet you at our agreed meeting point (usually your hotel front lobby) and will end when I return you back to your original destination and pick-up point, unless agreed later in the tour where you want to finish as ending point.

Case Sample:

We may finish the day tour officially at 6 pm for example, but you wanted me to take you home either by train or taxi and we reach your hotel and lobby at 7:15 pm.

Extension rates apply on a 30-MINUTES Basis.

Although actual time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Surcharge shall be computed as 1 hour and 30 minutes (1.5 units of OVERTIME A Rate of $150 per hour per group) and shall be $150 x 1.5 = $225 per group.

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If you have questions or anything regarding my premium tour guiding services, please do not hesitate to consult with me, I would be happy to answer your inquiries, and/or outline and explain the costs to you if needed.

I look forward to showing the best of Tokyo / Japan to you as the best and premium tour guide there could possible be!
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Cities where I can guide: Chiba , Hakone , Kamakura , Nikko , Saitama , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Business ), Tagalog ( Business )

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Hourly rate 40 GBP Price up to 1 people
( Max : 11 People )
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About

My name is Ikki and I work primarily as a private concierge, consultant, an interpreter/translator/negotiator and also serve as a tour guide for some high-profile CEOs and celebrities.

I am not a regular tour guide but an extra-ordinary tour guide.

If not working as a premium tour guide for some companies and agencies I am connected with, I work as a photographer / creative which means I can document your stay with beautiful photos and video coverage/s. But mainly, I run an online shopping website curating Japanese arts and antiques mixed with premium vintage and street fashion clothing. My passion is in curating the beautiful works of arts, antiques and fashion that Japan has to offer. I work with museum curators, top notch art collectors, auction houses, fashion designers and interiors designers and/or specialists worldwide. This triple lights profile is an outlet for me to meet interesting people who values time and intellectual companionship in a tour rather than just having a "tour" per se.

I can drive and show around Japan and become totally a part of your Japan experience, providing you an out-of-the-box approach using off-the-beaten path adventures which surely will be enjoyable and full of fun. Just think of me as the Asian version of Jason Statham in the movie - The Transporter - I do that kind of thing most of the time mainly and armed with my camera.

I enjoy witty conversations with dips of comedy and laughter here and there - while plugging some interesting facts and information about Japanese culture from the prying eyes of a long-term resident of Japan. I have been living here since I came to study for university for a total of 18 years (half of my life) and been digging deep into being a Japan lover ever since.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
Up to 1 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate £50.49 £40.25
4 Hours £201.96 £160.98
8 Hours £403.91 £321.96

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 11 maximum

Private Tours

Japanese "SUKAJAN" Souvenir Jacket - Shopping and Styling To...

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
Go on a shopping tour exploring the vintage clothing / Japanese street fashion market both visiting shops in Tokyo (Shinjuku, Ueno, Harajuku, Koenji, or Sa...
8 Hours £ 298

Mind-blowing "DEEP TOKYO / JAPAN" - Night Life Tour

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
This tour is for audiences who are eager to explore the DEEP TOKYO or DEEP JAPAN thru different forms of nightlife entertainment. I can tailor-fit visits t...
3 Hours £ 112 per person

TOKYO Night Life / Bar-hopping Tour with Deep and Intellectu...

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
You can hire me to accompany you to your meals / dinner and have meaningful, insightful and deep conversations about Japanese culture, society and other as...
3 Hours £ 186 per person

"HYPE TOKYO" - Dope Japanese Street Fashion and Shopping Tou...

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
The theme of this tour is for me to accompany you discover the niche shops and stores that are either hidden and / or scattered all over Tokyo or nearby lo...
6 Hours £ 261

Authentic Japanese "Kominka" (Old-style house) Cafe Tour ( T...

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
Kominka literally means "old houses" and lately, there is a sprouting vintage lifestyle and antiques appreciation among the young Japanese. In this tour, w...
8 Hours £ 298

Saitama Bonsai Museum and "Little Kyoto" Kawagoe Day Walking...

(4) Reviews
by Ikki
We will have a day trip and visit the Bonsai Village here in Saitama, where we can stroll the town feeling at one with nature. It is a very peaceful and me...
8 Hours £ 298

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Janelle Janelle Australia ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ TOKYO AT NIGHT ”

Our family of 6 did a night tour of Tokyo with Ikki a few weeks ago. He was very informative and a fun guide. He took us to all the spots we asked and then some. He gave our kids great advice on where they should come back and hang out in the club area of Tokyo, which they did a few nights later and had a great time. Ikki was really easy gong and knew his stuff so it made for a really great introduction to nightlife in Tokyo. He also gave us lots of tips on things to see on our last few days there and some new ideas we had not thought of. It was nice to see it through a locals eyes. We would definitely book to have Ikki guide us again when we come back and we highly recommend him for both young and older people. Thanks Ikki for a great and memorable tour.

Ikki:

Thanks for entrusting me your stay guys, I felt part of the family gang by the end of the sweet tours we had. I am so happy to have shared my insights, experiences and wisdom with you all. I appreciate your enthusiasm and thus, I was naturally being more expressive as you allowed me to enter your worlds and share that wonderful night full of organismic conversations about socio-cultural movements around the world and the dilemma that Australia is facing right now amidst multi-culturalism and being diverse. Needless to say, I felt lonely heading back home having that "emptiness" when just a while ago we were just all together. I felt connected. And when things just started to become more exciting we had to part ways so it was a sort of a melancholic then. But I am very sure that the plea... read more

Dagmar Dagmar Germany ( Business )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Great help ”

Very good guide, helped us perfectly to get around in Tokyo.!

Ikki:

❤ This trip was truly a perfect example of being a premium tour consultant and specialist on call ❤ In a very very short notice of 1 night ( less than 12 hours ) before the actual trip, I am glad I was able to make the necessary adjustments and arrangements to have been able accomodate your big group. I am so honored to have been chosen by your strong more than 25 person Delegation made of high-profile professionals, professors, art enthusiasts and cultural lovers of Japan - among the rest of other guides here. I take pride in serving and making the impossible things to be possible while keeping the standards and exceeding expectations always. The Bonsai nursery trip was definitely a kill, matched with the elegant and beautiful tea ceremony experience shared by everyone and topped wi... read more

Fardin Fardin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely friendly ”

Ikki was fantastic. From beginning to end. I could not have imagined a better tour and experience. Ikki covered all of Tokyo in a day's time. Not only did he provide the history of each site, but he also gave us a taste of Tokyo's modern culture. Moreover, he was so nice with a great personality and he became a close friend when it was all said and done. Thank you for everything Ikki. We had an amazing time. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a personal tour.

Ikki:

Thanks for the wonder time as well. Just hang on a bit as I’m still trying to edit some nice pics and will collating them all as the highlights of your Japan vacay blast. Take care of the impending typhoon and all hope you enjoy every moment you spend here. I will be here if you need any assistance all the way !

Kitty Kitty South Africa ( Business )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Short Notice for Travel Guide to accompany a Group ”

We arranged a Guided Tour on behalf of our Client who gave us extremely short notice Even though our brief was daunting at first, Ikki jumped in with enthusiasm to make the best of the trip. He met with the Host of the Group to look at options and make to make suggestions. Ikki is well spoken and professional and being a photographer, he can also provide you with photos of the trip.

Ikki:

It was my pleasure making the impossible become possible. The task was daunting but I am happy i was able to make out the best possible scenario out of the given options and tight situation. Please enjoy the photos and I will be sending them all shortly for your viewing pleasure. Until the next time again!