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  (11) Reviews
Send message only 1 day available in January
US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
My tours basically start and end in the Tokyo area. Please note if start from outside Tokyo, transportation fee (to and from) for guide incurred will be added. I would also appreciate being asked about the availability before booking.
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Last updated: 18 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Nikko , Chiba , Narita

Languages French ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Spanish ( Intermediate )

(11) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 6 people
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Hi, my name is Yoshihisa. Please call me Yoshi. I am a government registered official licensed guide. I am flutent in English, French, and can communmicate in Spanish.

I love travelling, I love meeting with people, I love cycling. Sharing the joy of traveling is my utmost pleasure. I cycled and do still cycle in abroad, almost every year. I did pilgrimages of Camino de Santiago, a World Heritage pilgirimage way starting from various parts in Europe ending at Santiago de Compostella at the western end of Spain, in 2015 and 2016, both 1,600 km for 34 to 37 days.

I live in Yachiyo-city, Chiba-prefecture, conveniently located both from Narita Airport and Tokyo. I can reach both to Narita and to Asakusa in approximately 30 minutes. Having worked for a Japanese bank, I am retired since three years. As I am retired, I can be flexible in working timeflame. I am in good health. You may think my reviews are not many. That is because I started Triplelights recently, though I have been guiding more than three years.

As a founding member of a cycling tour in Tokyo, I have been guiding inbound tourists more than 200 times in many places in Tokyo, and the number of gustes I guided amounts to more than 1000. Many guests I guided kindly left good remarks and I am happy to know that they spent good time. In the meantime, I have been involved in various guiding activities as a volunteer, where I guided more than a hundred private travellers in English and in French. Occasionally, I guided tourist to a long distance tour to places such as Mr. Fuji, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawagoh, Noto peninsula etc.

My area of strength is off-the-beaten paths, so called Shitamachi in Tokyo. If you wish to start from typical landmark places in Tokyo, but not ending there and still further wish to browse through non-touristic districts where you can see ordinary peoples lives old and new, you are the one most welcomed to come along with me. If you are a fan of cycling, you are invited to our cycling tour or I can give you helps tips about travelling in Japan by a bicycle.

I look forward to be with you sharing the greatest moment in Tokyo with you soon.
Thank you.

Bonjour, je m'appelle Yoshihisa. Appelez-moi, Yoshi. Je suis un guide agrée par le gouvernement. Je parle couramment le français, anglais, et je peut communiquer en espagnol.
J'aime voyager, rencontrer avec des gens. J'adore le vélo. Partager le joie du voyage est mon suprême plasir. J'ai voyagé et maintenant continue à voyager beaucoup à vélo en étranger. J'ai fait un pélerinage de Saint Jacques de Complostelle, un parcour de 1,600km, deux fois, en 2015 et 2016, pendant 34 à 37 jours.

J'habite à la ville de Yachiyo, à mi-chemin de l'aéroport de Narita et de Tokyo, une demi-heure à chaqu'un d'eux. Après avoir travaillé dans une banque japonaise, je suis en reteraite. Donc, je suis disponible en principe 7/7. Vous trouverez que le nomre de revues n'est pas beaucoup. C'est parce que, même je guide depuis trois ans, j'ai commencé avec Triplelights récemment.

Comme un des fondateurs d'un tour de Tokyo à vélo très bien réputé, j'ai guidé plus de 200 fois, plus de 1000 visiteurs à Tokyo. J'ai été donné de bonnes remarques aux sites, et je suis heureux à savoir quil'étaient contents. En même temps, je m'occupe de plusirères activités bénévoles, où j'ai guidé plus d'une centaines des voyagers etranger. Pas seulement à Tokyo, on est allé aux endroits comme, Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawagoh, et la peninsule de Noto etc.

Si vous voulez commencer par les sites touristiques de Tokyo, mais n'aimeriez pas à vous ârreter là, et voudriez naviguer plus profondément la ville quotidienne de Tokyo, Shitamachi, c'est avec moi que vous vous promeriez ensemble. Avec beaucoup de decouverts des secrets de cette ville très unique, une mèlange de modérnité et de tradition, je vous assure une superbe experience inoubliable.
Si vous êtes un amateur de vélo, je suis heureux à vous aider à voyager au Japon en vélo ou donner des renseignements.

Je suis vraiment ravis de vous rencontrer et vous attend avec impatience.

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

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$27.81 US$32.44 US$4.63
4 Hours US$111.24 US$129.77 US$18.53
8 Hours US$222.48 US$259.53 US$37.06

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.

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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 ( 11 )
Serena Serena Australia ( Family with kids )
2 days ago

“ Very Helpful ”

I had Yoshihisa meet my family of 9 at the airport and get us to our accomodation in Shinagawa. He helped us get our train tickets, suica card and even hire a mobile phone. Fantastic commmunication. Highly recommend.


Thank you Serena for your generous comment. It was really a fun for me too to be with a family like yours. I hope you all had great time in Japan. Though it was unfortunate that we missed an Opportunity to spend a full day traveling in Tokyo because of the volcanic eruption in the Philippines, I am hoping that we have another Opportunity to meet and spend great time together like we did this time. Wishing all the best to you and your family, Yoshihisa

Quennie Quennie Canada ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Very accommodating and friendly! ”

Thanks Yoshihisa for all your help!


Thank you Quennie. I hope your layover in Tokyo went smooth and all your family were happy. I look forward to the next Opportunity to meet and travel in Tokyo together. Wishinf all the happiness for you and your family, Yoshihisa

Norine Norine Canada ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Delightful e-bike tour of downtown Tokyo on Dec. 24th ”

Yoshihisa, presented the major historic sites as well as the charming modern Christmas market, and Tokyo Tower. The views were awesome from the 46th floor of a Tokyo office. E-biking was fun and easy, daughter (17 years) was pleased. It was an unforgettable tour, with his insightful description of present and past Japanese culture, politics, and trends. We finished with a satisfying dinner at a Japanese Udon restaurant. Had no surprises and were sent all the details of the pricing for the tour. After the tour, he guided us to transport to our hotel. Whole experience was memorable. Thank you Yoshihisa!


Thank you Norine for your generous words. Contrasting to the beauty of illuminations of the night before Chiristmas, roads were dark an hilly at times. But you were so good at riding and patient too even after a long flight to Tokyo. Apart from the views, I too was particularly glad that we had time to talk and exchange ideas about many things. It is my utmost pleasure if some of my explanations or translations were of some help for you to look at things during your stay in Japan. I too was very much inspired by your intelligence and thoughtfulness. I now recall that this was my biggest luck to mark the end of year past and for the coming new year that I was able to be and to spend some hours with persons like you. I wish all the happiness for the year 2020 for you and your daughter. Looki... read more

yingyin Yingyin Singapore ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ very dedicated guide! ”

We had a great time with Yoshihisa-san! Booking communication was great - very fast and prompt replies as well as suggestions to help make the tour more efficient. Instructions, details, inclusions/exclusions were communicated clearly Tour itself - Yoshihisa-san was early, gave clear and good introductions and explanations for the sights - also brought along a file with many printed pages of things he wants to elaborate on or to show us certain things (this was very good and helped us understand things much better!! I thought this was an amazing touch) - pace was very good and manageable even though we were kind of rushing a little - a lot of flexibility and adaptation - he even went without lunch just so we could see the things that we wanted and be at our final destination at a c... read more


Thank you Yingyin for your kind review. I appreciate all your words that you commented despite your busy schedule. It was indeed one of the best days for me as a guide to have been with you and your parents. You were so cooperative, understanding, and generous too. I was inspired a lot by your family ties that are getting rare in this country, and your dedication to your parents made me feel warm in my heart even though the weather was a little wet and cold. I kept thinking whether there were more places that I could have recommended for your next visit, but I have not yet arrived to a better idea. The day with you stays always as a pleasant and warm memory in my heart. I wish you all the best and look forward to another opprtunity that I can be with you sometime in the future. Thank you a... read more

Pat Pat United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Our new friend in Tokyo! ”

Yoshi is a knowledgeable guide and a caring, kind man. We felt like we were touring with a friend. He was very helpful and responsive in helping us with our arrangements before we visited Japan and during our stay. He has a great command of the English language and made our days in Tokyo very entertaining and fun. Yoshi was pending our every need and beyond, he wanted us to have a great experience in Japan and we certainly did with him as our host and guide. I recommend him without hesitation. Thank you, Yoshi!


Thank you Pat, for all your generous words. It was the most pleasant moment that I was travelling in Tokyo with persons like you and was an honor for me too. You were so cooperative, understainding and patient. You were challenging too to have survived Tokyo's perplexing underground network. And also I am particularly glad that you finally “met” Mt.Fuji! Although I am sure that you have already covered all the highlights in Tokyo, since there are a lot more to further explore in this attractive city, I am already hoping for another opportunity to browse through together. Wising all the best for you and all members of your family. Thank you again. Yoshihisa


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