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$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(27) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 12 People )
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Hello. I am Masako and a national certified tour guide.
I was born and raised in Tokyo and have lived in Yokohama for about 30 years. So, I am familiar with both Tokyo and Yokohama. Tokyo is an eclectic city, traditional and modern, having many must-see sightseeing spots. I promise you will have an exciting day and enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine! While Yokohama is a new city, but proud of its great influence on Japan's modernization. It takes only a half hour by train from Tokyo but the atmosphere is completely different. You will find a special fascination. Looking forward to seeing you and showing you around my beautiful cities!

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4.8 (27) 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 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $26.24 $29.98 $4.68
4 Hours $104.95 $119.93 $18.73
8 Hours $209.91 $239.86 $37.46

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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 ( 27 )
Steven Steven United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ An excellent guide for Tokyo. ”

Masako did an excellent job guiding our group of 10 seniors to the major sites of Tokyo. She skillfully guided us through the complex subways and streets of the city while making sure that all of us had our questions answered and needs met. All 10 of us highly recommend her as a choice for your guide.We thank her for a great experience.😀


Hello Steven, Thank you very much for the two days and such a kind comment. I appreciate it. You are all friendly and cheerful, which helped me a lot. I thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please enjoy Kyoto and the cruise tour! Best regards, Masako

perry Perry United Kingdom ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ very intersting day ”

We had a 5 hour tour with Masako which we customized ourselves but Masako did all the organizing and travel arrangements. We went to a Japanese Tea Ceremony which was amazing in a small village called Yanaka. We were given lots of history/information from Masako during the tour. Masako was a lovely and funny lady and we enjoyed her company very much.


Hello Perry, Thank you very much for the kind comment. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. You must have been very disappointed because the rugby game you were supposed to watch was called off due to the typhoon. However, I am most grateful to you that you listened to my explanation eagerly. I was happy to accompany you. Give my regards to Sarah and your cultivated sons. Best regards, Masako

Amor Amor United States ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Masako was very kind to accommodate our last minute request for a tour of Tokyo. It was a cold and rainy day but nevertheless we enjoyed all the places that we visited. Tokyo is a beautiful city and Masako did a great job in representing it. We highly recommend her. Thank you, Masako! We hope to come back and visit again.


Hi Amor, Thank you very much for the kind comment. I do appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. So did I very much. You, your husband and sister are warmhearted and cooperative. I was impressed with deep consideration for me. I would like to meet you again when you return to Japan. May you be very happy! Masako

Debbie Debbie Australia ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Exceptional service ”

We cannot thank Masako enough. She has been exceptional from our first contact. From organising a customised tour, ordering a much wanted Japanese book through assisting us about the damage from Typhoon Jebi. Nothing has been too much trouble. Her knowledge of Japanese history is comprehensive. We have booked Masako for a second day and are looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.


Hello Debbie, Thank you very much for the lovely words. Thanks to your cooperation and patience, the tour was easy to operate. It helped me a lot. I also enjoyed nice chatting with you. I am impressed both of you are so talented. Looking forward to showing you around Kamakura today. Masako

anna ( einat) Anna Canada ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Wonderful two days in tokyo ”

We highly recommend Masako as guide for tokyo, We spend two wonderful days . She is kind flexable and acomadate the needs. Very devoted. We feel we gain a friend in Tokyo. Thanks Anna s.


Hi Anna and Gadi, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo. Thanks to your cooperation and patience, we had a great time. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Masako


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