We are a group of licensed tour guides who are all so into architecture.
All our guides are well-versed in the characteristics of distinctive-looking commercial buildings by architects dotted around Tokyo, and can give you a better understanding of the city and its architecture along with the historical background.
We provide you with an architecture tour which is easy to understand and enjoyable even for a non-professional, giving you a glimpse into Japanese life from a local point of view along with the historical and cultural explanations.
On top of the knowledge, our focus is to develop a friendly, person-to-person relationship with our guests. We look forward to talking with you not only about the architecture but anything that will enhance your experience in Japan.
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.
I can’t recommend Hal highly enough. She was an outstanding guide and provided very interesting insights that illustrate the deep affection she has for her home town. I’d give this tour 6 stars if I could.
Dear Gary, Thank you for your lovely review! It's a great honor to receive such a comment from an architect like you. Having a insightful conversation with you was a rich moment for me as well. Thank you so much for coming to the tour. Our architecture tour group offers other area's tour such as Ginza, Ueno and Tokyo open air architecture museum, so please consider joining them when you come to Tokyo again! I am hoping to see you again! Hal
I was interested in visiting the Nakagin Capsule Tower and this tour was the best way to view the interior of the building. That in itself is a very unique experience and is a fascinating insight to this inventive type of architecture. The tour lasted an hour and was incredibly informative. The guide was great and spoke perfect English, and was able to talk in depth about the architecture and history of Japan.
Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your kind review! It was great talking with you about the tower. It always make us happy to meet someone who can understand the value of this building and trying to know more about it. Your visit definitely made one step closer to the tower preservation and we appreciate all your cooperation. Hoping to see you again in future! Yuka
My family and I definitely loved learning more about the Nakagin Capsule tower. I chose to do this tour because I'm an architecture student and the capsule tower had been coming up a lot in a few of my classes, so I wanted to know what it was all about. My mom and my sister, however, were only learning about the building for the first time. Our tour guide, Mari, taught us all something new about the tower, and we even got to it from the inside! All in all, a great experience with a great tour guide, and I would recommend it to anyone!
Dear Ophelie Thank you very much for your comment. I am really glad to hear that three of you have enjoyed the tour. There are many attractive architecture in Tokyo to see！ J'espere que vous reviendrez. Sincerely yours. Mari
My partner and I enjoyed our private tour of the Capsule Tower interior. The guide was friendly, the English was good and useful information was provided.
It was my pleasure to make this visit to the special capsule building which may no longer exist in the near future. The unit was purposely renovated to restore the original character in the 1970s and brought my memories back. The guide is professional and have a wide knowledge in architecture, we had exchanged the build topics between Japan and my place.
Thank you for taking capsule tower tour with me. I have enjoyed our conversation much. Hope you are enjoying traveling Izumo province. Bet you have visited the main hall building of Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) which is about 25 meter high. However it is said that original main hall height was about double of the present height. I hope you will Google the ancient structure of Izumo Taisha. Yoshi