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US$ 42 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
*I can guide you outside Tokyo if you cover my transportation fee.
*If the duration of the tour is less than 5 hours, my guide fee is 5,000 JPY per hour.
*My guide fee for the night tour (at and after 6:00 pm) is 6,540 JPY per hour.
*I'm available until 9:00 pm.
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(178) Reviews
Hourly rate 42 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 10 People )
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Hi, I’m your guide Mayumi. As I have long experience in teaching Japanese history and Japanese as well as English at a cram school, I'm sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions. And I love playing in the nature, such as scuba diving, riding uphill, and hiking in the wilderness. It's also my pleasure to guide you to not only Central Tokyo but also the calm, beautiful rural areas. Let me know your interests, I'll make the best tour for you. Please contact me. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!


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$42.16 US$42.16 US$9.37
4 Hours US$168.65 US$168.65 US$37.50
8 Hours US$337.31 US$337.31 US$75.00

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

(178) Reviews
This tour covers my recommendations in Tokyo. Please choose 2-3 places from the list first, and I may add some attractive spots near your choices if poss...
8h US$ 337 up to 6 people

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

(178) Reviews
This tour offers exciting & interesting spots in central Tokyo within 4 hours. It's the best for those who don't have a lot of time in Tokyo, have a limite...
4h US$ 187 up to 6 people

Tokyo stroll with fine dining, shopping, and exciting cultur...

(178) Reviews
We'll stroll around the most attractive spots in Tokyo: Tsukiji, Hama-rikyu Gardens, Asakusa and Ginza. You can enjoy Japanese delicacies from Japanese sw...
8h US$ 337 up to 6 people

Excursion to the exciting port town, Yokohama from Tokyo

(178) Reviews
This tour covers my recommendations in Yokohama. First, let me know about your interests, and I'll make up an itinerary acoording to your preference. If yo...
8h US$ 337 up to 6 people

Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

(178) Reviews
This tour covers the temples and shrines that house the Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura one after the other in one day. You can complete this adventure in 8-...
8h US$ 347 up to 6 people

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 ( 178 )
Leila Leila United States ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Wonderful 2 days ”

Learned so much in 2 days. Mayumi was very knowlegeable and fun to be with. She made it very comfortable and less intimidating to take the train. Didn't know that Metro and subway are different and have to get different tickets. IC card can be uses for both. I highly recommend Mayumi. Thank you so much.


Leila, Thank you so much for your great review. I already miss you all so much. We had ridiculously different weathers in the two days. We did Tokyo tour in a cold rainy day and Hokone tour in a perfectly beautiful day. Even in the bad weather, we laughed and laughed thanks to your family's brightness and humor. I learned that laughing warmed up not only our mind but also body itself. I'll never forget your sisters. And yesterday was perfect! Mt Fuji was just amazing!! Though there are lots of tourists in Hakone on Sunday, we could enjoy tranquil nature and peaceful lunch. But it was interesting to see so many people coming to the restaurant when we finished eating. I have to admit that you have a secret power to attract people... Anyway, I can imagine that you are enjoying your stay in T... read more

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Great choice cannot go wrong with Mayumi ”

We are a family of 4 ages 26 to 64.I am not in the best shape with bad knee's but she did a real good job slowing and adapting the planned itinerary. It was pouring rain that day so very challenging but it went good.How a tourist could manage the subway and trains on their own is next to impossible and alot of time wasted.


Thank you so much for the kind review, Susan. Although it was the coldest day with rain in his autumn in Tokyo, I was really happy to be with your family. I was worried about your knee condition during the tour, but you were doing very well and your thoughtfulness made everyone smile. I really appreciate it. I also enjoyed talking with Michael and Cathy. Hope you'll come back to Japan in spring next time. Looking forward to the reunion in the future!

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ A wonderful morning tour of Yanaka Ginza and Nezu-jinja Shrine ”

We contacted Mayumi with a long list of requests for our half-day tour: could she show us the Shitamachi area of Tokyo, while accommodating my photography hobby + very slow walking speed, plus drop us off at a specific vegetarian restaurant at the end? She made all of our requests happen, plus still managed to show us Nezu-jinja Shrine AND help us activate our JR Rail Passes and purchase multiple sets of train tickets along the way. She was charming, warm, and knowledgeable, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Wish we had booked her for another day!


Cynthia, Thank you for writing such a great review. The day we explored the Shitamachi area was quite a beautiful day. We saw a lot of interesting things in the limited time. It was the first time for me to eat the cat shaped yummy doughnut in Yanaka-ginza. Thank you for getting it for me. I'm sure you fully enjoyed your stay in Japan. I still have many things and hidden spots to show you in and outside Tokyo. I'm looking for the next opportunity to see you again! Thank you again for everything.

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Mayumi was very communicative and thorough and did a great job!


Thank you for your great review, Zac. We had a great day visiting some shops that handle Japanese brands. The beautiful ladies from New York were very much interested in fashion. They wanted to see shops which they don't see in NY. It was my pleasure to show them rather new brand by young designers. Thank you again for giving the opportunity to help your clients find things they'd like. We really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to the next chance.

julia Julia United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Japanese last and present ”

If you want to learn about Japanese history and present time Mayumi is the right choice. We asked her many questions about traditions and rules..we learned a lot about history of this great country. But be ready to walk fast and follow her closely 😉..


Thank you for posting a good and kind review, Julia. The tree days I spent with your group was quite a great experience. Beautiful days in Tokyo, Kamakura, and Nikko. I wanted to show you as much as possible, but It seems that I should have make it more slowly. I'm always trying to accommodate to my guests' pace but it was not enough this time, I guess.. Your comment reminds me of what's the most important for me. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to rethink about that. I'll keep it in mind and keep trying to improve my tour. Please say hello to everyone!


KARAOKE lesson with easy CALLIGRAPHY

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Fancy ramen and good luck with money on the way from Tokyo Skytree to Asakusa

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Kitasenju, a new go-to attractive spot

One day, my guest and I visited Kitasenju as our first destination of our tour. Kitasenjun is located in the northeast part of Tokyo and now...

Going to a maid café for the first time in my life

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Explore the world of Ramen-Jiro, ramen I eat most frequently

A ramen enthusiast would know about Ramen-Jiro, which is famous for its huge portion and strong character. When I finish eating the huge por...

Visiting Tokyo ten shrines (Jun-Chokusai-sha)

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