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Licensed Guide
  (189) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in January
US$ 42 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
*I can guide you outside Tokyo if you cover my transportation fee.
*Minimum tour is 4 hours. You can make it shorter, but the fee is the same as 4-hour tour. (JPY 20370)
*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: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(189) 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!

4.9 (189) Reviews
Very Good


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$41.71 US$41.71 US$9.27
4 Hours US$166.82 US$166.82 US$37.09
8 Hours US$333.64 US$333.64 US$74.18

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

Private Tours

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

(189) 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$ 334 up to 6 people

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

(189) 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$ 185 up to 6 people

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

(189) 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$ 334 up to 6 people

Excursion to the exciting port town, Yokohama from Tokyo

(189) 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$ 334 up to 6 people

Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

(189) 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$ 343 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 ( 189 )
Tracy Tracy Australia ( Family with kids )
9 hours ago

“ Fabulous experience in Tokyo ”

We had a fabulous day with Mayumi! She personalised our tour based on where we were staying and finished at a gluten free restaurant as my son has coeliacs disease. She is very knowledgeable and lots of fun plus great with kids. Mayumi is gold class and made our first day in Tokyo so memorable! Thanks Mayumi!!

Stuart Stuart Australia ( Family )
1 day ago

“ Well balanced itinerary- tour of Tokyo ”

Mayumi was friendly, knowledgeable and well organised. We had an excellent time and enjoyed the day. Mayumi’s knowledge of history, culture and the places we visited was great. She was also patient and genuine. Thank you for a lovely day!


Thank you so much for writing such a warm review, Stuart. It was quite a great day yesterday. As the girl who invited us to the tea ceremony said, the view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo Tower was the most beautiful in this winter! Our tour was filled with lots of luck. I guess it must have been brought by your daughters' excellent luck. Thank you for sharing the beautiful day with me again. There are more places for girls to learn history. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to guide you all. Tale care!

Kristy Kristy Australia ( Family with kids )
6 days ago

“ Amazing Mayumi ”

Thank you so much Mayumi we had the most amazing 3 days. You organised everything for us when we arrived pasmo, exchanging jr passes, booking Shinkansen nothing was too much trouble. The days you planned were a perfect mix of keeping parents and 2 children very happy and engaged. So many hi-lights I wouldn’t know where to start however recommend everyone eat the tuna wow just wow! Thank you for all the photos they are so great. You are an amazing guide and when we come back we will definitely be seeing you again.


THANK YOU so much for your super express review, Kristy. You are a great mother who makes everything organized and makes everyone happy. I'm just impressed how you are trying to accommodate to Japanese culture when you are on the train and when you get trash. I'm sure your kids will be nice citizens of the world! Another thing that surprised me was the ninja skills of your family. The ninja master was also surprised whispering, "It's next to impossible to handle shuriken like them." Yes, I thought one of your ancestors must have a ninja!! And I really enjoyed learning about your wild life. I didn't know there's such dangerous places in Sydney! I do want to see you again in Australia or Japan. I already miss your kids!! Please say hi to them.

Mark Mark United States ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ Kamakura Seven Lucky Gods tour ”

I enjoyed a wonderful day with Mayumi visiting multiple temples and shrines around Kamakura. Despite the detailed itinerary, nothing was rushed and the day proceeded at a leisurely pace. Mayumi is warm and engaging and has an illuminating knowledge of Japanese history and culture.


Thank you for writing such a great review, Mark. I'm so impressed by your deep knowledge about Japanese culture and religious custom. I guess you learned the unique sense of balance of Japanese people while visiting the Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura. Actually, more than 3 million people payed the first visit to Meiji-jingu Shrine, and almost the same number of people visited Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple during the New Year Days. Both Shinto and Buddhism have taken root so deeply in our daily lives since the ancient period that people are not conscious of religious sect, I guess. Of course I visited my local temple to pray for health and happiness of my family and friends. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to visit other interesting shrines and temples with you. Thank you again fo... read more

Carolyn Carolyn United States
2 weeks ago


MAYUMI is well suited to this line of work and has a fabulous personality and excellent English speaking skills. She showed us things we would have missed on our own, and even got our rail tickets for the remainder of our trip! I particularly enjoyed Ginza and the fish market, and wish we had more days in which we could explore Tokyo with Mayumi.


Hi Carolyn, thank you for sparing time to write a great review for me though you are still busy traveling around Japan. I can imagine you are enjoying each spots. I'd like to hear the story of this trip someday. I've just been to Kyoto and made it home yesterday. Now it'd be your turn to visit Kyoto, I guess. Enjoy the traditional attractions of the city! Do not come back to Japan without letting me know, please. I have more places to show you and more foods to introduce you both inside and outside Tokyo. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity.


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