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Licensed Guide
  (174) Reviews
Send message only 2 days available in November
$ 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 6,000 JPY per hour.
*I'm available until 9:00 pm.
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Last updated: Just Now
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(174) 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 $41.71 $41.71 $41.71
4 Hours $166.82 $166.82 $166.82
8 Hours $333.64 $333.64 $333.64

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

Private Tours

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

(174) 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 $ 334 up to 6 people

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

(174) 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 $ 185 up to 6 people

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

(174) 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 $ 334 up to 6 people

Excursion to the exciting port town, Yokohama from Tokyo

(174) 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 $ 334 up to 6 people

Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

(174) 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 $ 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 ( 174 )
julia Julia United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 day 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 😉..

Natalie Natalie United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ What a wonderful day. We learned so much ”

We could not imagine a better guide for touring Tokyo. Since she is born and raised in Tokyo and she studied history in university, she was a wealth of knowledge. Her English is fantastic and her personality is so delightful. She spent a good deal of time in preparation for our trip in order to show us the specific sights and experiences we wanted. She then was still able to adapt without hesitation when we asked for changed that occurred due to the tour company itinerary changes. We wanted to see. The Nebu shrine, a normal Tokyo residential area, eat where the locals eat and architectural sights. Then we had to add in shoe shopping as I left my tennis shoes at home. She took us to a lovely stationery store where I was able to buy the most precious gifts for the grandchildren ...light weig... read more


Hope you are having great days. Thank you for posting such a great review quickly. Our tour focused on the places where you can feel the local atmosphere. I really enjoyed the relaxing tour that day. Thank you for sharing me the beautiful day with me. As I searched places you'd like to eat, it made me more knowledgeable about healthy restaurants. I'll be back there again. I loved it. Thank you again for everything. I wish we'd do another special tour next time! See you again.

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ The perfect guide! ”

Mayumi was not only extremely knowledgeable in all subjects in which we were interested but she was very accommodating (even taking us to the Cat Cafe in Tokyo), fun, spoke very good English and was always cheerful and energetic. My daughters and I could not have asked for a better guide, or a nicer person! The Donohoe Family


Carol, thank you for writing such a wonderful review. Hope you all are doing well. I well remember the pleasant two days. It was a lot of fun! I went to Nikko again the day before yesterday. I couldn't but chuckle to myself when I think of your adventurous morning from Narita. I guess there are more things for you to see and experience both in and outside Tokyo. Please come back to me in the future. I'll be waiting for the next adventure with you. Please say hi to girls!

Glenn Glenn United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Knowledgeable and always with a smile ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mayumi. Her personality shined through and her expertise of Tokyo gave us the ability to explore the city in great detail.


Thank you for writing the great review, Glenn. Thanks to you, I had a great day with Adam & Amanda after you left me. I wish I could have met you again that morning. But I'm happy to know that you were totally enjoying rugby. Tomorrow will be a big day for you. Go go South Africa! Hope we'll meet each other again in the future.

Anna Anna United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Amazing! Incredible! ”

We enjoyed 3 days with Mayumi! We visited Nikko, Mt Fuji , and Kamakura with Mayumi She is amazing! She is professional, knows and loves Japan! We had thousands of questions and she always had answers! She is a very caring person with beautiful sense of humor, was ready to help and explain everything possible Never even watch her own time And we are extremely thankful to her to make our trip to Japan unforgettable! If you want to enjoy Japan and learn you have to share it with Mayumi! Thank you sooooooo much, dear Mayumi!


Thank you sooooooo much for your quick and warm review, dear Anna! Hope you are enjoying every single moment. I really miss you. The days we spent together were full of happiness and luck. We saw more beautiful things than I expected. Although we had rain when we went to Nikko, things like Shinkyo Bridge, Toshogu Shrine and surrounding nature were even more beautiful thanks to the rain. But the biggest factor that made our tour such pleasant and happy is your kindness and sense of humor. I really appreciate it. I wish I could be with you longer. I know that your travel is still going on. As a typhoon is approaching Japan and it'll get cooler and cooler, please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel. I believe that our paths will cross again someday. Please say hello to Daniel, Jenny... read more


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