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Licensed Guide
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Send message only 1 day available in July
$ 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: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(154) 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 $41.85 $41.85 $41.85
4 Hours $167.40 $167.40 $167.40
8 Hours $334.80 $334.80 $334.80

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

Private Tours

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

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8h $ 335 up to 6 people

Exciting Tokyo in 4 hours – Private Tour

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4h $ 186 up to 6 people

Excursion to the exciting port town, Yokohama from Tokyo

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8h $ 335 up to 6 people

Exploration of the world of Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura

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8h $ 344 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 ( 154 )
Falon Falon United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Patient, kind, knowledgable in history and pop culture and good with kids!!! ”

Touring with Mayumi was one of the best decisions we made when planning our trip to Japan. She met us at our Airbnb and guided us through traditional customs, tourist spots, history and the railway system all while keeping it interesting. Mayumi was very knowledgable and engaging. We had 4 kids with us (ages 9, 11, 12, 13) and Mayumi seemed to connect with them and make them giggle. We toured 2 days with Mayumi in Tokyo seeing shrines, gardens, Skytree, Tsukiji (outer) Market, Gotokuji Temple, Monster Kawaii Cafe (a highlight for the kids), Pokemon store, Shibuya Crossing, Ginza, Harajuku district and more. She was very relaxed and patient, even with the kids' vending machine and snack obsession. She also had great suggestions for things to do after we parted ways. Mayumi also... read more


Thank you so much for posting such a warm and detailed review, Falon. It was a kind of exciting experience for me to find the hidden air bnb. That made me even happier when I finally met you finally. I won't be able to forget the pleasant days we spent together for good. I liked to see your kids trying to eat everything and enjoying Japanese culture. They were polite, and willing to adapt themselves to our culture. We have a saying, "The kids grow up as they were raised." I'm impressed how you are well educating your four children. I do want to see you all someday again. Please say hello to your husband and kids. I loved you all!!

Paola Paola United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Great Tour guide ”

Mayumi was very friendly and energetic and was very well informed on all the sites visited. Her english is very good and not hard to understand. Overall my family and I greatly enjoyed having her tour us.


Thank you so much for your kind review, Paola. It was really lucky for me to finally guide you on that day. Although the weather was not very good, we had a great day seeing many things and eating delicious foods. Thank you again for everything during the tour. Please say hello to your husband and cute daughter😊

Davena Davena United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ We loved Mayumi ”

Mayumi is amazing and the best! She met us at our hotel full of energy, excitement and ready to guide us through our day. We chose her based on her background with history and were not disappointed at all, in fact it was more than what we could have ever expected. Our day was filled with facts, informations and overall just good company. We experienced a great lunch based on her guidance as well. I simply cannot say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her for sure. Thank you Mayumi for a phenomenal day.


Davena, I just noticed that my reply to your comments has yet to reach you though I did write to you before. I'm sorry about that. Anyway, thank you do much for writing such a great review. That was a beautiful day. We had so many things to see, so eat, and to shop in a limited time that our tour was fruitful and pleasant. As I thought the hair stick you bought was really pretty, I got back to that shop the next day to buy one for me. Now I remember you every time I use it. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity I could guide you other interesting places. Thank you for everything again. I love you too, Davena!

BRIAN BRIAN United States ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Best guide in Tokyo ”

This is not my first trip to Japan. I have had many guides in the past. We hired Mayumi for Tokyo tour with our kids. Her English is excellent. She’s very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking an English language tour of Tokyo.


Thank you for your writing a great review soon after our tour. It's very kind of you, Brian. It was a pleasant day with several happy unexpected things, which would make your stay in Tokyo even more unforgettable. I can imagine how all of you are enjoying every single moment after Tokyo as well. I hope you discover more yummy food and interesting culture in Japan. Thank you again and please say hello to your family.

Karen Karen Australia ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful guide who planned our tour perfectly ”

We spent four hours with Mayumi walking through the Tsukiji outer fish market and around the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa. With three teenagers I often find it hard to keep their interest in cultural sights but all three said how much they enjoyed Mayumi’s commentary (a rare thing for them to say about a guide!). She was interesting and tailored her comments to what she thought the kids would be interested in. She didn’t bore them with too many historical facts. She took us to eat the best sushi in the fish market and showed us other famous food places such as Funawa which had the best soft serve green tea ice cream. Mayumi is highly knowledgable but more importantly has a fun personality and I would highly recommend having her as your Tokyo guide.


Thank you so much for your comment, Karen. I'm happy to hear your words. Although we spent only 4 hours, we had a pleasant time. I really appreciate your kindness. I'm sure you are enjoying your stay in Japan. How was the arcade in Akihabara? Did your kids see how Japanese so-called Otaku boys playing games amazingly well? Or your kids might be better gamers than them? And, speaking of ramen, Tenkaippin is one of a nationwide chain of pork-broth ramen, whose head shop is in Kyoto. It's so famous that many ramen fans go there when they are in Kyoto. But my recommendation is Daiichi-asahi near Kyoto Station. If you go there, you should do it early in the morning because there would be a long line in front of the shop from about noon to late afternoon. Please tell this info to your kids. I ho... read more