Hello, I'm Yoko. I was born and brought up in Ashikaga, Tochigi prefecture (80 km north from Tokyo) and I've lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years.
I love traveling, both overseas and inside Japan. After I visited other countries and saw many local cultures there, I realized that Japan has a variety of unique cultures with a lot of tourist attractions.
I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
We booked Yoko for a half day tour our first day in Tokyo and so glad we found her. She picked us up in the lobby of our hotel right on time and took us everywhere we asked her to see. We had a fantastic sushi lunch and really enjoyed her company. Yoko speaks wonderful English and taught us so much about Tokyo and Japan.
Thank you so much for posting a wonderful review, Steven! I'm glad to hear both of you enjoyed the tour with me. I also had a lovely time with both of you. Talking with you was fun and interesting. I'm grateful for your kindness. We've had much colder days than usual, so I hope you haven't caught cold. I hope you have lovely journey in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future.
Whatever I say here about our experience with Yoko in Tokyo will not do her justice. She is a wonderful guide and we enjoyed every minute. She was extremely attentive and wasnt even bothered by our 10 year olds attack with questions. She was very knowledgable about the areas, moreso than we expected. Although she is listed here as "licensed" in English - We would have classifiied her as fluent. We had absolutely no trouble communicating. Our only regret is we would have like to have her for the entire trip. She is a pleasure to tour with and will make your trip special. Do not hesitate to lock her in ASAP as she is (and deserves to be) in high demand. Thank you, Yoko, for making our visit extra special.
Thank you so much for such a great review, VIRGIL! I'm glad to hear that the tour might have met your expectations. I also had a lovely time with all of you. Though some of the questions from your son were tough for me to answer, but definitely interesting and fun! Both of your sons are smart and lovely. All of you are very nice and warm, so I felt as if I had spent a time with my good friends. There are a lot of beautiful places in Japan. I hope all of you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then.
I would highly recommend Yoko as a guide. Her understanding of English is very good and she is also very considerate. She paid careful attention to my particular interests and needs in planning our day’s tour well in advance, listening thoughtfully and patiently answering questions that made it easy to relax and enjoy time at each location we visited without feeling rushed. As well as information, she offered insight into aspects of Japanese culture, tradition and way of life in context that helped deepen my understanding and appreciation. She is also a charming and delightful companion with a great sense of humour. It felt more like making and talking with a friend, reflecting the true nature of hospitality for a foreign tourist. Arigatou gozaimashita Yoko-san, tanoshikatt... read more
Thank you so much for such a warm and fabulous review, Philip-san! I'm glad to hear that the tour met your expectations. The tour was a little unusual for me, so I was wondering if I could do a good tour for you, but I also enjoyed the tour as if I had spent a lovely time with my friend. I'm grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Talking with you was really interesting and fun to me. Your deep knowledge about Japan impressed me a lot. I had a lovely time strolling the gardens with you. Thank you so much for giving me such a great opportunity. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Watashi mo tanoshikatta desu! Arigatou gozaimashita.
My wife and I not only feel that we got to see all of the sites of Tokyo that we had requested and more but that we also make an exceptional new friend. Yoko is such a wonderful guide and person. Over the years, we have had the good fortune of traveling to many wonderful parts of the world and try to book at least one day with a guide to see more of an area and make sure we get to see the most important sites of the area we’re visiting. We both felt that Yoko was the BEST guide we have ever experienced. Her English is exceptional and she is such a pleasant person to spend time with. We really hated to see our time together come to an end. If you are visiting Tokyo for the 1st time, we highly recommend at least one day with Yoko. The other advantage is that after time with her, the ma... read more
Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Lee! I'm glad to hear that both of you enjoyed exploring Tokyo with me. I also had a lovely day with both of you. You're very nice and warm, so I felt as if I had spent time with my friends. Talking with both of you was interesting and fun. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I was pleased that we enjoyed the beautiful cherry blossoms in Rikugien gardens. I hope you enjoy exploring Kyoto. I hope you come to Tokyo again someday in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care.
I requested to see the non-tourist sights. We started with a quick elevator ride to the observatory deck at the government building. Yoko and walked 8.5 miles around such classic cultural areas as Shinjuku, Yanaka area, and Kagurazaka area. Shinjuku - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (45th floor) to see a beautiful view of Tokyo and Mt.Fuji! Omoide Yokocho alley which has a lot of small restaurants, Kabuki-cho, one of the most popular entertainment areas in Tokyo which has a lot of bars, restaurants and Karaoke shop and Godzilla on a top of a tall building. Food hall at Isetan department store. Tokyo station area - viewing Tokyo Station building and Tokyo station area from Marunouchi Building. Having lunch at Ippudo ramen restaurant. Imperial Palace area to see the double... read more
Thank you so much for taking your time to post such a wonderful review, Jim! I hope you took a lot of beautiful photos during our tour. Some of the sights are not usual destinations, so I was not sure if they might have met your expectations. The weather was good in the morning, so I'm glad that we saw a beautiful view of Tokyo and Mt.Fuji. And I love your beautiful photo of Mt.Fuji! I enjoyed my time with you, thank you so much for having me as your guide. I hope you come to Tokyo again and see you then. Please take care.