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!
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.
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 are a family of 4, with 2 teenagers on our first trip to Japan. Yoko met us at our hotel and our full day tour began. We first went to the Tsukiji fish market and was amazed at the variety and freshness of seafood and produce in Japan. We sampled the varied foods in the market, eating mochi, Japanese omelet, onigiri, and sushi, which were all very good. Yoko explained all of the items that were unfamiliar to us. After, she took us to the top of a building's observatory to view Tokyo Bay and our amazing surroundings. She also took us to the Hama-Rikyu Gardens. As expected, the garden was beautiful. We then had lunch at a noodle restaurant and ate cold soba noodles, which was very refreshing, especially on a hot day. We then went shopping in Ginza. First at a department store, where she helped us purchase a Yukata. She then found a great store for us, where they sold pens and stationery, as we purchased items for school. She was very patient and helpful as we shopped excitedly in Ginza. Our last stop was at the Mei-ji Shrine. Throughout the tour, Yoko was very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating for our needs. She even helped us purchase tickets for the Shinkansen train to Kyoto. We would highly recommend Yoko for any tours!
This was by far the best thing I did. Having a private tour was informative and amazingly fun. Yoko made it fun and exciting. She was very sweet and kind and a good sense of humor. She knew a lot about the areas and the history. Navigation was a breeze. Anything you were unsure about she would kindly take you step by step. We got to eat at a very nice ramen restaurant. In the end it felt more like a close friend taking us around then a guide which made it more fun and comfortable. I highly recommend doing a tour. And a bonus with Yoko as your tour guide. Thank you again Yoko for the best tour.
I opted for the Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shibuya tour. A six hour tour. From the moment I booked with Yoko, she was in constant communication with me. Being it the first time out in Tokyo, I was looking for someone who was well versed and knowledgable with the area. I found that in Yoko. Her speaking English was also a plus. Made it easier to communicate and understand each other. The Shrine and history behind it was a marvel. She took me thru Takeshita Street which was a treat for me. I ended up at Out of this World shoe store. Btw..if you love unique shoes swing by there! Shibuya crossing was a spectacle. I would recommend and hire Yoko again when needed. She's knowledgable, sincere and patient. I took a bit of my tour time in shoe store. ;)Managed to finish and enjoy the rest of my tour! Thank you Yoko.
I loved spending the day with Yoko in Kamakura. Before meeting, she had looked up a special train/bus pass for us to use when in Kamakura. At the different temples , Yoko knew about each one. We went to a really neat tea ceremony in the bamboo gardens. I have many food allergies and Yoko , looked up restaurants that I could eat at. She took me to a traditional Japanese Buddhist monk style restaurant where they would have food that I could eat as a gluten free vegetarian eater. It was the best meal I had in Japan.
My family enjoyed our tour of Tokyo with Yoko. She is friendly, accomodating, flexible and efficient. Even though we had alot to see throughout the tour she never rushed and somehow just fitted everything in. She catered to our needs and adapted as we went along including last minute changes on the day itself. What I appreciate most was her openess and warmth. She was always smiling and cheerful. We felt so comfortable with her. It was like a friend bringing us around. Thank you so much Yoko!