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.
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.
Yoko was a lovely guide for my family of 5 including my two children ages 7 and 8 and my father. She was incredibly sweet and patient with us as we managed the trains, buses and crowds. We travelled when the Cherry Blossoms were blooming so it was more crowded then usual. The Great Buddha at Kamakura is quite a site. We enjoyed the shrines, some sesame ice cream and other Japanese treats. Yoko helped us every step of the way with shopping, payment, teaching us things. It was a very nice day. Then she helped us navigate out evening plans and answered questions for our subsequent adventures. Having Yoko as a guide made visiting Kamakura from Tokyo much easier. There are buses, trains and walking to navigate and it would have been much more difficult to figure out without a guide. Yoko made it easy so we only had to worry about enjoying the trip.
I booked Yoko on a short 1 day notice and she was very prompt to reply. After explaining everything we wanted to do, she gave me some suggestions on where to go. After we started the trip with Yoko we changed what we wanted to do. Yoko promptly changed our route and got us to where we wanted. She was very good at helping out and very pleasant to speak with.
Yoko is always smiling and she engaged our whole family including our 3 boys ages 4,6, and 8. She made us feel like we were being guided by a friend. She speaks excellent English and is eager to find answers for every question you may have. She used her iPad to give us details for things we wanted to do on other days. We enjoyed her guidance as we toured temple, shopping and learned how to use the trains. Her recommendation for lunch was great We will remember her warmly.
We had the great pleasure of having Yoko-san as our guide for a half day tour on the morning of our arrival in Tokyo. She showed us some beautiful places, taught us some wonderful things about Japanese history and culture and took us to the most incredible ramen-ya for lunch. What a wonderful beginning to our adventure in Japan. Thank-you Yoko-san, you are a treasure 🙏🏻🇯🇵❤️
I had booked a trip to Kamakura for 3 people and I ended up getting sick last minute. Yoko took my elderly parents who are in their 70s to Kamakura on her own and treated them so kindly and slowed down the pace of the tour for them. Was so glad that we had Yoko as a guide!