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  (30) Reviews
US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational )

(30) Reviews
Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hello, My Guests!
I’m a national licensed guide, Haruko.
I live in Tokyo with my husband and two kids.
I love to meet new people and share my knowledge of Japan.
Also I love to learn from people of different backgrounds like you!
Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities to see and stroll.
During your stay in Tokyo, you will find modern and traditional Japan at the same time and you are going to encounter many intriguing traditions, cultures, places and people.
Let’s explore Tokyo and Japan with me!


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$38.60 US$38.60 US$9.65
4 Hours US$154.40 US$154.40 US$38.62
8 Hours US$308.80 US$308.80 US$77.24

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Explore Old and New Tokyo in one day (7 hours)

(30) Reviews
by Haruko
What is the charm of Tokyo? I would say well mixed atmosphere of modernity and tradition. Let's find old and new Tokyo through this one day trip! Please se...
7 Hours US$ 386 up to 4 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 30 )
MARIA MARIA United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Imperial palace Ginza and Shibuya Crossing Tour ”

Excellent informative guide! I highly recommend Haruko.


Hi, Maria! Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful review! Hope you are enjoying cruise with your lovely family;) Bon voyage! Haruko

Sharalyn Sharalyn United States ( Couple )
2 years ago

“ Above and beyond! ”

Haruko-san was such a wonderful guide. She knew interesting historical information off the top of her head, she was glad to answer any questions we had, happy to make unexpected stops, always pleased to take pictures for us, and even took the time to help me improve my Japanese! I feel like I have made a great friend today. I couldn't have found a better person to introduce us to Tokyo. We had such an amazing day with Haruko-san! お疲れ様でした!


Sharalyn-san, thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful and warm review for me! It is my honor to be a part of your special occasion. I truly enjoyed the tour with you and I am happy to get to know you. Please enjoy rest of your stay and have a great time! お疲れ様でした! ありがとうございます😊

Lee Lee Australia ( Couple )
2 years ago

“ 5 hour personalised tour ”

A big thank you Haruko for guiding us around Tokyo and personalising the tour to areas we wanted to see. Also your help with negotiating subway and rail which subsequently enabled us to give it a go ourselves. Overall a wonderful experience.


Lee, thank you for a wonderful review! I also enjoyed strolling around the area with you and Steve. Hope the boys liked the t-shirts and see you again! Haruko

Brenden Brenden United States ( Family )
2 years ago

“ Very friendly and knowledgeable! ”

My family and I met Haruko for a morning at Meiji Shrine followed by a nice Tonkatsu lunch. We were impressed by not only her knowledge but also that she talked to each of us (ages ranged from 11 - 79). Would definitely recommend her!


Hi, Brenden! Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review! I truly enjoyed every single conversation with each of you! Hope that your wonderful family revisit Japan again! Please send my regards to everyone! Thank you! Haruko

Monica Monica United States ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ Wonderful Tsukiji Market Tour! ”

We did a Tsukiji Market Tour with Haruko and she is an excellent tour guide. We learned so much from her about the market and she was patient with our kids (7 and 4 years old). I think the market would have been a stressful place for our family to navigate alone, but with Haruko we were able to truly enjoy ourselves. I highly recommend booking a tour with Haruko!


Hello, Monica! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review for me! I also truly enjoyed the Tsukiji Fish Market tour with you and your lovely family! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great summer and please send my regards to your lovely family! Thank you. Haruko


Window shopping is more fun at night!

by Haruko
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Eat or Make?!

by Haruko
Looks yummy! These are replica foods made from silicon. The history of replica foods back to about 90 years  ago.  Peoples dietary habits h...

The Secret of Hearts

by Haruko
If you look at the buildings of the shrines carefully, you will notice many signs. Here is a good example. This is a door of the Meiji Shrin...

Charms of Meiji Shrine

by Haruko
The Meiji Shrine is an oasis of the hectic capital.  It is loved by the Japanese people as well as foreign tourists because of its calmness ...

Do you konw Japanese vending machines?

by Haruko
You have vending machines in your country and so do we.  However, our vending machines may be a little bit different from yours. I have fou...

Coming-of-Age Day

by Haruko
Coming-of Age Day is celebrated on the second Monday of January and today is the day. This day is dedicated to the nations young people who...