KON-NICHI-WA (Hello) I’m Mitsuru Mark Sakai.
I’m a National Government Licensed Tour Guide Interpreter.
I was born in Hokkaido, the north part of Japan.
I moved to Seattle, USA when I was just five. It was also when I started to learn English, though it was kid English,
I came back to Japan when I was eleven and I experienced difficulties adjusting to new circumstances.
It forced me to notice the differences and similarities that lay between the two countries.
Definitely these experiences became my precious back bone to be a tour guide still today.
My favorite subject is Japanese history especially regarding Shinto, Buddhism and samurai-culture.
Also I love great architectures and gardens.
But my most favorite thing to do above all is to make your trip ever enjoyable.
I’d like to make you feel relaxed, safe and secured.
I wish I could see you someday.
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.
This was my family’s first visit to Tokyo and we realized we needed a guide to experience the city. Mark responded promptly to our inquiry, took time to understand our group and what we wanted to see, and put together a tour that was tailored specifically for us. The tour was informative and enjoyable, and Mark was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with. I was amazed how much we packed into 8 hours and didn’t once feel rushed. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for your rating me so high. But I wasn't expecting at all such a favorable remarks It was my great pleasure to show you my favorite Tokyo, and I myself enjoyed a lot. I hope you are enjoying rest of your stay. Please have great days. Best Regards. Mark
Was such a interesting and fun tour we had with Mitsuru. We got to see the popular sights of Tokyo with ease due to Mutsurus huge knowledge of the city. Also very formative tour as Mitsuru has heaps of knowlege, so ask a lot of questions as he will be able to answer them!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm happy to hear again you have enjoyed my tour. But probably I'm the one who enjoyed the most, especially with charming couple like you. I hope you enjoy Japan the rest of the stays from my heart and I hope I can see you some time in the future again. Best Regards., Mark.
We were able to see some very interesting things that aren’t in guidebooks. Fun day!
Thank you so much for your kind review. You are wonderful people! A great family! I'm sure you're going to have wonderful time from now on here in Japan. You deserve it. Best Regards. Mark