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$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Narita

Languages English ( License )

(12) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 10 People )

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Travel makes you a happier person by breaking routine, building self-confidence, and providing new experiences and memories.

I’m a full-time national licensed tour guide. I studied Japanese Art History when I was a student at Sophia University, Tokyo. One of my hobby is visiting art museums. I had experienced to work as a travel coordinator in one of the multinational companies for years. I am a member of Toastmasters International club where I practice public speaking twice a month. I have enjoyed conducting Tokyo private tours more than 60 times and received excellent reviews from them.

I usually customize a tailor-made tour upon our customers’ requests. I can explain historical back grounds of Temples and Shrines, and the comparison of old things and modern things in Tokyo. I have been guiding major sightseeing spots, including Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, Shinjuku, etc.

Let’s enjoy Tokyo together.

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 12 )

15 hours ago |   by Assaf

“ Wonderful tour, focusing on art and architecture, with Mari ”

We enjoyed very much our family tour with Mari - it was a 5 h guided tour that ended a family holiday in Japan, and Mari was extremely helpful in communicating with us to arrange this tour to fit exactly our needs, capacities, and interests. Mari prepared a really informative printed itinerary each of us got, with a simplified version of Japan history to help us understand Japanese art history, and added color-printed images of art works and architecture points of interests that she discussed and presented to us. We wanted the tour to be informative, that we would be able to really learn new things, and Mari made this a true guided seminar. All this, with great atmosphere, great conversations, and a lot of fun (including trying black ice cream! :-) ). We highly recommend touring with Mari and learning from her enormous knowledge of art history and of Tokyo.

1 week ago |   by Roger

“ Wonderful Day In Japan ”

Mari was great! She was very thorough and paid great attention to detail. Our trip was flawless. She took us to various spot to catch the amazing cherry blossoms. She was also very patient and provided us with extra time to help us navigate and learn the subway system so we can take it by ourselves the next day to visit an amusement park. Her communication with us was always very quick. A++

3 weeks ago |   by Roslinda

“ Excellent Private Tour by Ms Mari - Japan ”

It was an excellent private tour by Ms Mari. She did her job very well with her knowledge and passion. Our family enjoyed the 5 hours tour. Thank you Ms Mari for your excellent service. Best Regards, Mohd Khaleed & Family

3 months ago |   by Benjamin

“ She's GREAT!!! ”

My family is very glad and thankful that we decided to choose Mari as our personal guide. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the areas that we visited. At the beginning of our half day tour, she was our guide, by the end of the tour, she became our friend and family member. Once again, my family and I wants to thank Mari for making our short stay in Tokyo a memorable and pleasant one.

6 months ago |   by Ing

“ A five-star tour guide ”

We were lucky to have Mari as our tour guide. She communicated in advance about our itinerary expertly. She prepared well and used a lot of her illustrations during our tour. We learned a lot of Japanese culture and custom from her. We saw a least twice more with her than we would have be on our own. We would definitely give her top (5 star) rating.