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$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Narita

Languages English ( License )

(19) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 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 ( 19 )

2 weeks ago |   by Scott

“ Experienced more of Tokyo with Mari than we could have on our own! ”

My wife and I were in Japan for our first time. We arranged a 4-hour tour with Mari for our first full day. Then had a needed day of rest (we walked A LOT, which we were happy to do) and then a second 4-hour tour. Mari made excellent itinerary suggestions and we were efficient but never rushed. Always informative, especially with architecture notes (my wife is an architect). Mari is very attentive and prepared and abides by your preferences (modern vs history, or both). She also has a great sense of humor! Mari is a fantastic, knowledgeable guide and definitely recommended!

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Dietmar

“ Customised day tour in Tokyo ”

Excellend preparation of our tour, as we discussed togehter the places we wanted to visit (not the standard tourist places everyone visits) . The tour mets our expectations and especially the lunch in the Sushi restaurant was delicious.

1 month ago |   by Doug

“ Sushi making class and walking tour of fish market ”

We really enjoyed our time with Mari, and she is an exceptional guide. Her English is very good, and her knowledge of Japanese history and culture was amazing. Mari was in constant contact with me the entire week prior to the tour, and if I had a question she always replied very promptly. She met us in our hotel lobby which was super convenient, and then she guided us through the subway to our stop at the fish market. We only toured the outside fish market due to time constraints, but it was perfect for us, and again, Mari was very informative about how the fish market operates and showing us the different booths. Our next stop was the sushi making class, and we are SO glad we made this a part of me our week in Japan. The class was set up very professionally, and was extremely clean and organized. The staff were beyond helpful, and we ended up learning to make a sushi cut roll, a crab hand roll, and 8 kinds of nigiri sushi. We will definitely be trying to make our own back home! We had made plans to see Asakusa, but that morning decided to see the Imperial Palace instead, and Mari was so nice to change directions and guide us to the Palace and make sure we received tickets for the tour. While we waited for the tour to start, she took us on a short trip through the East Gardens, which were beautiful. I would absolutely recommend Mari for the sushi making class, or any other type of tour she offers. Next time we’re in Tokyo we will be contacting her to show us another area of Tokyo. Thanks Mari, you’re great!!

1 month ago |   by Chetan

“ Perfect companion ”

We had Mari as our guide for 3 days and she was the perfect companion for our family of 8 with limited knowledge of Tokyo . She was very knowledgeable and had planned every day to give us a great flavour of local culture and history. Thank you for everything Mari.

1 month ago |   by Joan

“ Tokyo Tour ”

Mari was very prompt in returning replies to my emails. She helped us to create a tour of Tokyo that worked well into our schedule. Mari was very friendly and knowledgeable and greatly assisted us with navigation and purchasing of our Shinkansen tickets. She was well prepared and organized and gave us a great tour. Thank you Mari!!!