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Send message only 2 days available in June
$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
From July 20 to August 20, my tours are available 5 hours in the morning, 8:00AM-1:00PM and 4 hours in the afternoon 3:00PM to 7:00PM, because in Tokyo it will be extremely hot and humid between 1:00PM-3:00PM.
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Last updated: 11 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Narita

Languages English ( License )

(60) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 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.

Everyone loves Tokyo. The people are polite, the food is incredible, the cultural heritage sites are stunning, the shopping is one of the best in the world.

Let’s enjoy Tokyo together.

P.S. If you want to see my previous customers, please click the right arrow of my video to see them.

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Tokyo at a Glance Tour with Tsukiji Market

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Tokyo Leaf Color Viewing 'a la cart

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Tokyo Senior Tour – Culture in Depth

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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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 60 )
Shannon Shannon United States ( Friends )
16 hours ago

“ Extraordinarily Grateful for Mari's Wonderful Guidance ”

Mari was an ideal guide for our first trip to Tokyo. When we arrived at our hotel we had a greeting card from Mari waiting for us at the front desk welcoming us to Tokyo, giving us her contact information and reminding us of our 9am meeting time the following morning. This thoughtful touch illustrates Mari's overall style. She worked hard to make our tour unforgettable by meeting all of our objectives while throwing in some off the beaten path surprises that made our tour very special. She was highly organized while also being flexible to go with the flow and allow for some spontaneous additions to our itinerary. She quickly earned our trust in terms of recommendations particularly in regards to meals. The restaurants she took us to were all extraordinary especially the macrobiotic restau... read more


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a tour guide. As you prepared your travel plan four months ahead, I understand your needs before meeting. I really think that preparation is important. I am glad all of you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed guiding you as all of you are friendly and kind. I was impressed that your daughters are smart and very well-behaved. I still remember your curious and happy faces when you saw the print club” “PRICLA.” I hope you will have a wonderful time on the rest of your journey. When you plan to visit Tokyo again, I would be more than happy to guide you. Thank you again.

Serena Serena United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Excellent tour with Mari ”

We spent a great and enjoyable four hours with Mari touring Meiji shrine and Tsukiji Market. Mari was prompt to communicate ahead of the tour and even left a note with her contact info at our hotel for when we checked in. She went over the fascinating history of the shrine and the market and had us sample two different kinds of tuna with freshly grated wasabi root. She pointed out her favorite vendors in the market. She gave tips about navigating through Tokyo and made lots of suggestions. She was very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Mari!


Thank you so much for your excellent review. I really appreciate it. I was very happy to guide such a super intelligent family. I am glad all your family members are very friendly. I am happy to know that you liked Tuna tasting. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan to make unforgettable experiences. Thank you again and take care. Mari

Danielle Danielle United States
1 month ago

“ Unbelievably amazing! ”

Mari is an incredible guide. She is incredibly professional and communicative, knowledgeable and personable. She went above and beyond caring for the group of travellers and was amazing in helping us to organize everything. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who want to really get to know Japan and not just visit.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a guide. I am glad that everything went well. To provide the art college group with an introduction of Ukiyoe woodblock printing was a valuable experience for me. Thank you again.

Scott Scott Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Amazing Tokyo Tour! ”

Our experience with Mari San has been excellent. She was quick at responding to our queries via triple lights prior to our tour and had great tour suggestions. When we let her know there were things we looked forward to seeing she came up with an incredible itinerary. Once we got to Tokyo we were dropped off at the wrong hotel as there are two Hotel Montereys so we were scared that she may go to the other hotel while we walked to find our hotel. However upon checking in the concierge let us know we had a message from our tour guide and handed us an envelope with a note from Mari San which put our minds at ease. She was very knowledgeable and well prepared. She had printed three intineraries detailing the places we visited and pertinent information to those places. It was a very enjoyab... read more


Thank you very much for your excellent review. I also enjoyed guiding you, especially Kameido Tenjin with wisteria blossom. I hope you will enjoy cruising to Alaska, Please send my warmest regards to your beautiful wife. Thank you again.

Jessy Jessy United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Awesome tour, customized! ”

Mari was amazing! She customized our entire day tour to our interests. She made great recommendations for the tour in advance and even had a print out of Japanese history and the customized agenda she handed out during the tour. She sent Japan tips in advance of our travel without me even asking. She was knowledgeable and got us to our destinations quickly to see many sites in one day. Highly recommend!


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed guiding you, four young wonderful ladies. All of you are charming. I was impressed that you are so close. I thought all of you are respect each other which is not an easy thing to do. I hope that through this Japan trip you have experienced some of Japanese cultures and expanded your depth of thinking. Please send my warmest regards to Roslyn, Maggie and Kristin. Thank you again.