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$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Narita

Languages English ( License )

(54) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 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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Private Tours

Tokyo at a Glance Tour with Tsukiji Market

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Cherry Blossom|Halal Lunch|Tokyo Camii

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Tokyo Leaf Color Viewing 'a la cart

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Tokyo Senior Tour with Cherry Blossom – 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 ( 54 )
Gordon Gordon Canada ( Friends )
1 day ago

“ A Perfect Day ”

Mari was absolutely terrific. She helped me set up our tour and was so patient so that we saw everything that we wanted to see plus she told us the history about the things we were interested in as well as local history. On top of this she had information sheets, took us to a really unique restaurant that tourists would not get to see, came right to our hotel and led us through the subway maze and went at a pace that we could cope with. She also had a great sense of humour. On top of these excellent qualities she spoke excellent English which was a great blessing for our group as this was not always the case. I would recommend Mari to anyone.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I also enjoyed to guide your warm-hearted group. I was impressed that all of your members were enthusiastic to learn new things as this was not always the case. As all members get used to act as a group, it was easy for me to guide even though six people. Please convey my warmest regards to the rest of the members. Please stay young and take care.

Justin Justin Australia ( Family with kids )
2 days ago

“ Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Market, Yanaka, Tokyo Dome ”

Mari was fantastic and we had a great day. We are a family of four with two sons aged 21 and 16. She made a real effort to include them at every opportunity which we really appreciated. She explained information in a clear simple way at Sensoji and organised a great lunch at the Tsukiji Markets. The highlight for me was walking around Yanaka where we visited the Nezu Shrine, which had an amazing azalea display, and wandered around the backstreets of an older part of Tokyo. Finally she took us to Tokyo Dome so my sons could ride the roller coaster. All in all it was great and I would highly recommend her as a guide.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed my tour. We are lucky to see such a gorgeous Azealia display in Nazu-shrine. I was impressed that your family is so close. Both of your sons are very good gentlemen and they have promising futures. Thank you again and please take care.

Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Great Tour of Nikko ”

My wife and I joined Mari for a tour of Nikko. Nikko was beautiful and it was nice to get out of Tokyo for the day. Mari picked us up at our hotel and showed us how to navigate the train system to get us to Nikko. We had a very enjoyable day with Mari.


Thank you very much for your kindest review. I still remember a nice talk with you about Shogun. I hope you will have unforgetable experiences and beautiful memories while you are travelling in Japan. Please send my warmest regards to Helen. Please take care.

Erin Erin United States ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Fabulous Mother/Daughter Trip with Mari! ”

My mother and I were fortunate enough to be able to tour with Mari for two days during our visit to Tokyo this month. From the time we booked Mari to the end of our tours, we couldn't have asked for a better guide for the city. Mari was a fantastic guide who was extremely organized and thoughtful and even sent us materials about visiting Japan in advance of our trip. She was very attentive and made sure that her pace and modes of transportation were comfortable for my mother which I really appreciated. Day 1 of our visit in Tokyo was extremely rainy, however this did not prevent Mari from ensuring that we were able to see several exciting sites on our schedule including the east gardens of the Imperial Palace. We also were able to get out of the rain and experience a delicious soba and... read more


Want a wonderful review I had. I was moved by your review. It was my great pleasure to share the two days with you. I still remembered various wonderful memories with you, especially cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen which were gorgeous. I was impressed that both of you are very sweet and warm-hearted. I look forward to seeing you again some time. Let me guide you again. Thank you for everything. Please take care.

Melani Melani Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Fun and very informative ”

Our 1 day tour in Nikko with Mari is a great one. She knows a lot about the history of the interesting spots in that beautiful place and even tell a story. She sees to it that her guest will not be bored while the tour is going on. Mari is very accomodating and even help us on how to top up and refund our Pasmo card. Job well done and.God bless.


Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed Nikko. I was very impressed that your daughter Jomela is a very smart girl. She has a promising future. Thank you again and take care.