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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mari took great care of us as we navigated through night time tour of Tokyo and surrounding areas. Thank you for helping us better understand Japanese culture and history.
Having arrived in Tokyo for the first time, i was overwhelmed by the complex train system and Japanese language. I decided to hire a private tour guide as I had only 1 full day to explore. Mari accepted my request within hours for a next day private tour. Mari asked me questions to plan the best itinerary and provided me tips of how to prepare for the tour. On the day, Mari was ready and waiting for me in the hotel foyer. She was very well presented, had very good english, provided me a personalised printed itinerary and was a wealth of knowledge. Mari taught me how to use the train system very quickly! We visited the Imperial Palace, Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Tower. Mari helped me to find my son's Naruto T-Shirt request!. At the end of the day Mari delivered me back to the hotel. I highly recommend Mari. She is professional, kind, respectful, knowledgeable, punctual, friendly and highly efficient. A wonderful lady.
My husband and I have recently joined Mari for a day tour of Tokyo. We are both seniors and would like to say thank you to Mari for organising a lovely day showcasing our interests and highlighting our must sees in Tokyo. We also appreciated her effort in arranging our dietary requirements. Again, thanks Mari for a lovely day. Jean Johnston