As I will be away from Sep. 21 to Oct 1. , I am sorry that I will not be able to answer during this period.
Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.
I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.
I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.
I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum
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.
Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was grea... read more
Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)
It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.
Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy
If you are lucky enough to find Eddy available, then please do not hesitate to book him for his tour guide services. Eddy is a very kindly gentleman, with excellent communication skills, and clearly takes pride in giving his clients the best service. Before the tour he answered our questions brilliantly and helped with other non tour related questions we had. During our tour of Tokyo Eddy was keen that we learnt some useful Japanese words, a little of the history of the sights, and entertained us with some Origami during lunch! Excellent tour guide . Thanks again Eddy!
Dear Binit, Thank you very much for the good review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me, although we had rain. It was my pleasure to communicate with you about various things including Japanese architecture. I felt that you are a perfect couple enjoying life together. I hope that you will make many happy memories during your remaining journey. I am looking forward seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy
Eddy was an excellent guide who went to a lot of detail in his planning and preparation of our tour. He was punctual. He was considerate in giving us several periods to take a break, as there was a lot of walking involved. He gave us much information on the history and local customs, language, foods, and even gave us a lesson in Origami folding. He showed us the best places to view and photograph the Cherry Blossoms. His English was very good. He communicated very well with us from the time of booking to the date of the tour. We would highly recommend Eddy as a tour guide to any other tourists considering Tokyo day tours.
Thank you so much for posting such a great review, Brian. I am very pleased that you enjoyed cherry blossoms in Tokyo. You and your wife and friends were very friendly to me. I appreciate it very much. It was my pleasure to hear about Australia. See you again. Eddy
We took a Hakone tour with Eddy and it was better than excellent. What a lovely and knowledgeable person. The tour was exactly what we wanted to do, he was extremely helpful and even had little things for us to do during lunch and downtimes (language lessons and games, origami). We would never of found our way through all of the experiences without a guide. I highly recommend a tour and you have to book Eddy!
Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your excellent review. All your family members are so kind and helpful that it was fun for me to be with you. I am glad that you were interested in Kanji and Origami which I introduced. You are lucky to have beautiful days and to see cherry blossoms in various places in Japan. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour and make more happy memories. Finally, I would like to tell you some tips to enjoy efficiently in Tokyo Disney which is your last destination: Make reservation of restaurants, Use the FASTPASS for attractions, and Souvenir shops are crowded after 15:00. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy