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US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko

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(266) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 5 people
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I've got the national license of a tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I had attended a volunteer group which provided a tour of the Imperial Palace East Gardens. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and studied about Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have guided more than 300 tours in Tokyo as well as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the best tours customized to your interests. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you on my tours!!

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Private Tours

Tokyo tour à la carte

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.You can choose three places from the list of more than 30 places in Tokyo.If you can't see the photos of these...
7h US$ 223 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Hakone

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
Hakone is very popular place for one day trip from Tokyo. We will take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara and a mountain train, a ropeway and cruise Lake...
10h US$ 319 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Yokohama

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
This tour covers my recommended places in Yokohama. You can replace the recommended places with the optional variations in the highlight if it is possible ...
7h US$ 223 up to 5 people

Best Memories of Kamakura

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
Kamakura used to the capital of Japan during 12th to 14th century. It was the first period governed by the samurai warriors; Shoguns.Since samurai practice...
8h US$ 255 up to 5 people

Two days Door to D Tour of Takayama, Shirakawa-Go from Tokyo

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
On the first day, we will take Shinkansen and JR express from Tokyo to Takayama where we will visit a shopping street with many traditional houses and stay...
2 days US$ 455 up to 5 people

One day Door to Door tour of Kyoto from Tokyo

(266) Reviews
by Yuki
This tour is for those who want to visit Kyoto and return to Tokyo within a day.We will use the bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto, which costs 28,000 JP...
13h US$ 364 up to 5 people

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 ( 266 )
Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Up close and personal Hakone ”

Yukie was an awesome guide taking us to Hakone from our Hotel in Tokyo. He was smart and very personal. I would highly recommend Yuki!


Dear Lori, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my Hakone tour. Best regards, Yuki

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Hakone region Nature guide not necessary ”

The weather was unpredictable but we would, as a result, have appreciated the guide to have been more flexible and client responsive. Information lacking on geology of the region, artists and architect of the Picasso museum. I have no doubt the guide will be of more value for a city tour!


Dear Karin, Thank you for taking my tour. I did my best to make the tour enjoyable for all of you, but it did not work on the day in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

Nathan Nathan Netherlands ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day tour with family ”

Yuki was an exceptional and patient guide who balanced being attentive and supportive for our family with young children. Day was very smooth and we enjoyed it all considerably. Thank you for a great experience Yuki!


Dear Nathan, Thank you for taking my tour of Kyoto. I am happy to guide you around Kyoto with your 4 month old baby. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Wanda Wanda Australia ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Asakusa, Senso-Ji Temple and Tea Ceremony ”

We had a wonderful day with Yuki!! He met us at our hotel and arranged a Tea Ceremony with Kimono dress at Asakusa. We walked around Asakusa, had delicious Ramen for lunch then visited the Senso-Ji Temple and Wales through the markets and shopping areas. We tasted some traditional Japanese deserts and saw the Owl Cafe. Yuki then took us back to our hotel. Yuki was a wonderful host we are looking forward to another day with him next week.


Dear Wanda, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Your daughters are so cute with Kimono. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Yuki

Wendy Wendy United States ( Friends )
4 weeks ago

“ Great Asakusa and Sumida river, and Kamakura tours with Yuki ”

Our group of 2 couples enjoyed our tour with Yuki for this tour to Asakusa, river cruise and more. We even added an hour for a quick Ginza stop. He helped us make the most of our time and we also went on a full day at Kamakura with Yuki. He is a retired nuclear engineer and well spoken. He provided us with on-point information and kept a good pace.


Dear Wendy, Thank you for taking my tours. I am very glad that you listen to my explanations about Buddhism in Japan. I hope this information helps you to enjoy your cruising around Japan including Kyoto. Best regards, Yuki


When is the best time to view Mt. Fuji from Hakone?

by Yuki
Possibility of viewing Mt. Fuji Winter is the best time to view Mt. Fuji as the possibility of her whole view is higher than 50% and Hako...

Autumn color with Mt. Fuji from Hakone

by Yuki
I visited Hakone on Nov. 26th with my guests from Philippin. We enjoyed the speed of Shinkansen at Odawara station as usual but we were scol...

Snowy day in Hakone, we managed to return at last !!

by Yuki
I went to Hakone on Nov. 24th with my guests from Florida, USA.  It snowed in Tokyo after 54 years in November and it is a record in the his...

Autumn excursion to Dewa Sanzan Shrines

by Yuki
Five story Pagoda (Michelin ★★) If you think something wrong with a pagoda in a shrine, you know about Japanese religion well. Thats right...

Autumn excursion to Risshaku-ji temple

by Yuki
There is a statue of Basho Matsuo, a famous Japanese poet in Edo period. Rissaku-ji temple is famous for the Japanese poem in Edo period by...

One day excursion to Itako

by Yuki
1. Iris flowers are in full bloom now ! The Ayame or Iris festival is held from May 28th to June 26 at Itako in Ibaraki prefecture about 2 ...