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!!
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.
We were a group of 4 girls traveling from the US and none of us had visited Japan before. Yuki spoke great English, helped us get our subway passes and JR pass and was a great tour guide for the day. He was also very flexible and took us to see a garden we had not originally planned. We enjoyed our day with Yuki and highly recommend him!
Dear Ashley, Thank you for taking my tour and write a nice review with the highest rating. I was very happy to guide such lovely girls with good manner. Best regards, Yuki
Yuki was great to spend the day with He was very knowledgeable knew his way around very accommodating when we had to change places we wanted to see
Dear Douglas, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. It was a pleasant day and we are very lucky to see weddings in Meiji-Jingu Shrine and Sanshasai Festival in Asakusa. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Yuki
Yuki is everything that I had hoped for in a guide. Punctual, polite, excellent English and more than happy to modify the tour to our needs. Our day with him was filled with great memories, excellent information, and very effective use of transport options. Yuki seems to be able to move as fast or as slow as you wish and is very attentive to the group. We enjoyed both the "Must See" Tokyo, and Lake Hakone tours, the latter using Shinkansen in both directions. Wow! what an experience. I can thoroughly recommend Yuki as a guide for all of the above reasons, plus great value for the investment.
Dear Lindsay, Thank you for taking my tours for two days and write such an elaborate review during your tour. I am very much impressed with your detailed planning when you made the previous booking with JR pass. It was very unfortunate that you couldn't see Mt Fuji but you seemed to enjoy what you have rather that what you don't have. I hope you can see Mt. Fuji during your stay. Please give my best regards to other members, too. Yuki
Yuki was very professional,friendly and patient with use Senior Canadian with mobility problems. We did manage with his guidance to negotiate the Buses Subways and Trains in Beautiful Yokohama. He took us to traditionalist Japanese Restaurants for lunch and the Japanese Tea Ceremony which was delightful. Added bonus he was a table Tennis Player and did arrange for 2 of us with him have a game in a private Club. Thanks Yuki for a great time Time. Ping Pong, Paul Martin
Dear Paul, Thank you for taking my tours of Yokohama and Kamakura. It was a wonderful time for me to guide your group my favorite places, too, and the fist time to play table tennis with my guests. Best regards, Yuki
Yuki responded immediately to all my communication. He was waiting at the pier for us. I chose the three recommended sites to see ahead of time. Yuki efficiently got us from site to site using public transportation. The other couple with us were able to use public transportation the next day with Yuki's suggestions. We were not as brave. Yuki used an ipad to help explain the places we visited. If you choose Yuki as your guide, you will be very pleased.
Dear Cynthia, Thank you for taking my tour and writing a review. We visited the most popular places in Tokyo during the Golden Week but it was not so crowded. Please give my best regards to other members, too. Yuki