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.
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
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
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
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
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