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Dai

Licensed Guide
  (168) Reviews
Send message only 3 days available in January
US$ 38 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).
I don’t do the tour using an arranged car.
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Last updated: 14 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Saitama , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Spanish ( Beginner )

Reviews
(168) Reviews
Hourly rate 38 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 10 People )
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About

Hi, I'm Dai. I'm a national licensed tour guide for foreign visitors.

I've been backpacking around the world for the last 16 years.
I've been to more than 150 countries worldwide.
I'm proud of my traveling skills, flexibility and patience I've ever experienced through my world-traveling.
I do believe one of the most important thing for travelers is to " EXPERIENCE ", such as doing something new, something extraordinary and something you've never done before.

And I used to work at a hostel in Asakusa, so I'm quite familiar with Asakusa area.

I'd love to help foreign tourists enjoy their stay in Japan.
You can also arrange your own itinerary as you like, so please feel free to ask me anything.
I'm really looking forward to seeing YOU soon. Thank YOU.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$38.22 US$38.22 US$4.64
4 Hours US$152.88 US$152.88 US$18.56
8 Hours US$305.76 US$305.76 US$37.13

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo Must-See Places As-You-Like One-Day Tour

(168) Reviews
by Dai
You can make your own itinerary as you like. Tokyo has many interesting and beautiful places. You can select some of these. I can show you around as much a...
8h US$ 306 up to 6 people

Asakusa & Ueno Awesome Tour

(168) Reviews
by Dai
In Asakusa, we will visit Senso-ji temple, nakamise shopping street, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi Kitchen utensils street.In Ueno, we will visit Ueno Park...
8h US$ 306 up to 6 people

3 Hour-Transit Tour from Narita Airport

(168) Reviews
by Dai
This is a tour for people of the layover. Starting from Narita Airport, we're going to Narita Station by train. And we will stroll Naritasan Omotesando Str...
3h US$ 115 up to 6 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 ( 168 )
Irina Irina United States ( Family )
Horrible
1 week ago

“ Unfortunately a negative experience, surprised given Dai's qualifications and excellent reviews ”

At the end of our tour with Dai we found ourselves a little perplexed given the high volume of exceptional reviews he has received on this website. Dai seemed to show annoyance at our questions and was uninterested in exploring topics outside of the confines of the sites he selected for the tour. We found that Dai was not even very forthcoming with information about the various sites we visited, limited to some basic descriptions, and at times even declining to answer certain questions by saying the answer would take "too long." He was not upbeat or particularly engaged at any point. We carefully considered Dai's impressive qualifications and travel experiences when selecting him as our guide for the day, assuming that he would understand the kinds of questions and interests that a firs... read more

Dai:

Dear Irina, I am very sorry to hear that you were not happy with my tour. I am so sorry to have disappointed you. I need to seriously accept your valuable opinions. And I want to use this experience and be helpful in my future job. I will try not to disappoint my customers again. Sincerely yours, Dai

Walter Walter United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Dai manages the Knapp family of 10 ”

Amazing. Informative. Fun. Organized. Educational. Dai promptly met us at our house at the appointed time and patiently awaited the 10 of us to assemble. This was his largest group and it went off without a problem. He kept tabs on all of us to ensure no one would get lost. This was clearly evident at the Shibuya scramble crossing as we all managed to get across to the meeting point easily. We enjoyed learning about Japanese culture and traditions at the shrines, temples and gardens we visited on the tour. Dai was very knowledgeable, approachable, patient and professional. We enjoyed his company and learned so much then we would of without guide. If we return, we will definitely ask for him again to guide us to more of the country. We HIGHLY recommend Dai. Walt and the Knapp ... read more

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate review, Walter. It was my first time to guide such a large number of group around Tokyo. So this time it was actually challenging for me to organize the tour using public transportation. I really appreciate your kindness and cooperation during the tour. Eventually I had a great time with all of you. It was super fun to talk and share the time with you guys. Next time if you come back to Japan again, I would love to show you around Tokyo more and other cities. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your AMAZING family. Thanks a million !!!

Karen Karen United Kingdom
Good
3 weeks ago

“ A diligent Guide ”

We spent a day with Dai who was punctual informative and practical. Our group consisted of 3 adults and 4 children one of whom had special needs. Dai was great with the adults but didn’t seem to enjoy our loud playful western children too much! His English was very good and so was his organisation and knowledge so imagine with a different group he would be a better fit. He was very hardworking and wouldn’t leave us anywhere but back at the hotel where the tour was finished even when we were sure we we could find our way back which was much appreciated when we realised how tricky the journey back was on the train and how many exits there were!

Dai:

Thank you for a thoughtful review, Karen. I appreciate your kind and considerate comment. Please take good care of yourself and send my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Marie Marie Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Awesome guide for quick two day trip ”

Our first time in japan and we spent two days exploring Tokyo with Dai, in the first week of December. With four teenage sons it was always going to be a challenge to keep them occupied and interested, but Dai did it with ease. He had our two days worked out to the minute and we got to see everything we wanted and more. He is a wealth of information and with his travel knowledge we had many interesting conversations. No one was bored and we never felt rushed and had time for shopping and trying new foods etc... along the way. I would highly recommend Dai to navigate you around Tokyo and he gave us some great tips and tricks for the rest of our trip around Japan. He even carries maps, wet wipes and ensures that your rubbish goes where it should. Thanks Dai for an awesome two days and first ... read more

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Marie. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo for two days. I also had amazing two days with all of you. Especially it was SUPER FUN to talk and share the time with your SUPER COOL sons. I believe you had another wonderful time in Japan after my tour as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your AWESOME family. Thanks a million !!! CHEERS !!!

Jeffery Jeffery Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo tour with Dai ”

We had a wonderful 2 full day tour with Dai. He was extremely accommodating and his tour was excellent. I would highly recommend his tour to anyone considering and would also like to thank him for the great 2 days we had together.

Dai:

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a considerate review, Jeff. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I also had super amazing two days with both of you. And it was super FUN to talk and share the time with you guys. I hope you will have another wonderful and memorable 3 days in Tokyo and also enjoy staying in Jakarta, Indonesia after Japan. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to Super Kawaii RV. Thanks a million !!!

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