Hello! I'm Kyoko. I am a National licensed tour guide and a licensed teacher for junior and high schools. I also have a licensed manager of itinerary.
I was born in Kyoto, that's why my name is Kyoto's child (Kyo Ko). And I had chances to live in Kyoto, Nara,Tokyo, and Lima,Peru. Now I live with my husband in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture which is next to Tokyo. Kanagawa prefecture is as nice as Tokyo, with Kawasaki city, Yokohama city, Kamakura city and so on.
My hobby is wearing kimono, enjoying tea ceremony,exercising through yoga and aerobics. Kimono is a Japanese beautiful national costume, and you can try it on only in Japan. So, if you'd like to try it on , maybe I can help you. Let me know your request.
As I had lived in Peru, I can speak easy Spanish, but still not enough. So if you are Spanish natives, let me teach your language! I want to study Spanish more. " Por favor!"
Japan has a long history in which many good things and sad things happened. I want to walk in our country with you while helping you understand our country and us. Let's enjoy together!!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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.
Kyoko was very kind and patient with my group of 6. She taught us many things about Tokyo including how to navigate the subway. We definitely recommend her to anyone visiting Japan for the first time.
Thank you very much for writing me a excellent review, Heidi! I was very happy to be with your family whole one day in Tokyo. I was very impressed by your first son who serves in Okinawa for our peace and stability. How much proud people are of your son! I was also impressed by your second son who are very pure and let me know many things about him. It was pleasant time for me to talk with him while imagining how much he will grow up if I could meet him next time. Tell thank you from me to your kind husband, cute niece, and her cheerful mother. I hope you will come back to Japan in 2020 and enjoy Tokyo Olympics with your sons!
We had a wonderful day visiting those places we had requested prior to our trip and also a number of iconic attractions suggested by Kyoko.
Thank you very much for writing a review so quickly, Sandy! I am very happy to know you got satisfied with the day in Tokyo. Unfortunately, the day didn't have Imperial Palace Eastern Garden or Sumo Practice, but you gave me a lot of inspiration which cultivated my tour range. So, it was also an impressive day for me. I hope you will continue a comfortable journey. And please come back here for Sumo in January , May or September ! Looking forward to meeting you again then!!
My wife and I read many of the prior reviews (spoiler: they are all good and they are all accurate) before booking Kyoko so we were expecting a nice, qualified person to show us around for our first day, and first time, in Tokyo. But this woman is truly one of the sweetest people we've met and my family just fell in love with her. We did ourselves an injustice booking only one day with her, but we were only in Japan for a short time before heading to our main destination, Taiwan. Even so, our second day was peppered with suggestions from Kyoko. My son and I went to one particular Samurai experience on her suggestion. I was a little concerned it might turn out to be a silly tourist thing.....it wasn't and there is no room here to detail what a gem of an experience this was. The point here being that she listened to us as people with our own interests, learned about the things we liked, and showed us the way even when she wasn't there! We certainly made the best use of our short time because of Kyoko's help. My daughter wants to try a kimono next time we come!
Thank you very much for giving me such a great review, Edward! I am very happy to have met you and your beautiful family. It was a typical day in Japan's rainy season but you could see a lot of flowers like irisis or hydrangeas. I am especially happy that you believed me and tried the experience with your son. I knew you are the people who can understand such a heartfelt experience because I realized how bright your face shined when you heard the voices of the kendo practice in Imperial Palace. I am also happy to know your daughter wants to try on kimono. I am sure it will suit not only her but also her mother,too. So, next time! I am looking forward to meeting all of you again in the near future! !
Kyoko provided a very enjoyable day in Tokyo! She not only showed us some great sites, but also educated us on Japanese history and culture as well as how to navigate the subways. Thanks!
Thank you Michael for giving me a great review! I was also very happy to be with you and your coworkers who are very kind and intelligent. I hope the restaurant I found you for dinner had been nice. You must be not only a good boss but also a very nich father. So, please come back to Japan with whole your family in the near future, and tell your coworkers thank you, too!!
My family and I booked a one day trip to Hakone with Kyoko, and we had a wonderful time. We couldn't stop talking about her for days! I have booked a total of 4 tour guides with Triplelights, and Kyoko is my favorite! Prior to the tour, besides the detailed timeline, she even emailed me the weather and recommendations of what to bring to make the trip more enjoyable. I was very impressed with her professionalism and the fact that she cares and takes her job seriously. Thank you Kyoko for your patience with our group of 6. My family loves you, and we would definitely book you again in the future. :)
Thank you very much Tami for giving me a great comment and full stars plus! ! I am very happy to know you enjoyed in Hakone so much. I really appreciate that you chose Japan as your honeymoon last year, loved here , and came back here with your family this year,too ! I could manage my tour because of your help. Either you or your husband always walked from the end of the row patiently and took care of senior family members kindly. It was lucky for you that rain stopped at around noon and cherry blossoms were still waiting for you. I am looking forward to your coming back here again maybe with your children in the near future!