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 is a fantastic guide. She is knowledgeable, warm, friendly and thoughtful. Kyoko liaised with us to plan a wonderful walking tour of Shinjuku. I would highly recommend doing this to help orient yourself with this very busy area. We saw Tokyo from above, had a lovely meal in a tiny restaurant in Memory Lane, was scared by Godzilla, made and offering at a Shinto shrine and had drinks in an authentic small bar with the locals in and so much more. A wonderful experience with many things we would not have done or found without Kyokos guidance. She is such a lovely lady and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide.
Thank you very much Trish for your wonderful comment and review! I am very happy to know that two of you enjoyed the night so much!! I especially remember you were really relaxed in a very small Showa-taste (Japan's former era) snack which can house only 7 or 8 people. Local people there seemed very happy to have been able to talk with you in broken English. You two were naturally submerged in the atmosphere. It was such a nice scene that I won't forget it for good. Thank you very much for everything you and your husband did to me. I hope you two will come back to Japan in the near future maybe third or fourth time and see me again !!
Tour was good and Kyoko was very accomodating and polite. Highly recommended tour guide.
Thank you Catherine for writing me a review! Recently, Hakone is very crowded and we had only very short time, so , the tour itself got very busy. If we had had a little more longer time, we could have had a much perfect day. But your awesome family was very kind and well-mannered enough to enjoy such a short stay. I hope you will come back again in the near future and let's try Hakone again with one night stay together!!
Kyoko is a delight! The moment we met her, she welcomed us to Japan with a smile and a big hug. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of cities in and around Tokyo. She was very patient and we made multiple unscheduled stops. Even though, she got us back on schedule and we were able to visit all the sights as planned, On the second day of our scheduled tour, she arrived with a bag full of Japanese treats. My daughter and I were so comfortable and impressed with Kyoko, my daughter spent half a day touring the city with Kyoko while I was back at the hotel resting. My daughter returned from the tour with more excitement then before she left. Fantastic tour guide! if she is available during your visit to Japan, book her now! She will provide you with the peace... read more
Thank you very much Tasha for your quick and wonderful comment. You generously had me full 8hours tours for two days , but due to your tiredness and cold, we could not use up whole hours. So, my small treat is only the token of my sorry. Please enjoy them soon. Your daughter is well-diciplined and acted greatly while you were not there. I was impressed by her braveness. Some people happily took us pictures and asked her where she is from. I am really happy to be with so nice mother and daughter. Please continue a safe and comfortable journey!
Kyoko met all of our expectations for are one day in Tokyo. She met us at our hotel on time and ended our day at our ship with time to spare. We had lunch at a wonderful sushi and tempura restaurant that catered to locals with Delicious Japanese food. She was knowledgeable about Tokyo and made the day educational and fun. We recommend her highly and would use her services again. Alan and Patricia
Thank you very much Alan and Patricia for writing me a wonderful review! I am very happy to know all my plans met your requests. The first temple is Tokugawa Shogun's family temple but you especially loved the atmosphere of Asakusa. Traveling with big luggage from Tokyo to Yokohama might be hard for you but you did it very smoothly. Thank you again anad again and I am really looking forward to meeting you again in the near future!!
Kyoko and I had messaged through Triple Lights over a few months before my trip, my plans changing from message to message. She was very patient with me, and more than willing to adjust her night tour to satisfy my wants. Meeting her for our night tour was a genuine treat. She is warm, personable, with a ready smile and a great sense of humor. I loved her right away. As the night turned out, we kind of freestyled Shinjuku, which was the area I wanted to see at night. Believe me, with all the lights and activity, it is a feast for the senses. Right outside my Shinjuku hotel, we stumbled into an arcade, with the machines you manipulate to get a toy. We laughed and struggled, until this kind employee taught us what to do to get that toy to drop! We were ectastic over our success, t... read more
Thank you Linda-san for writing me not only so wonderful review but also whole tour report! How clearly you remember everything! I have nothing to add on it. I am so surprised to see both your capability and consideration. What happened on all that night owes to your talent and generosity. You have a magical power to make people happy. I am reallly lucky to see you even though we live in totally different countries and cultures which didn't hamper us from understanding each other. Thank you Linda-san again and again. Please take great care of yourself. I am really looking forward to meeting you again someday in the near future!!