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.
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.
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!
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!
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. :)
Kyoko was great. She took us around in Tokyo and also managed to show us some cherry blossoms even after the season was almost over. Very knowledgeable and speaks good English. She was lively and engaging. Would recommend her anytime