Hi, I am Hiromi, a National licensed guide in English. I studied in England and U.S. during my 20s and 30s. I graduated college in NY. While I lived in overseas and experiencing different culture, I had chances to look at Japanese culture from the outside. And I realized its richness and uniqueness. Experiencing different culture was like discovering my own culture.
I live west part of Tokyo with my husband. Whenever we have time we like traveling. Also I have been practicing tea gathering (tea ceremony) about 7 years.
In Tokyo, there exist traditional culture as well as pop culture. There are so many places I would like to show you.
It’s my pleasure to introduce you exquisite part of Tokyo. Let’ enjoy exploring TOKYO with me! I’m looking forward to sharing memorable experience with you.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 7 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.
Hiromi was a wonderful guide, patient with our kids and very well informed.
Dear Kevin Thank you very much for writing the review. I had very good time with your family. Your children was smart & open minded. I can't forget when your daughter, Natalie (sorry, if I was wrong with her name) 's smile saying 'Oishii (tasty)' when she drunk green tea. I always wish your family's happiness :)
I spent a lovely morning with Hiromi in Kagurazaka and Yanaka Ginza. She made our trip very interesting and she also made it possible for me to see a real tea ceremony with a master. It was so interesting and entertaining! I am truly happy with my choice and I really recommend Hiromi as a guide for your stay in Tokyo.
Dear Erika Thank you very much for writing review. It was very nice meeting with you. Most tea houses close on Dec. 30th. So we visited actual tea master's training house.Tea master was a cheerful man. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the experience. It was interesting experience for me as well. I hope to join a tea ceremony with you wearing your beautiful Kimono next time!
I could not be happier with Hiromi as a tour guide and educator about Tokyo and Japan. I had a one day tour on my first trip to Japan/Tokyo, and she helped me plan sights to go and visit, was deeply informative, open to my questions, flexible when I wanted to see an additional garden, and generally a delight to spend a day with. She was professional to the highest degree, communicating promptly, arriving early, helping me in all places I was a bit lost but never pushing or judging. Her knowledge is deep and accessible, and she really tailored the tour to my interests and questions. Highly recommend!
Dear Adam Thank you very much for writing the review. Yes, we visited a lot of places and that was fun! I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I had very good time, too. Thank you very much for being my guest. The review like this really encourages me. Hope see you again someday. There are many more places to see in Tokyo. Thank you :)
Hiromi found a place that would do traditional tea ceremony on a Sunday which apparently is unusual in Tokyo. Hiromi and the lady who conducted the tea ceremony were both very knowledgable and interesting. Hiromi also took us to a small garden that was very peaceful and pretty yet still in the middle of Tokyo. The day was very enjoyable.
Dear Carol Thank you very much for writing review. Yes, the tea house was small but uniquely created in the middle Ginza (upmarket shopping district). I hope you enjoyed experiencing making your own tea as much as watching tea master's tea making procedure. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your husband! Thank you very much.
Hiromi is an excellent guide! We had so much fun spending the morning with her. The walk around Koishikawa Korakuen was breathtaking and very informative, and the tea ceremony she arranged for us and guided us through was absolutely magical. When our tea ceremony master began the ritual, it was as if Tokyo had melted away and we were the only people in the whole world. Hiromi was even kind enough to fit into our plans to visit a nearby observation deck in between the gardens and tea ceremony. Thank you so much Hiromi, this was the best tour of the whole holiday! :)
Dear Robert & Rebecca Thank you very much for writing the review! I enjoyed being with you very much. At the end of the tour I felt like I know you and Rebecca long time and leaving my friends behind. You appreciate what you see and experience that made my tour something special for me as well. Thank you very much. Three of us sitting on the wooden bench in the garden of the tea ceremony place, feeling nice breeze in nature and talking was very peaceful and memorable time. Hope see you again someday!