This is our first time visiting Tokyo and we are very thankful that we chose Triple Lights. Our tour guide, Uemitsu Kageyama, provided us with an excellent experience!! He has our highest recommendation!! We had many things we wanted to see while in Tokyo and we really appreciated that the tour could be specifically designed toward our interests. Also we appreciated that the tour began and ended at our hotel. We were staying at the Tokyo Hilton in Shinjuku. The first stop on our tour was snapping a quick picture with the statue of Hachiko the dog followed by the scramble intersection at Shibuya crossing. We made the crossing and then our guide took us to a great spot above to take photos. We enjoyed the Meiji-jingu shrine (Shintoism) within a majestic forest. This was a beautiful place! Having a guide made the experience much more meaningful, as he explained things that we would have missed ourselves. We walked through the Harajuku area shopping experience for our 13 year old daughter. Lunch was a real fun treat. After lunch we went to the Akihabara area to see anime for our 13 year old son. We visited the Senso-ji temple (Buddhism), walking through the Thunder Gate and took in the incense smoke to drive away ailments. Finally we went to the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree. We enjoyed the trip and the view, but we were most excited for the one last stop our guide had for us. A terrace view of the tower all lit up at night. It was spectacular! And again, a place we would not have known to go to on our own. It was a day filled with walking and riding the subway system. It was a fun way to get introduced to Tokyo. Beyond our tour, our guide was so helpful to provide us with information as to how to use the subway system to visit Disneyland Tokyo the following day. We traveled from the Tokyo Bay Hilton (Maihama station), taking the Marunouchi line to Tokyo Station. From there we took the JR Keiyo Line. After having spent the day together using the subway system, along with the specific information he provided, we felt capable to take on the transit system ourselves toward Disney. His information was very helpful, saving us both time and money. A great introduction to Tokyo!!
We toured several Tokyo highlights with Uemitsu for 1-1/2 days. He responded quickly and was flexible in planning our trip in advance. We found him to be knowledgable, friendly and cheerful. And, his English is good. I highly recommend his services Bill Payne Henderson, NV
M. Uemitsu is very friendly and punctual, he has spend much more time with us than eight hours contractually foreseen and had an open ear for our points of interests. Thanks to him, we have seen a lot more than the classic highlights of Tokyo: we were submerged in the reality of Shinjuku and Shibuya, discovered shrines and museum off the beaten paths, were taken to scenic platforms an outsider wouldn't imagine they existed, etc. Many, many thanks for his effort.
We had our first day in Tokyo with Uemitsu. He was very informative and friendly and very helpful in showing us how to use the metro. The highlight was when he took us to Ueno Park for the cherry blossom.
Thank you for taking my parents around Tokyo. We are very grateful to have had you as our tour guide for the trip. My parents talked about all the stuff you did & how nice and knowledgeable you were with all your information and recommendations. Having a tour guide like you is perfect for my parents who rarely travel on their own. Definitely looking forward to coming back in the future.
Uemitsu not only gave us a great tour but help us with tickets to North Japan on the bullet train. He is truly dedicated to providing great service. AAAAAA Rating
Thanks to mr Uemitsu (Kage). He was most patient and very helpful during our day tour. Although it was a bit of hassle for it was raining - we were able to enjoy esp our Shibuya Crossing experience. He was easy to talk to with some of the chnges we had to make with regards to our tour. Thanks again mr Uemitsu.❤️
Uemitsu was a vey helpful guide. He took us to places that we had never seen by ourselves and showed good time management skills. He also adjusted to our needs and made changes as per our requests. Uemitsu took us to the most beautiful place for lunch. We recommend him.
We spent one full day with Uemitsu and he understood our tastes and wishes and delivered! On time, knowledgeable and kind.
Uemitsu was a wonderful and patient guide. This was a first visit to Tokyo and we asked to exxplore many areas and get help with understanding the subway and bullet train to kyoto. I loved the Akihabara sights with the anime character dolls and robots but everything we saw was interesting. Our tour was nicely paced for all we saw and we had a lovely lunch. Every request we had was in the tour and we could not have gotten a better introduction to Tokyo!
He was very pleasant and tried hard to show us everything we requested to see
For my last day in Tokyo, I decided to go on an organized tour to catch some missed tourist attractions. We went to the Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine and a search for some tress with full cherry blossoms. We were unlucky in the botany department. We ended up in at Rapongi Hills area. Uemitsu was helpful, planned the routing, made sure we could get into the Palace Grounds tour and helped me make reservations at the Kanda Michellin Rated Restaurant.
We had a great experience on our tour with Uemitsu. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a great introduction to Tokyo and set us up for the rest of our trip perfectly. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Uemitsu. We planned our trip weeks in advance and he designed an itinerary that maximized our time. We saw a lot of beautiful tourist spots and some "secret" sites that many are not familiar with. Uemitsu or Kage is patient and an expert in what he does. He has a ready smile all the time partnered with superb customer service.
Our guide uemitsumet us on time at our hotel. The first thing we did was he assisted us with the best travel card option, and he recommended Pasmo. The tour was tailored to our needs as it was our first time in Tokyo, and we were looking for a guide to show us the sites and important must see things. It was my wife and Myself and our 2 teenagers. We travelled by rail, and walked miles covering Temples, shopping districts, electronic shops and other places of interest. Uemitsu caterd to our pace, and needs and was happy to rest when we wanted to. We stopped for lunch at a very nice plaza. We visited the must see areas, and often looked at things (Sky Tree For example) from the building next door.. great and free, and only something a local would know. He recommended times to come back to areas, and places or times to avoid. He also provided us with some snacks, and hand warmers, and showed us the best places to buy different Items we were chasing ( Flavoured Kit-Kats for half price). Absolutely value for money and we were exhausted. He gave us confidence to revisit many places over our next few days. Excellent tour guide.
He was a very good tour guide. Very prepared and conscientious about us enjoying our tour.
Uemitsu made our one day stay in Tokyo memorable. We left all the museums and temples for a future visit and asked him to show us daily life in this great city. We learned to use the maze of trains and metros. We walked through areas of the city from the most touristic to the more subtile, we included a bit shopping... Great day, great guide. We feel we left for home with a good picture of life in Tokyo. Knowledgable, friendly, good English, flexible......We will be happy to come back to Uemitsu.
My son and I went to Japan for a week, which is not much. We needed a tour on our first day in Japan to see Tokyo's most representative sites of its culture, and its exactly what we experienced. Our guide took us to fascunating sites. We also learned about history, how transportation works, and propper manners to have in this extraordinary city. Thank you Kage.
Uemitsu was well prepared for the tour. He took us according to our request. Showed us places, not sure we know how to reach them. was flexible in terms of changes during the day. His English is good and understandable. Highly recommended
Had a few days vacation in Tokyo and figured it would be good to get a guide for one day to see as much as possible and if I liked anything go back on my own and explore at my own pace. After booking Uemitsu and sending emails back and forth (he even suggested starting the tour an hour later in order to avoid rush hour) he met promptly at 10am in the lobby on my hotel. He helped me get a pass for the subway which helped speed things along since we were off and on trains all days. We visited many different parts of Tokyo including Akihabara (which I was able to return to the next day and fully explore thanks to him teaching me the subway lines), The imperial palace and various other places. He was invaluable with navigating the streets and helping to talk to people in shops and restaurants. His english was very good and I liked how laid back he made the tour. He wasn't in a uniform or use a microphone or carried around one of those flags on a stick. It was made it feel more like having a family friend or co-worker show me around and didn't make me stand out as a tourist to much. Thank you Uemitsu K and Triplelights for a great Tokyo Experience!!!
Uemitsu was a fantastic guide. We tailored our tour to suit the interests of all our family members (party of 4) and it all worked great. Having a local guide made moving around Tokyo extremely easy and we did MANY more things that we thought possible on a single day. Highly recommended!!
He is very nice and responsible. He took us to the restaurant at the end of the tour.
We had a wonderful full day tour of Tokyo with Uemitsu. He was knowledgeable of the city and we enjoyed the information that he shared. Having a private guide for our family of four was very nice. We were able to move at our own pace and select the sites we were interested in. We were able to see and learn much more than had we toured the city on our own. Uemitsu went out of his way to ensure we had a nice experience and he came well prepared; he had a second cell phone so we could easily meet up after our Rickshaw ride, he brought a bag for our trash (as there are few trash cans), and he even brought snacks for our kids (the Green Tea Kit Kats were a big hit with our seven and four year old). Even though this was not part of our original schedule and even though we already were over our allotted time, Uemitsu offered to escort us on the subway back to Tokyo Station and help us get to the Pokémon and Hello Kitty stores for our kids. I would recommend taking a private Tokyo tour with Uemitsu as it was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Uemitsu, thanks for the great tour!
Our half day tour with Uemitsu was really great and enjoyable. He was patient and very helpful with our needs. We started a few minutes late since we just checked in at our hotel so he has to wait for a while. We highly recommend his tour to those who would love to explore Tokyo for a short time. We enjoyed the amazing view of Tokyo from the 45th floor of the Metropolitan Government Building and the Shibuya area. Thanks Uemitsu for our unforgettable experience hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely yours, Marisa
Tour Guide: Uemitsu Tour Date: 2016-07-03 Tokyo east part one day tour I arrived in Japan without any plan but one day in Tokyo made me realise I needed help to make the most of my visit. With less than 1-day's notice I had arranged a full day tour with Uemitsu and ti complicate his life further I didn't want a standard tour as I had seen some things on day 1 Uemitsu could not have been more obliging despite my constant questions (some pretty random) .. I can honestly say it was a great day out - maybe a little unconventional (it felt not so much like a guided tour but a wander through the city with an old friend) but a great investment 16 km walk later, it was me who had to give up! Uemitsu was happy to carry on. Heartily recommended Andrew
It was a good learning and sightseeing experience for our family. We appreciate your patience and also your flexibility on schedule to be able to accomodate our request. Lunch was great! Very good choice of restaurant! Will surely recommend your service to others. Best regard!