Hi, I am Rieko, you can call me Ricky. I am a National licensed English speaking tour guide.
I was born in Yokohama, the neighboring city of Tokyo, and have lived there for a long time. So, I know a lot about Tokyo and the surrounding cities, such as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko.
My favorite things to do are traveling and talking with people. I have traveled more than 30 countries in the world and talked with a lot of people worldwide. And it is fun to host people from all over the world.
Cooking and eating are also one of my favorite things to do. Japan has a unique and a great food culture, and it is a great pleasure if I can introduce you various kinds of food you have never eaten before, and help you enjoy your stay in Japan.
I have a lot of recommended destinations, yet flexible about them. I can make your own plan according to your requests. Let's enjoy a tour in Japan with me!
I am really looking forward to meeting you!
See you soon.
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: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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.
Rieko was an incredible tour guide and extremely helpful!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour despite of the heavy rain.
Reiko, thank you very much. Well planned itinerary, very punctual and very easy to inderstand. We enjoyed Nikko and Kamakura very much!
Boris san, Thank you so much for your review! I had a great time with you, too. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan or in Chicago in the near future. Thank you again and best regards, Rieko
My husband and I had a couple of days in Japan before getting on a cruise ship..we decided to stay in Yokohama rather than Tokyo and looked for a guide who was willing to show us some of the local customs and some of the food culture that we were interested in getting to know. We chose Rieko as she seemed to have some of the same interests. We chose to spend the day using local transportation such as trains and buses as well as learning how to eat Japanese style..we went to Kamakura. Could not have chosen a better tour for us. Rieko picked us up on time...she answered all of our questions prior to booking without delay, she adjusted her schedule to ours since we had just flown in after a 32 hr trip..and it was wonderful. she speaks English very well, answered our many questions about ... read more
Dear Bonnie san Jim san, Thank you for the flattering remarks you made! I am very happy to have been with you in Kamakura and Yokohama, which are my hometowns. We were so lucky that the rain was over when we arrived at the big Buddha and could enjoy a comfortable walk around Kamakura. When I reached home, I checked my pedometer and I found that I made you walk a bit too much. I hope you are not so tired and enjoying a wonderful cruise tour. If you come to Japan some day, please let me know and I would love to see you again. Thank you again and have a good tour!