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Send message only 2 days available in October
$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Nikko

Languages English ( License )

(28) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hello. I'm Akira.S. I've just finished working as a mentor for new young teachers of public junior high schools after long time career as a teacher. I’m so interested in guiding popular sightseeing spots and also hidden areas in and around Tokyo to you. I love this job because I have a lot of chances to meet many people from many countries. I'm really looking forward to meeting persons interested in Japanese culture and history like YOU. I really hope you touch Japanese culture, including Japanese cuisine. I’m coming up with a tour plan based on your interest.


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $31.15 $31.15 $8.90
4 Hours $124.60 $124.60 $35.60
8 Hours $249.20 $249.20 $71.20

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Shinjuku Night Walking

(28) Reviews
by Akira.S
4h $ 142 up to 4 people

Asakusa, Meiji Shinto Shrine and as you like

(28) Reviews
by Akira.S
6h $ 205 up to 4 people

Meiji Shirine, Harajuku Omote-Sando walking

(28) Reviews
by Akira.S
4h $ 142 up to 4 people

Tokyo Customized

(28) Reviews
by Akira.S
5h $ 174 up to 4 people

Japanese Gardens and Western Gardens

(28) Reviews
by Akira.S
5h $ 174 up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 28 )
Marianne Marianne Australia ( Family with kids )
3 days ago

“ An amazing day in Tokyo ”

We spent the day with Akira in Tokyo. Right from the get go Akira had a comprehensive itinerary planned out for us. Not only did Akira explain all the landmarks in detail that we had visited he also took time out to mention things that we had passed and wouldn't of realised were even there if he had not mentioned it. Akira was also very accommodating with our children, he kept them interested and entertained all day. He was so lovely that we passed a toy store that our children wanted to visit and he was happy to stop and let them have time to explore the store. Most tours you would take this would not be possible, but with Akira nothing was too much trouble. I would be extremely happy to recommend Akira if you wanted to see the sights in Tokyo, he has a wealth on knowledge. He is also g... read more


Dear Marianne-san, Anthony-san, and Happy Flower! Thank you for your lovely message which encourages me to keep the good work. It’s also a wonderful incentive to me. I’m so happy to read it. Your comments makes my efforts worthwhile. It’s true I myself had a very good time with everyone of your family. That has become one of my pleasant memory. When I gave you a couple of questions, everyone participated in a good mood. I hope it helped you understand just one facet of Japanese cultures and history. Anthony-san, I hope you’ll get the “PULL SAW” ASAP. I’m really happy to see nice people like your family. So I’m very much looking forward to seeing you again. When you visit Tokyo again, I’d like you to contact me, please! Thank you very much again. See you soon! Best regards, ... read more

W W Canada ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful day with Akira ”

Akira is an excellent guide with excellent English. During the tour, he shared history, took us to a beautiful peaceful park in the middle of buzzling Tokyo, he answered questions and even made a questionnaire challenge for our group. You can tell he really enjoys his job. We totally enjoyed the tour with Akira and highly recommend him!


Dear Wrency-san. Thank you for such a nice review! I really appreciate it and I’m relieved to know that you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time as well because of your friendly character. Good relationship of four members helped the tour be an enjoyable one. I’m also very happy to see such nice people. I’ve already enjoyed Maple Cookies you gave me which was really palatable! Please say hello to Lisa-san, Krista-san and Thuy-san as well. I’d like to send some photos to you, so ... I also hope you enjoy taking care of your children at home. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you again. Best regards, Akira

raya Raya Italy ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ A stroll through art, history, an religion ”

We had a wonderful day with Akira, visiting Shinto and Buddhist shrines, peaceful in the middle of the buzzling Tokyo life! Akira showed us hard-to-find details and explained us intriguing aspects of Tokyo's history and of Japanese religiosity. An excellent guide!


Dear Raya-san and Luca-san. Thank you for such a nice review which became a powerful incentive for me. I’m very happy to read it. I had a great time thanks to your friendly personality. I’ll live up to your words in order to be a “better luxury guide”. I hope you also have a nice shopping at Kappabashi and a good experience for the rest of your tour. Thank you again. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Akira

Bradford Bradford United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Spent a couple of days with Akira ”

We started off meeting Akira In the evening for a walking tour of the Shinjuku area. It was very interesting and we ended the evening at an outstanding Japanese restaurant that he recommended. The next day, we visited number of sites mostly by train and subway, throughout Tokyo. We saw a beautiful Japanese garden park, took a small boat down a river in Tokyo, spent considerable time at the worlds most famous Fish market, and had an outstanding sushi and sashimi lunch. He was thoughtful enough to make reservations for our group and good about making sure that we stayed on schedule. We also visited a tower with outstanding elevated views of the city and then we walked to a nearby temple. Akira’s English Is very good and he was always extremely punctual. I appreciated the fact that ... read more


Dear Bradford-san, Raquel-san. Thank you for your nice review! I’m very happy to read such an encouraging message which has become a powerful incentive for me to keep a good work. I also had a great time thanks to you for two days. I was really relieved when we got back to Sakuragicho Station before 5:00, and I saw you leave there for your ship by a shuttle bus. And I was also relieved when you answered “Yes!” to my question “Are you satisfied?” at some spots. You always sent your responses quickly to my email. It helped me to prepare for the tour. Now I understand good tour comes with good communication between nice guests and me. I’ll live up to your nice comments. Thank you again for everything! I’m looking forward to seeing you again some day If you happen to have a chance... read more

Gary Gary United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Best Tour Guide Ever!!! ”

Akira was the best Tour Guide ever! Very helpful, patient, caring and friendly. Speaks very good English! You’ll be comfortable with Akira after the first few minutes of introductions. I asked to modify our itinerary at the last minute due to the heat/humidity and he was happy to accommodate us. He was very organized and efficient with our time. We went to Tsukiji and Asakusa with the water bus in between. He provided interesting facts throughout the day and was very good with our 10 year old son. I jokingly told my wife that our son must be comfortable with Akira because we were in some pretty dense crowds, we got slightly separated and our son stayed with Akira-San instead of us. He even went back with us to our hotel to make sure we got back safely and assisted us at the train s... read more


Dear Gary-san, Naomi-san & sweet Joshua-kun. Naomi-san, have you got invigorated from jet lag yet? Thank you so much for your super good review! I’m indescribably happy to receive it! One of the most impressive things is that I learned that parents really love their son through your behavior. It reminds me of my days back when my son and I enjoyed mountain climbing when he was 10 years old. Joshua is so cute and he did a nice job when answering some of my questions. I’m so happy to see a nice people like your family. I really hope you also have a nice experience for the rest of the tour! Enjoy a little bit different atmosphere and temperature in Kyoto as well. I’m looking forward to seeing you if you happen to have a chance to visit Japan again some day. I’d like to keep up the ... read more