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 nice people from various 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.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 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.
Akira was a wonderful guide for us. He arranged for a delicious lunch, took us to beautiful gardens and entertained us with info about Tokyo. We would highly recommend him as a guide. We appreciated his flexibility in what we wanted to see. We had never had a personal guide before and we are sold on the idea now!. Thank you Akira!
Dear Deborah-san and Howard-san. Thank you very much for your nice review which has become good motivation for me. I had a very good talk with you during the tour, I was very surprised that Howard-san knows a lot about Japanese history because he’s a kendo expert. Actually I’ve listened to an English radio program which has given knowledge and information about business world in the US, so when I learned about your job, strategic thought partner, I became very interested in this job. Anyway I had a very memorable time through talk with you. Have a nice time during the rest of the tour, Kyoto, Hiroshima... I’m looking forward to seeing you again some day. Thank you again. Best regards, Akira
What an amazing experience and a wonderful guide in Akita He was prompt and courteous in all ways. It was a pleasure to spend time with him as he shared his great love of Japan with us. We travelled to some amazing areas and really enjoyed the whole time. It was raining the whole time but that didn’t stop our wonderful time. Many, many thanks Akita for something that we will long remember.
Dear Max-san and Beth-san. Thank you for such an encouraging message which has become great incentive for me. The honor is more than I deserve. As you wrote, although it was raining all cold day, I really had a nice time thanks to your friendliness and personality. Actually I was worried before the tour about if you’d be able to have a good time on such a rainy and cold day. But when you said to me it was wonderful time, I was really relieved to hear it and to see such a nice couple. I appreciate again your present and sending me the nicest review. I’m looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Akira
I used Akira to plan a 2 day trip in Tokyo during Cherry Blossom for my family. They were impressed with his knowledge and guiding. They found him patient and humble. He also helped arrange their airport pick up and a full day trip to Mt. Fuji on the third day of the trip. Much better than arranging trip with standard tour operator.
Dear Shree-san. Thank you very much for a very good review which encourages me to be a more valuable tour guide. The tour has become a very good experience for me because this is the first time for me to have a tour with a family from India. I had a very nice time with you for two days. And I’m happy you enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms. Please visit Tokyo again if you have another chance. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again. Best regards, Akira
Akira was very personable and took good care of the group. Did a great job.
Dear John-san. Thank you for your great message which could nurture motivation for being a better guide. I’m most grateful to you that you sent me such a good evaluation. I myself had a great time for two days thanks to your nice personality. I definitely hope to see you when you happen to visit Japan again. Say hello to everyone, please. Best regards, Akira
First and foremost, Akira is a wonderful warm person, beside being a fantastic knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We had a great time as Akira showed us 3 different sides of Tokyo. Firstly, the vibrant hustle and bustle interesting historic Tsukiji Outer market with a delicious lunch at a nice local sushi/sashimi restaurant, and some shopping afterwards. Then we headed to the nearby beautiful serene Hamarikyu Edo-period Garden. What a nice after lunch walk around the garden and enjoyed a exquisite bowl of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets in the Japanese tea house on the lake. Along the way we hear stories and history of the garden. It’s so enjoyable, comforting, and “zen” relaxing in the midst of busy Tokyo. Thereafter, we took a ferry/water bus to Asakusa, which gave us the feeling of ... read more
Dear Mandy-san. Thank you for such an encouraging review that has made me much more motivated. Actually I was worried that you might have had a relapse after you had caught a Japanese cold. I hope you’re feeling much better now. You game me one of my most memorable impressions during the tour. I am very much impressed that you were so well prepared for the itineraries. You checked how to purchase the tickets for Takao yourself the day before. And you amazingly knew about Japanese cultures and words. That created a good atmosphere of camaraderie between you and me. I was also surprised that all three members got together through one hairstylist. That’s why I myself had such a great day through the tour. I’d like to say thank you for all of your kindness, friendship and affability... read more