Home Japan Saitama Private Guides Akira.S About


Licensed Guide
  (39) Reviews
Send message only 3 days available in June
$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
  • Available
  • Not Available

Last updated: 3 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Nikko

Languages English ( License )

(39) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
Book now Secure your date, then customize
Send message Get your trip plan & quotation


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.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.20 $32.20 $9.20
5 Hours $161.00 $161.00 $46.00
8 Hours $257.60 $257.60 $73.60

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Asakusa, Meiji Shinto Shrine and as you like

(39) Reviews
by Akira.S
7h $ 244 up to 4 people

Kagurazaka Walking and Plus

(39) Reviews
by Akira.S
5h $ 179 up to 4 people

Tokyo Customized

(39) Reviews
by Akira.S
7:30h $ 260 up to 4 people

Meiji Shirine, Harajuku Omote-Sando walking

(39) Reviews
by Akira.S
6h $ 212 up to 4 people

Japanese Gardens and Western Gardens

(39) Reviews
by Akira.S
5h $ 179 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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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 ( 39 )
Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Lovely man and perfect experience! ”

Akira was lovely to communicate with in helping us reach a destination in Tokyo which was difficult as a foreigner. He responded quickly and clearly at all times. When the day of the tour came, he was promptly on time, helped us with exactly what we needed, and even helped us for how to get back into Tokyo afterwards after the tour was done. I have nothing but positive things to say.


Dear Chris-san & Chris-san. Thank you for your quick and wonderful review which is motivating me a lot. I myself had a nice experience thanks to you. I had a good opportunity to learn about Metropolitan Outer Underground Discharge Channel. I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour in Japan. Take care. Best regards, Akira

Dawn Dawn United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Hot spots of Tokyo ”

My family and I (my sister and 2 teen kids) did a customized tour wit Her Akira and we had a great time. We visited Hama-rikyu tea garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Shrine, and Skytree. He picked us up from our hotel at 9 and began our journey. The tea garden is so beautiful. It’s a must visit. I was excited about the fish market before I got there but when we arrived it was so awesome. We are some strawberries that were delicious. We also stopped by the Budda temple before we went to the fish market. Arika gives really good information about Tokyo that you wouldn’t know unless you had a guide. The lunch spot he took us to was good as well. My kids loved the food. My family and I enjoyed the day and would use him again if we ever go back.


Dear Dawn-san. Thank you for your nice message. I’m very happy to learn all of you had a good time during the tour. Hama-rikyu Japanese style Gardens was really beautiful and tranquil, wasn’t it? I’d like you to come to Tokyo again. If I have a chance to guide you next time, I’ll introduce many other places to you. I’m looking forward to seeing you again! Keep contact. Best regards, Akira

joel and karen Joel United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Best experience of hakone ”

Akira accomplished with us the highlights of this beautiful area. He is easy to converse with, a true gentleman. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. One could not do better than Akira for a guide!


Dear Joel-san and Karen-san. Thank you very much for such a wonderful and quick review, which is very encouraging momentum to me! Although the weather was not so good, I myself had a very great time thanks to your personality. I’d like to explain Tokyo history again in Tokyo tomorrow. And I also would like you to touch and feel Japanese culture, including cuisine. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Best regards, Akira

Samhita Samhita India ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Sweet memories of Tokyo with Mr. Akira ”

Mr. Akira is a wonderful guide. He was extremely thoughtful of our needs. He made us feel warm and welcomed in Tokyo. He is a very gracious person. Even before we landed in Japan, he kept us updated about the status of the cherry blossoms as well as the weather in Tokyo. We feel extremely lucky to have had Mr. Akira as our guide. He has a good knowledge of Japanese history and chatted with us during our subway travel and car journey about Japanese history, the Samurais, the Shoguns, the Imperial power and many more. He showed us some beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo. He even helped us with our forward travel to Kanazawa and was with us till we boarded the shinkansen to Kanazawa. Words are not enough to thank him or appreciate his efforts. Have a lot of lovely memories of ou... read more


Dear Samhita-san. Good morning. How are you? I’m very happy to receive your wonderful review! Thank you very much! I myself had a very nice time for two days with you and I was very lucky to see such a nice family. And I’m relieved that you could enjoy viewing cherry blossoms here and there. Furthermore, what a coincidence! Bangalore is the place where I visited more than 40 years! I look forward to seeing you again. Spandan-kun, be genki. Keep contact. Best regards, Akira

Deborah Deborah United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Delightful day, easy and fun ”

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