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 so helpful on our first day in Japan. He showed us how to use the Tokyo subway and generally how to navigate Tokyo and get our bearings by pointing out landmarks near our hotel. He is gave us history and explanations of the landmarks we visited and took pictures of us at each site. It was so helpful to have a local guide us so we could sightsee despite the jet lag. Highly recommend Akira!
Hello Rachelle and Dan. Thank you for the nice review that would help me keep up good work. Actually I got lost while searching for your accommodations, but that has become a good experience for me. You listened to me eagerly because you are interested in many Japanese things, temples, food, souvenirs, buildings, townscape, and so on. Your review makes all my efforts worthwhile. I myself had a good day with such a nice couple. Thank you again. Please come again, then not in a rush. Best regards Akira
I came with my wife and 6 year old daughter to Japan for the first time. Similarly it was our first tour in Japan and I feel very fortunate to have met Akira-san as our guide. From the moment we met him at the lobby, my family was very well looked after. We had been chatting over a few emails before our tour, so when we finally met, it was like meeting a good friend. Akira-san got along very well with my daughter and took us for amazing sushi at Tsukiji market. We also visited several historical attractions and gained so much knowledge on Japan’s wonderful history. Though I have read a lot about the places before my trip, nothing compares to having Akira-san’s personal and informative lessons to give us deeper understanding to appreciate the attractions even more. He even went out of his w... read more
Hello Abilash-san. I hope everyone is well. I appreciate your nice review. I’m greatly honored by your kind words that have motivated me much more to be a guide. I really had a great time with such a friendly family. The fact that you learned about Japanese history, culture, and so on beforehand really surprised me and at the same time helped me be a guide. Thanks to that, I felt more rewarded while I explained something at each site because you could understand many things easily. I’m so glad you had a wonderful experience during your stay in Japan. I hope to see you again. Thank you again for everything! Best regards, Akira
We were lucky to have Akira as our guide for Tokyo and would highly recommend. Our plans were changed by the typhoon and luckily we were able to reschedule for a different day with Akira at the end of our trip. He was in constant communications leading up to our day with him and very thoughtful and understanding of the changes. Getting around the mass transit was very easy and accessible. He gave us lots of great information and a local's perspective everywhere we went. He took us to an incredible sushi lunch which had some of the freshest, most delicious sushi we experienced throughout our entire trip. We enjoyed traditional Japanese gardens together and he was very helpful with getting us back to our hotel. He gifted us a souvenir with Mt Fuji to remember our time in Tokyo and it was ver... read more
Dear Anna-san. Thank you for your marvelous and brilliant message that has got me more motivated to do this job. I really had a good opportunity to spend a nice day with all of you and share some stories in Tokyo and me although the typhoon changed your schedule. I’m very glad you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate everyone listened to me with curiosity. I hope the tour gave you a favorable impression to Japan. I very much look forward to seeing you again if you have a good chance to be here. Say hello to Mathew and everyone. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Akira
Mr Akira met us at our hotel lobby and brought us to Tsukiji. We had a scrumptious sushi breakfast based on his recommendation. Thereafter, we explored the outer market with Mr Akira showing us and explaining the different veggies, fish and produce. Then we headed to Asakusa. We had an enjoyable time with him. He is knowledgeable, caring and very proud of his culture. Highly recommend!
Dear Karen-san. I’m so glad to have your nice message. I had a very great time with you because everyone of you is quite amicable. This message made me more motivated to being a guide. Thank you for everything again. If you have a chance to visit here, I definitely hope to see you again. Take care. Best regards, Akira
Akira is a fantastic tour guide and an extremely nice person. We went to kawagoe to see the storehouses and go on a soy sauce factory tour. The town was charming with great souvenir options (and much less crowded than some of the attractions in Tokyo). Unfortunately my daughter developed a stomach ache from the night before but Akira was able to help so much. He assisted us in getting her safely back to the hotel in Tokyo and was so helpful in caring for our family. I can’t imagine a better person to work with.
Amanda-san, Ed-san, and Sarah-san. I’m most grateful to you that you sent me such a marvelous review that has become wonderful incentive to me! Although it’s a shame that we didn’t go through the original schedule, I myself had a good time talking with you on the train. I’m impressed that while I was speaking, you were earnestly listened to me. Hope you could touch unique atmosphere of Kawagoe. This was a great experience to see such nice people like you. Ed-san, you’re such an energetic and fascinating person. I’d like to keep contact with you from now onward. *PS: I checked “Harper Trout 2020” Hope you have a good day! Best regards, Akira