Hello! I am Takako Takata. I was born in Kyoto and grew up in other several districts in Japan
where I was attracted by each place's feature. I started the tour guiding in 2009 in which I introduce interesting and unique spots to tourists. I love to share the marvelous time and moment with people through tours. In Japanese, we have a wonderful phrase expressing such moment and we call it "Ichigo Ichie". It means we have to treasure every encounter, a once-in-
a-lifetime-encounter that is , as it may not recur again. This word came from the spirit of tea ceremony. Anyway, let us enjoy extraordinary tours in Tokyo together, shall we ?
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 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.
Takako was fun to be with. She is a hard worker and tries to please. She got us everywhere we wanted to go. We might have made better choices but that was our fault.
Dear Rosemarie . Thank you for your review. It was a wonderful day for strolling. Have you recovered from coughing ? We waljed a lot, I think we could see the most modern places. in Tokyo. You will be able to see the traditional gardens in KYOTO. Thanks Takako Takata
We spent a great day exploring shrines, Imperial palace, Tsukiji and Toyosu fish market. She helped us navigate thru the subways and buses. She is very patient and kind and provided interesting facts about each site we visited. She made sure we knew what train to take back to our hotel. Thanks again Takako for making our time in Tokyo so enjoyable!
Dear Feye ＆ your family. I am very glad to hear that you were satisfied with your tour. It's my grate preasure to coordinate the tour plan . Thanks Takako
Takako was kind enough to accomodate our last minute location change and even met us at our new out of the way location for the meet up. From the time we met her to the end of the tour she did her best to make sure we were engaged, making easy and lively conversation. She showed us some of the best spots on the way to our Yukata appointment, made sure we got to see a beautiful skyline view and gave some helpful hints. In addition she exhibited gracious patients as group members wanted to take large amounts of photos. Taking into account the physical health and constitution of the group as a whole she would match the walking to what was best and also allowed us to stop for a nice cooling break. All in all, Takako was a fantastic tour guide, so if and when I or people I know go to Japan in t... read more
Thank you for your review telling that you loved the time with me. I am very glad tof your fan in Asalusa Kimono tour as well. It is my pleasure to see the guests enjoying the tour and satisfied with it. It was the recorded high temperature on that day but I was relieved that all members , especially your Mom, looked happy in Kimono. I am looking forward to meeting you again. Thanks
Group of 8 pax. (age ranging from Grandma to 10 years old). First timers in Toyko. We were not into boring coach tours, no parks or gardens, but wanted to see weird, interesting and uniquely Tokyo things that would wow us. After researching Tokyo's bucket list, we passed Takako a list of things we wanted to included with our time with her, and she devised a itinerary incorporating our requests. She did a brilliant job to helped us get the best of the city for first timers in the short time we had. We spent 2 days with her. We really enjoyed our time with Takako and at no point did we feel rushed. She saved us from getting lost in the metro system or trying to work out which exits to use. She taught us customs and rituals that we would not know about unless we had read up on... read more
DearJennifer Thank you for joining to my tour. I enjoyed the wonderful tour with your family, so nice ! It is my great pleasure to make a plan in accordance with the request of the customers and organize the best route within the limited time. I am very glad to hear from you , telling your satisfactions. Thank you so much and See you again someday. I am waiting. Takako
I would like to highly recommend Takato as a guide. Having only one day to spend in Tokyo I wanted to get the most out of my tour. The weather was cold and wet but Takato very cleverly arranged both indoor and outdoor sights.. she was very easy to communicate with and went well above her duty to ensure that I had a wonderful day. Her historical knowledge is amazing and she was kind and very friendly. She was able to provide deep insights in to Tokyo and Japanese people which I never would have discovered without her. I will definitely use her again the next time that I am in Tokyo. A great great day and Despite the horrible weather I enjoyed every minute. Many many thanks Takato. Olive Plunkett
Dear Kathleen Thank you for your put the quick review on the site . I am very glad to hearing from you telling that you were satisfied with the tour coordination. It is my great pleasure. I had a very wonderful time with you too. Have a nice time in Japan. See you again Takako Takata