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$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
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Last updated: 6 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( License )

(26) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 15 People )
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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 ?

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4.7 (26) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $30.00 $30.00 $27.00
4 Hours $119.99 $119.99 $108.00
8 Hours $239.98 $239.98 $216.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

Private Tours

Customized tour around the must-see places

(26) Reviews
by Takako
6h $ 180 up to 10 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 26 )

1 month ago |   by Kathleen

“ A wonderful experience ”

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

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Louise

“ Full Day tour w/a group of 10 ”

Toured with Takako on April 19th - our first day in Tokyo. She was very accommodating trying to help us find wifi pocket card near where we stayed and adjusted to our shifting schedule. Showed us everywhere we had wanted to see, it was a full day from 9 - 5 pm. Group was tired at the end but she still had energy to keep going. Highly recommend and wouldn't regret. THANKYOU Takako!

2 months ago |   by Tiffany

“ Such a wonderful time with Mrs. Takako! ”

We could not ask for a better guide. She arrived prior to the scheduled time, well prepared with the day agenda, very polite and full of energy. She showed us around and explained the history of these places as well as giving us some time to explore the areas. She answered all of our questions. We had a nice lunch with her and she even joined us to eat some cotton candy. She took pictures for our family. At the end of our tour, she made sure to drop us off at our place even though she did not have to. We had fun, spending time with Mrs. Takako and would definitely recommend her service. Thank you so much for a wonderful time, Mrs. Takako! Tiffany

3 months ago |   by John

“ Wonderful Tour Guide ”

Takako is an excellent guide. She put together a perfect tour for us. We wanted to learn of Japanese customs and history. She explained things very well. There was not one question we asked that she was not able to give information. She was very understanding of my wife who has difficulties with walking due to MS. We would gladly tour with her again.

5 months ago |   by Almer

“ Very happy with Takako ”

Takako met us on time at our hotel. Very pleasing personality and very patient with us. She guided us and gave us a lot of historical information about the places we visited. We can recommend Takako if we have friends visiting Tokyo.