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Cities where can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( License )

(16) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD


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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Customized tour around the must-see pla...

(16) Reviews
by Takako
6h $ 178 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.

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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 ( 16 )

1 day ago |   by Roger

“ Really nice tour with a really nice lady! ”

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our tour with Takako. We joined her on our first day in Japan and Tokyo. Tatako met us right on time at the hotel. From there she took us to the subway where she showed us how to purchase tickets, how the system worked etc,. From there we took the subway to the Tokyo Fish Market. We had an excellent tour of the Tokyo fish market and then went for a nice Japanese lunch together. Following that, and based upon our prior email request, Takako took us to see the beautiful Imperial Palace. Tatako answered all of our questions, took photographs, pointed out things of interest and kept up a nice steady pace. Tatako is a sweet person who has a very nice happy demeanour and a good sense of humour. Being as my wife is very interested in the kimono, Takako kindly agreed to wear her kimono for our tour, So that was very nice. Thank you Takako san for making our first day in Japan so interesting and enjoyable. It was so nice to meet you and to spend our time with you. You provided us with happy memories of Tokyo and Japan - thankyou! Roger and a Rosemary.

1 day ago |   by Cheryl

“ The Best! Highly recommended! ”

Our day with Takako was fantastic! What incredible energy this woman has! She took us all over Tokyo based on the itinerary we agreed upon, but spontaneously threw in unexpected experiences along the way that went above and beyond. She took us to see “piss alley” — a narrow street with tiny yakatori bars — and then we made an impromptu stop at one she knew and had a great time together there! What a nice, warm and classy lady. We highly recommend her. And she gave us a lovely gift at the end of our tour that was most generous and thoughtful. Thank you, Takako!!! Cheryl & Amir from New York, USA.

6 days ago |   by Emma

“ Wonderful 1st Day in Tokyo ”

We spent our first day in Tokyo with Takako and could not recommend it more highly. She gave us a wonderful overview of some of the sites of this vast city. The day was a good blend of the old and the new and we had a lovely lunch in a small restaurant. We left our day with lots of history, some local etiquette and confidence to use the Metro and buy tickets on our own. A wonderful introduction to this city. Thank you Takako!!

2 months ago |   by Sandra

“ Such a sweet person ”

Takako was so sweet and lovely to spend time with

3 months ago |   by Natalie

“ First trip to Japan ”

Our group of 14 people had a wonderful time with Takako. Even with a big group Takako managed it very well in the subway with lots of crowds. The lunch which Takako had reserved in advance was super delicious, we had a private japanese style room which made an unique experience too! Thank you Takako and hope to see you again if we'll be in Tokyo Natalie


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