Hello everyone ! I'm Komine, licensed guide. please call me Toshiro.
你们好,我叫komine(小嶺) 你们可以叫我Toshiro. 我其本上是在台湾跟
I have ever stayed Malaysia and Taiwan where I learned Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese as well as
English. During my working days in Taiwanese shipping company, been to China, Taiwan, Hongkong and most of Southeast Asia countries nearly hundred times and became a big fan of these Asian cultures, food, languages and people there. After leaving company I decided to be a interpreter-guide in Tokyo to show my gratitude to foreign visitors, who showed best hospitality to me.
I love eating and drinking so quite confident not only showing you popular sites in Tokyo and neighboring cities in Kanto area such as Kamakura, Yokohama, Hakone but also can take you to nice restaurants for
any kind of food you like. As I have experiance traveling many countries, I can assist you to plan better
sight-seeing and eating itenerary upon request.
Looking forward to seeing you then !
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 16 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.
I think the tour could have been better if Toshiro was more enthusiastic to take us around.
Sorry for your comment. The museum was hard for me to show you around as a son, reminding me my late father who was a navy. Toshi
Toshiro is an highly intelligent man that is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. We went to Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Ginza and so many other places that I lost count. What makes Toshiro unique is his perfect English, high knowledge of food and restaurants around Tokyo and easy going personality. Toshiro really knows so much and even advises you on authentic versus not high quality food which allows you to avoid tourist traps. I spoke with Toshiro for literally hours and hours and it really felt like spending time with an old friend. Toshiro is special in which we try a variety of different food while on the tour and end at a very delicious restaurant. He even helped me book a train to Kyoto. Toshiro is highly professional, punctional and attentive and I truly recommend him to others... read more
Dear Christina san, Thanks so much for your compliment. I don’t know how to thank you enough for appointing me and myself enjoyed showing you around and sorry for not able to paying attention to your condition. pls consult with a hotel staff for any help to get better ready for Kyoto trip. Hoping your nice trip for remaining days in Japan and safely go back to LA.
I had asked TripleLights if they had guides who spoke Mandarin and they had suggested a few names. When I wrote to Toshiro, I had a number of replies and I was assured from the correspondences that he took his guiding very seriously. Toshiro is considerate and kind. He ensured that my mother (75 years of age) could understand him through his spoken Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien dialects. I did also communicate that she had walking challenges so when it came to taking the stairs at the subways, Toshiro always made it a point to look for escalators or elevators. Mom had 2 trips with Toshiro, both of which lasted 4 to 5 hours, so that it would not be too exhausting for her. She also could only start her adventures from 10am onwards, so Toshiro was kind enough to time the itinerary as... read more
Hi Joanne san, It was nice guiding your mom while first day under heavy rain walked almost one hour. Besides I haven’t spoken mandarin almost a month (second day was bit better). Your complement gave me a lot of energy and motivation. Now many subway stations are constructing elevators and escalators so your mom forced to walk up and down staircases. next year more convenient towards Olympic. Welcome back to Tokyo again next year. Thanks again for your nomination. Toshi
I made an unconventional request that Toshiro accompany me on a private factory tour as a translator. He was prompt in his response and even did background research. The day of the tour Toshiro was punctually awaiting our arrival. He was patient despite there being a miscommunication about the tour time. His translation skills were excellent and truly made the tour an excellent experience. Afterwards he helped us navigate our way home. I couldn’t recommend Toshiro’s services more strongly.
Dear Nolan san, Thanks so much for your evaluation, giving me 5-star. I was worrying if I can translate in case you were pro or working furniture biz as I have limited knowledge and ability to translate. Any case it was lucky that there were big shopping mall next to the factory . Hoping both of you are okay and resumed working days. Looking forward to serving you again ! Toshio
There are really no words to describe our day with Toshiro. He started the day off by meeting us in our hotel lobby. We hopped to get a tour of Tokyo but we received so much more, he taught us how to use the subway,(used that the rest of the time we were in Japan). Toshiro had the whole day planned out but was quick to change plans to suit our needs. He showed us things we've seen in pictures and on travel channels, touching on the touristy aspect of Japan but also diving into it's rich history and ethnicity. Museums, Shrines, small backstreet eateries. We fully covered Tokyo from North to South, East to West. No stone was left unturned. On a scale of 1-10, Toshiro is an 11!!
Dear Michael san, Thanks so much for your complements and I’m so happy that you have enjoyed Tokyo. Just regret I showed you too many places within limited time. Hope you can spare more time in future to trip to Hakone and Kamakura while it takes a few hours from center of Tokyo, fully worth to be there. It was my pleasure to guide your family and really hoping to have guide next time to show you more interesting sightseeing places. Very best regards to you and family members. Toshiro